CBD and Its Effect on Bone Health
The useful effects of the cannabis plant are still being understood today. New uses for cannabis and its cannabinoids are being discovered every day. Cannabis has so many medicinal uses, it can sometimes be hard to believe them all. CBD oil is one of the most useful compounds of the cannabis plant. CBD from hemp, with no THC, and no psychoactive effects, is 100% legal in all 50 states.
CBD sublingual oil and other derivatives of CBD (muscle rubs, vapes, edibles) can treat anxiety, insomnia, arthritis & joint pain, and now it has been revealed that cannabinoids can positively affect bone growth.
Cannabis, specifically some of the things present in cannabis, like CBD, THC, and CBG, have been proven to slow down bone degeneration and prevent bone disease. This research is new, and it is not fully understood yet, but it is a great stepping stone to treating things like breaks, fractures, and even osteoporosis. The studies show CBD to be a hero without being accompanied by the other cannabinoids. That is good news because as long as it is hemp-derived, that makes this natural remedy completely legal to use.
Despite the findings being new, patients are already seeking alternative treatment with CBD oil. CBD oil encourages positive bone growth because it interacts with the endocannabinoid system. Other factors believed to be at work to help with bone health are the CB receptors and the immune system.
What are CB Receptors?
CB receptors are receptors in the body that interact with cannabinoids. These receptors are involved in many of the body’s natural processes like appetite, pain-sensitivity, and memory.
There are two main types of CB receptors: CB1 and CB2. It is believed that more CB receptors exist within the body, but as of right now, none have been discovered. Both the CB1 and CB2 receptors work through a g-protein. Cannabis was the first thing known to bond with these receptors, thus where the receptors got their name. In total, the endocannabinoid system has almost more responsibility than any other system in the human body. Everything from hunger, to memory, to the immune system is affect by the endocannabinoid system.
As previously mention, new uses for cannabis and CBD oil are being discovered all the time. The older members of society, specifically women, are extremely prone to osteoporosis, and even though other techniques to battle the disease are well administered, cannabis, specifically CBD, can now be added to the list of drugs that treat this degenerative bone disease.
CBD is an agonist of the CB1 receptors in the bones, meaning it causes a physiological response when the receptors are combined with CBD. When the CB1 receptors in the bones are activated, this can lead to an increase in osteoblast count, something that is incredibly important to bone health.
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