With all the new cannabis legislation news, the medical spotlight has been fixated on the health benefits cannabis has to offer. There are many well-known benefits of cannabis, as a sleep aid, for increased appetite and pain relief. A recently published study shows that an extract of the cannabis plant called cannabidiol (CBD) may be useful for improving the healing of fractured bones.
Cannabidiol and Bone Fractures
Researchers were studying the effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) as well as cannabidiol (CBD) on rats. They found that the psychoactive component in cannabis had no effects, but the non-psychoactive cannabidiol showed a marked increase in fracture healing.
The critical mechanical role of collagen crosslinking enzymes was improved after cannabidiol treatment says the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research.
Cannabidiol has quickly become one of the most exciting new natural medicines for a wide variety of health conditions. It doesn’t offer any psychoactive effects, making it a more desirable treatment option than pure cannabis or prescription drugs.
Cannabidiol, The Next Super Drug?
There have been many health benefits associated with cannabidiol use, from warding off neurodegenerative disorders to inhibiting cancerous development.
As cannabis legislation changes and it becomes less of a taboo, further research is sure to follow. The question isn’t if cannabis is a useful medicine, as it has proven itself extremely beneficial for a wide variety of conditions. The question is why has it taken so long to study these benefits and offer more desirable treatment options for individuals in need.