In a study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, scientists from Tel Aviv University and Hebrew University in Israel discovered that cannabidiol (CBD) when given to rats with mid-femoral fractures enhanced the healing process of the femora in just 8 weeks. These same scientists in a previous study had also discovered that the cannabinoid receptors within our bodies stimulated bone formation and inhibited bone loss.
This helps to create the path for future use of CBD to treat osteoporosis and other bone related diseases. “The clinical potential of cannabinoid related compounds is simply undeniable at this point,” said Dr. Yankel Gabet of the Bone Research Laboratory at the Department of Anatomy at Tel Aviv University. He further goes on to state that “CBD alone makes bones stronger during healing, enhancing the maturation the collagenous matrix, which provides the basis for new mineralization of bone tissue. After being treated with CBD, the healed bone will be harder to break in the future.”
One group was given CBD alone and the other a combination of CBD and THC. They found that CBD alone was “sufficiently effective in enhancing fracture healing”.