What does our nation’s medical research agency say about CBD and the effects it has on osteoporosis?
First off, what is osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a bone disease that causes bones to become porous, brittle, and easy to break and mostly affects older women over 65 years and older (Iris, 2010).
Women are at much more of a risk for developing osteoporosis, so learning how to use something not only to improve the condition, but also help as a preventative is huge. Prevention is everything when it comes to functional medicine. We want to change the cars oil before the check engine light is on. We don’t want to wait until problems arise before we start to address any issues. Learning how CBD can affect bone density and osteoporosis is important because of the additional health benefits that come with its use, check this out!
According to the National Institute of Health (NIH) cannabinoids play a very vital role in health and homeostasis, then went on to state exactly what role cannabinoids play, which include the “… regulation of numerous physiological processes including neurotransmission, pain perception, learning, memory, cardiovascular homeostasis, appetite, motor function and the immune response” (Idris, 2010).
The best part is learning that CB1 and CB2 receptors are found in bone tissue and CBD can interact with these receptors to do some amazing things. CBD was shown to interact with these receptors to reduce bone loss and increase bone reabsorption, increase bone mass, help with fat accumulation in the bone marrow, and protect against bone loss that is associated with aging and osteoporosis (Idris, 2010).
That’s amazing because not only can it help those that already have osteoporosis, but that also plays a role in preventing osteoporosis, which is important By increasing the bone reabsorption rate, we can reduce the amount of bone that is lost, thus play a role in the prevention of osteoporosis (Iris, 2010).
The NIH concluded saying that the CBD, when it acts on our CB1 and CB2 receptors, can play a role in the prevention of bone degenerative diseases, like osteoporosis (Iris, 2010).
Having a health promoting option to improve how we deal with osteoporosis is important. This is information we should have been taught. Especially since this study was published in 2010.
An amazing plant, with exceptional health benefits.
*This information is for educational purposes only and simply sharing of the information pertained to this study. No medical advice or claims are being given.
Idris A. I. (2010). Cannabinoid receptors as target for treatment of osteoporosis: a tale of two therapies. Current neuropharmacology, 8(3), 243–253. https://doi.org/10.2174/157015910792246173