April 4, 2015

Study: CBD Shown to Enhance the Healing of Fractured Bones

Scientists have known for some time that cannabinoids can stimulate bone formation and inhibit bone loss, and researchers in Israel may now be paving the way for future cannabinoid drugs aimed at treating osteoporosis and other degenerative skeletal conditions.

Investigators at the Hebrew University Bone Laboratory assessed the ability of CBD administration to promote healing in rats with mid-femoral fractures. Researchers reported, “CBD markedly enhanced the biomechanical properties of the healing femora after 8 weeks.”

Authors also evaluated the administration of THC and CBD together, but reported that this combined preparation was “not advantageous” over CBD alone.

Their conclusion was that “CBD alone is sufficiently effective in enhancing fracture healing. … Multiple experimental and clinical trials have portrayed CBD as a safe agent suggesting further studies in humans to assess its usefulness for improving fracture healing.”

Additional Resources

  • Study Overview– Cannabidiol, a Major Non-Psychotrophic Cannabis Constituent Enhances Fracture Healing and Stimulates Lysyl Hydroxylase Activity in Osteoblasts.

One thought on “Study: CBD Shown to Enhance the Healing of Fractured Bones

  1. I am scheduled for a spinal fusion in 3 weeks. Do I need to cease vaping (medical mj program) my cannabidiol vape pen? They tell people who smoke cigarettes that they have to quit because bone will NOT fuse. If I have to quit for awhile I will.
    I cannot find anything specific enough on this area.
    I do not smoke flower, I only use the vape pen which is highest in CBD’s or the CBD spray.
    Thank you for any information on this.

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