Often referred to as a “silent disease,” osteoporosis has no clinical manifestations until there is a fracture. People with osteoporosis generally do not know they have the disease due to a lack of warning signs. Recent studies suggest that more than 200 million people have osteoporosis around the world.
According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, the disease is responsible for a staggering 8.9 million bone fractures annually — meaning there is an osteoporotic fracture roughly every three seconds.
Exciting new research has been exploring CBD’s powerful ability to speed fracture healing and preserve bone density.
What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a condition when bone strength weakens and is susceptible to fracture. It usually affects the hip, wrist, or spine. It is the most common chronic metabolic bone disease characterized by increased bone fragility.
Although it is seen in all age groups, gender, and races, it is more common in Caucasians (white race), older people, and women.
What Causes Osteoporosis?
According to a publication, about 14% of adults’ bones are resorbed and replaced in a single year. To a significant degree, the density of bone represents the balance between the activity of two types of cells:
Osteoblasts – The cells involved in producing bone.
Osteoclasts – The cells that degrade the bone.
There are undoubtedly many factors that contribute to abnormal thinning of the bone, like inadequate vitamin D, vitamin K, calcium, magnesium, and weight-bearing exercise. However, there are two main factors that can contribute the most to the development of osteoporosis:
- Aging: The production of Osteoblast cells naturally declines as people age, especially after 30.
- Hormone deficiency: When hormone declines, especially in women, once they reach menopause, the balance of these cells is affected. It is why women are more likely to develop the disease than men.
CBD To Regulate Bone Health
A recent study on bone fractures suggests that CBD may enhance osteoblast production, which is responsible for promoting bone formation. CBD enhances osteoblasts by stimulating the expression of a bone-forming enzyme called Lysyl Hydroxylase, which helps create collagen.
The benefits of CBD oil for osteoporosis include, but are not limited to:
- Improve the density of bones
- Alleviates pain & inflammation
- Supports hormone balance (including menopause)
- Relieves pain from bone fractures
As researchers continue finding new benefits of CBD to help maintain healthy bone mass as the body ages, it can offer an effective, safe alternative to medication in lowering the risk of fractures and keeping bones healthy.
Although CBD is not a cure for osteoporosis, it can offer a powerful supportive natural complement of treatment when used alongside other medications, supplements, and exercises.
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