Osteoporosis is a major health issue affecting 44 million people in the USA, or 55 percent of those aged 50 and older. Osteoporosis is a condition where bones become frail and susceptible to fracture or breaking, which is considered part of normal aging but also found in certain medical conditions. Eventually this condition causes brittle bones that can break very easily, contributing to life-altering events requiring hospitalization and rehabilitation services. Osteoporosis most commonly affects the spine, hips, and wrists, though it can affect all bones throughout the body.
How CBD helps with Osteoporosis
Current research indicates that the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), which is improved by CBD intake, is connected to bone health. In one study, CBD was credited for expediting bone healing following a fracture injury, and quicker recovery time. Additional research supports that CBG, another compound found in hemp, may improve bone loss by activating the system that repairs and increases bone density. These studies support that our skeletal system health may be directly dependent upon the optimization of our Endocannabinoid System; making hemp compounds that activate this system a natural possibility for improving Osteoporosis.
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