Osteoporosis means ‘porous bones’ which for patients means weak bones. When bones lose mass, they fracture easily and become deformed, so changing the shape of the body. Many people associate osteoporosis with hunchback people, but it can invisible to the eye. The first stage of bone loss is osteopenia which can evolve into osteoporosis. Bone density measures bone health. Peak bone mass is reached by the age of 30, after which bones lose density. As people age, their bodies reabsorb calcium and other minerals from the bones. This weakens them and can lead to osteopenia and osteoporosis. Every time we injure or fracture our bones, we make them weaker and more susceptible to osteoporosis.
How Can Cannabis Oil Benefit Osteoporosis?
The skeleton contains CB1, CB2, TRPV1 and GPR55 receptors which are part of the endocannabinoid system. CB1 receptors are found on nerve fibres covering bone as well as cells in the bone marrow, as well as on osteoblasts (cells that make bone), osteoclasts (a type of bone cell that breaks down bone tissue) and bone marrow derived adipocytes (connective tissue cells that store fat). Osteoclasts, osteoblasts and osteocytes also express CB2 receptors at significantly higher levels than those reported for CB1. Cannabis oil can activate the CB1 receptor and help treat osteoporosis. Studies found that the CB1 receptor protects the body against bone loss associated with aging by modulating adipocyte and osteoblast variation of bone marrow stromal cells.
Cannabis Therapy suggested treatment guidelines:
Panacea THC/CBD tincture and the patient can take 5 drops twice daily (morning and night)