CBD for Osteoporosis
Approximately 200 million people are affected by Osteoporosis worldwide.
Osteoporosis is a condition defined as a loss of bone density that results in micro-architecture deterioration. This makes people who have it predisposed to bone fractures. The bones can become so weak and brittle that a fall or simply a cough can cause a break. When you are young, your body is constantly creating new bone mass while the old bone gets broken down. Your body creates new bone faster than the old bone gets broken down until you reach your early 20s. The more bone mass you attained in your youth, the less likely you are to develop osteoporosis. If you
have had a lifelong calcium deficiency, there is a much greater chance of getting it. Men and women of all ethnicities can develop osteoporosis, but mostly white and Asian women who are post-menopausal get the disease. It’s very hard to see any symptoms in early stages, when developing osteoporosis. Over time you may notice stooped posture, loss of height, back pain, and easily occurring fractures. A healthy diet and weight-bearing exercises are helpful for maintaining bone health and strength
How CBD Works To Relieve Osteoporosis
CBD works by communicating with the ECS. The ECS or Endocannabinoid System is an internal messenger. The two main receptors are called CB1 and CB2. CB1 communicates mostly with neurological functions, while the CB2 receptors deal with circulatory functions. When you take
CBD, it stimulates the ECS, which brings it to homeostasis, so it can properly function. In 2015 a study was conducted involving CBD and other Cannabinoids. The study found that rats with broken bones not only healed faster but stronger when given CBD. There was also a study
in 2009 that found that the CB1 receptor is involved in age-related development of osteoporosis. The theory they developed was that cannabinoid receptors regulated how much bone material was broken down and how many new bone cells were formed. All this is very promising for the treatment of osteoporosis.
Research studies have used doses from 15mg to as high as 600mg. Typical CBD supplements provide 20mg to 25mg. When taking CBD for osteoporosis, dosing can vary widely depending on the severity of the symptoms you are experiencing. One goal to consider is to use CBD to
supplement or possibly replace pharmaceuticals you might be taking. CBD is an all-natural alternative that does not build up in your system and cannot be overdosed.
May we suggest trying one of our CUBED Hemp based CBD Tinctures. Available in 1200mg or 3600mg concentrations,
mixed with our exclusive Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Italy or NYS-sourced sunflower seed oil.
Our Graduated Sprayer makes it simple to dose properly.
It is important to consult with your healthcare provider before starting any supplement program. Most prescribed medications cannot and should not be stopped all at once.
It has been suggested to start with a dose of 10mg to 15mg of CBD twice a day. After a few days, you may want to reduce prescribed meds incrementally while increasing your CBD dosage the following day. Steps of 10mg are suggested to help monitor changes. Monitor your symptoms; be aware of how you feel. Don’t hurry the process. Wait 2 to 3 days between changes. This will allow you to determine the dosing that your body requires to meet your goals, while documenting how your medications interact.