German Researchers Find CBD Potential For Inflammation
A new study has made strides in understanding the anti-inflammatory properties of cannabinoids, with a particular focus on CBD.
Cannabis has long been recognized for its pain-relieving and muscle-relaxing qualities, but the exact mechanisms behind its anti-inflammatory effects have remained elusive until now.
About The Study
- Researchers at Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena investigated how compounds within the cannabis plant combat inflammation within the human body.
- Published in the journal Cell Chemical Biology, researchers examined various cannabinoids, including the psychoactive THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and the non-psychoactive CBD (cannabidiol), and their interactions with human immune cells.
- All eight cannabinoids under scrutiny were found to possess anti-inflammatory properties.
"All the compounds we studied were found to inhibit the formation of pro-inflammatory messenger substances in cells while enhancing the formation of inflammation-resolving substances," said study co-author Lukas Peltner.
However, CBD emerged as the most potent …