Can CBD Help with Weight Loss?
CBD is one of the main cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. Cannabinoids interact with your endocannabinoid system to help your body maintain a state of balance and stability or homeostasis. Research suggests that CBD can help with weight loss.
A study published in the well-respected scientific journal, ‘Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry’ in May of 2016 showed that CBD played a critical role in a procedure known as “fat browning”.
There are two types of fat that exist in your body, white and brown.
White fat is responsible for storing and supplying energy while insulating and cushioning your organs. It is also the type of fat most associated with chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease.
Brown fat is responsible for generating heat by burning calories. Individuals with a healthy weight tend to have more brown fat than overweight people.
You can convert white fat to brown by exercising, getting adequate sleep, and exposing yourself to cold temperatures, research shows that CBD may aid this process.
A study published in ‘Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry’ in May of 2016 showed that CBD plays a critical role in a procedure known as “fat browning”.
The aim of the study was to demonstrate CBD’s potential in preventing and treating obesity. The results concluded that CBD helps stimulate proteins and fat genes, which encourage the oxidation and breakdown of fat.
CBD boosts the activity and number of mitochondria in the body cells, which helps the body in burning more calories.
CBD induces fat browning.
CBD Boosts Metabolism
In the research noted in the ‘Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry’ Scientists confirmed that CBD oil could play a key role in breaking down fat cells more effectively when incorporated in your lifestyle. After the study, scientists agree that CBD is capable of inducing “fat browning”.
CBD & Blood Sugar Management
Another study involved overweight and diabetic participants. Scientists recorded that CBD controls diabetes by minimizing insulin resistance.
Obesity combined with diabetes creates insulin resistance in the body which triggers more fat absorption.
Numerous studies in the ‘Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry’ mention that CBD consumption boosts mitochondrial activity, thus helping burn calories.
CBD can also stimulate proteins and genes to increase the breakdown of fat cells.
Stress and anxiety are contributors to weight gain. In case of stress eating, you normally consume more to feel better, and without realizing, you end up consuming a lot of calories.
CBD reduces muscle tension, fatigue, and restlessness. In a study involving socially anxious people, taking CBD supplements prior to public speaking at an event helped reduce anxiety, social discomfort and anticipatory anxiety.
This means that CBD helps you control weight by fighting anxiety and stress that your body faces, thus eliminating chances of binge eating.
How can I take CBD?
There are a few different ways to take CBD, each method has its own unique absorption profile. Options include ingestion, topical application and sublingual administration.
Sublingually: CBD is absorbed through tissue under the tongue and enters the bloodstream in around 15 minutes. This is one of the best ways to maximise absorption.
How much CBD should I take?
Dosage frequency & amounts are at the user’s discretion, with a maximum daily dose of 200mg. New users are recommended to start on a low dose and build up gradually to a standard daily dose of 20 – 25mg.
|Mg of CBD Per 10ml bottle||Drops Per 10ml||Mg of CBD Per Drop||Recommended dose||Number of servings|
|500mg||200||2.5mg||10 drops||20 servings|
|1000mg||200||5mg||5 drops||40 servings|
|2000mg||200||10mg||2-3 drops||80 servings|
Consuming CBD to help reduce anxiety can work both in the long term and short term.
CBD works instantly by slowing down the degradation of anandamide which will cause an instant positive effect.
Over time CBD has been shown to help rebuild brain cells in the hippocampus as well as regulate serotonin levels in the brain.
Evidence suggests that regular consumption of CBD can also help regulate sleep, appetite, pain and stress instantly.
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