CBD is gaining popularity as a natural medicine, and now this complex cannabinoid is being used in weight loss; but is there proof that CBD can make you lose weight? Read on to find out.
CBD and weight loss
According to experts, it may be possible to speed up weight loss with CBD because of the way it interacts with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and in particular, CB1 receptors. People with obesity have more widespread CB1 receptors, and due to this, scientists believe there is a connection between the activation of certain brain receptors and obesity.
CBD influences how the body releases certain cannabinoids to either activate or block CB receptors, and this may be the key to aiding weight loss with CBD. The activity caused by cannabidiol on the ECS can have a significant effect on metabolic functions; including speeding up fat loss. So how does CBD affect weight?
- CBD reduces appetite
The activation of CB1 receptors results in balancing appetite according to a 2018 study that looked at how people respond to taking CBD, with regard to weight loss. CBD is believed to block some of the activity from CB1 brain receptors and this is thought to moderate a variety of functions including speed, mood, and hunger.
- CBD boosts metabolism
A study published in the journal Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry;experts in South Korea found that CBD makes it possible to prevent obesity through its action on metabolism. CBD was found to increase the genera that cause fat breakdown; and not only that, CBD also boosted mitochondrial activity and slowed down the creation of new fat cells.
- CBD improves blood sugar levels
Sugar craving can be as challenging to some people (and harmful) as battling cocaine addiction – but the good news is, CBD can help keep your blood sugar levels in the normal range. The science of how this works hasn’t been properly understood, however, experts believe that CBD controls diabetes by reducing insulin sensitivity.
- CBD helps to remove toxins
Dozens of studies show that CBD improves weight loss by getting rid of toxins that accumulate in the digestive tract and other parts of the body, and often slow down metabolism and nutrient absorption.Detoxing allows the body to burn fat, and it gives you higher energy levels throughout. High lipid levels also contribute to weight gain, and CBD can help keep levels down.
- CBD prevents stress eating
One of the reasons so many people find it difficult to stay thin is stress-related eating. With such a large number of people experiencing stress and anxiety today, it’s not hard to see a connection between a poor state of mind and overeating. CBD can help by reducing stress levels by blocking brain receptors that are responsible for releasing stress hormones and activating brain receptors thatare linked to hormones such as serotonin. By reducing stress levels, it becomes easier to control your eating habits and follow through with your weight loss efforts.
Is it safe to use CBD for weight loss?
All the research cited on major CBD websites such as CBDCentral.com shows that it carries no risk to your health, except perhaps the occasional side effect such as drowsiness or headaches – which by the way, affects a very small number of users. The long term effects of CBD haven’t been studied well enough to offer any conclusive result, but it’s worth bearing in mind that cultures all over the world have used cannabinoidssuch as CBD and THC as medicine for thousands of years.
What is the proper dosage for weight loss?
There is hardly any standard dosage with CBD, but most people take 40-60mg per day, and that seems to be sufficient for most purposes. Taking higher doses might not make it work more effectively; instead, it might cause sleepiness. For the sake of finding the right dosage for you, we recommend you start with a low dose and then increase dosage gradually as needed.
Reduce your risk of metabolic disorders
Diseases like diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol affect millions of people in the U.S., and if not properly treated, they can severely affectyour quality of life. CBD allows you to get ahead of the situation by enabling the body to get rid of stubborn fat and changing the way you eat – and because of its complex action on the endocannabinoid system, you can mitigate the risk that some of these diseases pose to your health and that of your family, or eradicate them entirely.