Hello readers! If you are here, you saw my FB/IG post and possibly curious if CBD can help shed off those unwanted pounds, right?
While there is still a lot to know about the full capabilities of CBD, let’s see what science says, and whether or not CBD products can help with your weight-loss goals.
CBD as a Metabolic Booster
Remember the mitochondria from elementary school biology? They are cell membranes that transform the proteins, fats, and sugars in our food into energy.
Once the mitochondria cease to work efficiently because of disorders, all those sugars and fats begin to build up. They don’t convert into energy, and the body’s metabolism slows down. The end result? We get easily tired, overweight, and unhappy.
But when you add CBD into the mix, it becomes an entirely new affair. It begins to activate the endocannabinoid system, which regulates the mitochondria better. All the proteins, sugars, and fats then get converted into energy, which boosts the metabolism.
CBD as an Appettite Suppressant
As dictated by conventional wisdom, cannabis makes you hungry. Sales of potato chips are at an all-time high (pun intended) among recreational users, who constantly get the case of the “munchies.”
CBD, however, is the polar opposite of its psychoactive cousin THC. It all lies in the body’s CB1 receptors, a part of the brain that affects bodily functions like sleep and appetite. THC activates these receptors upon interaction, but CBD does the exact opposite. It controls other molecules to block them, resulting in the suppression of appetite.
As stated in the link above (NCBI/NLM/NIH). “The CB1 cannabinoid receptor has attracted much recent interest because of the observation that CB1 receptor antagonists have efficacy in treating metabolic syndrome and obesity.”
So the next time you’re having those junk food cravings especially while in quarantine, CBD is your best bet for squashing them.
The Verdict: Can Does CBD Work For Weight Loss?
So does CBD work for losing weight in a safe and healthy manner? Based on scientific findings, all signs point to a resounding yes. By consuming the right dosage, CBD can help in a major way in achieving your body goals.
But I CANNOT stress this enough to drive the point home: CBD is a mere supplement for weight loss. Using it as a standalone vitamin WILL NOT get you to your desired number on the scale. You’ll need a strong foundation comprised of a healthy diet, regular exercise, and a generous amount of sleep.