What Is CBD?
Before we discuss how using CBD can help with weight loss, what is CBD?
CBD is short for cannabidiol. CBD is just one of over 85 cannabinoids that is identified in the cannabis plant. CBD does not result in the typical high that the well-known THC does. Over the past few years, extensive research has been done on this ingredient, including all the amazing health benefits that it can bring. CBD has been shown to help with several ailments, including cancer pain, reduce inflammation, relieve multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms, reduce epileptic seizures, help with post-traumatic stress disorders, work as weight-loss supplements, improve blood sugar levels and blood pressure, and relief of chronic pain.
IS CBD OIL LEGAL?
USING CBD TO HELP WITH WEIGHT LOSS
Over the past few years, CBD oil has been researched thoroughly in many ways,
including its usefulness as a weight loss tool. Some people find this hard to believe at first because they automatically associate cannabis with THC and the “munchies” and, therefore, CBD with increasing a person’s appetite. But, that’s not the case at all.
THC and CBD are not the same. CBD has the opposite effect. It actually suppresses the appetite. Another powerful weight loss property of CBD is that it increases the level of mitochondria found within the body, allowing the body to burn more calories.
Research shows that CBD has a direct effect on our metabolism. During 2016, Korean researchers published a study on the topic in the scientific journal Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry. After carefully monitoring CBD and its effects on immature fat cells, aka preadipocytes, astonishingly, they found that the cannabinoid has not one, but three ways of effecting “fat browning”.
Fat browning is the that changes white fatty tissue into beige/brown fatty tissue. While white fatty tissue is responsible for preserving energy, brown fatty tissues indicate the burning of energy. So, rather than have a buildup of white fatty tissue, the CBD browns the tissue before burning it all together.
Using CBD is one of the cleanest ways to help you lose weight and a lot of people are starting to realize this. It’s a natural weight loss tool that doesn’t affect the user’s body temperature, heart rate, or blood pressure.
Just remember, there is never a ‘one size fits all’ solution when it comes to losing weight, so if you do find that it’s not working as well as you’d hoped maybe try combing your CBD with another technique. There are plenty of effective methods out there for losing weight using CBD, you just need to find the one that works best for you.
HOW DOES CBD DIFFER FROM THC?
THC is the psychoactive ingredient that gets people high. While both ingredients are cannabinoids, THC actually binds to the receptors in your brain inducing that feeling of euphoria. CBD does not have this property. It does not make you feel high.
ARE THERE ANY DANGERS OF DIETING WITH CBD?
CBD is considered to be a dietary supplement and so carries no more risk than any other natural vitamin. Be sure to check the label of any CBD products you do buy to ensure they don’t have any unwanted ingredients. You should also always check with your doctor if you are taking any medications. It is always best to buy CBD from a reputable company and CBD based products that are pure and do not have a lot of unneeded ingredients.
WHAT DOSE OF CBD OIL SHOULD I BE USING?
There is no one set answer to this question as it will depend on a number of different factors. Everyone metabolizes things at a different rate, so while some people will find that 5 mg is perfectly fine for them, others may need as much as 50 mg or more. The best way to find the right dose for you is to start low with about 5 mg and work your way up to a level where you are feeling the desired effects. Try each dose for a few days at a time to give it a chance to work. If you don’t feel the desired effects after around five days try increasing the dose by another 5 mg or so and maintain for a few days. Repeat and increase as necessary until you find the right dose for you.
WILL CBD SHOW UP ON A DRUGS TEST?
Drug tests look for THC readings, so as long as you stick to buying CBD products without THC you should have no problem at all.