CBD for Weight Loss​

While CBD’s cousin THC does increase an appetite and cause hunger, CBD does not. In fact, CBD may boost metabolism and reduce food intake, which obviously would promote weight loss. THC is said to activate the CB1 receptors of the body, causing many effects, including the stimulation of appetite. On the other hand, CBD does not activate or deactivate CB1 receptors, but appears to influence other molecules to block them off. Shutting down those receptors reduces one’s appetite and thus overeating.  Amazingly, CBD contains so many amazing benefits to your health, its only natureal that one of them would be losing weight. CBD for weight loss is an absolute must. If you’re looking for a good and quick read, browse down our “Latest News” section (menu option on top) to an article titled “Three Ways CBD can Get Into Swimsuit Shape” Now, I don’t claim to be an english language expert but I believe the proper title sjpuld have been “Three ways CBD can get you into swimsuit shape”. Just saying….However, it is an interesting read nonetheless and a very short one as well.


Another angle on CBD and weigh loss involves the two types of fats that exist in the human body. White fat is the predominant form and is responsible for storing fat and insulating organs. While serving a great potential purpose, when abundant (especially obesity), the white fat is associated with many chronic illnesses including heart disease and diabetes. Brown fat is burned faster, generating heat by burning off calories. Interestingly, white fat can be converted to brown during sleep and exposure to old temperatures. However, there is another method; taking CBD – a recent test-tube study found that CBD led to “browning” in white fat cells and enhanced the expression of specific genes and proteins that promote the healthier brown fat. In another recent study, rats were injected with CBD daily promoted significant reductions in body weight.

Other research, published in the journal Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, linked cannabidiol to three causes of “fat browning”, which turns the dangerous white fat associated with obesity and diabetes into hard-working brown fat cells. These actively aid weight loss by burning extra calories through thermogenesis, which is the body’s heat-production process. Additionally, CBD reduces the expression of proteins involved in creating new fat cells, and it boosts the number of mitochondria in your brown fat cells. This could further increase their fat-stripping power, the scientists suggest. 

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The information on this page is based on studies and research as well as experiences from CBD users. For medical condition it is important to consult a licensed healthcare practitioner regarding any potential interacts or complications before consuming a quality CBO product.