CBD and Weight Loss – Mind and Body Improvements “weighs in”.
There are many strategies to losing weight; eating healthy, reducing sugar and fat intake, incorporating a more active lifestyle such as walking, weight lifting, yoga, etc.
But did you know one of the best, most successful ways to shed those pounds around the middle, is by reducing stress? Stress relief is not just a powerful tool for overall health and wellness; effective stress release helps to reduce that terrible, fat-inducing, fat-storing hormone called Cortisol. And one of the best ways to potentially reduce Cortisol, is with CBD.
Metabolism and Cortisol
A healthy person’s level of cortisol, the primary stress hormone, rises and falls in a 24-hour cycle; it increases as the sun rises, and drops to its lowest levels a few hours after midnight. However, this ebb and flow is negatively affected by an increase in stress — either acute or chronic. Recent Studies from The National Institute of Health, report that CBD might be able to decrease cortisol levels by interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system, thus helping your metabolism’s natural rhythm. Additionally, adding CBD to your pre-workout routine might positively impact your energy levels and metabolic fire, helping to reduce fat.
This graphic helps illustrate the schematic representation of the endocannabinoid system and its effect on weight loss
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CBD May Reduce Appetite*
CBD and Weight Loss
It’s all about the CB1 receptors. It’s true, that people who smoke cannabis tend to feel more hungry than usual, due to the THC activating CB1 Receptors, and possibly causing increased appetite. But, the CBD in cannabis m`ay actually do the opposite, by blocking CB1 receptors, and influencing other hormones to help reduce the appetite and prevent overeating.
CBD May Help Convert Fat*
CBD and Weight Loss
There are two types of fat in our body, good fat and bad fat. When accumulated in excess, bad fat is related to chronic illness, such as diabetes, high cholesterol, and heart disease. Good fat actually serves a purpose in generating heat by burning calories. A person at a healthy weight, tends to have more good fat than bad fat, and CBD may even help convert bad fat to good fat, resulting in more weight loss.
CBD May Help Metabolism*
CBD for Weight Loss
CBD not only stimulates the proteins and genes that play a role in increasing the breakdown of fat, but it can also boost the number and activity of the mitochondria, thus amplifying the body’s ability to burn stored calories and fat throughout the day.
CBD May Help Metabolic Disorders*
CBD for Weight Loss
The over-activation of the CB1 receptors in the fatty tissue, could contribute to obesity and metabolic risks. CB1 receptors become over-activate by stress and increased Cortisol levels. CBD helps to block off the CB1 receptors, by reducing stress, and thus reducing Cortisol levels. A chain reaction of sorts. Thus, CBD may help to reduce metabolic disorders, just by helping to reduce stress.
* These statements have not been approved by the FDA. It is best to speak with your doctor before beginning any new supplements, dietary change or exercise to lose weight
In people with obesity or problems with losing weight (especially with extra pounds around the waist), CB1 receptors become more widespread in fatty tissue. The recent study shows some evidence that CBD may help people lose weight, and/or help prevent metabolic disorders.
Now, we can’t promise….
You’ll Go From This…
…but it is an established medical fact, that by reducing cortisol, you will reduce stress, and thus have an easier time shedding those pounds. And CBD may be your trusted partner in reducing stress and anxiety.
In fact, studies show that cannabis works with both the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the human body (yep…back to those receptors again) to regulate our emotional well being as well as regulation of homeostasis and even help with general pain. All of which will help in losing weight.
For more information on CBD and Anxiety, and What Does Science Tell Us, click here to read more.
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and your waistline?
You can find CBD options here at Mind and Body Improvements. We continue to add options on a regular basis after we get an assurance of robust quality control processes from manufacturers. If there is a particular product you may be looking for, please feel free to tell us right away and we will look into finding the best option to add to our already robust selection.
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