Green News Now: Can CBD assist with weight loss?

With summer upon us, many people strive for a leaner version of themselves. In today’s fast paced world, working out or even eating healthy can be hard. There are many diets that make claims for weight loss. Many work 100% of the time if you do the diet program 100% of the time. However, why do we gain weight anyway? After about age 30 our bodies start to lose muscle mass and integrity. Muscle burns fat. So with less lean muscle mass our bodies burn less fat, but many of us don’t increase movement to maintain muscle nor do we adjust our diets to compensate for muscle loss.

CBD and weight loss
CBD and weight loss

According to Healthline preliminary research, it suggests that CBD may reduce food intake and boost metabolism, both of which promote weight loss. CBD helps with stress, which affects many of our diets. Since CBD puts your body in a state of homeostasis, it is working with your CB1 and CB2 receptors in lymphoid tissue within the brain which play a big part in your metabolism.

There are 2 types of fat in your body, white and brown. White fat is predominant and is responsible for storing and supplying energy while insulating your organs. It is also the fat  that is most commonly associated with chronic illness such as diabetes and heart disease. Brown fat generates heat by burning calories. White fat can be converted to brown fat with exercise, sleep, and exposure to cold temperatures. Research has shown that CBD may assist in this conversion process.  It has been noted that those who use CBD as a health supplement have less body fat than those who do not.

In short, studies that support CBD can affect appetite, metabolism, and other weight related body functions, as well as encourage browning of fat cells making CBD a good overall supplement.

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Heather Wiskes
Heather Wiskes is the CEO of Get Me Some Green Apothecary, HQ in Matthews, NC. It’s a local hempapheutical CBD company servicing the entire east coast with hemp-derived products and education. She works with healthcare providers to educate them and work together to offer their patients alternative methods for treating disease and discomfort. When requested we provide direct client coaching to help navigate a personas individual needs. We offer education in the form of Continuing Education for the healthcare community as well as seminars for both HP's and the community on CBD (Cannabidiol) what it is and what it is being used for. Get Me Some Green Apothecary Medi+CBD is on a mission to demystify the most powerful plant in the world paving the way for how CBD is being used with healthcare and within the community through a knowledge-based approach.