The weight loss and obesity management market is worth about $66 billion and is expected to grow to $253 billion by 2024. As a result, there are tons of harmful weight loss supplements being sold with sketchy ingredients and dangerous side effects.

Could there be a safer alternative that produces results?

As the list of health benefits associated with CBD oil continues to grow, scientific research is pointing to CBD being a natural aid in weight management.

“FAT BROWNING”

In a recent study3, it was found that CBD largely contributes to the “fat browning” process. White adipose tissue and brown adipose tissue are the two types of fats in our bodies. White adipose tissue stores energy, while brown adipose tissue burns energy4. Babies are born with brown fat in their bodies, but by adulthood, we are comprised more of white adipose tissue. According to Dr. Pam Peeke at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, white adipose tissue in the body is associated with “…increased risk of breast, colon, esophageal, gall bladder, and pancreatic cancer. It’s also associated with sleep apnea and physical disabilities such as knee arthritis”5.

CBD has the ability to aid in the conversion of white adipose tissue into brown adipose tissue, causing the body to burn more calories, lose weight, and prevent certain diseases. Pairing CBD with other methods of “fat browning”, such as exercise, quality sleep, and exposure to cold temperature can increase fat loss as well6.

METABOLISM BOOST

In a study7  published by the Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry Journal, researchers found that in addition to “fat browning”, CBD also has the ability to “…stimulate genes and proteins that enhance the breakdown and oxidation of fat”8. Further, CBD also boosts the number of mitochondria in the body, resulting in an increase in the body’s ability to burn calories. Lastly, they found that CBD reduced the number of proteins that create new fat cells in the body9. Not only is CBD directly supporting fat transformation, but it is also enhancing our metabolism, leading to a healthier, balanced body.

APPETITE SUPPRESSANT 

Speaking of balanced bodies, CBD also influences homeostasis. The list just keeps going on. Homeostasis is the human body keeping all of our important internal functions in check. Our endocannabinoid system and our CB1 and CB2 receptors help maintain homeostasis. This explains why CBD can stimulate appetite among people that need nutrition and can suppress appetite for those in need of losing weight. To support this, a study10 published by Psychopharmacology experimented with appetite in rats and found that CBD decreased their desire to eat. While animal trials can’t be directly applied to humans, there is enough evidence discussed above to support CBD being a positive effect on weight loss. 

In a market full of scams, CBD is one of the cleanest, natural supplements you can take. With no side effects and no additives, this plant-product is making conclusive progress is this expansive industry.

It’s legit: Paired with a healthy diet and regular exercise routine, CBD can immensely improve and accelerate your weight loss results.

 

REFERENCES:

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