Leafly: CBD may help those aiming to lose weight and boost metabolism.
Updated: Nov 8, 2018
Two year ago, Leafly, one of the big wigs in the cannabis information resources realm, released an article concerning the effects of CBD on weight management and metabolism. We here at Skyline love fitness and those who are enthusiastic about it, and thought this would still be relevant information to share with those who are looking to up their game by complimenting their workouts with CBD, or simply wanting to try it out!
According to Leafly, CBD has a way of affecting metabolism through a process known as fat browning, which is essentially transforming white-colored fat tissue that reserves energy into beige (brown) colored fat tissue that burns it. Not only that, but Leafly noted CBD to do the following, as well:
Stimulate genes and proteins that enhance the breakdown and oxidation of fat
Increase the number and activity of mitochondria (which increases the body’s ability to burn calories)
Decrease the expression of proteins involved in lipogenesis (fat cell generation). (1)
In addition to this, CBD may also help with controlling appetite. While we know THC and it's psychoactive effects tend to give us the munchies, CBD tends to have differing effects.
A recent animal study done on rats showed that food intake was reduced when CBD was implemented beforehand. (3)
"Cannabidiol significantly reduced total chow consumption over the test period." (3)
If you plan on supplementing your fitness routines with CBD products, we'd recommend starting small and working your way up.
Some people have found that smaller doses of CBD oils assisted with weight loss, while others need to use larger doses in order to see results. (2)
There are still plenty of studies and research to be done when it comes to CBD and fitness/weight loss in general, but for now we know that CBD can help reduce appetite and it will not give you those pestering munchies!
How has CBD affected your workout routines and weight? We would love to know!
Read the full article here.
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