The recent and ongoing research into the properties and functions of cannabinoids and the effects on the human body and our Endocannabinoid system is adding to the knowledge base of just how diverse the chemical compounds are that can bind to the CBD receptors dispersed throughout our body.
One of the big questions has been about the effects of taking CBD Oil while trying to lose weight. Although research is minimal, scientists have discovered that by adding CBD oil to our food can actually mimic a naturally occurring cannabinoid substance in the body known as anandamide.
Anandamide is responsible for heating the body by burning good fat or what is known as brown fat.
Most of us have no idea that we have 2 types of fat in our bodies – white and brown.
The primary type of fat is our white fat. It works as a protector or buffer for our organs, insulating them, and also stores and supplies energy for us. The other side of white fat is it is associated with chronic illnesses like heart disease and diabetes to just name a couple.
A function of brown fat however is to generate heat by burning calories.
People with a healthy weight tend to have a higher brown fat content in their bodies. By taking good care of ourselves by getting adequate sleep, balanced with regular exercise we can convert white fat to brown fat. We also need to be exposed to cold temperatures in order for the brown fat to trigger the burning of calories via heat generation to keep you warm.
As stated earlier, recent and ongoing research shows that CBD engages with the Endocannabinoid system and affects appetite by reducing it, increasing your metabolism and reduces the risk of metabolic disorders such as type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and even high blood pressure, as well as other weight-related body functions.
This leads researchers to believe that CBD may aid in the process of aiding in effective weight loss.
The thing to remember is that an effective weight loss program is based on healthy eating and exercise. CBD is not a treatment but another tool to make the challenge a bit easier.
It’s always recommended that someone who wants to start on a weight loss program should consult with a doctor. With CBD oil as an addition to the program, a doctor can discuss the effects on other medications and ensure there will not be any adverse side effects.