CBD Oil for Obesity

 

Obesity is a real issue in the UK today; recent statistics show that 1 in 4 adults in the UK are overweight and rather astonishingly, obesity is the second biggest cause of cancer. 

Obesity is defined when body mass index (BMI) is 30 or higher. Obesity increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes and blood pressure and can also lead to depression and lack of sex drive and confidence.

Obesity can be a tenuous topic; it is something that many live with and is often stigmatised. For some, exercise is not a viable option and fundamentally, juggling a weight lose routine with daily life can be a challenge.

With obesity emerging as a prevalent concern in the health of individuals living in UK, methods of weight loss are being researched and amongst this research is the idea that Cannabidiol (CBD) can assist in weight loss.

The endocannabinoid system

If we examine the way in which our bodies process cannabinoids it isn’t surprising that CBD oil and weight loss have been linked. The human body’s endocannabinoid system is largely responsible for keeping the body in balance and subsequently assisting our metabolism and how we process calories. 

To explain further, the endocannabinoid system is a system of cannabinoid receptors, located in various areas of the body. In people with obesity, CB1 receptors become more widespread, especially in fatty tissue. Subsequently, researchers believe that there may be a link between the activation of the CB1 receptors and obesity.

CBD as an appetite suppressant 

A common misconception is that CBD may cause an increase in hunger however this is not the case.  This notion is evidently generated by the classic cannabis smoking ‘munchies’ scenario and although Cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are the key ingredients in the cannabis plant, it is only THC which causes both psychoactive effects and stimulates hunger. When CBD is consumed in isolation it produces a different effect. Not only aiding our metabolism, it helps form materials to aid the body in releasing toxins and reducing the requirement for fat cells.  CBD does not deactivate CB1 receptors but may influence other molecules to block them off, thus reducing appetite.

CBD turns bad fat into good fat

A 2016 study provided evidence to support the claim that CBD aids in turning white fat into brown fat. White or ‘bad’ fat is the fat associate with chronic conditions including heart disease and diabetes. The study revealed that CBD plays numerous roles in how the body interacts with fat. In addition to converting white fat cells into brown fat cells, it also stimulates the body to break down fats more efficiently.

CBD assists in burning fat

Proponents of CBD claim that CBD can break down fat and assist in eliminating it from the body as waste. A 2018 study explains this is related to the conversion of white to brown fat cells, Brown fat cells are a more active form and burn calories, an essential part of weight loss.

Further advice

As with all weight loss regimens, the decision to use CBD oil should be combined with a conscious effort to lead a healthy lifestyle. CBD is completely nаturаl and legal in the UK & EU when СВD can be extracted from hеmр and in this regard, it can be openly discussed with your doctor prior to use.

Finding a trusted supplier of a good quality product is also imperative. Golden Goose CBD offer varying doses of CBD oil meaning the consumer can choose the product they require based on their size and frequency of consumption.

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