Can CBD Help With Weight Loss?

A question emerges with the growing popularity of CBD: What can CBD do for weight loss?

What is CBD?

The short form of the cannabidiol drug, an oil derived from the cannabis plant, is CBD. As a treatment choice for men's medical problems, it has recently gained popularity. In the treatment of physical and mental health complaints, including anxiety, pain control, and even cancer, research has shown CBD to be successful. Studies have also identified a pattern for individuals who experience relaxing effects if CBD is taken regularly.

But without its controversy, CBD isn't. Since it comes from the cannabis plant, the stigma of illegal drug use continues to be stamped on it. Yet it has no tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active ingredient in marijuana, as with hemp, which also comes from a cannabis plant. THC is the drug responsible for the "high" feeling that marijuana use is usually associated with people.

However, it is important to ensure that you only procure your CBD from reliable sources in order to ensure that it is of high quality. CBD of lower quality may often contain higher THC levels.

Is CBD like cannabis?

Usually, marijuana, the illegal substance extracted from the cannabis plant, is smoked or distilled into edible items. The purpose of the use of recreational marijuana is typically to obtain a "high" feeling that results from the use of THC. Since CBD does not contain THC, this "high" feeling does not generate it. This suggests that it is unlikely that CBD will get you "high," but it is also not addictive and will not be detected in drug tests. Overall, both in intent and effect, CBD and marijuana are wildly different.

Is CBD able to help you lose weight?

Human experiments in this field are yet to be performed, although we may look at anecdotal data and animal testing at the moment. The findings are, confusingly, very mixed. After the introduction of CBD use, some users have reported losing weight. This weight loss appears to be confirmed by animal studies that have shown that two receptors that control metabolism, CB1 and CB2, are impaired by CBD. In certain cases, the introduction of CBD has decreased appetite and increased metabolism, resulting in weight loss over time. Animal studies have also identified a tendency for CBD to facilitate browning within the body of fat cells, which helps in calorie burning.

However, paradoxically, after using CBD, some patients have reported gaining weight. Looking closer, the naturally soothing influence of CBD, which can alleviate nausea by settling the stomach, seems to explain this pattern. They are likely to eat more as patients feel less nauseous, which encourages weight gain. It is evident that much more research in this field is needed.

Does CBD make me hungry?

The good news is that there is no proof that CBD can contribute to the popular effect of "munchies," generally associated with the use of marijuana.

This refers to the acute, voracious appetite that occurs after marijuana use. Scientists have been confused about this phenomenon for years, but a new study has shed some light on it. It seems that THC has the previously unnoticed side effect of strengthening receptors for taste and smell, which makes people more able and eager to look for food and enjoy the taste even more until they eat it.

Logically, because CBD contains no THC, there is no reason to believe that "the munchies" would cause individuals to feel it.

Is that safe? What side effects are there?

There is a wealth of research on CBD protection, and although more is always needed, the findings are very promising to date. First of all, studies have shown that even if CBD is taken in large amounts every day, there is no chance of overdose. No analysis or anecdotal study has found someone overdosing on CBD oil tincture, which has led some to conclude that overdosing on CBD may not even be feasible.

When investigating potential side effects, similar results occurred. No research has discovered any erroneous side effects to date. Some users have mentioned feeling a relaxing effect from normal, everyday use; but rather than a worry, this is seen as the desired effect. Overall, CBD seems to be safe for daily use.

 

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