Many people suffer from being overweight or obese and exhaust themselves with dieting and constant exercise to get rid of this problem. Furthermore, you may have heard about such an unpleasant thing as metabolic syndrome. Those who suffer from it, cannot lose weight, no matter how hard they try, and even if they do, they are gaining more than ever.
In general, diets have little effect on overweight people with metabolic disorders, as well as hard workouts. It happens because sugar is not processed into energy, but settles on the waist. The reason for the extra pounds lies in an in-depth breakdown of metabolic processes. However, there is a magical remedy for fighting excess weight. It is called cannabidiol, and it can be found in various CBD products – from CBD cigarettes to CBD syrup, that can make your morning coffee truly delicious. Do you want to know if CBD oil can help you manage the problem of excess weight? Stay with us and find out all the details.
What is CBD, and how does it help you lose weight?
The human body has an endocannabinoid system, which is a group of fatty acids consisting of the CB1 and CB2 receptors and metabolic enzymes that interact with these receptors. This system is responsible for many functions in the human body, including metabolic processes, excess weight, and obesity.
In a healthy state, CB1 receptors are located only in the central nervous system and the brain, while they are absent in other parts of the body. In contrast, CB2 receptors are evenly distributed throughout the body.
When metabolic processes are disordered, and excess weight appears, CB1 receptors begin to spread throughout the body, accumulating in adipose tissue, in abnormally large quantities. At the same time, CB1 receptors increase the number of white fat cells, thereby stimulating the growth of excess weight, making the process go round and round.
Cannabidiol is one of the components of cannabis, a non-toxic phytocannabinoid that can affect the human endocannabinoid system and regulate the number of CB1 and CB2 receptors. By suppressing the amount of CB1 receptors in adipose tissue, cannabidiol oil can reduce the number of white fat cells.
What do the researchers say?
Researchers studied CBD effects on white fat cells to identify potential benefits of CBD oil in treating and preventing metabolic disorders.
The following potentials of cannabidiol have been identified:
- It stimulates genes and proteins that influence the breakdown and oxidation of fat cells.
- It increases the number and activity of mitochondria, which increases the body’s ability to burn energy.
- It lowers the synthesis of proteins responsible for the production of fat cells.
These results are collectively linked to CBD’s ability to induce the conversion of white fat, which stores energy, into brown fat, which burns calories. Many studies have shown that an increase in brown adipose tissue leads to an increase in glucose tolerance, making cells more resistant to diabetes and a variety of metabolic disorders.
The body’s ability to use insulin efficiently is vital to health. However, in people with type 2 diabetes, the body is less sensitive to the effects of insulin and, therefore, less sensitive to this hormone. Research has shown that CBD consumers may have increased insulin sensitivity.
CBD helps you burn fat
Besides, CBD oil stimulates the formation of brown fat cells instead of white fat cells. Brown fat is considered a healthy fat that protects internal organs from damage. It uses heat as energy, thereby increasing the breakdown of white fat cells and stimulating the weight loss process. Replacing white fat with brown fat speeds up metabolism, helping to reduce signs of metabolic syndrome.
Experiments have shown that the beneficial substances in cannabis improve the condition of type 2 diabetes, helping to reduce the levels of “bad” cholesterol in the blood and fat in the liver.
Cannabidiol allows the body to expend more energy without increasing physical activity and reduces appetite. Also, CBD oil can accelerate lipid (i.e., fat) metabolism and help insulin break down carbohydrates.
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Cannabidiol oil has a wide range of health benefits. These include relieving various types of pain, alleviating muscle fatigue, healing injuries, treating mental disorders, improving sleep, and many others. This article has introduced you to the benefits of CBD oil for weight loss and metabolic disorders. Remember to consult your doctor for the correct CBD oil dosage and choosing the best CBD products. We wish you success in your fight against excess weight and good health.
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Author’s bio: Catherine Wiley is a healthy food enthusiast and fitness instructor from Dorking, UK. She’s been a lifelong student of health and enjoys staying active with her husband, 2 young children, and dog Bentley in the beautiful Surrey Hills countryside.