There is building, exciting evidence, according to a study published in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, that CBD can convert white-colored fat tissue, which stores energy, into beige-colored fat tissue, which burns it. This process is sometimes called “browning.” This results in enhanced breakdown and oxidation of fat. That's great news!
Cannabidiol — better known as CBD — is a widely popular compound derived from the cannabis and hemp plants.
As you know from various studies we’ve shared over the years, CBD may have a number of benefits, including reduced anxiety, natural pain relief, potent anti-inflammatory properties and improved heart and brain health. However, little is known about the effects of CBD on weight loss.
Current research on CBD and how it affects your weight is ongoing. If you don’t already know, CBD is one of over 100 compounds, known as cannabinoids, found in the marijuana and hemp plants.
Unlike THC, CBD does not have psychoactive or psychotropic effects, meaning that it does not cause a high. CBD affects your body in other ways. It’s thought to stimulate certain receptors to reduce pain, anxiety, and inflammation and can even help with decreasing the addictive use of other drugs, including marijuana.
CBD stops the breakdown of anandamide, which is a chemical often referred to as the “bliss molecule”, in your brain. This allows the beneficial anandamide to stay in your system longer, helping to relieve pain and enhance brain function.
CBD also regulates the production of inflammatory molecules called cytokines, so it reduces inflammation and in turn pain caused by inflammation.
And, this is a wonderful one- CBD may also help treat symptoms of depression. - Study Link
Can CBD help with Fat Burn and Weight Loss?
CBD has been shown to improve numerous aspects of health, including weight loss. Current studies on CBD and its role in weight loss and gain are beginning to show promising results. For instance, CBD may boost metabolism and reduce appetite and in turn, how much we are eating. This then, in turn, of course results in weight loss. Non-invasive animal studies indicate that CBD affects weight by interacting with CB1 and CB2 receptors in lymphoid tissue and the brain. These receptors are thought to play important roles in metabolism and food intake. While such results are promising, not enough human studies support these findings, and more research is needed and ongoing. But the promising findings are again, that CBD seems to promote ‘browning’ of fat cells. If you didn’t know, there are two types of fat, white and brown, in our body. White fat is predominant and responsible for storing and supplying your energy while insulating and cushioning your organs. And it’s also the type of fat most associated with chronic illness, such as diabetes and dreaded heart disease, when it accumulates in excess, like obesity. But brown fat is responsible for generating heat by burning calories. This is good fat. Healthy-weight individuals usually have more brown fat than someone who is overweight does. The great thing is, we convert white fat to brown by exercising, getting enough sleep, and exposure to cold temperatures. So go get in to some snow sports, and get great sleep. You can see the 2016 test-tube study that found CBD led to “browning” in white fat cells and boosted the expression of the very specific genes and the proteins that promote brown fat, here - Study Link. We will update you as soon as the human research group studies confirm these findings.
CBD oil should be taken every day to start conditioning the appetite and mitochondria, as it works on a cellular level, back to healthy levels. Most users report about 2 weeks of regular use before they start to really see and feel the benefits of the CBD oil on their obesity, weight loss and overall health.