CBD and Weight Loss
Goal: Fat loss, body shaping and increased energy for daily lifestyle activities.
Over 70 percent of adults in the United States are overweight or obese. Forty-five percent of overweight Americans and 67% of those who are obese are trying to lose weight on any given day.
There are two primary reasons why a person gains weight or fails to lose weight. The number one reason is obvious, right? They eat too much. And although we don’t want to admit it, the truth is that diets don’t work. This fact is obvious since every year a greater majority of the population gains more and more weight. The answer to weight loss is in the medical research that consistently demonstrates that of all the various target behaviors studied, greatest weight loss doesn’t come from any fad diet or any magic pill. It doesn’t come from eating more vegetables, from eating less fruit, from trimming fat from the table or from planned exercise sessions. The target behavior that results in the greatest weight loss for overweight individuals is portion control. This the “D.E.S.M directive” as in “Don’t Eat So Much.” Simple, logical, true. Eating smaller portions results in less calorie consumption and in greater weight loss.
The second leading reason for people not losing weight, you have probably guessed, is internal rather than external. Wouldn’t you like to be more like “that” friend of yours who can eat anything, sit around all day and never gain weight? That all centers on training the body’s biochemistry to work for fat loss rather than against fat loss. Stimulating genes and mitochondria to burn fat as energy to fuel more activity, getting hormones like ghrelin, leptin and insulin to keep calories from being stored as fat, etc. are all critical parts of the biochemical equation.
These two goals can best be achieved with broad spectrum hemp, containing a standardized amount of CBD working in synergy with other plant-based cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids to create coordinated, powerful changes. Americans need to stop spend billions of dollars on diet products while they continue to gain weight rather than lose weight. These diet products on the shelves are simply ineffective or have far too many ingredients in too small amounts to be helpful. The average diet product contains 10 different ingredients, but some contain as many as 96. The better products employ less ingredients in more biologically active strengths. The best product Arisha CBD also employ’s science’s newest, coolest and most effective ingredient – full spectrum hemp and CBD.
The Science Behind CBD and Weight Loss.
Portion Control: Farrimond, et al. (1) has demonstrated that less food is consumed when CBD is taken daily. This is as simple and straight forward as it gets. Supplemented CBD results in less calories consumed and great portion control. The reasons behind this, however, can get quite complex. Li, et al. (2) has proven that the activation of cannabinoid receptors expressed by islet cells can stimulate insulin secretion, which obviously helps utilize sugars for energy. Additionally, they found that under normal physiological conditions, cannabinoid signaling by CBD on the endocannabinoid system receptors in the endocrine pancreas resulted in a true mechanism of regulating insulin secretion to maintain blood glucose levels thereby decreasing appetite and the desire to sugar binge.
Biochemical Regulation: Rosenson (3) provided a review of the recent evidence from animal and human studies that shows a role for the endocannabinoid system in maintaining energy balance and glucose and lipoprotein metabolism. Overwhelming evidence exists showing that modulation of this system through endocannabinoid-receptor blockade by cannabinoids like CBD results in an improvement in a number of important risk factors for obesity related diseases including visceral and subcutaneous abdominal adipose tissue, glucose tolerance, dyslipidemia and measures of inflammation. These findings may have significant implications not only for weight loss but for the management of patients at risk of developing cardiovascular and metabolic disease.
Additionally, Parray and Yun (4) found that CBD stimulates genes and proteins that enhance the breakdown and oxidation of fat (fat burning) while decreasing the expression of proteins involved in lipogenesis (fat cell generation). This is direct evidence that you can train your biochemistry through proper nutrient support to overcome even genetic hurdles to weight loss and body shaping. Further they demonstrated that CBD increases the number and activity of mitochondria, the powerhouses of the cell, which increases the body’s ability to burn calories. Collectively, these results come from the ability of CBD to induce “fat browning”; that is, converting what is normally white-colored fat tissue (WAT-white adipose tissue) that stores energy in the form of fat to beige-colored fat tissue (BAT-brown and beige adipose tissue) that burns it. It is an established fact that boosting beige-colored fat improves glucose tolerance, improving resistance to diabetes and various blood lipid abnormalities.
- Farrimond, J.A., Whalley, B.J. and Williams, C.M. Cannabinol and cannabidiol exert opposing effects on rat feeding patterns. Psychopharmacology,2012, 223(1), 117-29.
- Li, C., Jones, P.M., and Persaud, S.J. Role of the endocannabinoid system in food intake, energy homeostasis and regulation of the endocrine pancreas. Pharmacology and Therapeutics,2011,129(3), 307-20.
- Rosenson, R. S. Role of the endocannabinoid system in abdominal obesity and the implications for cardiovascular risk. Cardiology, 2009,114(3), 212-25.
- Parray, H.A. and Yun, J.W. Cannabidiol promotes browning in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, 2016, 416,131–139.