We could never go through life without food. Not only would we not want to, as humans we simply wouldn’t last very long. Good food is a pleasure for the senses and fuel for our bodies too.
If we overindulge in a moment (or maybe a month) of weakness, many of us usually swing back to some semblance of self-control.
We adopt eating plans, restrict our calorie intake, and stop avoiding the gym - because we know that finding balance is crucial.
Did you know that you can leverage the power of CBD to assist in your weight loss endeavors? It’s true.
For every problem, a solution exists. There are so many things we can do for weight loss and to feel great in our bodies... and CBDa for weight loss is definitely one of them. (5,6,7)
Weight Loss With CBD - How Can This Be?
Studies have explored CBD as a potentially promising agent for the prevention of obesity. Current data ties cannabidiol to causes of “fat browning” - which transforms the dangerous white fat associated with obesity and diabetes into hard-working brown fat cells. (1,2)
This actively aids weight loss by burning extra calories through thermogenesis, our body’s heat-production process. (3)
Also, CBD decreases the expression of proteins involved in the formation of new fat cells and raises the number of mitochondria in brown fat cells, increasing fat-busting even further. (9,13)
To give you a breakdown, we can take a further look:
#1 CBDa & Weight Loss, Browning The Fat
There are two types of fat in our bodies: the good fat (brown), and the bad (white). (9,13)
White fat, unfortunately, we have the most of. Very simply, white fat stores energy and calories, while brown fat burns energy and calories. (2)
We want more brown fat, it’s the good one! Both exercise and exposure to the cold can increase our brown fat. But with recent studies showing that CBD can convert white fat to brown, cold weather can definitely take a back seat. (2,9)
#2 CBDA & Weight Loss, Reducing Appetite
Marijuana (led by THC), is well known to give us the munchies. While THC might make us hungry, this is not the case with CBD.
THC and CBD affect the brain and body in distinct ways, thanks to the particular receptors (proteins) that each binds to. These receptors, called cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1) and cannabinoid receptor 2 (CB2), determine the behavioral effects of cannabis when consumed, as well as the effects of the body’s own cannabis chemicals, 2-AG, and anandamide. (Yes, the human body has its own cannabinoid system!) (4,12)
THC, when it stimulates the CB1 receptor, releases a hormone that tends to increase appetite. CB1 receptor antagonists may help reduce appetite and control obesity. This is because CB1 receptor antagonists block off or “deactivate” the receptor. (8,12)
CBD is more likely to act as an appetite suppressant according to an older study involving rats. The study indicated that cannabidiol-reduced food intake supported the need for further examination, on the possible anti-obesity effects of cannabidiol. (5)
#3 CBDA & Weight Loss, Boosting Metabolism
Mitochondria are tiny organelles inside cells that are involved in releasing energy from food. The health of mitochondria is lifestyle and diet-dependent. Excessive consumption of sugary foods and beverages reduces mitochondrial efficiency, as does lack of exercise (reduces the number of mitochondria in active cells such as muscle). (11)
Mitochondrial imbalances can affect the way we burn energy, making it harder to lose weight. CBD appears to regulate mitochondrial activity, in turn helping us achieve metabolic balance. (10,11)
CBD also works with other cannabinoids to potentially activate many receptors, such as serotonin, possibly playing a role in weight loss or other critical metabolic functions. (14)
Choose Your CBD Correctly
People refer to cannabis plants as either hemp or marijuana, depending on how much THC they contain. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) are the components of cannabis products that most people are familiar with. THC is what produces the “high” and can give us ‘the munchies’. (15)
CBD, on the other hand, produces no “high,” and has its separate benefits. There are more than a hundred other compounds in the cannabis plant and one of these is cannabidiolic acid, also known as CBDa. As a precursor, it’s even better than CBD. (15)
CBDa is a groundbreaking ingredient from nature itself. It is the acidic form of CBD that hasn't been heated. Most of the CBD in standard hemp products is not put there by nature, it’s manufactured by heating the natural CBDa contained in hemp. CBDa is far more bioavailable than CBD and it acts on key brain centers with 1000 times the potency of CBD., To put it simply, CBDA is the most natural, most potent and rawest form of CBD. (15)
Any product being used should have low amounts of THC, and if possible contain CBDa - not just CBD, as a top choice ingredient. (See #2 above.)
CBDa is thought to promote weight loss in the same way as CBD but can be taken in much lower doses, because of its superior bioavailability and bioactive effectiveness.
Nesas Beyond Organic CBDa Hemp Extract is nutrient-rich, raw, and scientifically perfected to work on a cellular level. It contains CBDa which is known for its phenomenal bioavailability and effectiveness. THC levels are far under the 0.3% legal limit, making it the perfect product for weight loss goals.
Weight Loss Goals Made Easy
As with most addictions, with food addiction, the hardest part is the withdrawal stage. Food withdrawal is no different. Headaches, insomnia, nausea, mood swings, irritability, anxiety, and stress are all symptoms. (16)
CBDa can help with these frustrations and make it a lot easier to ignore intense cravings in the first few days and weeks. Recent studies show that certain cannabinoids can even reduce cravings themselves, as well as the obsessive thoughts about eating whatever our particular vice might be. (4,15)
The Nature Of Science Compliments CBD
In the article, there is much talk about studies, and one of the great habits of scientists is their open-mindedness. CBD and hemp are gaining serious attention in the science world.
We should all be receptive to new ideas and healthy suggestions. CBDa and weight loss may be an opportunity to invest in our health, and now even more excitingly, our waistlines. (6,7)