Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of many compounds found in the cannabis plant. CBD is used for many medical complaints, but just like with THC, does the use of CBD oil also make you hungry? Or can it help you lose weight?
Claimed health benefits of CBD oil include reducing anxiety symptoms, fighting cancer, treating acne and ensuring weight loss.
Munchies and appetite
It's common knowledge that a side effect of smoking high-THC marijuana is extreme hunger, but CBD oil does make you hungry? A simple explanation for munchies when using THC is that it activates CB1 receptors in the brain. This receptor affects the body, including stimulating appetite. CBD oil does not interact with CB1 receptors in the brain like THC. However, it can still indirectly affect hunger. For example, a person with anxiety experiences a decreased appetite due to increased stress. Even a person in pain will have little or no desire to eat, given the condition he is in. What CBD oil does is relieve stress and pain, which can promote a healthier appetite.
Can CBD help you lose weight?
While CBD oil has no direct effect on a person's appetite, it can affect the human body and the way it functions. This can help if you want to lose weight. You can introduce CBD into your diet by, for example, eating CBD gummies. A two-week animal study in rats showed that the rats lost significant body weight after CBD injections. Since CBD was not given orally, researchers are not yet sure if this will change the results. While THC activates the CB1 receptors, CBD affects molecules in the human body that shut down these receptors. This helps reduce appetite and can prevent overeating and obesity.
CBD promotes brown fat cells
The human body contains two types of fat: white and brown. Most of the fat in our body is white fat. White fat is responsible for storing and supplying energy, while also protecting and insulating the organs. Excess white fat can lead to chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.
Brown fat, on the other hand, generates heat by burning calories. Research has shown that people with an active and healthy lifestyle have more brown fat than the average person. The most common way to convert white fat to brown fat is to exercise, get enough sleep, and strangely enough by exposing yourself to cold temperatures. The presence of CBD products in your body can help convert more white fat into brown fat. CBD consumption can enhance the “tanning” of fat cells. It does this by amplifying genes that promote brown fat as well as protein.
While CBD intake can help you lose weight, it is still necessary to maintain a good lifestyle by getting enough sleep, exercising regularly and following a balanced diet. Only then can CBD help. Since CBD can help prevent obesity, it can prevent other metabolic disorders. A 2018 study shows a close relationship between obesity and metabolic disorders such as high cholesterol.
Can CBD promote weight gain?
CBD is more popular for its beneficial effects that cause weight loss, but it can also be the way to promote weight gain. Studies have also been conducted on this, which unfortunately are not scientifically substantiated. So it seems that the effect of CBD very much depends on the response of the body and this can be different for each person. It does appear that this cannabinoid can be a supplement to your diet and lifestyle to improve your health.
Research plays a vital role in understanding CBD and its effects. Many animal studies have shown promising results, but there is still a need for more research on CBD in humans to fully understand how it can change our bodies. Until then, it will remain with anecdotal evidence and it is up to you whether you want to use it as a supplement to complement your daily diet and lifestyle or rather take advantage of other diets or methods of staying healthy.
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