CBD has been studied in recent years more than ever before to determine its effects towards pain management, reducing anxiety and depression, alleviating cancer-related symptoms, and aiding in sleep, to name a few. But can CBD also help you lose weight?
CBD Oil for Weight Loss
CBD affects the endocannabinoid system in our bodies. This system responds to different chemicals in our bodies through two cannabinoid (CB) receptors, called the CB1 and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are most dense in the brain and the central nervous system, but in people with obesity, CB1 receptors are found to be more widespread, especially in fatty tissue. Studies have shown that CBD can help reduce obesity by blocking off these CB1 receptors.
Another reason CBD oil could be used for weight loss is that it may suppress your appetite. Cannabis is commonly known to increase your appetite, known to most as getting “the munchies.” But this is strictly a side-effect of THC, as it stimulates the CB1 receptor, which releases a hormone that increases food intake. However, the same effect does not exist with CBD, and may act the opposite way by blocking the CB1 receptor, which could lead to appetite suppression.
Some studies also claim that CBD can turn white fat cells (or “bad” fat) into brown fat cells. Brown fat cells are a more active form of fat, since they burn off energy as heat, meaning they burn calories. While more studies on humans are needed to definitively draw conclusions about CBD’s potential effects on weight loss, it is looking promising since there is more than one way it can help!
Fusion CBD Products and Our Athletic Partners
At Fusion, we believe that CBD has the transformative power to take athletic performance, energy, focus, and recovery to the next level. Take Brazilian-born, Tampa-bred UFC fighter, Edson Mendes Barboza, Jr. for example. Junior has been using a range of Fusion CBD products to help ease recovery after training and after his fights. And when Barboza was looking to cut down a weight class (from Lightweight to Featherweight), Fusion helped with his goal. Read more about how CBD and Fusion have helped other professional athletes here.
To potentially aid with weight loss, Fusion recently introduced a CBD product called Slim Fast: CBD Capsules for Weight Loss (10 mg). These capsules leverage the natural power of several active ingredients, including green coffee bean, leaf extract, and caffeine to aid in your weight management or weight loss journey. It is excellent for athletes looking to cut down a weight class or anyone that needs a little extra push to slim down. The capsules are made from premium hemp locally-grown in the USA, they are 100% organic CBD oil, gluten-free and vegan. If you’re open to trying a new weight loss technique, this could be the product you’re looking for!