Does CBD Work For Weight Loss

May 5, 2021

Many people are turning to CBD to treat a variety of health conditions naturally. CBD’s ability to affect the endocannabinoid system opens up the possibility for multiple benefits. Giving CBD the chance to alter the ECS (endocannabinoid system) is extremely important. Taking sublingual CBD oil continues to be one of the most popular administration methods because it has a high bioavailability and limited side effects. While the main reasons why people take CBD are widely known, more people are taking CBD as an appetite suppressant.

Experts believe that one of the many bodily functions the ECS is responsible for regulating is our appetite. Most people associate cannabis products with increasing the appetite, AKA the munchies, but CBD works in the opposite manner, suppressing our desire to indulge.

Does CBD Oil Make You Hungry?

CBD’s ability to suppress the appetite is surprising to most people. Once you understand the effect of CBD on our bodies, it makes perfect sense.

The ECS is a complex network of neurotransmitters, receptors, and enzymes. When a person consumes THC, the receptors in the ECS are activated, creating a high. The munchies are a phenomenon that is not fully understood; most experts believe that the user’s appetite is not increased; they are experiencing a release of serotonin and dopamine due to the CB receptors being activated. When they eat, this stimulates the receptors, and the food becomes more enjoyable.

CBD works oppositely as THC. When CBD metabolism works by changing the receptors making it harder for CB receptors to be immediately activated. The pleasure associated with eating is reduced if the user incorporates a CBD diet.  

CBD For Weight Loss

CBD can be used for weight loss because it suppresses the receptors that reward us for eating. When someone eats a food they like, their receptors reward them with a release of dopamine. CBD dosing before a meal can result in less pleasure while eating. Experts believe CBD reduces the appetite by manipulating the receptors and making the meal less rewarding. When your appetite is suppressed, it is much easier to eat less.

If you are interested in taking CBD for weight loss, try taking a dose of CBD edible gummies right before a meal. The gummies are more bioavailable than most other edibles, getting to the ECS much faster. If you are looking for an appetite suppressant, it is essential to use a method with high bioavailability. If you are taking CBD cookies or brownies, it could take hours for your stomach to process the CBD and affect the CB receptors.

Another popular method for CBD weight loss is taking CBD before a workout. This method has become popular because the CBD pre-workout formulas contain other appetite suppressants. You will get a boost of energy and not be as hungry after working out, causing you to lose weight.

CBD Dosing

CBD dosage is dependent on the individual. Most researchers and CBD brands use doses from 25-75mg. We recommend starting slow and working your way up to a large amount. 25mg is a great place to start if you are new to CBD.

If you are taking CBD for weight loss, make sure to use a quickly bioavailable method. Taking CBD oil is our preferred method because it becomes available for the body to use almost immediately. The oil absorbed under the tongue is made available for the body to use in about 10 minutes.

Taking CBD for weight loss is one of the lesser-known benefits of this incredible plant compound. If CBD significantly affects the appetite, many people could use this natural solution instead of dangerous stimulants for weight loss.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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