CBD and Weight Loss, A New Discovery?
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CBD and Weight Loss, A New Discovery?

Our bodies are wonderful, amazing things. When taken care of, when optimized they can do even more amazing things! That’s what PRōZE is all about, helping us and our PRōs lead a fierce, full spectrum lives! We’re coming up on 2020 (how futuristic is that!?) and that means we’re entering New Year Resolution territory. Perhaps the most common NYR out there is to lose weight, to be healthier. As it turns out, PRōZE might be able to help with that! Let’s dive into CBD and weight loss.


The Science of CBD and Weight Loss

While the use of CBD in general is expanding, it (and hemp) is finally getting the study done that we’ve known it needed for a long time and they are coming up with some exciting results: CBD has been linked to weight loss in a few different ways!


The ECS + CBD = Weight Loss

One study(1) linked cannabinoid receptors to the regulating of feeding behaviors in mice. Scientists found that when they were given daily doses of CBD at about 1.1 - 2.3 mg per pound of body weight, the animals lost weight. Another study(2) showed direct response to CBD of decreased food intake compared to other cannabinoids (specifically cannabinol and cannabigerol). These studies show that the CBD hitting the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the animal tissues and brain had effects across the body in the form of weight and eating control. There have been several of these studies and while they’re not the be all, end all of it, the findings are exciting!


Brown Fat = Good Fat?

Another potential avenue to weight loss via CBD has to do with something docs’ call ‘fat browning.’ Turns out there are two different kinds of fats: white fat and brown fat(3). White fat, also called white adipose tissue (WAT), is the dangerous fat, associated with diabetes, obesity and all the rest. Brown fat, or brown adipose tissue (BAT) is a specifically built kind of fat that’s key function is to dissipate energy as heat. When this BAT is present in the WAT, the fat is more easily burned! Okay, now how does CBD come into this?


A study published in the journal Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry (4) linked cannabidiol to a couple of possible fat fighters. The study found that CBD enhanced the expression of marker genes for brown fat and proteins, increasing activity. The CBD was also seen to increase protein levels of specific proteins that are used in lipogenesis, or the metabolic creation of fat.


So, CBD and weight loss? It’s beginning to look like there is a clear connection between the two! With CBD helping to generate new cells useful in the burning of fat for energy and slowing down their creation in the first place. Putting CBD into your weight loss regime (along with a healthy diet and exercise) can help you take control of your life and boost your daily performance in life!


CBD isn’t the only beneficial compound in our supplements. Our synergistic formulations are built for power pairing CBD isolate or broad hemp extract to other herbs for maximum effect. Check our what we have to offer and see how CBD can help your daily life. As we approach 2020, weight loss in on many peoples’ minds, and it  is starting to look like CBD can be a useful tool in your arsenal!

Sources: 

1: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5442223/

2: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22543671/

3: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4481171/

4: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27067870

 


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