If you are looking to lose weight or think you might be overeating and therefore, want to increase your metabolism, then CBD might be the answer to your worries. And no, unlike THC which induces a phenomenon called the ‘munchies’ where your appetite gets so activated you devour any food in sight, CBD does not. In fact, while the two are cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, they are selfsame different as night and day. Now that you worry has been put to rest, let’s talk about CBD and what it can do for your weight loss efforts.


First off, CBD is a non-psychoactive with numerous of benefits, both physical and therapeutic. When it comes to aiding in weight loss, CBD products present an effective way of controlling weight which is great since maintaining the proper weight helps keep lifestyle diseases and conditions such as obesity, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, diabetes and osteoarthritis among others, at bay. Numerous researches have been carried out to determine the effect of CBD on weight loss, pain, therapy, fatigue etc. However, according to some researchers, the effect of weight loss has been mainly discovered as a side effect when treating or researching its effect on other conditions. Based on these studies and experiences, the following are ways on how to use CBD oil for weight loss

Effect on Metabolism

CBD has been shown to have a direct effect on metabolism by stimulating the genes and proteins that increase fat breakdown. CBD also boosts mitochondria’s numbers and activity hence, increasing your body’s ability to burn calories which in turn helps with weight loss. In fact, a study as published in May, 2016, in the Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry journal, shows that CBD can induce fat browning. This is a good thing because brown fat stimulates weight loss by burning energy.

Blood Sugar Control


Experts have shown through research that CBD has the capability to control blood sugar by suppression of inflammation. Chronic inflammation is known to savage cells that produce insulin and also cause insulin resistance. When your cells fail to respond to insulin, it puts you at a higher risk for developing obesity and diabetes. Therefore, when CBD inhibits inflammation, it improves the body’s metabolism of sugar and hence, helps achieve weight loss at a faster and easier rate.

Improves Stress Eating

CBD helps stress and anxiety eating. Most people combat stress and anxiety by eating comfort foods to get that euphoric feeling from endorphin production. CBD is great because it reduces restlessness, muscle fatigue, stress and anxiety which in turn eliminates binge eating that is also responsible for weight gain.

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Hi, I am Douglas Brooks, I am a writer, advisor, and traveler.