For a long time, it was assumed that cannabis only stimulated appetite and that its consumption led to cravings. Not particularly beneficial for weight loss… but this only applies to tetrahydrocannabinol-containing products, flowers and plant parts, which are mostly consumed in the form of joints, bongs or food.
The psychoactive cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol, THC for short, not only stimulates the appetite, but also has an intoxicating effect. If you want to avoid the typical high and only use cannabis to promote health and well-being, you should use legal dietary supplements that contain the cannabinoid cannabidiol, or CBD for short.
But is CBD legal in Germany? In contrast to tetrahydrocannabinol, cannabidiol is not psychoactive, can be legally purchased without a prescription and can help you lose weight.
Hirsty adé? How Cannabidiol affects appetite & metabolism
Cannabidiol is not only suitable for relieving pain, relaxing and fighting various diseases, but also for losing weight. How is this possible? First, cannabidiol has an anorectic effect, meaning it curbs appetite and prevents cravings. On the other hand, recent studies have shown that cannabinoids can have a positive effect on metabolism and fat burning. Recently, the scientific journal Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry published an interesting article presenting the results of a Korean study on cannabidiol and metabolism. As part of the study, the researchers investigated how the administration of cannabidiol-containing preparations affects immature fat cells (preadipocytes).
- Cannabidiol stimulates certain genes and proteins that improve the oxidation and degradation of fat.
- Cannabidiol increases the number of mitochondria and increases their activity, allowing body fat to be broken down more quickly and effectively.
- Proteins involved in fat cell production (lipogenesis) are inhibited by cannabidiol and their proliferation is demonstrably restricted.
How to lose weight with CBD and increase your personal well-being
Quite a few people suffer from eating disorders and chronic cravings, which are difficult to control. In most cases, regular overeating leads to overweight, which not only affects the body but also the soul and personal well-being. Depression and anxiety can also be triggered or intensified by overweight, which is why appropriate countermeasures should always be taken.
Unfortunately, it is sometimes not enough to change one’s diet and exercise regularly. Maybe you know it – Recently you have consciously tried to eat healthy, fresh and low in calories, but after only a few days the ravenous appetite for unhealthy, fat- and sugar-rich foods is overtaking you. Cannabidiol counteracts this by curbing your appetite, relaxing you and promoting your psychological well-being.
How you consume the cannabinoid is up to you. To lose weight, however, we recommend regular use of cannabidiol oil, as it is particularly easy to dose and can be acquired in different strengths.
Lose weight with cannabis oil – use and dosage
Cannabidiol oil is available in different concentrations depending on the manufacturer. Side effects do not have to be feared, but each body reacts individually, which is why we cannot give general dosage recommendations. In general, we prefer oils with a cannabidiol content of at least 15%, but for the prevention of cravings an oil with 5% can be sufficient.
The best way is to feel your way carefully and start with 5 drops a day. This is the only way to find out how your body reacts to cannabidiol and what dose actually reduces your symptoms.
If you are overweight and suffer from other complaints, such as depression and insomnia, we recommend that you use a higher dose of cannabis oil or increase your daily dose to 3 x 5 drops.
This cannabidiol oil with 15% we recommend especially for beginners. Further product tips, which are suitable for losing weight, can be found on CBD360.
Fazit – Cannabidiol can help lose weight and promotes a healthy lifestyle
As you now know, cannabidiol can help you to control cravings, lose weight and keep your weight in the long run. If you want to know where you can buy suitable products, we recommend that you take a look at our other articles. We have had good experiences with Nordic products, Sensi Seeds and Enecta, among others.
You want to know more about cannabidiol and its effects? No problem – Further information, among other things on the topics “Slimming with CBD oil” and “Cannabis oil for animals”, you will find on Cannadoc.
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