CBD is a natural compound which is recently gaining a lot of popularity. CBD is used in a variety of conditions such as in reducing anxiety, in skin rashes, inflammation, and pain. Now researchers are working to find the effects of CBD in losing weight and reducing the risk of issues caused due to excessive weight.
Our body has a built-in Endocannabinoid system which response through two cannabinoid receptors called CB1 and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors exist only in the brain, and central nervous system and CB2 receptor are present all over the body.
It was found that in obese CB1 receptors are more widespread, especially in fatty cells, which is why researchers believe that there is a link between obesity and CB1 receptors. CBD doesn’t affect the CB receptors directly but influences the natural cannabinoids formed in the body to block or activate the receptors. This may play a key role in weight reduction.
While the initial results of CBD on weight loss looks promising, there are few things to consider. First of all, you should know that CBD is not the treatment of obesity. CBD cannot replace a good lifestyle, including regular exercise and supplements. Another thing is that not all bodies are the same and produce similar effects with CBD. It’s best to discuss the issue with the medical professional in advance to determine any side-effects and drug interaction of the CBD.