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Nearly 70 per cent of cannabidiol extracts sold online in 2017 were mislabelled in terms of ingredients and dosage, according to a report published in Jama.
New science says CBD oil has belly-shrinking properties. So, is it time to spark up your metabolism?
It is thought to do this by causing a change in the structure of the receptors, effectively blocking further interactions. This may be relevant to reduced appetite and food intake in both animals and humans treated with CBD.
Although this data seems promising, it is important to note its shortcomings. First of all, the rats in this study were injected with CBD, which is not common practice in the application of the compound in humans. Rat studies are also not always representative of the effects of a compound on humans.
CBD May Boost Metabolism and Decrease Food Intake
Although both types of fat are essential, overweight people tend to have more white fat. Whit fat is also linked to the development of illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease. However, white fat can be converted to brown fat through exercise, sufficient sleep, and exposure to cold temperatures.
In test-tube studies, researchers found that CBD actually transformed one kind of fat, into another kind. Body fat tends to either be white, or brown. White fat is used to store and supply energy, and cushion your organs. Brown fat is used to generate heat by burning calories.
CBD Might Turn ‘Bad’ Fat into ‘Good’ Fat
There are a number of theories relating to the possible effects of CBD on weight loss and metabolism. However, as with most things related to the cannabinoid, there is little evidence on if, and how, CBD actually influences weight loss. But, what are the current findings?