While THC is usually linked to munchies and might cause weight gain, CBD or cannabidiol, the second-largest compound in cannabis plants, might help you lose weight, according to a new study. However, the specialists warn that patients should be careful when buying CBD oil.
Dubbed as the healthiest compound in cannabis, CBD oil, also known as cannabidiol, possess a series of health benefits that remain unmatched by any other substance, be it natural or chemical. First, CBD has been proven beneficial for maintaining mental health, diminishing the symptoms of depression and anxiety, but, secondly, it’s also a great ally against chronic pain.
Even more recently, a study showed that cannabidiol could also reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer, while other studies in this direction asserted that it is a potent anti-cancer substance, in general. Moreover, CBD can fight against epilepsy.
CBD oil might help you lose weight
Now, a recent study showed that CBD is beneficial in weight management.
As reported by the Advocator, cannabidiol, or CBD oil, can help patients lose weight by increasing the brown fat cells in the body which are responsible for burning calories.
The study, published in the peer-reviewed Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry journal, also revealed that CBD oil activates the specific proteins and genes that are responsible for fats breakdown.
While some research in this direction estimates that a daily dose of 10mg of cannabidiol is more than enough to help patients lose weight, some other studies say a higher dosage is required for the results to be visible.
Patients should be careful when buying CBD oil
According to a Bloomington doctor, Dr. Gary Gettelfinger from the IU Health Pain Center, patients must be cautious when purchasing cannabidiol or CBD oil. As he stated, since the recent legalization of cannabis-derived oils across the state of Indiana, the USA, many scammers came up with phony products sold as CBD oil.
According to the specialist, the patients should ensure the US Department of Agriculture approved the products and that the origins of the CBD are legally approved since Indiana law prohibits the selling of cannabidiol products that have more than 0.3% of THC.