0

Your Cart is Empty

Continue Shopping

    by Jason Higgins January 30, 2021 3 min read

    Everybody’s heard about or maybe experienced “the munchies.” So how could CBD help with obesity? Turns out that well-known frenzied hunger comes from THC – which is present in only trace amounts or not at all in CBD. (There’s no “high,” either).

    Working With What’s Already There

    CBD works with the body’s own endocannabinoid system, which responds to chemicals in the body through two cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2.

    CB1 receptors

    • Are most common in the brain
    • Are also found in quantity in the central nervous system

    CB2 receptors

    • Are found mainly in the immune system

    But in obese people, the CB1 receptors are also found in fatty tissue, suggesting a link between active CB1 receptors and obesity.

    woman doing yoga outside

    CBD For Reducing Appetite and More

    One 2018 study indicates CBD may make CB1 receptors less active, helping to reduce appetite and rein in obesity. CBD may stimulate CB2 receptors to reduce inflammation and food intake, as well.

    Other peer-reviewed research connects CBD use to:

    • lower body weight
    • lower body mass index (BMI)
    • smaller waist measurements

    Cutting Your Risk of Insulin Resistance

    Unfortunately, obesity comes with a number of risks to your health. CBD can help with many of them, including insulin resistance.

    Here’s what happens when your metabolism is working well.

    • you eat
    • blood sugar levels increase
    • the pancreas releases insulin to move the glucose to your cells
    • cells use the glucose for energy

    Here’s what happens when your eating habits put too much glucose into your system, creating insulin resistance.

    The process begins the same way

    • you eat
    • blood sugar levels increase
    • the pancreas releases insulin to move the glucose to your cells

    Then it goes haywire

    • the insulin doesn’t work
    • your blood sugar can’t stabilize, so it keeps increasing
    • the liver takes over and turns glucose into fat to protect the body from too much sugar
    • the cells still need sugar for energy
    • the cells trigger the appetite
    • the whole unhealthy cycle starts again
    • you feel hungry and sluggish

    With CBD:

    • research has showed the body’s cells absorb glucose better
    • convert less of the sugar to fat, reducing hunger
    • in turn reducing or repairing damage to mitochondria, which produce energy for the cells
    athletic woman with mud on her face

    Lowering Risk of Metabolic Disorders

    Obesity can make the body’s CB receptors too active, increasing the risks of:

    • high blood pressure
    • high cholesterol
    • type 2 diabetes

    Studies in obese animals showed that, over time, CBD helped:

    • total cholesterol drop by 25%
    • decrease blood sugar levels
    • improve markers for liver health

    Researchers believe some of these benefits come from CBD’s documented ability to reduce inflammation throughout the body, as well as its potential to turn white fat (aka “bad” fat) into brown fat. This may:

    • help the body burn calories
    • break down fats more efficiently
    • reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease and other chronic conditions

    Rebalancing The Endocannabinoid System

    There’s a proven connection between an overstimulated endocannabinoid system and inflammation. CBD can bring the endocannabinoid system back into balance and reduce inflammation. That protects internal organs like the pancreas and liver, among others, and can reduce the risk of diabetes. Reduced inflammation brings the body a host of other benefits.

    healthy man and woman jogging outside

    Helping You Help Yourself

    As helpful as CBD is, it can’t do the job alone. But it can work with you as you make changes in your eating habits and consider starting an exercise program or boosting the one you do now.

    Changing habits isn’t easy. But neither is living with obesity and its effects. I encourage you to take the first step now. Talk to your doctor about all the ways you can improve your health, including CBD in the discussion. If you decide to try it, you could start here.

    As a Navy SEAL Veteran, I work every day to improve my health. My life is immeasurably better as a result. I believe yours will be, too. And I wish you the best.

    And now when you subscribe to Easy Day we’ll text you a 20% discount off our CBD products; so you can start having your own Easy Day.

    Jason Higgins
    Jason Higgins


    Leave a comment

    Comments will be approved before showing up.


    Also in Easy Day Hemp

    man meditating on a mountain
    CBD and Meditation. Two Allies in Reducing Stress

    by Jason Higgins February 18, 2021 4 min read

    Right now, just about everybody has more stress than ever. Lots of people are looking into meditation as a way to cope – either as a stand-alone solution or one of many stress-reducing options. Meditation sounds so easy. But it often requires practice to become good at it, like a muscle strengthening over time.
    The act of letting thoughts flow freely while practicing letting go is one more of us should spend time perfecting. CBD can help you achieve a meditative state more easily, helping to silence the storm and enhance the benefits that come with consistent practice.
    Read More
    man asleep depicting loss of focus
    CBD Oil for Focus and Concentration

    by Jason Higgins February 14, 2021 6 min read

    Natural remedies like CBD oil have shown promise in relieving symptoms like anxiety and fidgeting while potentially improving cognitive health, attention span and concentration; giving you more energy and making you more productive throughout the day.
    Read More
    the earth depicting natural remedies
    Natural Remedies for Inflammation

    by Jason Higgins February 03, 2021 9 min read

    While in the short term, certain types of inflammation can work to improve our immune system, chronic or prolonged inflammation can result in a number of health problems. That’s why it’s vital that you take care of it as soon as you can. Fortunately, there are plenty of natural remedies that can help treat and even prevent inflammation before it becomes a more serious issue.
    Read More

    Sign up for our Newsletter 20% OFF FIRST ORDER