A recent study reflects a significant reduction in the body weight of animal test subjects to which CBD was given. The higher the dosage, the greater the decrease in weight.
And in a review of over 50,000 people, an obesity rate of 14–17% was noted among those who used cannabis at least 3 days per week, compared to 22–25% for those reporting no marijuana use in the past 12 months.
In addition, CBD may help with the browning of fat cells. There are two types of fat that exist in the body - white and brown. White fat is mostly associated with chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease, while brown fat is responsible for generating heat by burning calories.
Individuals of a healthy weight tend to have more brown fat than overweight people, and white can be “browned” through exercise, adequate sleep, exposure to cold temperatures - and using CBD.
Another test-tube study found that CBD led to “browning” in white fat cells and enhanced the expression of specific genes and proteins that promote brown fat.
However, it is vital to note that everyone’s biochemistry is different, and there have also been reports from cancer patients and the parents of epileptic children using CBD that the compound has increased their appetite.
Like with any supplement, medication, skin or food product, CBD affects everyone differently. As we always suggest, every individual should begin their CBD journey by experimenting with low doses to see how their body responds.