CBD Oils for Weight Loss: Can they help you to shed those pounds?

CBD oils for weight loss – is there a link between the two?

CBD, or cannabidiol, oil offers users many health benefits. Most commonly, it is used to help treat conditions such as stress and anxiety, inflammation and chronic pain, and insomnia. In recent times, researchers have been examining whether there may be some benefit in using CBD oils for weight loss; is there a link?


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Before we go into CBD oils for weight loss, let’s quickly recap…

We’ll take a look at CBD oils for weight loss in a moment, however if you’re new to the world of cannabidiol, it’s worth taking a moment to revisit what CBD is and why it can be beneficial for so many different ailments.

CBD is a naturally occurring chemical compound that is extracted from the Cannabis sativa plant, commonly known as hemp. Hemp and marijuana are both members of the cannabis plant family, however one distinguishing characteristic between the two is that hemp contains much higher levels of CBD, and much lower levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) than it’s marijuana cousin. THC is the compound that is responsible for producing the “high” that marijuana users experience.

When consumed, CBD interacts with a body system known as the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Everybody has an ECS regardless of whether they have ever used or consumed cannabis products or not. The ECS is an important regulatory system within the body that helps to maintain a state of balance, or homeostasis. It plays an integral part in regulating sleep patterns, mood, appetite, reproduction, pain sensation, coordination and more.

CBD oil is made by extracting the cannabidiol from the hemp plant, purifying it, and pairing it with a carrier oil (at Transcending Organics we use organic, non-GMO hemp oil) to allow for it to be dosed accurately for consumption.

So how can CBD oil for weight loss help?

Researchers believe that CBD oils for weight loss may be beneficial to some people. There is no “magic trick” for losing weight – maintaining a healthy diet and engaging is regular exercise are the main ingredients to losing weight.

However, there have been numerous studies indicating that CBD can positively affect both glucose metabolism and lipid metabolism. From the data that exists, it is plausible to consider that CBD oil may in fact aid in weight loss.

Furthermore, animal studies have demonstrated that CBD can boost metabolism, help to reduce food intake, and also promote browning of fat cells (with brown fat being the type of fat that produces heat though burning of calories).

A lot of research that is currently being undertaken is finding that CBD oils for weight loss is plausible. Further to the above, CBD can help to reduce the effects of chronic conditions that may be otherwise hindering weight loss, such as insomnia, chronic pain and inflammation, and stress and anxiety. These types of health conditions often present barriers to people who are trying to lose weight, and if the symptoms of these can be alleviated by CBD oil, then this may also give merit to CBD oils’ effectiveness for weight loss.

The bottom line on CBD oils for weight loss:

It may be beneficial to try CBD oil for weight loss, more so if you are affected by another health condition that may be impacting upon your ability to lose weight. CBD oil can help with alleviating the symptoms of common conditions such as insomnia, stress and anxiety, and chronic pain and inflammation. CBD oil also has the potential to impact metabolism, and as such may be beneficial to people who are trying to lose weight.

At Transcending Organics, our CBD oil is produced from organic, non-GMO, US-grown hemp. When you choose to purchase from us, you can be confident that our CBD oil products are THC free. All of our CBD oil products undergo stringent filtration procedures to ensure that the final product that reaches you contains no THC. This means that you can be sure that our products will not have any psychoactive or addictive properties whatsoever.


This blog post entitled ‘CBD oils for weight loss’ is provided for informational purposes only. The information contained in this post should not be taken as general medical advice, and it is not intended to diagnose or treat any type of medical condition. Transcending Organics recommends that you seek the advice of your trusted health or medical professional.


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