Will CBD Oil Break a Fast?

Intermittent fasting has become a popular routine for people who are wanting to restrict their caloric intake, so in today’s blog we ask the question: will CBD oil break a fast?

Will CBD oil break a fast?

Yes and no. Water, green tea, and coffee and in theory, CBD oil should all be fine to consume if you are within your fasting hours. However, it is important to understand that this only applies to some types of oils, and it only applies to oil, not gummies or other CBD edibles.

So in today’s blog we examine the answer to, will CBD oil break a fast.

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When it comes to intermittent fasting, water, green tea and black coffee are generally the three beverages that can be consumed during fasting hours. These are all drinks that are free of calories, so therefore they can be consumed without breaking your fast.

But where does CBD oil fit into this? Will CBD oil break a fast? Above we said yes and no. So let’s elaborate. Technically speaking, any calories contained in the carrier oil used for the CBD you’re taking will break your fast. In having said that, CBD dosage (and therefore calorie intake) varies greatly from person to person, so it’s likely that unless you are consuming a large volume of CBD oil – volume, not dose rate – that your calories will be very, very low.

Will CBD oil break a fast?

When it comes to the crunch, we think it’s important to consider why you are choosing to fast intermittently. For most people, intermittent fasting helps them to control their calorie intake, usually for the purpose of losing weight or maintaining their weight. When you consider this, breaking your fast with quite literally a few calories from your CBD oil can be totally worth it for the many benefits you will receive.

If you are someone that takes CBD first think in the morning as part of your routine, you’ve probably wondered will CBD oil break a fast? In our opinion, there’s no real reason to stop taking your morning dose, even if you are on an intermittent fasting plan….and there is science to back this up!

  • An animal study published in 2001 found that CBD could increase the levels of leptin in the brain, in turn helping to regulate body weight.
  • A 2008 study showed that CBD can also have an effect on appetite: it interacts with a receptor in the brain, that causes the neurotransmitter that stimulates appetite to fail to fire, therefore you don’t feel as hungry.
  • A study published in 2016 demonstrated that CBD can help to promote a healthier metabolism, by promoting browning of fat cells.
  • A 2018 study showed that THC, CBD and CBN enhance the ability of cells to take up glucose, indicating these phytocannabinoids as anti-diabetic and anti-obesity agents. It was also noted by the researchers that these phytocannabinoids may actually perform better than metformin (a pharmaceutical drug that is prescribed to reduce blood sugar).

Will CBD oil break a fast?

As you can see from the studies noted above, CBD offers many potential benefits for people who are trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. Of course, there are many other benefits to taking CBD oil too.

But will CBD break a fast? Probably not. If you opt for a higher strength oil, your oil volume consumed will be lower, since the concentration of CBD is higher. In turn, you will consume fewer calories. An average 1ml serve of our CBD oil contains approximately 8 calories.


The information contained in this blog, which is entitled “Will CBD oil break a fast?” is intended for educational purposes only. This blog is not to be taken as medical advice, and it is not intended to replace the opinion of your doctor or qualified healthcare professional. Transcending Organics always recommends you speak to your doctor about any health concerns, for an accurate diagnosis.


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