According to the latest research report, there are about 2.2 billion people are overweight in the world, accounting for one-third of the world’s total population. And about 10% of them are obese. In all countries, the obesity rate in the United States is the highest. The biggest killer diseases associated with obesity include coronary heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, cancer, and musculoskeletal diseases. Every year, between 100,000 and 400,000 people die in the United States due to obesity. Therefore, the cost of medical services in the country and society is increasing. Being overweight has become one of the most challenging public health issues in the contemporary era.

In order to solve this problem effectively, scientists have been looking for countermeasures and solutions to it. In recent years, CBD has gradually entered the view of scientists. Some researchers have shown that  CBD can effectively help people manage their weight. So is it really that CBD can reduce people’s weight?

Can CBD lose weight?

CBD is one of the more than 100 compounds found in cannabis and is one of the most famous compounds in cannabis. The roles of CBD that we have known include pain relief, remission of inflammation, and prevention of diabetes, seizures, and insomnia. In all of these symptoms, CBD can treat health problems in the human body by interacting with receptors in the ECS system.  You can view our previous articles to know the specific process.

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) exists in each of our bodies. It can also play a role in the metabolism of the human body.  The main ones of ECS are the cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2), which can respond to CBD. When CBD stimulates cannabinoid receptors, it increases metabolism and shrinks fat cells in the human body.

How does CBD help reduce weight?

Since we have understood how CBD works, can CBD effect on people’s weight management as the above? Can CBD be used for weight loss? These questions are all we want to know.

According to some researches conducted by scientists, CBD can reduce appetite. It relaxes the consciousness of managing eating in the brain, which causes the brain to give instructions to the body. People can reduce their food intake by reducing appetite. Besides that, CBD can affect the body’s metabolism through the process of fat browning. The specific situation is as follows:

On the one hand, CBD can improve the body’s ability to burn calories by increasing the number and activity of mitochondria. On the other hand, it can reduce the appearance of fat cells by reducing the expression of proteins involved in fat cell production. Therefore, CBD converts the energy of white adipose tissue into brown adipose tissue through the process of fat browning. Maybe many guys have questions, what is the difference between white adipose tissue and brown fat tissue?

White fat is responsible for storing and supplying energy. We can see it directly with our eyes. It is usually under our skin and around the organs. Appropriate white fat can protect and isolate our body’s organs. When white fat is accumulated in excess, it is easy to cause people to suffer from a variety of chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Brown fat is responsible for burning calories and can speed up our metabolism. It turns out that people who are overweight tend to have more white fat than people who are healthy. CBD can convert white fat into brown fat, which is a good thing for overweight people.

Whether CBD can relax the brain or promote the process of fat browning, this all shows that CBD can promote metabolism in the human body, reduce food intake, and ultimately achieve weight loss.

Related research of CBD on weight loss

1.Animal research

In a two-day study of rats, the researchers injected a batch of rats daily with CBD and another group of rats without injection of CBD. As a result, it was found that the amount of food ingested by the rats injected with CBD was significantly less than that of the other batches of rats. This suggests that CBD can reduce food intake.

In another study, the researchers injected the rats with CBD every day, but the doses were different. As a result, it was found that the body weight of the rat was significantly lowered. And the effect of weight loss was more pronounced in rats with higher doses. CBD can affect body weight by interacting with lymphoid tissues of animals and CB1, CB2 receptors in the brain. These receptors play an important role in metabolism and food intake.

Of course, these are about the weight loss study of CBD on animals. We also need more CBD research on humans to support the role of CBD.

2.Human research

In a new issue of scientific journals, Korean researchers have discovered the effects of CBD on preadipocytes (immature fat cells) in molecular and cellular biochemistry. They explored the potential benefits of CBD for the treatment and prevention of obesity. It turns out that CBD can indeed promote metabolism.

Can CBD increase weight?

Studies in animals and humans have shown that CBD has some roles in managing body weight. However, many people have raised the question before using it: Does CBD have the opposite effect? Does it lead to an increase in weight? For answers to this question, please see the following research:

In a foreign study, investigators interviewed more than 100 parents of children. They have a common feature – their children use CBD to control the seizure of epilepsy. These respondents indicated that their children’s epileptic symptoms were significantly reduced after using CBD. But a few of them claim that CBD oil increases the appetite of the child, although most other children have decreased appetite. This does not mean that CBD can increase weight. Because of the difference in CBD oil, if it contains more THC or the human body is affected by genetic factors, it may lead to an increase in appetite.

Whatever the factors are, we need more research on this. Of course, in order to ensure a good result, we should try to choose pure CBD oil or CBD products with high CBD content when purchasing and using.

Precautions for use

The use of CBD has a certain effect on people’s weight management. So many people want to know how many doses of CBD are used to be effective? Our recommendations mainly include the following:

  1. First, you should consult a doctor and ask for their advice. Because doctors are more professional than us in this regard, they know more information about CBD.
  2. Start with low dose CBD. If the effect is not obvious after using for a period of time, you can increase the dose appropriately to achieve the best results.
  3. It takes a certain amount of time to find the right dose. Please be patient during this process.
  4. You need to choose a reputable brand. Please purchase CBD products from a regular CBD production company to ensure the high quality of CBD.
  5. Before purchasing CBD products, you should read some post-use comments and find useful information from it. In particular, the safety and authenticity of the product should be recognized through relevant experimental reports.

Use CBD oil to help reduce weight

CBD oil is the most popular CBD product. If you have plans to lose weight, you can try using CBD oil. At the same time, we recommend that you maintain good eating habits and regular exercise when using CBD oil. Because of this, your weight would lose more obviously.


CBD not only helps people treat many diseases, but it is also very useful in managing weight. Because CBD can increase metabolism, affect fat cells and have almost no side effects. Although we need more research to support the weight loss of CBD, due to the safety and natural nature of CBD itself, it is reasonable to use it when trying to lose weight.

When you find the right dose, your body may need some time to adjust to slowly achieve the weight loss you need. This period of time may be two or three months, or it may be about half a year. No matter how long, I hope you can wait patiently. It is also important to note that when you choose CBD, if you stick to the original eating habits such as hamburgers, chips and other junk food, then it is harmful to your weight loss. Therefore, while using CBD, please cooperate with a healthy diet to achieve better weight loss. Of course, in addition to this, we hope that overweight people can do some sports and exercise to help them achieve a better result in weight loss.


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