Obesity is running rampant globally. It’s estimated that almost 2 billion people classify as obese worldwide.
There are many factors that can contribute to an increase in our body mass index (or BMI), from stress to lack of sleep to sedentary working conditions. It’s important to remember that obesity isn’t tied to aesthetics, many of us who outwardly appear to be at a healthy weight can still classify as obese, and this in turn influences our potential to develop serious conditions in the future, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and certain types of cancer.
Weight management takes many forms, but our endocannabinoid system could potentially play an important role in helping us maintain a healthy BMI. Studies have shown that our endocannabinoid system helps in the regulation of our metabolism. When our intake of calories is unbalanced, this system can be adversely affected. A dysregulated metabolism can make it difficult to manage weight gain or loss since our bodies are confused as to how to efficiently burn and store the energy we provide it through food.
By interacting and supporting the proper functioning of our endocannabinoid system, CBD has the potential to help our body’s natural ability to regulate our metabolic rate and help us manage our energy intake more easily. With all the factors that make it difficult to get our BMI under control, it’s worth a shot to see if CBD can lend us a hand.