April 20, 2022

Get Beach-Body Ready With CBD

Spring's in full bloom and summer's just around the corner. That means one thing: It's time to get your bod ready to hit the beach, pool, or Lido deck!

And it’s not so fun in the sun when your swimsuit from last year doesn’t quite fit anymore.

CBD has been shown to have many benefits including reducing inflammation, easing muscle soreness, neutralizing stress, and more. What about weight loss and CBD?

Let's take a look at how CBD can help you achieve your pool god/dess goals!

Why Try CBD For A Peak Physique?

Let's face it, each time beach or cruise season rolls around we all want to look our best. For many of us, that means working out a little harder and eating a little cleaner.

But even with our best efforts sometimes our goals seem just out of reach.

As a non-psychoactive, natural cannabis compound, CBD (cannabidiol) is a wellness product of choice for many people. CBD is known to offer a wide range of potential health benefits, and it can be used on the reg.

CBD May Help You Achieve Your Beach Body

Fitness fiends and wellness warriors alike are using CBD to help with everything from inflammation and soreness to anxiety and recovery time.

Some people also believe that CBD can aid in weight loss.

Is it true? Let's take a look at the science.

CBD May Support Weight Loss

Weight loss is top of mind for many people as we head into beaches, cruises, and sippin’-on-piña-coladas season. Are you looking to shed a few pounds before hitting the sand?

CBD may help give you that boost you need to feel confident in your swimsuit.

The science behind CBD and weight loss is fairly new, but we do have some preliminary research to guide us.

CBD May Reduce Appetite

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of pool noodles. The easiest weight to lose is the weight you didn’t gain in the first place, right?

Well, CBD may just help you eat less. A study from 2012 showed that rats given CBD ate less food than those who were not given the compound.(1)

CBD Might Boost Metabolism

CBD might ignite your metabolism, helping burn those stubborn calories.

Animal studies suggest that CBD could boost metabolism through interacting with the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the body. By engaging with these receptors, CBD may influence how the body burns fat.(2)

CBD & Anti-Obesity Effects

Studies on cannabinoids and CB receptors indicate that cannabinoids seem to have anti-obesity effects.(3)

Some research shows that CBD might help turn "bad" fat (aka white fat) into "good" fat (aka brown fat).(4) This browning of fat cells seems to aid the body’s ability to burn calories. Woo!

Cannabis & Weight Loss

Some research also shows that cannabis users tend to have lower BMI than non-cannabis users.(5)

This particular study refers to THC, so CBD users might want to look into full-spectrum CBD to get the full potential weight-management benefits of cannabis.

CBD Might Help Your Fitness Goals

Getting the beach body of your dreams is not just about dropping some extra lbs. Improving your muscle tone can be beneficial as well. CBD can help with that!

CBD is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, which can soothe sore muscles after a tough workout.

CBD may also help your muscles recover more quickly post-gym sesh. With its many antioxidants, CBD might reduce oxidative stress.(6) Oxidative stress can interfere with tissue recovery; it’s thought that CBD’s antioxidant properties could improve muscle recovery.

If you’re upping the workouts, consider giving your muscles some love with topical CBD cream.

Be sure to check out our article Why Athletes & Fitness Enthusiasts Are On Team CBD for a deeper look.

CBD May Keep The Stress At Bay

Stress can do a real number on you, mind and body. But, you don’t have to let stress get in the way of your beach/pool readiness.

If stress is a big block to your efforts, CBD might be able to help you out. A CBD regimen may help you manage stress levels, which may in turn, support your weight loss, fitness, and mindset goals.

The Stress-Weight Link

There's a well-established link between stress and weight gain.(7) Too much stress can cause a cascade of issues, including:

  • Overeating
  • Emotional eating
  • Exercising less
  • Poor sleep
  • Sugar cravings
  • Slowed metabolism

Head In The Right Direction

Strutting your stuff like a swimwear model isn’t just about what’s on the outside. It’s about attitude, too. Ya gotta feel amazing on the inside, so you can chillax and have fun.

(The bonus, though, is that confidence makes you look even hotter than you already are!)

Stress can keep you treading water in the deep, dark waters of your headspace, though. Luckily, CBD is known for elevating mood, promoting calm, and improving focus. It also has anti-anxiety properties — researchers are even looking into its potential to treat several anxiety disorders.(8)

With less stress and your intentions set, you’re likely to be more successful with your weight and fitness goals, too.

You + CBD = Ready For Swimwear Season

If weight loss and weight management is on your mind as we head into spring and summer, consider giving CBD a try. It may give you the edge you need to help support your weight, fitness, and mindset goals this year.

The data show that CBD might help with:

  • Metabolism
  • Appetite reduction
  • Stress management
  • Weight loss
  • Muscle recovery
  • Mood lifting and stability

All key components of getting your body in shape and ready to enjoy all your summer activities.

If you're looking to get beach-body ready, let CBD pull some weight, too.

GET YOUR CBD NOW

References

  1. Farrimond, JA., et al. (2012). Cannabinol and cannabidiol exert opposing effects on rat feeding patterns. Psychopharmacology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00213-012-2697-x
  2. Koch, M. (2017). Cannabinoid Receptor Signaling in Central Regulation of Feeding Behavior: A Mini-Review. Frontiers in neuroscience. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2017.00293
  3. Johnson, J. (2020). Can CBD help you lose weight? Medical News Today. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324733
  4. Rossi, F, et al. (2018). Role of Cannabinoids in Obesity. International journal of molecular sciences. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms19092690
  5. Clark, TM, et al. (2018). Theoretical Explanation for Reduced Body Mass Index and Obesity Rates in Cannabis Users. Cannabis and cannabinoid research. https://doi.org/10.1089/can.2018.0045
  6. Atalay, S, et al. (2019). Antioxidative and Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Cannabidiol. Antioxidants. https://doi.org/10.3390/antiox9010021
  7. Scott, E. (2021). How Stress Can Cause Weight Gain. Very Well Mind. https://www.verywellmind.com/how-stress-can-cause-weight-gain-3145088
  8. Blessing, EM, et al. (2015). Cannabidiol as a Potential Treatment for Anxiety Disorders. Neurotherapeutics: the journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13311-015-0387-1


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