As many cities across the country begin to emerge from lockdown, it’s time to start thinking about our physical health. Here’s how CBD can help you shed any unwanted quarantine pounds.
Summer brings a lot of joys like beach and pool days, outdoor grilling, and swim lessons for your kids. But if you are hoping to drop a few pounds or tone up before you have to show up in your swim trunks over the next few months, you might be wondering how your CBD use is going to factor in.
Can CBD help you lose weight and get the bathing suit body you desire? Here’s everything you need to know.
CBD may help with weight loss
If your goal is to lose some weight before summer, your CBD isn’t going to get in the way. In fact, it may be able to help. CBD may suppress appetite (or at least regulate it so you don’t binge) and might give your metabolism a boost.
Human research is limited to back this up. But a 2011 study of rats found that injecting the animals with daily doses of CBD led to significant reductions in body weight. Researchers believe it may have to do with CBD affecting CB1 and CB2 receptors in the brain. These can help regulate your appetite, which can help if you are tempted by the candy bowl and trying to keep to your healthy diet.
CBD can help reduce inflammation
CBD itself can’t help you drop all the pounds you want, but exercise can help you feel your best before summer. Of course, if you aren’t in the best of shape right now, exercise might hurt. A lot. That’s where CBD can come in.
Research shows that CBD can help reduce inflammation in the body. When you are sore and don’t think you can keep moving through another workout, try CBD oil or CBD topical cream. Your body will feel less swollen and your muscles and joints may loosen up a bit. That means you can keep pushing toward your goals.
CBD can reduce the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks
You watch your diet and exercise, but you can still have cellulite hanging around. So annoying! CBD can help with that, too.
CBD naturally increases collagen production, which can make skin look healthier and reduce your chance of developing additional cellulite as you age. For existing cellulite, CBD can help reduce stretch marks, cellulite, and improve your skin’s elasticity and texture. Apply topical CBD daily for best results and watch your skin look smoother and healthier by summer.