Regardless of how the glossy magazines still insist on promoting six-pack fitness, or how many scantily clad bikini models grace the covers of your favorite magazines, the majority of the world just doesn’t come close to fitting those images. When over two-thirds of American adults are overweight and one-third consistently weigh-in as obese, this is no longer just a threat or stereotype. It’s an epidemic. Moreover, weight has heavily affected children of this nation as well. But what’s the big deal? Can’t everyone just diet and shed the excess weight? If it were that simple, no one would have weight-related health issues. Unfortunately, science still knows very little about treating obesity. However, recent research has shown the potential of an unlikely source… cannabidiol. But what are the real health implications of obesity and how can anything related to cannabis help with weight loss? We report the facts here and also in our article on this “miracle oil” here.
What’s the Big Deal About Being Overweight Anyway?
It’s normal to have some cushion to our bones. Ten, fifteen, even twenty extra pounds usually won’t harm the body. But proper individual weight is based on a body mass index (BMI) scale which measures the amount of fat within a singular body. Normal weight ranges between 18.5 to 24.9 on the scale. Overweight falls between a BMI of 25 to 29.9. And obesity is labeled as anything over 30 on the BMI register.
Can CBD (Cannabidiol) from hemp be a great answer for weight control?
You may look and feel absolutely fine, depending on your height, lifestyle, and activity level. But if you’re within the overweight or obesity range, you’re at higher risks for some serious health issues. Obesity research has shown that statewide, the deep southern states contain the densest amount of obese residents with Arkansas topping the list at an almost 40% obese rate. Colorado shows almost half that as the lowest state for obesity with a 21.3% obesity rate – which is lower than D.C., Hawaii, and California. Hmmm… can you guess a connection there?
Of course, it’s not just adults who suffer. Over 23 million children and teens are now obese, leading to $117 billion annually in extra medical costs and research expenses to combat this epidemic. And still, science knows little more about the causes and cures of obesity than they do about the common cold. What they do know, however, is what obesity leads to when untreated. Kidney disease, liver disease, heart disease, stroke, sleep apnea, pregnancy and fertility issues, cancer, and diabetes are among the most common health issues from packing on more than a few extra pounds. Science is tired of tiptoeing around the issue here. The fact is, most people fail at long term weight loss without surgical help. But new research has shown that nature’s oldest remedy, cannabis – and specifically hemp-based cannabidiol (CBD), may actually tip the scale in the right direction.
But Doesn’t Cannabis and Marijuana Cause the Munchies?
The movie stereotypes of a bong on one side of a stoner and a bag of Doritos on the other are not that far off the mark. The THC in marijuana does create an instant appetite hike, or “munchie” effect, in many users. However, science has studied this effect inside and out, finding that regular users of cannabis are actually far less overweight than non-users. That’s not an invitation to light up a blunt and puff away. THC is still a psychoactive drug that causes addiction and changes brain chemistry. But the Hemp-based CBD found lower in the plant contains almost no THC whatsoever.
In clinical tests, this form of cannabidiol is safe for all users, including children, and does not cause the typical “high” of marijuana because of its non-psychoactive properties. Loss of weight reduces the adipose layer of fat around the gut that encourages the development of so many fatal diseases This could be a miracle cure, and because of this, don’t you owe it to yourself to give Mother Nature a chance?
To learn more about CBD from hemp and how it can help with weight loss and a myriad of common and more serious ailments check out this popular article HERE.