The Benefits of Cannabidiol For Effective Weight Management

Is it really possible that cannabis can help you lose weight? The common perception of smoking pot and getting the munchies is counter-intuitive to the concept that something derived from cannabis or hemp oil could actually help you control your weight. Despite the paradox, the scientific evidence behind the role of phyto-cannabinoids  and synergistic terpenes in effective weight management is very promising.

In fact there is a strong correlation between obesity and a dysfunction of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) that regulates homeostasis of the human body. That is actually not surprising, given the fact that the ECS is responsible for food uptake modulation and hunger among it’s myriad other regulatory functions within the human ecosystem.

So while some types of cannabis may give users a craving for sugar or other snacks, a healthy ECS can play a significant role in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight and metabolism.

Cannabidiol or CBD in particular may have useful implications for weight management as there is no psychoactive effect and the cravings associated with using cannabis and in many users the opposite effect is found. Certain strain of cannabis have been reported to also have this unexpected effect for similar reasons.

In addition the the CBD and other cannabinoids found in both cannabis and hemp plants, there are an array of plant molecules called terpenes that also play a role in hunger and weight control. These terpenes are found in cannabis and hemp, but they are also found in plants throughout nature with tens of thousands of variations.

Conifers like pine trees contain alpha-pinene, the same terpene found in various cannabis strains with a pine scent.

Another terpene commonly found in cannabis is Humulene – this plant molecule is also found in Hops for example. Humulene has been used for thousands of years in eastern medicine by the Chinese and is know to be an effective appetite suppressant.

By using a CBD product like those available from HealthSmart CBD ( it is possible to optimize your ECS to better control you appetite and your overall weight and health. Many diseases and ailments have been associated with a dysfunction of the endocannabinoid system. Many doctors have recently been joining the growing hypothesis that a vast number of diseases are related to or even casued by a dysfunction of the the endocannabinoid system, in particular a deficiency of plant derived cannabinoids like those found in cannabis and hemp.

Part of this theory is based on the fact that prior to hemp being tied to cannabis in scheduling and making it illegal to grow hemp in the US in 1937, a primary use of hemp was in cattle and livestock feed among many other uses, including agricultural and food applications. This means that humans had a significant source of cannabinoids in their food supply until this time.

When hemp was replaced with corn based and other types of feed the cannabinoids were basically replaced with sugar, leading to the rapid rise of obesity rates, diseases like Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), migraines and especially fibromyalgia.

With hemp derived CBD products, you can supplement your ECS with healthy cannabinoids and terpenes like the ones found in HealthSmart CBD products!

We recommend doing your own research to learn more about how CBD can help you maintain a healthy weight management program!