It is common knowledge that THC is known for giving us the “Munchies”, which is evidence that THC has a direct effect on our metabolism. THC is just one cannabinoid, their are over 100 other cannabinoids. CBD being the one that is being researched heavily
Research shows that CBD does indeed have a direct effect on our metabolism. During 2016, Korean researchers published a study on the topic in the scientific journal Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry. After carefully monitoring CBD and its effects on immature fat cells, aka preadipocytes, astonishingly, they found that the cannabinoid has not one, but three ways of effecting “fat browning”.
Researchers not only discovered that CBD stimulates the proteins and genes that play a role in increasing the breakdown of fat, but also that CBD can boost the number and activity of mitochondria, magnifying the body’s power to burn calories. Interestingly enough, they found that CBD reduces the expression of proteins involved in creating new fat cells within the body as well.
While many believe that white fat can increase the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and more, brown fat, on the other hand, can potentially promote weight loss by burning energy. Once the study was complete, researchers agreed that CBD has the ability to induce “fat browning”, or in other words, turn white fat into brown fat.