How can CBD from Hemp Extract compliment a Keto diet?
There are several ways adding CBD to a Keto diet plan might be beneficial. The FDA has not approved CBD so all evidence is still viewed as anecdotal, but many people have been reporting these effects for some time.
The body has different types of fat, good and bad. White fat is what we know as the ‘bad fat.’ This is the type of fat that stores excess calories in the body and what leads to obesity and other health problems. There is also brown fat, which is the ‘good fat.’ Brown fat can actually help burn calories.
Research has shown that CBD promotes a process called “fat browning” where white fat is converted into brown fat. This means CBD is helping breakdown the fat and convert it to energy which promotes weight loss.
Boosting Metabolism and controlling appetite
Research has shown that the body's Endocannabinoid System (ECS) plays a role in regulating food intake, metabolism, and endocrine function. The endocrine system is responsible for producing hormones that make us feel hunger. CBD has the capacity to influence the ECS in complex ways. It could therefore play a role in promoting a balanced, healthy metabolism.
There has been a connection between inflammation and several diseases, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's, and others. The good news is that both CBD and keto demonstrate anti-inflammatory effects. Studies found that CBD and ketosis each appear to suppress cytokines, the proteins that signal an inflammatory response. Combining CBD with a keto diet could be a powerful combo for immune regulation, helping to calm excess inflammation.
CBD to ease transition to ketosis?
A ketogenic diet ultimately stabilizes blood sugar and boosts energy levels. However, that doesn't happen right away. When you first cut down on carbohydrates, you may find yourself feeling sluggish, irritable, even foggy-headed. That's because your body needs time to adapt. It is used to getting energy from glucose, and you'll need a few days to transition to burning fat instead, allowing your body to ramp up production of those energizing ketones.
CBD could help soothe any irritability you might experience as a keto newbie due to its properties. It also promotes homeostasis in the body which can stabilize your appetite and curb cravings as you adjust into a ketogenic diet.
CBD and Keto — a promising pair
Both CBD and keto have been studied for very similar effects, and combining them could provide a boost to their overall benefits. That said, a lot of the research into CBD is preliminary. More studies are needed to confirm its true therapeutic power. The good news is, most of the current studies are very promising.
If you have questions or any pre-existing health conditions, it's a good idea to talk to your doctor before drastically changing your diet or starting a new supplement routine.