Start your new year off right by supporting every system in your body and making cannabinoid wellness products part of your daily routine – for weight loss and beyond.
The first of the year is a perfect time to look back at where you’ve been, reassess, and give yourself credit for what you’ve accomplished. What can you do better in 2020? It’s time to get real and turn your goals into actual plans. You do this by giving yourself the tools to put your plans into action every day. If one of your goals is improved wellness and support for the wear and tear of daily life, cannabinoid wellness products may be just what you need to get you going.
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is key to establishing and maintaining wellness and overall cellular balance in humans (and animals.) Endocannabinoids are produced naturally by our bodies and receptors for them exist throughout the body – neurotransmitters in your brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells all respond when given the signals. The ECS performs different functions in each area, but the goal is always the same: keeping body systems stable despite variations in the external environment.
So how can CBD and your ECS help with your wellness goals? Let’s take a look at some popular Diet routines and see how they can be assisted.
Keto Diet (Low-Carb / Low Sugar)
This diet has been super popular due to how well it works in a short period of time. By lowering your sugar intake, your body switches to fat burning for energy (called Ketogenisis.) Our CBD Tinctures support this diet by not having any sweeteners and by using a keto-friendly MCT Oil as a base. Many brands use regular MCT (Medium Chain Triglycerides) which is a blend of C10 and C12 with some C8. Ours is 97% C8 (like Bulletproof Oil) which means it’s comprised of only the smallest oil particles. The unique aspect of this oil is that it can be absorbed directly into your bloodstream without having to go through the normal stomach/liver metabolic process where it loses some CBD. This allows for an improved bioavailability that other products don’t have. The Keto Oil can be absorbed and used as fuel directly from your mouth tissues (and stomach when you swallow the rest.) This tiny bit of direct fuel gives your brain something to work on and gets you moving faster and happier in the morning. Normally you’d have to consume food for breakfast and metabolize it before converting some of it to fuel. This method is supportive of weight loss and brings us to the cousin diet…
This method has a few variations but generally involves using your sleep period to kick off a short period of fasting before allowing yourself to eat. There are a few benefits to this method besides weight loss including lowered blood sugar, lowered ‘bad cholesterol’, better insulin resistance and lowered inflammation. If weight loss is a goal, a fasting period of about 12 hours is required to start the fat burning process. If you sleep for eight hours, you only need to make it 4 more hours after you wake to eat again. This is where C8 MCT Oil comes in handy. You can consume this oil without it being considered food since it’s not being metabolized the same way. Our CBD Tinctures use this unique oil to allow it to enter your body cells faster without the metabolic process slowing it down. For those utilizing the Intermittent Fasting (IF) diet, it can be a bit hard to skip breakfast and make it all the way to 12 or 1pm before eating. The C8 Oil in our Tinctures is helpful to make you feel less hungry and prevent the ‘low’ feeling associated with calorie restriction.
Bulletproof Coffee Diet
The popular Bulletproof Coffee diet uses a combination of the above two methods to achieve weight loss and keep blood sugar low. The Bulletproof Coffee recipe includes putting the C8 MCT Oil and Butter (or Ghee) into Coffee and using that as your breakfast. The low sugar drink gives your body a little fuel up front in the MCT and a little fuel for after (the butter) but since this is a low-carb recipe, your body stays in ketosis and begins burning fat for fuel before you eat. If you follow this with a lean meat & salad for lunch you’ll continue the fat burning process even longer. If you’re able to eat a low carb dinner, you’ll continue to burn fat all night long to really kick extra weight to the curb quickly. It’s not always easy since sugars are hidden inside so many of our foods, but even a few days per week of this routine can help you achieve your goals.
So while CBD isn’t necessarily required for weight loss, it does support the processes that must occur for weight loss to happen. A persons endocannabinoid system appears to have an essential role in regulating basic human functions like sleep, eating, metabolism, and more. When this system is functioning correctly, weight loss can be a lot easier. CBD helps to restore homeostasis to the cells of the body and can be very useful in reducing fat accumulation and subsequent health risks related to excess body weight. Back in 2007, researchers concluded that CBD helped to decrease cravings for certain foods, which had the benefit of helping people to reach a healthy weight.