Boost Your Keto Results With CBD
Have you considered adding CBD oil to your ketogenic diet? There are many benefits of CBD with a Keto diet. If you’re on the fence, allow us to explain why this may be one of the best decisions you can make for your health and wellness.
Misconceptions About CBD
Maybe you’ve heard of CBD in its many commercial forms: CBD vape oil, CBD tinctures, or CBD capsules. Chances are, even if you’ve heard of CBD, you may not fully understand what it is and how it works in the body.
CBD is cannabidiol, a chemical compound found in Cannabis sativa. It’s present throughout the cannabis plant in high concentrations, but, until recently, it’s been overlooked for its highly researched counterpart, delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is the most active ingredient in cannabis, known for producing the plant’s characteristic psychoactive effects. Typically, cannabis plants that deliver mind-altering effects have higher concentrations of THC and lower concentrations of CBD. However, Illuminent CBD is derived from hemp plants that are grown for industrial purposes and have higher concentrations of CBD (and significantly lower amounts of THC).
Unlike THC and other compounds found in cannabis, CBD does not cause mind-altering effects — it’s non-intoxicating. This happens because CBD doesn’t activate special receptors in the brain and the body (CB1 and CB2 respectively) that THC does. Since CBD has only very weak reactions with these receptors, you get all the benefits of cannabinoids without the negative psychoactive side effects.
CBD and Ketosis
Many people starting or already following the ketogenic diet might doubt how cannabidiol can positively impact their weight loss journey. You might think, “But won’t I get the munchies and totally blow my diet?” The answer is “no.”
THC is among the cannabinoids studied for its appetite-stimulating effects. CBD, on the other hand, has been shown to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antipsychotic, anti-anxiety and neuroprotective properties that can actually enhance ketosis.
Let’s get a thorough understanding of the ketogenic diet before diving into the benefits of combining it with CBD.
The ketogenic diet is a weight loss program that involves switching the energy source the body uses — from sugar to fat — so that the body enters a state of ketosis. To achieve ketosis, dieters must consume a diet very low in carbohydrates, moderate in protein and high in fat. As a result, the body burns fat as fuel instead of glucose, and weight loss along with other benefits ensue.
How CBD Benefits Ketosis
For keto newbies…
If you’re just starting out on the ketogenic diet, then you may have learned that, before your body goes into an intense fat-burning mode, you experience several days of an illness-type state that has been dubbed “keto flu.” Keto flu often includes symptoms such as headaches, nausea, dizziness, and fatigue. Taking CBD in conjunction with the start of your ketogenic diet can significantly reduce these undesirable symptoms by offering natural pain relief, nausea relief, and mood-boosting effects.
For long-term keto dieters…
Many dieters, especially those who are significantly overweight or obese, struggle to get active due to chronic aches and pains. Because CBD offers anti-inflammatory properties, you’ll have a safe and natural way to combat muscle and joint swelling and pain. That way, you can engage in more activities, like walking around the block or running a marathon!
CBD also promotes homeostasis in the body, helping to level off your appetite so you eat more instinctively by listening to your body. In addition, you’ll also find that you sleep better, feel less stressed and enjoy an overall feeling of well-being.
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a natural compound found in the cannabis plant that produces a range of health benefits. Using CBD Oil during your ketogenic diet can help combat headaches, nausea, and fatigue in the early days of the diet. It also helps relieve pain and promotes a positive mood, so you can be physically active, calm and balanced throughout your weight loss journey.