CBD and Weight Loss
(This is the transcript from WCBM Radio Dr. Gonzalez’s weekly 4-minute radio spot “DrG’s Corner” March 14th, 2021)
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Max and Steven: Welcome Dr. Gonzalez! DrG! It is great to have you on again!
Dr. Gonzalez: Thank you guys for having me!
“I am Dr. Ben Gonzalez, and this is DrG’s Corner.”
“In the past I have talked about how CBD helps with inflammation, exercise recovery, chronic pain, and gut health. Well, it turns out all those things are, of course, related to weight loss. Not only weight loss but the more important idea of the maintenance of weight loss and metabolism.
In your body, you have cannabinoid receptors called CB receptors…..in particular, CB1 and CB2 receptors. The effects of CBD in your body are a result of the interactions with these CB receptors. CB1 receptors are found mostly in your brain and CB2 receptors are found mainly in your immune system, especially in one of the largest organs of your immune system, …your gut.
Research has shown in overweight and obese individuals, there is an imbalance of these CBD receptors which triggers overeating and obesity. These CBD receptor imbalances are mostly found in the brain and the gut. In medicine we know there is a powerful connection between the gut and brain. This CB receptor imbalance causes changes in the normal bacteria in your gut and hormone production causing your metabolism to slow down and weight to “stick” despite increasing exercise and diet. Researchers believe this imbalance of CB receptors in the body contribute to the difficulty in weight loss. When you combine that…. with poor eating habits, lack of physical activity, increased overall stress and inflammation, you can see how difficult it would be to lose weight.
When you add the age factor you see an overall increase in body inflammation and the decline of the hormones in your body all contributing to slow metabolism and difficulty losing weight despite doing the right things. Here come the good part…..
A properly sourced, full spectrum CBD can help shift the imbalance of not only CB receptor response, but also help decrease overall inflammation in your body, improve stress, help shift hormone imbalances…… all of which contribute to not only weight loss but the maintenance of weight loss. There is a great deal of research in the field of weight loss and obesity. Sadly, there is very little research in the maintenance of weight loss and metabolism.”
“Research has shown that using a full spectrum CBD can decrease appetite and allow your body to burn fat more efficiently. CBD can improve many metabolic issues such as diabetes, imbalanced cholesterol and HTN. I have seen CBD work in my weight loss and metabolic repair practice with dramatic results in fact CBD is part of many of my weight loss and metabolic repair programs.”
“If you have questions concerning the use of CBD for weight loss, exercise and metabolic repair….You can call my clinic at 301-622-2722 to set up a telephone appointment and I will be happy to answer your questions. That’s 301-622-2722 and mention you heard me on this program. You can direct message me on IG as well… @bengonzalez_md or @AtlantisMedCenter.”
Dr. Gonzalez: Well Guys!…And I hope that helped! Next week I will be talking about CBD and how it can help with autoimmune issues.
Max: That was great!
Dr. Gonzalez: You guys have a great rest of your weekend!