By: Anabolic Aliens
After watching the above video content, we have gathered some information regarding marijuana and your metabolism. It has become a frequently asked question among those trying to lose weight, but how accurate could losing weight with marijuana possibly be? Does marijuana use boost or decrease our metabolism?
What we initially are told by the vloggers above, is that you have a lower BMI level if you use cannabis. This is also backed up by research. It’s possible to have a lower body fat percentage coupled with lower insulin levels too apparently.
According to research, those that take marijuana on a regular basis are less likely to become obese than those that don’t use. Marijuana users usually have smaller waistlines too, with being up to 1.5 inches smaller than non-users. But really, is this just coincidence or actual evidence that we should listen to?
Carbohydrate control is also apparently better supervised, this means that your body can quickly break down carbs for energy. This is actually down to the infamous hunger that occurs by releasing hormone ghrelin. Studies are trying to suggest that those who take marijuana may be less likely to develop type 2 diabetes as a result. However, how can this be true when users (on average) consume of up to 600 calories more than non-users per day?
The guys seen in the video go on to describe what the endocannabinoid system is and what it’s role does for our body. Essentially, it’s a network of receptors throughout our body and brain that has many different purposes. It helps to regulate:
Keeping in mind that this list goes way beyond what is mentioned. It is no wonder then that scientific reports are looking into marijuana and metabolism. When we’re hungry, an endocannabinoid known as emide is released when using marijuana, which is then replaced by THC. It’s CBD that turns-off the CB1 receptors and it’s now being said that this is the reason that fat build-up inside the arteries can be reduced.
Of course, there is still not enough evidence to prove what exactly marijuana can do for weight loss, but there are good studies done so far on how it reacts to our metabolism. Make sure to read more on the topic as up and coming research is uncovered.