Getting to and maintaining a healthy weight is a struggle for more than half of the United States population. While there are many holistic approaches to weight loss, adding Hemp Extract to your lifestyle and fitness routine can provide some much-needed assistance in the process!
How Hemp Extract Can Help with Weight Loss
Hemp Extract contains vital nutrients that may assist in weight loss. While diet and exercise are still the catalysts of a healthy weight, Hemp Extract that is high in omega-3 fatty acids can help immensely. These essential fatty acids are critical in fighting heart disease and may even increase metabolism.
The Rutgers analysis also confirmed that Hemp Extract is high in GLA, or gamma linoleic acid, which has its own unique effect on weight. Studies have shown that while GLA may not necessarily assist in losing weight, it can help people maintain a healthy weight and prevent gaining weight back after a weight loss.
Hemp has been shown to actually suppress appetite naturally.
This all comes down to the hypothalamus, the region of the brain that controls appetite. It regulates the secretion of ghrelin and leptin, two different hormones that influence appetite in different ways. While ghrelin stimulates hunger, leptin creates the sensation of being full. CB1 receptors stimulate the neural circuit in the hypothalamus that regulates ghrelin. Hemp Oil is an effective CB1 blocker, which means it has the power to suppress the appetite. Studies have also shown that Hemp can control cravings and keep hunger at bay by increasing levels of leptin.
Hemp also plays a key role in what is known as "fat browning". Brown fat burns calories to generate heat, which is why it is typically known as the “good” fat since it metabolizes rather than stores calories.
A 2016 study found that Hemp can stimulate fat browning which inevitably breaks down fat while increasing the number and the activity of mitochondria in the cells of the body, helping to burn more calories. Hemp was also shown to reduce the activity of proteins associated with the growth of fat cells.
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