Calm CBD Oil Samples Now Available

CBD Sampling Program

By now, most people have heard about the benefits of CBD Oil. This natural plant extract has made countless headlines for its calming properties and how it can aid restful sleep, soothe stress, ease discomfort, and support everyday wellness. Still, many people wonder, will CBD work for me?

Touchstone Essentials has launched a new CBD sampling program that lets people try before they buy, featuring single servings of the best-selling Calm Premium CBD Oil 750mg tincture.

While CBD Oil has numerous long-term benefits, with Calm Premium CBD Oil, many people experience its effects in as little as 30 minutes. That’s why even a single serving can give a taste of enhanced well-being, and why samples are an ideal way to try CBD.

Touchstone Essentials and Verb have partnered to create a special sampling app exclusively for Visionary Business Owners (VBOs) to share the goodness of Calm CBD Oil. The app is loaded with innovative features that make it easy to share, sample, and succeed. Best of all, the app is FREE.

For VBOs, the sampling app provides an easy, socially-distancing way to share single serve samples of Calm CBD Oil with friends, family and contacts. With just a few taps on the phone, sampling sticks are packaged in a branded folder, wrapped in a professional brochure, and shipped off automagically to the contact of their choice.

Calm CBD Oil comes from organically grown hemp, has 25mg of CBD per serving and is broad spectrum for a wide range of benefits, all without any THC, and it finishes with a refreshing organic peppermint flavor.

Each sample mailer contains two single serve sample sticks of Calm Premium CBD Oil for double the goodness. There’s no cost for the sample mailer, just $5.95 to cover shipping and handling. VBOs can cover that cost, or can send contacts to a sample website where a person orders their mailer and covers the shipping.

Once the sample arrives, people can try CBD Oil for themselves, and if they want to keep the calm feeling going, can easily order a full-sized bottle, backed by science, hundreds of five-star reviews, and a money-back guarantee.

As new VBOs join in the US, they gain instant access to the sampling program, and can get one or more complimentary sample credits added to their account so they can start sharing samples right away. [100PV+ first order = 1 free sample credit | 500PV+ first order = 5 free sample credits]

To maximize all the ways the sampling program can support and grow their business, VBOs can simply download the Verb app, login with their email and account password, and start to share, sample and succeed!

Included as one of the benefits of being a Visionary Business Owner, the Calm CBD Oil Sampling App is one more way that Touchstone Essentials’ VBOs are changing the world for the better, with a goal of touching one million families with goodness.

Best Home Workout to Burn Fat and Get Lean

With stay-at-home orders and social distancing in place, the number of people doing home workouts has soared. The good news is that you don’t need to access a full gym to be able to get a great workout. There are a number of exercises that can be done right at home that will help you get lean, burn fat and support your health.

It’s well established that working out can improve your mood, slow down aging, decrease your risk of many diseases, and support a healthy immune system. But while any form of exercise has benefits, not every type is best for burning fat.

If you want the most results for your effort, research suggests that HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, is the one to turn to for burning fat and getting lean. Plus, you can easily do it at home, with minimal to no equipment.

What is HIIT or High Intensity Interval Training?

High-intensity interval training is a workout that involves intense short bursts of exercise followed by brief rest or intervals of low-intensity exercise. Notice the emphasis on intense. To make up for the intensity, the sets are usually short—between 20 to 90 seconds.

HIIT sessions can last anywhere from 10-30 minutes. This short duration is ideal for people with busy schedules because it provides more benefits than moderate exercise in less than half the time!

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What Does a HIIT Routine Look Like?

HIIT is one of the most effective training methods to sculpt your body. An example of a 20-minute HIIT routine (courtesy of would consist of rounds of 4 minutes, with 40 seconds on the exercise and 20 seconds of rest before the next move:

  • Squats (aim for a 90-degree angle with thighs parallel to the ground)
  • Jumping Lunges (or standing lunges if jumping is hard on your knees)
  • Burpees (standing to plank position then jump or step back to standing)
  • Plank (elbow plank to ease pressure on your wrists)
  • Repeat the above round 5 times

More advanced routines include a variety of exercises including weighted squats, deadlifts, box jumps, sprints, dips, push-ups and pull-ups.

5 Key Benefits of HIIT for Home Workouts

The magic of HIIT lies in the short intervals of intense exercise. This specific type of exercise triggers a surge of reactions in the body that make it ideal for getting lean. Research shows that HIIT can specifically…

1. Burn More Calories

When you burn more calories than you consume in a day, your body begins to use fat as energy. Over time, this can result in a lower body fat percentage. Research suggests that HIIT burns 20-30% more calories compared to moderate forms of exercise (1). This alone is a reason to give HIIT a try.

2. Encourage Lipolysis (Fat Burning)

What makes HIIT so effective is that it encourages your body to burn fat (lipolysis) through multiple mechanisms. Under normal circumstances, your body prefers to use glucose (sugar) as an energy source. But HIIT encourages your body to use fat as an energy source instead.

One of the reasons why this happens is because HIIT causes your body to release a cocktail of compounds including catecholamines and human growth hormone (23). The result is that HIIT has been found to significantly reduce body fat compared to moderate exercise (4).

3. Regulate Blood Sugar Levels

Blood sugar control plays a huge role in weight management. When your blood sugar levels are chronically high, it signals your pancreas to produce more insulin. This constant stimulation of insulin can cause your body to store the extra sugar in your blood as fat (5).

This is why managing your blood sugar levels is important if you want a lean body. A big part of that is moderating your intake of sugar and refined carbs. But research also suggests that HIIT can both reduce blood sugar levels and improve insulin resistance more than regular exercise (6).

4. Increase Muscle Tone

When you want to get a lean and trimmed body, losing fat shouldn’t be the only goal. In addition to fat loss, you should also look to improve your muscle tone. Two people can have the same body fat percentage, but if one is more toned, that person will look leaner.

This is another reason why HIIT is so effective. It’s a hybrid of cardiovascular exercise and weight training that work better together. The intense cardio aspect helps you burn more fat, whereas the weight training tones your muscles (78).

5. Perfectly Suited for Home Workouts

Best of all, this type of training doesn’t take long, just 20-30 minutes a session, you can fit it in even on a busy schedule. Most of the exercises use minimal to no gym equipment so they can be done anytime and anywhere. This makes HIIT the ideal home workout.

The Bottom Line

When it comes to burning fat and getting a lean body, most people resort to cardio—lots of it. The problem is, cardio will only get you mediocre results. If you’re okay with that, then keep going. It’s still really healthy. But if you want to skyrocket your progress, evidence suggests that HIIT is the absolute best option to get lean, burn more fat and tone muscles.

HIIT can be a fantastic tool for your fitness goals and takes considerably less time than standard workouts. But don’t overdo it. Aim to work your way up to 2-3 times per week. Since HIIT is so intense, your body requires a longer period of time to recover. You can also support exercise recovery and muscle health by making sure you get enough lean protein in your diet or by supplementing with an organic plant-based protein. Then balance HIIT with rest days or other exercise so you can experience the greatest benefit.

Banana Latte Power Smoothie

Banana Latte Protein Smoothie

Start the day with a delightfully creamy latte that gives you the fuel to power through your to-do list. Over 20g of plant protein satisfies any hunger pangs, plus energizing MCTs help to crush mid-morning cravings. It’s a delicious way to get a quick coffee fix and the goodness your body needs.

Banana Latte Power Smoothie

1 banana (can also be chopped & frozen)
2 to 3 ice cubes (if using fresh banana)
¾ cup (6 oz.) of almond milk
½ to 1 teaspoon organic instant coffee powder
1 tablespoon almond butter
2 scoops Organic Super Protein


Blend all ingredients until smooth. Enjoy!

The Good Inside

Coffee gives the latte its signature flavor, natural caffeine to get your circuits going, and antioxidant support.

Banana adds a smooth creamy texture, a touch of sweetness, and potassium to replenish minerals. Almond butter gives a mild nutty flavor and comes with natural vitamin E.

Two scoops of Organic Super Protein provide 18g of plant protein sourced from organic superfoods, energizing MCTs that satisfy cravings, and organic omegas to support heart health.

With just a few minutes of prep, you can have a power smoothie that satisfies your coffee fix AND gives you nourishing superfoods to get your day started on the right track.

Recipe by Jen Hulett. Touchstone Essentials’ Chief Creative Officer takes her creativity into the kitchen to create tasty recipes full of goodness.

Matcha Vanilla Protein Smoothie

Matcha Protein Smoothie

Slightly sweet with notes of Matcha green tea and aromatic vanilla bean, this fast and flavorful smoothie comes with 18g of plant protein and powerful antioxidants to fuel energy and recovery. It’s organic, vegan, gluten-free and delicious.

Matcha Vanilla Protein Smoothie

1 cup (8 oz.) unsweetened organic vanilla almond milk
½ cup frozen banana slices (about half a banana)
1 tsp. organic matcha green tea powder
2 scoops Organic Super Protein


Blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy. Enjoy!

The Good Inside

The antioxidants in Matcha green tea are good for your heart and brain with studies showing that tea is protective against cognitive decline.

Not only do these antioxidants help speed recovery after a workout, EGCG in green tea gives your metabolism a boost too, for natural energy (1).

Organic Super Protein provides 18g of plant protein sourced from organic superfoods including pea, hemp and gluten-free ancient grains.

These proteins combine with energizing MCTs from organic coconut to help satisfy cravings and optimize metabolism. Organic omegas round out the blend, supporting heart health.

Easy to make and a delight to drink, this tasty protein smoothie satisfies your sweet tooth and nutrient needs all in one. Whether you have a tough workday or a tough workout, turn to this tasty shake to power through.

Recipe by Jen Hulett. Touchstone Essentials’ Chief Creative Officer takes her creativity into the kitchen to create tasty recipes full of goodness.

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Watermelon Lime CBD Spritzer

Take the heat out of summer with a delightful seasonal refresher. Hydrating watermelon hits your sweet spot, while fresh lime cuts through with citrus zing, finishing with minty notes of full spectrum CBD oil. Together it makes this spritzer a fast way to shed any stress so you can savor the best of summer.

Watermelon Lime CBD Spritzer

  • 2 cups seedless watermelon
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1 mL (one dropperful) Calm Advanced+ CBD Oil
  • ½ cup sparkling water


Roughly chop two cups of seedless watermelon. Blend with the juice of one lime. Add a dropper of full spectrum CBD oil.

Pour over ice, top with sparkling water and stir well for an effervescent, limey refresher. Garnish with fresh lime slices and enjoy!

The Good Inside

True to its name, watermelon is about 92 percent water! That makes it a delicious way to stay hydrated during hot summer months. And its sweet taste comes with the goodness of the antioxidant lycopene. Your immune system also gets support with vitamin C from limes.

CBD (cannabidiol) is a cannabinoid in the hemp plant. Research suggests it has a long list of health benefits for body and mind. Calm Advanced+ CBD Oil features cannabinoid-rich, organically-grown hemp with a refreshing organic peppermint taste.

Mix up a batch of this healthy spritzer to stay hydrated while enjoying long summer days. Not only will it keep you cool, but the splash of CBD will also help you to chill, bringing health and happiness to summer.

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Strawberry Mojito CBD Mocktail

Strawberry Mojito Mocktail

Revive your senses and instill a sense of calm and relaxation with this CBD mocktail inspired by the classic mojito. Slightly tart berries blend perfectly with the minty notes of premium CBD oil and fresh herbs. In just minutes, you’ll feel stresses melt away and be ready for whatever comes your way.

Strawberry Mojito CBD Mocktail

2-3 roughly chopped organic strawberries
3-4 loosely torn fresh mint leaves
½ tablespoon organic raw honey
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 mL (one dropperful) Calm Premium CBD Oil
½ cup ginger beer (or your favorite fizzy mixer)


Add strawberries, mint, honey, lime and CBD oil to a glass and muddle well. Add ice, top off with low-sugar ginger beer and stir well for an effervescent, calming mocktail. Garnish with fresh mint and strawberries. Enjoy!

The Good Inside

CBD (cannabidiol) is a cannabinoid found in the hemp plant. Research suggests it has a long list of health benefits for body and mind. Calm Premium CBD Oil features cannabinoid-rich, organically-grown hemp and is specially formulated to have zero THC, with a refreshing organic peppermint taste.

Strawberries give a boost of vitamin C for the immune system, while raw honey has enzymes, vitamins, and minerals that bolster natural immunity. The digestive system also gets support from antioxidant-rich mint leaves and natural ginger helps to settle and soothe the stomach.

Mix up a tall glass of calm for every occasion with this refreshing healthy mocktail. A splash of CBD makes this mocktail the perfect way to unwind. Soothe away everyday stress with the minty goodness of broad spectrum CBD oil and feel your best.

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5 Tips for Living Life Filled with Purpose

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Everyone wants to live a purposeful life. One that doesn’t feel like you’re lost at sea, drifting aimlessly. Having a strong sense of purpose gives your life direction. It gives you confidence, happiness, success, and helps you feel fulfilled.

Chances are, you’ve already caught glimpses of what living with purpose feels like. This tends to happen when your passion is allowed to shine. It’s that electrifying feeling when your passion is freely applied to yourself or the world.

For some doctors, this may be helping people heal. For an entrepreneur, it may be having their product make a difference in the world. Or for parents, it may be nurturing their child and seeing them thrive.

Whatever gives you that gut feeling of fulfillment is going to give you a sense of purpose. The challenge is knowing how to cultivate that sense of purpose so it doesn’t get drowned by busy everyday life. Here are 5 top tips for keeping that sense of purpose alive and strong.

1. Dream Big (Really Big)

Do you ever doubt your ability to accomplish a dream or goal because it’s viewed as too ambitious? If you want to live a purposeful life, follow your dreams with conviction, no matter how grand they may be.

More often than not, the big dreams or goals that you come up with are strongly aligned with your passions. It doesn’t matter if you’re not able to accomplish these goals in the short term. The pursuit of these dreams can set you on a path to a life with purpose.

Dreaming of traveling around Italy? It might take time to save up for a once-in-a-lifetime vacation. But in the short term, you can take an Italian cooking class, or start Italian lessons on the weekends to bring yourself closer to your passion and have a greater sense of purpose.

2. Don’t Let Fear Dictate Your Life

Fear is the ultimate suppressant of life. It holds you hostage, keeping you away from progress and self-improvement. This is why living a life with purpose is impossible with fear in the equation.

So, if your dream is to open your own business, you might drag your feet because you’re afraid of failure and the unknown. These things can be intimidating, there’s no denying that.

But this is your life. You only have one. Don’t risk the regret of looking back on your life wondering what it would be like if you had pursued your dream. In most cases, the fear itself is much bigger than any challenges you will face.

No matter what your dreams or passions are, the same principle holds true. Fear can keep you from living a life of purpose. To overcome it, start with small steps towards your goals to build your self-confidence.

3. Live in the Moment

“What day is it?”, asked Pooh.

“It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.

“My favorite day,” said Pooh.

While Winnie-the-Pooh was written for children, there’s a surprising amount of wisdom in his approach to life.

He doesn’t focus on worries of the future or the regrets of the past. He simply enjoys the moment as it is. This quote from Pooh perfectly captures the essence of what it means to live in the moment with contentment.

When your life is controlled by thoughts attached to past events and future outcomes, it’s difficult to find a sense of purpose. Your mind will be too preoccupied with regret, worry and other negative emotions.

This is the opposite of living in the moment—the opposite of Pooh. But if you can live in the moment, it will bring more happiness, focus, and productivity into your life. The building blocks of life are filled with purpose.

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4. Keep a Journal or Vision Board

People often have a hard time picturing what a life of purpose would involve. That is to say, what kind of journey would provide the greatest sense of fulfillment? It’s completely normal to be unsure.

But if you don’t have a general idea of your destination, how do you know where to begin? This is where journaling comes into play. Journaling is a great way to dive deep into the workings of your mind and distill what fuels your sense of purpose.

Try committing to a strict journaling routine. Every morning or night, write down three things you’re grateful for and then write a page on where you want your life to go. Explore what path would provide you with the greatest sense of purpose. Get into the details.

5. Let Go of Negative Emotions

How often has worrying, anger, or any other surge of emotions gotten in the way of your life? More often than you would like to admit, right? When you’re faced with a stressful situation, emotions often take over.

The cost of not being in control of your own emotions is high. For instance, let’s say you were waiting for test results on whether you had a Thyroid issue. You worried the whole day over the results, forgetting important details about a client presentation, and end up losing the account. At the end of the day, your phone rings and you find out that the test results are negative after all.

When you aren’t in control of your emotions, it can quickly derail you. That’s why it’s important to practice living your life free from the control of negative emotions. The next time you become worried over something, stop for a second and question the worry.

“Does it serve a purpose?” No. “Will this worry negatively affect my life?” Possibly. Then focus on the moment and breathe through any negative emotions that surface. With practice, you will become a master of your own emotions rather than them controlling you.

Living a life full of purpose can bring joy, fulfillment and focus. But it takes a commitment to finding what matters to you, and being prepared to pursue your passion.

To have an easier time finding purpose in your life, dream big, break free from fear, live in the moment, keep a journal, and let go of negative emotions. In doing so, you can easily bring more happiness, focus, and a greater sense of fulfillment into your life.

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CBD Oil Explained

CBD has been rising in popularity as more people discover the potential of this natural plant extract. CBD Oil has made headlines as celebrities, athletes and everyday people enjoy its health benefits. But you might be wondering… What exactly is it? What does it do? And will it work for me?

CBD is short for cannabidiol, and studies have shown CBD Oil has beneficial effects on mood, stress, sleep, immunity and more.

Watch this short video to get answers to the most common questions about CBD.

While CBD is generating a lot of buzz, not all CBD Oils get the same result. What factors should you consider when choosing CBD?

Research suggests it’s better to choose a broad spectrum CBD Oil for a wide range of beneficial plant compounds including cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids. And getting 25mg of CBD per serving can provide fast and effective relief when the oil is optimized for absorption.

Now that you know more about what CBD Oil is and what it does, you can start experiencing the benefits for yourself. With the right CBD Oil, you might be surprised at how you can feel better fast.

CBD Oil: Nature’s Anti-Aging Secret Weapon

Anti-Aging Benefits of CBD Oil

While aging is an inevitable fact of life, we can influence how we age. The rate at which wrinkles appear, or how our joints stiffen up can be impacted by the right anti-aging tactics. By slowing down the factors that speed up aging, you can put more life into your years. Which means fewer wrinkles, more spring in your step, and more time to live your life to the fullest.

The key is knowing which anti-aging tricks work the best. Sure, there are the basics like regular exercise, eating plenty of greens and putting on sunscreen when you’re outside.

But what if you want better results? What if you want to take your anti-aging efforts to the next level? That’s where CBD Oil may help.

How Does CBD Oil Help With Aging?

CBD oil is a extract that’s found in the hemp plant. Years of research suggests that CBD (cannabidiol) oil is one of the most powerful ways to keep you looking and feeling young. What makes CBD oil so special?

CBD oil nourishes the body from within. It effectively helps to manage four of the most important factors when it comes to aging: oxidative damage, inflammation, stress, and sleep. Collectively, these effects make CBD oil the golden standard for anti-aging.

1. CBD is a Powerful Antioxidant

If you look at the ingredients of most skincare products, it’s likely they contain antioxidants. That’s because antioxidants are game changers when it comes to preserving your youth and perhaps even reversing the clock.

So why are antioxidants so effective for anti-aging?

Scientists theorize that physical aging is the result of oxidative damage caused by free radicals—substances that form when you are exposed to toxins, eat processed foods, get stressed, and as a byproduct of normal biochemical processes in your body (1).

Antioxidants protect your body from the destructive effects of free radicals. Which means getting plenty of antioxidants can slow down the aging process. Some studies even suggest that antioxidants can reverse skin aging by improving its elasticity which makes it look more supple (2).

CBD is a powerful antioxidant, making consuming CBD Oil an effective way to protect your body from free radical damage (3).

2. CBD Eases Temporary Inflammation

According to the National Institute on Aging, inflammation plays a pivotal role in aging (4). Managing inflammation is an important anti-aging strategy.

When inflammation becomes chronic, or long-term, it causes widespread cellular damage. It negatively affects almost every system in your body, and can speed up physical aging.

The good news is, hundreds of studies have found that cannabidiol (CBD) exhibits powerful anti-inflammatory properties (5). Researchers found that CBD oil can help modulate the body’s inflammatory response in a unique way. It does this by deactivating immune cells that trigger inflammation when they are no longer needed (6).

Since CBD is so effective for easing temporary inflammation, regular consumption of a quality CBD Oil is an invaluable tool for anti-aging. To get even better results, you can combine CBD oil with anti-inflammatory superfoods.

3. CBD Helps Ease the Effects of Stress

One of the most overlooked aspects of aging is stress. People subjected to chronic stress can quickly look older than their years (7).

Studies have found that chronic emotional stress can speed up aging on the cellular level by shortening the length of each DNA strand (8).

But CBD can help ease the effects of stress, by helping to reduce the amount of cortisol (the stress hormone) in the body (9). Another study found that CBD can stimulate the endocannabinoid system which improves stress adaptation, or how well you cope with stress (10).

In addition to stress-management techniques, taking CBD Oil can be an effective approach to fighting against the effects of stress.

4. CBD Improves Sleep Quality

It’s called beauty sleep for a reason. Sleep is critical to restore and repair the body, including the appearance of your skin.

There’s also evidence that suggests a lack of high-quality sleep can rapidly speed up how quickly you age and even make your skin look older (1112).

Stress and sleep have an intimate relationship with one another. If you’re constantly stressed, your sleep quality will take a nosedive. On the flip side, if you’re tired it can leave you feeling drained, which can be a stressor in itself.

In addition to helping to ease the effects of stress, CBD is shown to be effective for improving the quality of your sleep (13). This means CBD can help counteract the visible and invisible effects of aging.

The Best CBD Oil for Anti-Aging

One of the biggest misconceptions is that CBD oil isolate is the best option. But that’s simply not true. For the best results, you want a broad spectrum CBD oil. That’s because the compounds found in the hemp plant magnify the effects of CBD, making it significantly more effective than CBD on its own.

That being said, it is also essential to select a CBD oil that is nano-emulsified, organic, and processed using supercritical COextraction. This ensures maximum effectiveness for your anti-aging goals. The right CBD oil supplement is the perfect remedy for preserving your youth.

The Bottom Line

Everyone wants to preserve as much of their physical youth as possible. They want supple skin, a resilient body, and a sharp mind. While aging is unavoidable, it is possible to slow it down. But few people know how.

The most effective way to slow down physical aging is to target the things that speed it up. That is, protect the body with antioxidants, ease inflammation, control your stress levels, and get enough quality sleep every night. Research suggests that CBD can improve every one of these factors, making CBD Oil nature’s anti-aging secret weapon.

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5 Ways CBD Oil Can Help You Lose Weight

Reaching your ideal weight can be a huge challenge. At times, it might even seem impossible. People often hold this perspective on weight loss because they can’t seem to succeed despite their best efforts. Rest assured, if you’re one of these people, the problem isn’t you. The problem lies in your strategy.

Just like with evidence-based strategies to get a lean tummy, more often than not, weight loss is about the little evidence-based habits that add up to profound change.

If you’re already working on healthy habits, CBD Oil may tip the scales in your favor thanks to five key benefits that support weight loss.

1. CBD Oil May Help You Burn More Calories

Research suggests that the cannabidiol (CBD) in hemp can affect your metabolism, which could make it much easier to shed unwanted pounds.

One Korean study published in the journal Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry discovered that CBD can affect specific proteins and genes in such a way that promotes lipolysis and reduces lipogenesis. In other words, CBD both promoted the breakdown of fat cells and discouraged the generation of new fat cells (1).

But that’s not all. The Korean researchers also discovered that CBD can modulate the body’s metabolism by promoting fat browning. A process where white fat is converted into brown fat. Why does that matter?

White fat is the type of fat that stores lots of energy. It forms when you consume too many calories and don’t exercise enough. You know, it’s the stuff you wish would go away when looking in the mirror. Brown fat, however, has a high number of mitochondria. This type of fat actually burns calories and can help you maintain a lean, healthy weight (2).

2. CBD Oil May Ease Temporary Inflammation

Inflammation and carrying excess weight often go hand-in-hand. This association is well-established in the scientific community. In fact, a simple search in the US National Library of Medicine results in over 10,000 articles on the topic (S). Without getting into the nitty-gritty science of this relationship, here’s a quick overview of some popular studies:

  • Elevated inflammatory markers are often associated with future weight gain (3).
  • Inflammation begins in fat cells themselves. As fat mass expands, inflammation proportionally increases (4).
  • Inflammation causes insulin resistance (5), which in turn can promote obesity (6).

With this in mind, it makes sense that managing inflammation could help you maintain a healthy weight. This is where CBD oil comes into play. Researchers have found that the CBD in hemp may ease temporary inflammation by targeting α3 glycine receptors in the body (7).

The strong relationship between inflammation and weight gain is also why scientists have proposed that diets high in anti-inflammatory foods could help treat obesity (8).

3. CBD Oil May Improve Sleep Quality

When you’re looking to lose weight, sleep is probably the last thing you would think of, but it shouldn’t be. That’s because studies have found that decreased sleep duration and quality are associated with weight gain (910). In some cases, it also increases the risk of obesity.

Experts believe this happens for several reasons. One of them being that reduced sleep duration and quality results in more fatigue. Less energy throughout the day means you will be less likely to exercise. Other studies have found that sleep deprivation can cause fluctuations in the hormones leptin and ghrelin which can increase your appetite (11).

Since poor sleep quality and deprivation can increase your weight, it makes sense to do the opposite: improve the quality of your sleep. CBD Oil may be the answer. Research has found that CBD can have a positive impact on your sleep.

One systematic review, for example, found that CBD was effective at treating the symptoms of insomnia (12). That means CBD shows promise for reducing the time it takes to fall asleep, preventing disrupted sleep or nighttime waking, and improving daytime tiredness.

4. CBD Oil May Melt Away Stress

Stress is another important component of maintaining a healthy weight that people often overlook. Every time you get stressed, your body releases a hormone called cortisol. In small doses, this is fine. But if you’re constantly stressed out, this chronic release of cortisol can cause you to gain a considerable amount of weight. One study even found that elevated cortisol levels from chronic stress can increase the accumulation of fat around your midsection (13).

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) also plays an important role in stress adaptation—or how you cope with stress (14). Cannabinoids such as CBD bind to receptors in the endocannabinoid system to balance the body. And research shows that CBD can significantly decrease the levels of cortisol in the body to help reduce the effects of stress (15).

5. CBD Oil May Reduce Oxidative Stress

The cannabinoids, including CBD, in the hemp plant are also known to be powerful antioxidants (16). This means they can protect your body from oxidative stress. Why does this matter? Adipose tissue, or fat cells, can ramp up the body’s production of reactive oxygen species, or ROS (17). In turn, these ROS can cause oxidative stress and promote inflammation (18), which can result in weight gain.

In theory, this means the more weight you carry, the harder it is to lose. All thanks to oxidative stress. To drive this point further, studies have even shown that diets high in antioxidants have positive effects on weight loss (1920). Which is why antioxidant-rich CBD oil from hemp may help with weight loss.

The Bottom Line

CBD Oil is becoming an increasingly popular dietary supplement due to the growing body of scientific research that supports its benefits. This article specifically focused on the evidence supporting CBD oil’s ability to help you maintain a healthy weight.

Research suggests CBD Oil does this by boosting your metabolism, promoting fat browning, easing temporary inflammation, improving sleep quality, reducing stress, and acting as an antioxidant in the body. All of this suggests that CBD Oil may have multiple benefits for your waistline.

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