Are Keto and CBD A Fat Burning Tag Team?
Keto and CBD are both popular health trends, but can they work together? Some form of the keto diet has been around for at least 20 years. Many first heard of the keto diet referred to as the Atkins diet. While the Atkins diet lost momentum in the mid 2000’s, it has reemerged as the ketogenic diet.
The idea behind the two are nearly identical. Cut out carbohydrates and replace the carbs with quality fats. Once carbs are removed from the nutrition equation, the body is forced into ketosis where the body is forced to burn fats which create ketones. When the body is low on glucose (sugar, which typically comes from carbs) it uses ketones for energy.
There is anecdotal evidence to suggest that CBD oil helps to reduce hunger cravings because of the impact to the endocannabinoid system. Due to the high fat and protein content of the keto diet, overall hunger is reduced even if in a caloric deficit. Therefore the two would tend to work well together. We know Kim Kardashian is a strong believer in the power of CBD oil, and it seems like her sister Kourtney Kardashian is full speed ahead on the keto train too. It seems like it’s only a matter of time before the sisters put their heads together and combine efforts.
“Leave it to Kourtney Kardashian, 40, to make the keto diet look easy and delicious. Yep, she's following keto again, and the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star and her chef friends have gotten creative with keto-friendly ingredients in the kitchen. Their latest creation: cauliflower pizza crust. Kourtney shared her friend and chef Sara Motamedi's recipe for a cauliflower pizza crust on her lifestyle website Poosh. You know this dish will be delish because it comes from the same chef who created this drool-worthy keto-friendly cheesecake recipe.”
While testimonies are great, more studies are necessary before science is willing to confirm whether CBD gummies help control hunger cravings or inflammation. The keto diet fights inflammation while burning fat and ketones. Ketones have been shown to be powerful anti-inflammatory agents. CBD has been anecdotally linked to reducing inflammation in the body through the endocannabinoid system (or ECS).
A major part of fat loss is building muscle, a process that involves breaking the muscle down – promoting an inflammatory response – so it can rebuild itself stronger. However, if the inflammatory process is excessive, it can lead to muscle damage and pain. CBD, on the other hand, can promote a healthy inflammatory response, helping you recover faster and more efficiently. So, if you’re looking to lose weight with a combination of keto and working out, using a keto/CBD tincture tag team could help make it easier for you to keep hitting the gym.
Sugar and Kush products such as the flavored cbd oil and the cbd gummies are sugar and carb free. Not only could CBD work to help the impact of your keto diet, but our products are carb friendly. Whether you’re on team keto or just looking to take in less sugar, the Sugar and Kush line of products can work for you.
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