Summer brings a lot of joys like beach and pool days, outdoor grilling and swim lessons for the kids. But if you are hoping to drop a few pounds or tone up before showing up in swim trunks over the next few months, you might be wondering how your CBD use is going to factor in.

Can CBD help with losing weight and getting the bathing suit body you desire? Here’s everything you need to know.

 

CBD may help with weight loss

If the goal is to lose some weight before summer, CBD isn’t going to get in the way. In fact, it may be able to help. CBD may suppress appetite (or at least regulate it so that you don’t binge) and might give metabolism a boost.

Human research is limited to back this up, but a 2011 study of rats found that injecting the animals with daily doses of CBD led to significant reductions in body weight. Researchers believe it may have to do with CBD affecting CB1 and CB2 receptors in the brain. These can help regulate appetite, which can help if one is tempted by the candy bowl and trying to keep to a healthy diet.