Medical Weight Loss FAQs

How can medical marijuana support weight loss?
Can medical marijuana work together with other medications to help me lose weight?

Curious about how medical marijuana and traditional medication can work together to support your weight loss goals?

For a personalized treatment plan and more information on how cannabis might aid in weight loss, it’s important to consult with a healthcare professional. At Pause Pain & Wellness, we emphasize a holistic approach, combining natural therapy with traditional medications for your health and well-being.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does cannabis impact weight loss?

Cannabis may impact weight loss through its effect on the body’s endocannabinoid system, which plays a role in regulating appetite and metabolism. THC, a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant, can sometimes increase appetite, but CBD, another cannabinoid, might have opposite effects, helping to lower cortisol, improve sleep and reduce belly fat. Studies have found an association between cannabis use and lower body weight, despite the appetite-stimulating properties of THC. Researchers speculate this could be due to a complex interaction within the endocannabinoid system affecting metabolism and energy expenditure.

Is CBD or THC more effective for weight loss?

CBD might be more relevant for weight loss as it’s believed to support the conversion of white, or “bad,” fat into brown, or “good,” fat, which may enhance the body’s ability to burn calories.

Can cannabis improve metabolism?
Some studies suggest that cannabis use is associated with lower fasting insulin levels and smaller waist circumferences, both of which are indicators of a healthier metabolism.