Weight Gain and Obesity

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Metabolic syndrome is a health condition that raises your risk for diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and other health problems. It causes weight gain, particularly around the waistline, increases triglyceride levels, and raises blood pressure. These are all risk factors for chronic illness that include diabetes, strokes and cardiovascular disease.

Researchers studied the effects of Hemp Extract on immature fat cells to explore potential benefits for the treatment and prevention of obesity. They found that Hemp Extract helps reduce metabolic syndrome by:

  • Stimulating genes and proteins that enhance the breakdown and oxidation of fat.
  • Increasing the number and activity of mitochondria (which increases the body’s ability to burn calories).
  • Decreasing the expression of proteins making fat cells.

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Hemp Extract induces “fat browning” i.e., converting what is normally white-colored fat tissue that stores energy into beige- colored fat tissue that burns it much more efficiently.

A study published in the American Journal of Medicine found that Hemp Extract was effective in lowering fasting insulin levels. It also reduced levels of insulin resistance and increased levels of HDL-C.

In addition, Hemp Extract signals the brain receptors in the ECS to modulate fat accumulation and energy intake in the body. In fact, Hemp Extract can help those who are overweight to lose excess pounds while helping those who are underweight to gain weight.

There is yet another impact that Hemp Extract has on weight. Receptors in the gastrointestinal tract, as well as in the hypothalamus, have shown a direct relationship in the reduction of hunger signals. Using Hemp Extract helps to regulate these signals.


Thank you for taking your time to become educated on the science and technologies behind the best health supplements.

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My best wishes for your best health.

Frank Davis,
Founder and CEO of Optivida Health

[For more science-based evidence for the use of hemp extract read "Hemp Health Revolution: The A to Z Health Benefits of Hemp Extract"] 


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