Cannabidiol (CBD) has been seen to effectively inhibit nausea and promote a proper diet. Alongside that, CBD has also been seen to promote ‘browning’ of fat cells and proper metabolism, both of which lead to losing excessive fat in a user. It even counters delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol’s (THC’s) hunger pangs.
However, weight loss is a far more relative change. Not everything works the same way on everyone. [That’s the case with CBD anyway!] But, when it comes to weight loss, it is a more dicey issue.
For some, CBD can merely be a supplement for their already tough weight loss regimen, like power yoga, gymming, swimming, etc. For others, a little CBD every day can be enough to lose weight and heighten metabolism.
CBD is no magic potion! So, be prepared to see little or no change. If you don’t see any reduction in weight, don’t be disheartened. This doesn’t mean that CBD doesn’t work on you at all. CBD may be able to help you in other ways, like curbing anxiety or hunger pangs, to sleep better, or overcome pain and inflammation. In a way, these too help in fighting excess fat.
Nonetheless, how does one know for sure “which CBD oil is right” him or her? There are indeed too many fake products out there, especially when scientific research says that it can help in weight loss. Still, some good brands do offer high-quality, safe, and effective CBD oils for weight loss.
“The Cannabis Radar” continually tries to inform you about only the best quality CBD products that can effectively supplement your efforts to overcome a condition – be it pain, inflammation, anxiety, sleep disorder, or weight loss!
- 1 Best CBD Oils For Weight Loss: Making The List
- 2 Best CBD Oils For Weight Loss: TCR’s List of Selected Brands
- 3 What’s the CBD dosage for weight loss?
Best CBD Oils For Weight Loss: Making The List
In this “Review-cum-Top Best” list, TCR’s reviewers have meticulously pored over data about scores of brands of CBD oils to find out the best quality, the safest, most effective products that are truly the best value for money.
To reinforce their efforts, out testers made sure we do justice to our readers by testing the shortlisted products themselves, before giving the “go ahead”.
TCR never claims its lists are exhaustive. However, over 5,000 of our subscribers and readers have vouched for the products we’ve listed. Besides, over 2,500 users have claimed that FabCBD’s CBD oils have successfully supplemented their weight loss regimen. That’s why FabCBD climbed to the No. 1 slot on our list.
To create this list, our reviewers had pored over a large number of user reviews posted on different product websites and blogs.
Besides, our testers tried out almost 50 brands of CBD oils to come up with our “Top 5 CBD Oils for Weight Loss”. We never used the same testers for any two consecutive tests, which were, in any case, conducted 3 months apart. Yes, we put in a lot more time and effort into this review.
The products we have cited offers you the best value for money, something that we have painstakingly take care of to ensure so that you get the most out of CBD oils.
Parameters used to judge each CBD oil
In all our reviews, we subject each brand of CBD oil to a set of parameters to make sure we cite only the best quality, safest, and the most effective product at most justified price.
- Potency: The concentration of CBD determines its effectiveness. However, determining the exact potency for an individual is like finding out his or her dosage – it’s relative to the individual user and his or her condition. It’s a bit of trial and error.
- Ingredients: When we think ingredients, we looked at different aspects of the CBD oil, like carrier oils, essential oils, terpenes, flavonoids, and other cannabinoids, to make sure:
- They are optimized for weight reduction
- They are extracted from natural sources, preferably ones that are organically grown
- They boost CBD’s potency
- They don’t contain harmful chemicals or high levels of psychoactive substances
- Hemp source: The source of the hemp extract determines the quality and safety profile of the end product. It also informs you about the concentration of the different ingredients, especially the cannabinoid profile. Hemp extracts sourced from regulated farmlands in the US and certain parts of Europe are safer than most other sourced from other parts of the world.
- Extract type: There are three types of extracts – full-spectrum (whole-plant extract), broad-spectrum (devoid of THC) and isolates (devoid of any plant material except pure CBD). Although it’s a matter of personal choice, certain types of extract work best for certain conditions. Similarly, certain types of extracts are more effective than others on certain users. Besides, there is a fear of flunking a drug test. Our reviewers and testers have taken all these factors under consideration before coming up with the list.
- Lab test: One should only trust brands that subject their CBD products to third-party or independent lab testing and make them available to the public, preferably through their website.
- Guarantee: Brands that are confident of their products’ performance and abilities often offer customers with “100% satisfaction” and “100% money-back” guarantees. This develops a sense of trust among consumers who are trying out a brand for the first time.
- Price: Quality CBD products are generally expensive. But not all expensive ones are of good quality. Our list provides you with options that give you the best value for your money.
- Brand reputation: Trusted brands’ reputation generally precedes them. Before they reach your doorstep, it should have received good reviews and awards that testify to their effectiveness and safety, apart from their Certificate of Analysis.
- Personal experience: This is the part where TCR’s testers have physically ensured that we do justice to our readers.
Best CBD Oils For Weight Loss: TCR’s List of Selected Brands
- Fab CBD
- Nuleaf Naturals
- Joy Organics
- Hemp Bombs
Fab CBD as a Brand
A relatively new brand and a small company, FabCBD has concentrated its focus on providing only the best-quality, homegrown hemp extracts in its products. Its safety and cannabinoid profiles are effectively top-notch, coupled with its world-class customer service.
With these qualities under its belt, this young brand has created a niche of itself in the booming CBD market and developed a broad base of loyal customers.
A stickler to US regulations, this brand offers 100% organic, pesticide-free, solvent-free, and vegan-friendly products, sourced from hemp grown in regulated farmlands of Colorado. Their full-spectrum CBD extracts contain no more than the permitted level of 0.3% THC (by weight), making them safe, even while offering the entourage effect.
FabCBD’s CBD Oil – Overall Best in the Market
150mg, 300mg, 600mg, 1200mg, and 2400mg
- Full-spectrum CBD formulation made from organically grown hemp extract
- Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs)
Independent lab ProVerde Laboratories’ reports are available on their website’s footer.
30-day full money-back
Pros & cons:
|1.||Full-spectrum CBD blend (<0.3% THC) extracted from 100% organic hemp grown in Colorado. Vegan-friendly ingredients; all-natural flavoring, mostly from terpenes||No CBD isolate oils|
|2.||Lab reports by ProVerde Laboratories available on brand website||Only sold online|
|3.||Sufficiently broad range of potency variants– 150mg – 2400mg||The product range may be narrow for some users|
|4.||Free shipping in the US (orders worth over $89); full refund if returned within 30days of purchase||MCT carrier oil may not be suitable for people with coconut allergies|
|5.||Transparent operation, stickler to rules and regulations, real customer reviews||Natural sources used to create flavors not mentioned|
$24 – $129 [150mg – 2400mg] ($0.05 – $0.16 per mg)
Considered a popular dietary supplement for weight loss and better health, FabCBD’s CBD oil seemed to be great at energizing and maintaining our testers’ metabolism rate. This helped them sleep better and feel less anxious, leading to them making better food choices and inhibited any binging tendencies.
After a couple of weeks of using the 1200mg variant (mint flavor), we noticed a remarkable change in their energy level as well as their shape and gait. They noticed a change in their body weight as well. While one recorded an 8-pound reduction in weight, the other recorded a more substantial change – 12 pounds.
We expect to see a more enhanced change in their health within a month. Seeing the drastic change in their energy level as well as their body weight convinced us that FabCBD’s CBD oils are perfect for losing weight.
CbdMD as a Brand
Safe, high-quality, affordable, and broad-spectrum – that’s what cbdMD promises. They run a transparent business and abides by all the parameters of US federal regulations of cannabis farming and CBD production.
Lab-tested and made from vegan, organic, and gluten-free ingredients, CbdMD’s CBD blends are basically CBD isolates mixed in different terpenes and carrier oils.
What’s more, they offer free shipping across the US and deliver in parts of Europe as well. They also offer a low strength sleep aid to ensure you sleep well so that you wake up energized, fresh, and alert. A good night’s sleep helps a user eat healthy and lose weight fast.
CbdMD CBD oils –Best Broad-Spectrum Weight Loss Aid
- 30ml bottles – 300mg, 750mg, 1500mg, 3000mg, 5000mg, &7500mg CBD Strengths
- 60ml bottles – 1000mg &1500mg CBD Strengths
- PM CBD – 30 ml bottle of 500mg Sleep Aid
CBD and MCT Oil (coconut oil-derived)
Tested by independent laboratory SCLabs, their lab test reports can be viewed on their website under About à Our Process à CBD Oil Testing à View Our Third-Party Lab Results.
Isolated CBD mixed in carrier oils
Pros & cons:
|1.||8 potent CBD strengths in tinctures + Sleep Aid (CBD PM), made from vegan, organic, and gluten-free ingredients; maintains good seed-to-shelf quality control; extracts sourced from 100% organic, non-GMO hemp grown in Kentucky||Users with coconut allergies will face problems as their carrier oil is derived from coconut oil.|
|2.||Thorough lab test reports, citing cannabinoid profile, safety profile||Difficult-to-navigate website, with little information on the brand, customer service hours, and the founders. CoAs are also difficult to find and doesn’t specify which product it’s testifying to.|
|3.||Affordable||Only sold online|
|4.||Free shipping across the US; delivers in parts of Europe; 30-day money-back guarantee||Shipping delays|
- 30ml bottles: $29.99 – $339.99, i.e. $0.05/mg – $0.10/mg
- 60ml bottles: $74.99 – $99.99, i.e., $0.07/mg
- PM CBD: $44.99, i.e. $0.09/mg
The initial response of the testers was not as positive as FabCBD. However, the only problem was the time it needed to take effect. Although the strengths used were almost the same, cbdMD’s product took a tad bit longer to show any substantial effect.
Available in four different flavors, our testers had to use their 1500mg variant for over two weeks before any change was discernible. Since the testers were more eager than us to see the changes (girls love to attack those extra pounds), they kept a close watch on the changes.
Note: This CBD oil was used 3 months after any CBD product was used. This was for two reasons. Unlike pain relief or sleep improvement, weight loss is not as easy to achieve. Besides, the formulation matters. Secondly, one needs to wean oneself off CBD from their system before trying out a new product to give an unbiased opinion about that product.
One of them felt some changes in her energy level and expected to see some change in her weight too. But that wasn’t the case. Weight loss in this individual tester took several more days – a total of 18 days to be exact before she recorded a distinct change – 5 pounds.
As for the other tester, who already had a higher metabolic rate, there was an appreciable reduction in weight of 8 pounds when measured after 15 days.
As you may well see that these changes differ from person to person, it is also obvious (if you have read this far) that the kind of extract and CBD oil formulation has a lot to do with the changes in a person’s body.
While we can’t determine the exact composition of these products (as they are proprietary formulation), we can, however, suggest which ones are better than the others.
Irrespective of how fast each of the testers lost weight, they both displayed far fewer cravings for fast food and made wiser choices with what they put in their bodies. They also looked well-rested, fresh, and attentive – both at work and at home.
Nuleaf Naturals as a Brand
One of the most trusted American hemp brands, NuLeaf Naturals’ produces all-natural, lab-tested, and organic products. They only sell full-spectrum blends of CBD oils having one potency variant.
These CBD oils contain a healthy quantity of cannabinoids, terpenes, essential oils, and other plant nutrients, extracted with the help of CO2 and certain advanced engineering procedures.
Nuleaf Naturals–Specialized in Full-Spectrum CBD oils
They sell CBD oils of only one potency variant in different volumes – 240mg (5ml), 725mg (15ml), 1450mg (30ml), 2425mg (50ml), &4850mg (100ml). The potency remains approximately 48mg/ml. We chose the 30ml variant (1450mg).
- Full-spectrum hemp blend
- Organic hemp oil
Third-party laboratory ProVerde Labs’ reports are available on each product page and their FAQ page.
30-day money-back guarantee only on sealed products
Full-spectrum CBD blend
Pros & cons:
|1.||Products sourced from 100% organic, whole-plant extracts& contain vitamins, trace minerals, and omega fats||No money-back guarantee on usedoils|
|2.||Sold both online &offline||No potencyoptions|
|3.||No additives||No options in flavors.|
|4.||Ships to over 40 countries||Sells only CBD oils|
|5.||Uses highly improved CO2 extraction method||Expensive for many users|
1450mg – $179 ($0.12/mg) Range: $0.09/mg – $0.16/mg
To maintain the approximate strength of the CBD oils used for our testing, we chose the 1450mg variant. Besides, this variant came in the same 30ml bottle like most other brands. This helps in gauging the performance of the product over a period of one month.
Interestingly, the product seemed to do more for sleep and pain than weight loss – at least initially. However, the testers seemed in high spirits, eating the right kind of food, and feeling energized throughout the day – an improvement over their previous condition.
Nevertheless, after over 20 days, they recorded a remarkable change in their weight. While they were initially reluctant to use these products as they had no flavor, they still stuck to it for a complete month.
Not only were there no side effects, but they also noticed a remarkable reduction in weight. Both of them said they reduced around 10 – 15 pounds.
While the initial reports were not satisfactory, they still seemed to exhibit substantial improvement in their body shape and overall energy level.
Joy Organics as a Brand
Joy Organics sells only broad-spectrum CBD oil tinctures, sourced from hemp grown organically in regulated farmlands in the US. Their products are THC-free, gluten-free, pesticide-free. The brand uses only natural flavoring, derived from terpenes and essential oils.
Their products are of high quality, effective, and safe. The brand, managed by a small family, is quite reputed and trusted by many.
Their products are affordable too. However, they lack in potency range. We chose their highest concentration variant – 1500mg – for weight loss, in keeping with the rest of the brands.
Joy Organics CBD oils – Yet another quality THC-free option
250 mg – 1500mg;we used the 1500mg for our testing.
- Hemp-derived CBD blend
- Organic extra-virgin olive oil/organic MCT (carrier oils)
- Organic essential oilsfor flavored variants [Humulene, Myrcene, and β‑Caryophyllene]
They have posted lab tests done by their own chemists as well as those conducted by third-party lab PIXIS Labs. They are available on their product pages. To get a more detailed report, one must buy a product and fetch it with the help of the QR code on the label. TheirLab Resultpage is also available under the “Learn”on their website header.
30-day full money-back
Broad-spectrum CBD formulation
Pros & cons:
|1.||High quality, organic & lab-tested||Joy Organics gives the impression it produces its products.In fact, the products are made by Folium Biosciences.|
|2.||THC-free||Small amounts of THC can sometimes be good.|
|3.||Value for money||Expensive for most|
|4.||Good flavor range||Purpose of posting lab test reports conducted by their own chemists unclear|
1500mg – $134.95 ($0.14/mg) Range: $34.95 – $134.95, i.e., $0.09/mg – $0.14/mg.
Joy Organics kept its promise of quickly kick-starting its effects. However, it seemed to fizzle out pretty fast. As if they had developed a tolerance to the formulation. However, we know for fact, that the human body does not develop tolerance towards CBD.
However, after 15 or so odd days, the weight loss resumed and maintained at a steady rate.
What was surprising was the initial spurt of weight reduction of around 2 – 4 pounds. But as they say: All’s well that ends well!
After a month of use, both experienced a healthy body weight and reported that they had not felt for rejuvenated in a long time. They both looked in good shape and high spirits! No cravings, only a good, healthy diet.
They also seemed eager to join the gym, since they now felt they can go through the tough gymming regimen. This was something that they feared they won’t ever be able to achieve, owing to their excessive fat build-up and backaches – both of which were gone after a month’s use of this product.
Hemp Bombs as a Brand
HempBombs’ CBD oils are available in 5 flavors and 6 different strengths. They offer free shipping for all across the US for orders above $75. They are big on their distributor and affiliate programs as well as their jazzy packaging. Their website is also very colorful, vibrant, and user-friendly.
Some may feel that they have focused too much time and attention on coming up with a large variety of products instead of concentrating on improving their formulations.
However, their products have been seen to help with weight loss among many users. That’s why we have included this brand on our list.
Hemp Bombs CBD oils – Hip & Happening Brand
125mg, 300mg, 600mg, 1000mg, 2000mg, and 4000mg. We tried out the 2000mg variant,in keeping with the other brand strengths we have tested, and also a good option for a brand with way too many products.
- Hemp-based CBDextract
- MCT (carrier) Oil
- Grape Seed Oil
- Hemp Oil
- Natural & Artificial Flavoring
The results of the independent lab “ACS Laboratory”’s test are available under the Tab “Learn” on the website header.
30-day money-back guarantee, if you’re not satisfied with their products, as long as you buy it directly from their website (https://hempbombs.com).
Broad-spectrum CBD formulation
Pros & cons:
|1.||5 vibrant flavors||Not completely natural or organic|
|2.||Affordable||Not vegan or gluten-free|
|3.||Tested by an independent lab||Not much information on the brand, the founders, their extraction process, etc.|
|4.||Special discounts for senior citizens & war veterans||Too many options; high concentration variants aren’t effective enough.If taken in high volume, makes them groggy, but doesn’t have the intended effect|
|5.||30-day money-back guarantee||Artificial flavors, too strong aromas|
|6.||THC-free||Confusing combinations of carrier oils combined in each CBD oil|
2000mg – $169.99 ($0.08/mg) Range: $24.99 – $299.99 ($0.07/mg – $0.2/mg)
The effects of Hemp Bomb on the testers’ weight were not discernible at first. This kind of disheartened us, since we expected more from this brand in this respect, given the good reviews about it. However, the usual effects of CBD, like feeling fresh and energized, were certainly there from Day 1.
Nevertheless, the real effects soon surfaced. After a complete 3 weeks of use, one of the users reported she has lost 10 pounds. Apparently, she did not want to divulge anything until she lost at least 10 pounds, as she was skeptical about this brand, owing to its showy looks.
As for the other tester, weight loss was very gradual and very little. After around the same period as the first tester, the second tester reported a weight loss of around 6 pounds.
She felt she would need more time with this product to see any real effect.
What’s the CBD dosage for weight loss?
CBD dosage for weight loss, like any other issue, varies from person to person. It’s best to start low and increase it slowly. This way you can you can find the right dose that works for you best.
What effects does CBD oil have on weight loss?
CBD aids weight reduction in several ways:
- Boosts metabolism, reduces food intake, especially curbs binging
- Aids in converting white fat (bad for health) to brown fat, thus inhibiting over weightiness or obesity
Pharma vs. CBD for weight loss treatment
Pharmaceutical drugs designed for weight loss does more harm to the human body than good. It’s much better to go down the harder path – exercises, dieting, etc.
On the contrary, CBD is a safe, natural, and effective way of curbing munchies and cravings, promoting good night’s sleep, and fighting bad fats in the body – all of which promote weight loss.
Is it legal to purchase CBD oil for weight loss?
CBD oils are legal in all 50 states of America, as long as they are extracted from industrial hemp that contains no more than 0.3% (by weight) of THC.