Staying healthy is super important, especially in the age of COVID-19. It all starts with moving your body and nourishing it with delicious superfoods that supercharge your system! That’s a lot of action. Totally here for it. On today’s Caliblog, you’ll learn all about how CBD, mushrooms and adaptogens boost your metabolism and energy levels. We’ve got you covered, babes! That’s the Calivolve pinky promise.
To kick things off, here’s a crash course on metabolism and energy. We often hear these terms when it comes to maintaining a healthy weight; the higher your metabolism, the more calories you burn, making it easier to reduce fat. Here’s the science: metabolism is the process where your body transforms what you eat and drink into energy. The calories you consume pair up with oxygen to release the energy you need to function. And even when you’re resting, the grind doesn’t end! Energy is essential for breathing, blood circulation, and hormone levels, to name a few. Aren’t we the most impressive beings ever?!
Okay, so now that you’re all caught up, let’s chat about how certain supplements make all the difference! And don’t forget: nutrition doesn’t mean deprivation. We believe that living well should always taste and feel good. It’s all about healthy indulgences (like our CBD truffles!)
What does CBD do?
Without a shadow of a doubt, CBD is the gift that keeps on giving. Not only does it relieve anxiety and pain, CBD also shows a lot of promise as a metabolism booster! But trufflettes, keep in mind that existing studies aren’t totally conclusive. We definitely need more research! Check out this article from Harvard Medical School to understand more about CBD.
Let’s get sciencey and take a look at some herb data. One study showed that CBD enhanced metabolism, reduced food intake and weight gain in rats. Another study zeroed in how it impacts fat cells – get ready, you’re about to be blown away by the power of the plant! CBD can stimulate the genes and proteins that help break down fat, and increase the burning of calories. This all stems from its ability to trigger “fat browning”. Say what now?! Basically, CBD can convert the normal white-colored fat tissue that stores energy into a beige tissue that burns it off. Mind = blown.
And contrary to popular belief, CBD doesn’t bring down your energy. It actually does the opposite! CBD hooks up with your endocannabinoid system to maintain balance; when it binds to your receptors, it can bring up your energy levels.
You might want to stock up on some Calivolve CBD truffles here!
Understanding medicinal mushrooms – cordyceps benefits
There’s a lot of mushroom mania these days! Cordyceps is considered a precious medicinal staple in traditional Chinese medicine. It’s a parasitic fungus, cordyceps fungus, that grows on the eggs of insects, but don’t let that turn you off! We swear, it’s amaze for your bod.
Now, these shrooms come in many forms. You can eat them, pop some capsules, tinctures, steep in hot water…pretty easy to include in your daily routine! There’s a whole laundry list of cordyceps benefits, from increased lung capacity to fertility – but we’re going to focus on its energy-spiking properties! Cordyceps is often used to enhance athletic performance and endurance by amping up the efficiency of energy metabolism. So next time you’re dreading that early morning run, be sure to take a dose for a little pick-me-up. You’ll burn calories a lot faster and feel super pumped! Cordyceps smoothies, anyone?
What are the benefits of cinnamon?
Believe it or not, cinnamon is one of the most popular spices not for its deliciousness, but for its high antioxidant levels. It helps protect your cells and tissues from wear and tear caused by metabolic conditions like diabetes and obesity, to name a few.
Let’s dive into this a little deeper! Beyond scrumptious desserts, taking cinnamon as a supplement can improve any metabolic syndrome. It’s especially awesome for circulation, reducing the risk of coagulation and high blood pressure. Cinnamon is also high in fibre and can curb cravings (buh-bye, munchies!) by making you feel full. It essentially speeds up your metabolism, since your body uses a lot more energy to process the spice.
What are the benefits of cayenne pepper?
Last but not least, a little sizzle to take it on home.
Cayenne pepper isn’t just for the Master Cleanse. It can be consumed in a more pleasurable way that doesn’t involve giving up your go-to eats for a 10-day liquid diet! No one’s got time for that, right chocolinis?
It’s no secret that we love a little spice… we even made chili lime pepita CBD truffles you’ll really savor! Here’s why we’re seriously into cayenne: it’s an antioxidant thanks to capsaicin, an active compound found in peppers that’s key for your metabolism. It increases the amount of heat your body produces, making you burn more calories every day. To add, it helps you eat less and feel fuller for longer. Another fun fact: capsaicin raises energy levels by triggering your flight-or-fight hormones, which get your body ready to fight or run.
Bring on the spice, baby.
How can CBD help runners?
It’s clear that CBD, cordyceps, cinnamon and cayenne peppers are nature’s way of encouraging your body to work work work work work! Here’s a great article giving you more intel.
Consider giving these supplements a shot to take your healthy living rituals to another level. And who knows, we might even feature some of these energizing ingredients in an upcoming collection (Hint! Hint!). Just imagine our sublimely sumptuous dark chocolate with… ok, let’s not get ahead of ourselves!