This week let’s take a quick look at a study I found regarding Beta Caryophyllene (BCP) and obesity.
The word obesity simply means an abnormal or excessive accumulation of fat in the body that exacerbates metabolic and inflammatory processes. This obviously, affects the general health of these individuals. So to start with, if we look at what we already know about BCP from previous blogs, BCP is known to have anti-inflammatory properties, click the link to read more. Therefore, we could conclude that BCP could potentially benefit those with inflammation caused by obesity.
The study also stated that BCP also has potential activity against metabolic diseases. A metabolic disorder or syndrome is a group of diseases that occur together and increase your chance of developing heart disease, stroke, or type 2 diabetes. Excessive blood pressure or high blood sugars, extra body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels are examples of these disorders.
Don’t worry, having one of these disorders does not imply you have metabolic syndrome. However, it does increase your chance of severe illness. And when you get more of these disorders, your chance of consequences like type 2 diabetes and heart disease increases. So it’s great to know that BCP may potentially fight against these conditions. If you want to read more specifically about BCP and diabetes, click here. If you missed our talk a few weeks ago titled Sweet Sabotage, you may find that interesting as well, click here.
The conclusion of the study stated the data indicated that chronic supplementation with BCP may improve relevant metabolic and immunological processes (those processes that protect us from dis-ease). So this is good news, if you are carrying a few extra kg’s. BCP could be the key to preventing or assisting with those existing conditions.
Make the most of the last week of Autumn!
Sources: https://liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/jmf.2021.0166?journalCode=jmf; https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/metabolic-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20351916
Disclaimer: The information in this post is for reference purposes only and not intended to constitute or replace professional medical advice or personal research. Please consult a qualified medical professional before making any changes to your diet, medications or lifestyle. Effects are provided as a guide only. Statements have not been evaluated by the TGA.