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CannaKeys has 4 studies associated with Cold Exposure.

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Overview - Cold Exposure

Description of Cold Exposure

Cold-induced thermogenesis activates brown adipose tissue (BAT) to generate heat, increasing energy expenditure and promoting fat loss. This process boosts metabolism, aids in weight management, and improves insulin sensitivity.

Additionally, cold exposure stimulates the endocannabinoid system (ECS) by increasing the production of endocannabinoids such as anandamide (AEA) and 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG). These endocannabinoids bind to CB1 and CB2 receptors, reducing inflammation, pain relief, enhancing mood, stress resilience, and overall health and well-being.

More specifically:

  • Cold exposure increased anandamide (AEA), 2-AG, OEA, PEA, and omega-3s associated with a healthier cardiometabolic profile (L. Jurado-Fasoli et al., 2024).

  • Thermogenic activation increases endocannabinoid tone (L. M. Krott et al., 2016).

  • Cold stress increases CB1 expression (E. Dzhambazova et al., 2014)

  • Cold exposure stimulates the synthesis of OEA (J. LoVerme et al., 2006).

Other Names:

Thermogenic Activation

Cold-induced thermogenesis, cold-induced thermogenic activation

Cold Exposure Properties and Effects

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