Can CBD make you hungry? In today’s video, Dale answers this question and more.
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Many people mistakenly think that since THC makes you hungry, CBD will make you hungry, too. This is not even remotely true.
TLDR: CBD cannot, and will not, make you hungry or give you the munchies. Many people mistake this with THC, even though CBD and THC are different.
Using CBD products, like CBD oil, will not make you hungry – directly. Sure, if the CBD helps cure your nausea, it will allow you to eat more, but it can’t cause you to just become hungry and have the munchies.
Before we discuss why, exactly, CBD can’t make you hungry, let’s briefly talk about what CBD is.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the many cannabinoids that is naturally found in cannabis plants. Remember, both hemp and marijuana fall under the cannabis plant species.
CBD is one of the more prominent cannabinoids, constituting up to 40% of the plant’s extract (depending on the strain). This is where CBD takes a departure from Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, which is the compound that causes psychoactive traits.
Not admitting to anything, but smoking marijuana is associated with giving people the munchies. Weed or marijuana (THC) based products are known to interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system that controls our appetite.
We’ll get more into the endocannabinoid system later on, because it’s an important system in our bodies that can interact with cannabinoids, like THC and CBD.
Science states that THC is believed to increase a hormone that makes you feel hungry, even when you are not. This raises the question, does CBD make you hungry?
Well, the answer is surprisingly no, and its’ a little complicated.
CBD does not directly make you hungry, but it can increase your appetite a little. Forbes magazine published an article noting that CBD oil can improve your appetite by decreasing things, like nausea, that could otherwise alter a healthy appetite.
CBD is noted for its improved health benefits.
For example, CBD has many medical benefits. It lessens nausea symptoms, helps reduce anxiety, and improves your digestive system.
Think about it.
Do you feel like eating when you are experiencing any of these symptoms? No, therefore, after taking CBD products, like CBD oil, it might help your appetite to return. But does this prove that CBD makes you hungry?
Children and adults who require medication for certain illnesses (cancer, depression, epilepsy, etc….), or individuals who must undergo chemotherapy are prescribed CBD oil with a good amount of THC in them – approved by the Food and Drug Administration. These illnesses can make you lose weight.
In many of these illnesses, appetites become waned, and people begin to lose weight, quickly.
When prescribed higher doses of THC in CBD oil, it has been proven to increase appetites, to encourage weight gain to counter balance the weight loss.
The National Institute of Health study on hunger differences between CBD and THC has found that THC raised insulin levels, like ghrelin, that increases your appetite, thus making you feel hungry. In other words, increased hunger is one of the more common expressed side effects of THC.
Additional studies did not find the same reaction when individuals use CBD oil.
This implies that CBD does not make you hungry. Don’t be concerned that using CBD could make you unreasonably hungry and gain weight.
Take comfort in knowing that clinical trials involving many CBD users revealed that you can successfully enjoy using this cannabinoid without the need to suddenly buy larger sized clothing or experiencing the urge to go to the fridge late at night.
Interesting fact: CBD is completely non-intoxicating, unlike THC. It cannot make you high, as long as it comes from the hemp plant.
Remember the endocannabinoid system mention from earlier? Well, let’s move on to that topic now.
The endocannabinoid system is a recently discovered system that all mammals have. The cool thing about it is, it processes cannabinoids (like CBD) in order to achieve certain health benefits for the body.
Natural cannabinoid CB1 and CB2 receptors in the body are vital in helping the human body function properly. They regulate brain activities like pain, sleep, emotions, appetite and more. These receptors are part of the endocannabinoid system
Endocannabinoid System Receptors
CB1 and CB2 receptors are vital in how the brain emits hormones that affect the body’s immune system to combat illnesses. Using CBD are just one of the many ways that helps the whole body whether medically prescribed or used over the counter.
The CB1 receptors are a part of the nervous system.
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