The growing popularity of cannabis-derived products demands more and more research for their different effects on the human’s body and health. And some of the findings come as a surprise to all.
Regular cannabis users anecdotally show a great appetite, especially right after smoking. Research confirms that smoking cannabis indeed affects the mechanisms that trigger hunger in our brain: receptors in our brain trigger the release of hormones that make us feel famished, so we frantically search for food. Further research though, shows that this is just one side of the coin and with correct use we could actually have the opposite effect – reduced appetite and a great “partner” in the quest of weight loss.
Tests reveal that the main reason people experience unstoppable hunger is the psychoactive ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). In popular hemp products this ingredient is missing or greatly reduced. And in what’s left scientists have found two substances that have great appetite-suppressing qualities. One is the tetrahydrocannabivarin – or THCV. The other is cannabidiol (CBD): wonder drug for some, marketing scam for others. For the rest, CBD is the compound found in the cannabis that doesn’t cause any high, one that can potentially decrease appetite.
Indeed, CBD and CBD oils have become very popular and represent almost a mainstream product. Recent findings of many independent studies show that the use of CBD oil for different conditions may have the side effect of reduced appetite. For people that are overweight or follow a diet this no doubt will be a welcomed feature though. Dedicated research has been conducted for this matter and they have been positive that with the property of reducing appetite, CBD oils could be a great natural supplement to aid the process of losing weight.
Of course, CBD is in no way the “wonder” drug that will remove your extra kilos on its own. A good physical and sleep routines are required, as well as following a diet. The benefits that CBD oils can provide for you range from the aforementioned reduced appetite, it may help you sleep better and have better overall wellness. With the reported anti-inflammatory properties of CBD, it could also be helping you recover from the heavy gym sessions you are going to in order to achieve your goals.