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Does CBD Give You The Munchies?

Does CBD Give You The Munchies?

You may have heard that smoking marijuana that contains high amounts of THC causes munchies or increases your appetite.  Would using CBD do the same?  Let's dive into this matter.

CBD is non-psychoactive so it will not intoxicate you and cause you to feel "high."

CBD can treat chronic pain, have anti-inflammation properties, promote sleep, manage stress and anxiety, reduce epilepsy symptoms and promote stronger immunity systems.

CBD is legalized in many countries.  For example, in the United States, CBD is legal as long as the level of CBD does not exceed 0.3% while in some countries 0.1-0.2% of THC is allowed 

CBD is available as tinctures/oil, topical, vaping oil, edibles, Cannabis flowers or isolates.  Make sure that you discuss with your medical provider on the best form of CBD that works for you.

So we know that THC increases your craving for food or what marijuana smokers may know as the "munchies".

THC increases ghrelin, a hormone that causes you to feel hungry.

When you take THC on an empty stomach it will produce more ghrelin, because it will send signals to your brain to generate the sensation of hunger.  But ghrelin will trigger hunger in your brain even if your stomach isn't empty.

The appetite promoting hormones is caused by CB1 receptors when it has been activated by THC.  CB1 receptors are located in your brain.

CB1 receptors are part of the cannabinoid receptors found in your nervous system and the brain.  It plays an important role in various physiological processes like pain processing, memory, sleep and appetite.

THC enhances sensitivity to food craving.  THC increases the smell and taste of food. This will make food more appealing and you end up eating more than you need.

CBD is the opposite!

CBD boosts appetite in a healthy way.  Increases appetite for health related issues.  

CBD helps relieve nausea and calms the nervous system.  It also protects the digestive tract.

When you can control your nausea you will increase your appetite.

CBD reduces pain and inflammation.  When your pain is under control it will increase appetite.

CBD is often prescribed to patients that suffer from chronic pain or cancer as not only will they relieve the pain sensation, but CBD will help you feel more comfortable and at the same increase your appetite.  You need to eat nutritious food to enhance your health.

It will be of no surprise to see CBD become part of the food and beverages menu in the future.  

Before you start your CBD journey, it is recommended that you discuss your options with your medical provider.  There are some side effects that you should know such as dry mouth, diarrhea, drowsiness and fatigue.  CBC also may interact and interfere with other medications. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about your ailments and medication history.

This report is brought to you by Mellow OrganicMellow Organic has three CBD products, Mellow CBD Oil made from CBD Isolate for those just looking for CBD without THC, Mellow Full Spectrum CBD Oil comes with both CBD and THC and other cannabinoids from the cannabis plant, Mellow CBD Soothing Balm is our CBD topicals with pleasant vanilla scent and other fantastic organic ingredients.  

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Written by Vivek Roachthavilit

Special thanks to:

Mayo Clinic

Washington Post

Science Direct 


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