The CBD industry is one that is growing at an immense pace. But with the somewhat un-restrained growth of the industry, there are many myths and rumors that are spread. Some people believe that CBD can cause the users to have an uncontrollable munchies-an experience that is a trademark of smoking marijuana. The last thing you need in your weight loss journey is a medication that causes you to chow down on food! But is this a false rumor that is making the rounds or is there any facts that surround the allegation? Let us try finding out. Read on.
Does CBD Give You The Hunger Pangs?
A resounding NO, is the answer. The reason is that the cause for the ‘munchies’ is the psychoactive substance called THC or tetrahydrocannabinol an active ingredient present in marijuana. There is as much as 40% more of the psychoactive THC that is present in cannabis than in traditional hemp derived CBD. The feeling of hunger is one that is activated when the stomach is empty. THC causes the firing of these ‘hunger impulses’ by the brain resulting in your mouth salivating and your salivary glands prepping itself. The THC also causes an increase in dopamine production, the feel good hormone. It enhances the feelings of smell and taste, making the act of consuming food a much more pleasurable experience.
CBD on the other hand doesn’t cause any of the appetite-triggering properties. There may be a subtle influence but that is passable. AS a matter of fact, CBD actually helps you control your weight!
CBD interacts with the ECS or the endocannabinoid system, one that has strong links to appetite. CBD helps keep a tap on the appetite and the food intake, allowing for better wellness and general health. You can also infuse the CBD health benefits with most of the cooking ingredients: CBD infused in dressing oil, CBD oil used in pasta, CBD in chocolates, CBD smoothies, and more.
There is a natural connection between CBD and food; it seamlessly gels into your daily eating routine and diet.
The Final Conclusion
This rumor, like most of them, is baseless and without sound facts nor research backing it up. While THC can promote the sense of eating, the same cannot be said for CBD. The effects of pure CBD are more on encouraging a healthier and better-balanced outlook on food. The next time someone talks of this rumor, you know how to shut them down.