Using THC can cause to become unreasonably hungry. Although cannabis users are less likely to become obese, there is an overwhelming craving for food many people experience after consuming THC. In fact, this has become a pop culture meme and a well-known truth of the cannabis experience. There is another popular cannabinoid, CBD, that has effects that widely differ from its intoxicating cousin. But will CBD gummies also increase your appetite?

Does CBD Gummies Increase the Appetite?

CBD gummies can either decrease or increase your appetite. If your appetite is triggered, your digestive system signals the brain that it is time to consume food. These signals will then create a need to eat immediately.

Appetite is not the same as hunger, which is the feeling of absence of food in the digestive tract. You can have a strong appetite to eat even if you are not really hungry. This is the kind of appetite usually associated with marijuana use. You will be surprised to learn that many studies show that CBD gummies reduces the appetite, making it strikingly different from the other cannabinoids.

Studies on CBD Gummies and Appetite

A recent study found that CBD gummies reduced body weight, and it was further found that higher CBD concentrations offered the most profound effects of weight loss. In another similar study, CBD reduced food intake while both CBD (cannabigerol) and CBN (cannabinol) increased food intake.

Not much is known about CBD gummies to draw firm conclusions, but limited research suggest that the effects of CBD at cannabinoid receptors might be responsible for the reduced food intake and weight loss observed in these studies. Other cannabinoids like THC seems to stimulate the cannabinoid receptors, while CBD reduces their receptivity to intoxicating cannabinoids. By reducing activity in these receptors, CBD may block the influence of cannabinoids that induce appetite.

Does CBD Gummies Affect Metabolism?

Aside from their effects on appetite, receptors in the brain are also connected to metabolism. If metabolism increases, weight loss happens. Because CBD gummies appears to suppress the activity of the cannabinoid receptors, it can impact metabolism. According to research, activating receptors reduces metabolism and increases hunger, while blocking them suppresses hunger and induces reduced food intake.

Does CBD Gummies Affect Weight Loss?

Based on available evidence, it is possible that science may someday prove that CBD gummies is an effective weight loss tool. So fat, the studies that were covered seem to show that CBD reduces appetite, although some research conflict this position.

For example, a scientific survey found that cannabinoid significantly increased the appetite of 40 percent of children who used CBD for epilepsy. Another study with similar subjects found that CBD can either decrease or increase appetite. Also, about 6 percent of CBD report increased hunger as a side effect of consuming this cannabinoid, which further muddles the waters on CBD’s potential weight loss effects.

Hunger Differences Between THC and CBD

Based on anecdotal evidence, there seems to be significant differences between THC and CBD when it comes to hunger. Even if CBD gummies are not nearly as popular as THC in the last few years, reports of CBD causing hunger are much less common. If you are concerned that using CBD gummies will make you hungry, take note that many CBD users have enjoyed this cannabinoid with raiding their refrigerators empty.

There is still so much that we do not know about CBD gummies and its effects on hunger. Still, it is safe to say that the available evidence shown that CBD will unlikely make you excessively hungry. It is not even clear if there is enough biochemical evidence to explain the THC munchies, so any connection between CBD and increased appetite is more likely based on pop culture myths than hard science.

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