There is a lot of hype around the health benefits provided by CBD and all these benefits are real. Cannabidiol, obtained from the hemp plant has string medicinal and therapeutic effects for even the most common conditions. One of the benefits of CBD is that it helps to improve appetite. You probably understand that a strong appetite is vital for a strong body. There are many reasons why your body’s appetite could go down. It could be because of stress, anxiety of disease. Some diseases like cancer completely deplete a person’s appetite and since the body requires nutrition is becomes impossible for that person to recover.
How CBD helps to improve appetite
Cannabis generally causes an increased appetite known as the “munchies”. This is because of the cannabinoid or chemical compound known as THC. THC is predominantly found in marijuana plants which explains why people who take marijuana have a high propensity to eat more food. Unfortunately, it is also this THC compound that gives marijuana its psychoactive properties and that’s why people who take marijuana become high.
CBD which is mostly abundant in the hemp plant contains little to no amount of THC. This means that it does not directly cause your appetite to skyrocket. This is mostly in relation to the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus is the brain center responsible for controlling appetite. It controls the neurons which tell the body when it is full which makes you feel satiated and causes your body to turn off the hungry switch. Now, THC directly binds with the CB1 receptors in the brain which override this switch and the message that you are full is not released to the body.
CBD does not directly bind with the CB1 receptors in the brain. This is important because it is the way in which CB1 brain receptors are stimulated that dictates whether more chemicals get released. Simply put, taking CBD will not push you to rifle through the cupboards for an unnecessary snack but it will indirectly support your appetite.
CBD indirectly improves your appetite by helping to release any tension that may be preventing you from eating for example if you are feeling out of balance in life and your digestive system is affected. CBD nurtures and revives your body by relieving the discomfort in your digestive system so that you can gain back your desire for food.
CBD also has an indirect impact on appetite by relieving stress and anxiety which are common reasons for loss of appetite. By improving your moods, CBD influences you to have a desire to eat.
CBD has also been shown to alleviate nausea and vomiting which care common in conditions like cancer. Nausea and vomiting take away a person’s appetite and desire for food.
Lastly, CBD helps to treat other conditions that can be a reason for loss of appetite like pain. Since it is a great pain reliever, it can help to restore appetite.
If you are having trouble with your appetite, then you should try taking CBD and see the transformation. You appetite may not increase substantially but there will definitely be a difference.