Can CBD Affect Your Appetite?
CBD can affect your appetite but not in the way associated with marijuana or specifically the intoxicating THC compound found in marijuana.
THC is the compound that not only makes people feel ‘high’ it also has an effect on the parts of the nervous system that regulate our hunger response. Even if you have recently eaten, THC can stimulate a hunger response and potentially prompt the release of the hormone ghrelin, which also stimulates hunger.
CBD is a non-intoxicating regulatory compound. This means that it cannot make you ‘high’ and it interacts with you by enabling improved flow of your own body’s natural chemicals. When your body’s natural release of chemicals, including hormones, is functioning at optimum you may find an increased or infact a decrease in appetite - depending on what your body actually requires.
CBD can help regulate our appetite by unlocking the ECS or endocannabinoid system. The ECS is an internal biological system that regulates and modulates the release of chemicals internally to achieve homeostasis, ensuring you are at your optimum.
We see CBD as a bit like a lubricant that enables the seized up parts of the body to work properly. The effects of introducing CBD include establishing a better regulated appetite, the reduction of inflammation and therefore the pain associated, reducing anxiety, and improving energy levels and sleep cycles.