CBD won't give you the munchies the way that THC can, but it can still help stimulate your appetite. Though being underweight isn’t as common as being overweight, it still can bring many health complications such as a weak immune system and poor mental and physical health. If you are trying to gain weight healthily, CBD could be your solution.
Cannabidiol interacts with our endocannabinoid system making sure we maintain homeostasis. If you don’t have an appetite, there is something wrong with the way your body is functioning. By elevating the endocannabinoids in your brain, cannabidiol can help you regain your appetite without giving you the type of hunger that would make you overeat. The two main reasons people aren’t eating as much as they should be is because of medication side-effects and poor mental health.
Chemotherapy is notorious for making patients nauseous, which makes it almost impossible to hold any food down. Cannabidiol can reduce your nausea making the task a bit easier. Some medication can kill your appetite without inducing vomiting. If a drug is making changes to your brain like anti-depressants, it can also affect the way your body responds to food the same way that mental illness does.
When you eat food, your reward system is supposed to recognize this action as something good because it helps you survive. However, if you have a chemical imbalance that prevents a dopamine or serotonin response, it can start to make all food look like cardboard.
By stimulating the CB1 cannabinoid receptor, cannabidiol can increase the dopamine and serotonin levels in your brain. What is interesting is that it works both ways with weight change. If someone is being overstimulated which leads to overeating, CBD can reduce the activity in the reward system instead of promoting it.
The endocannabinoid anandamide also plays a significant role in your appetite because of its relationship to the CB1 cannabinoid receptor. Studies have shown that increased anandamide levels show an increase in appetite.
What Method Works Best?
If you are unable to eat because of nausea, taking CBD tincture drops or vaping on an e-cig can give you relief quickly so you can start eating. If you have a low appetite because of your mood or a chemical imbalance, taking edibles and CBD pills can help you reduce your symptoms throughout the day so your appetite can build back up again. Be sure to stop by our shop and get yours today!