What is CBD?
It’s a natural molecule extracted from hemp, plant also known as cannabis. Not psychotropic, its consumption is perfectly legal in France and has no side effects or addiction.
the CBD Where cannabidiol begins to be recognized thanks to its multiple virtues. To name a few, it is a powerful anti-inflammatory, soothing, and antioxidant. It can be a alternative 100% natural interesting for many pathologies, where conventional treatments do not work. It can also help in various problems of stress, anxiety and depression thanks to its relaxing properties.
It is found today in several forms: flowers, oils, e-liquids, cosmetic creams. Still mysterious, hemp is the subject of numerous studies in order to discover all its hidden natural benefits.
Does CBD have an appetite suppressant role or does it induce appetite?
Psychotropic substance of hemp and cousin of CBD, the THC is known to cause food cravings when consumed. But then, what about CBD?
Understanding the mechanism of hunger and appetite
We all have a survival mechanism that keeps the body in good shape. This is what we call hunger. We can define it as the primary need to eat to provide us with the energy necessary to move. Hunger is a signal sent by our body to warn us that our energy levels are too low. It is therefore necessary to feed to reassemble it.
Appetite is defined as a desire to eat to satisfy a physiological need. For example, we find it in the pleasure of eating certain foods or the taste preferences that we have. It is connected to our five senses. As soon as you smell, see, touch a food that you find delicious, your appetite will kick in. We will therefore want to consume it, only to satisfy our pleasure.
It is important to understand the difference between these two concepts and to know how to distinguish them to avoid the famous cravings or gluttony.
How do cannabinoids help hunger?
When we talk about cannabis, we tend to think about the feeling of hunger that we feel during or after its consumption. It is actually caused by the THC which attaches to the receiver CB1. As a reminder, this is present in the central nervous system and peripheral nerve endings. This therefore has the effect of stimulating the appetite. However, even if the CBD plays a role on the endocannabinoid system, it does not intervene directly on this receptor. Find even more information on CBD and detetics in our special file
Cannabidiol, a moderating role on hunger
However, studies have shown that it could have an indirect role in regulating hunger. Some people with conditions that cause them nausea and vomiting can be helped by CBD. Indeed, its consumption can significantly reduce the symptoms and therefore awaken the desire to eat. Thanks to its antiemetic action, it can become a very interesting natural alternative, because it does not contain no toxic substance unlike conventional treatments.
In addition, other studies have shown that cannabidiol may have a appetite suppressant. Indeed, it supports people suffering from cravings triggered by a psychological (stress, anxiety) or emotional state. Thanks to its relaxing properties, it allows you to quickly feel soothed and therefore to reduce this feeling of hunger.
There is still a lot to learn about the effects of CBD compared to appetite and hunger. It is still too early to be able to say that he has an appetite suppressant or appetite trigger. On the other hand, depending on your case, it can regulate your hunger either by relaxing you to reduce your compulsive cravings for food or by reducing your nausea and awakening your feeling of hunger.