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Don’t Like the Munchies? Try These Cannabis Strains

December 24, 2020 11:30 am ET
Don’t Like the Munchies? Try These Cannabis Strains

Cannabis has a legendary association with causing what many people refer to as a significant case of the munchies. This happens because consuming cannabis is known to help increase appetite. Many people who suffer medical conditions that cause them to lose their appetite are finding cannabis to be extremely beneficial in helping them get the much-needed food intake they require in a daily basis. When the body stops receiving the intake of nutrition through food, it begins to take a toll on a person. Just like a car running out of gas, the body will start to malfunction, and before you know it, it just stops working right altogether. When it comes to consuming cannabis, a lot of it will, in fact, increase your appetite giving you the munchies. However, this is not the case with all cannabis strains.

There are many different varieties of cannabis available on the market today. In fact, there seem to be as many different varieties of cannabis as there are different types of people. Perhaps this is because there might just be a cannabis strain for everyone. Many people are finding out that cannabis consumption comes with a guideline. Typically, Indica cannabis strains contain a synergistic combination of cannabinoids and terpenes that help you to relax more, causing a sedated body feeling. Sativa cannabis strains, on the other hand, quintessentially leave you with a cerebral and energetic feeling. Then there are hybrid cannabis strains that provide a balance of both worlds. As our knowledge of cannabis strains deepens, consumers are learning that some cannabis strains actually help suppress the appetite rather than spiking it.

Keeping the Munchies at Bay

Now don’t get me wrong; I’m not saying that consuming a certain cannabis strain might not leave you feeling hungry. Feeling hungry is a natural part of human bodily functions. It is healthy and signals to an individual that they need to consume food in order to have energy. It’s kind of like putting gas in a car. When your car starts to run low, that gas light comes on, letting you know if you don’t do something about it soon, you won’t be going anywhere. Your body is the same way.

While many cannabis strains are known to increase appetite, there are some that won’t make you as hungry as others. If you’re looking to help curb your appetite and avoid a case of the munchies, here are a couple of strains you may want to try. Some of these strains are CBD rich, and others are not.

CBD May be the Way to Go

  • Shark Shock CBD
  • Harlequin
  • Sour Tsunami
  • Pennywise

High CBD strains such as Shark Shock CBD, Harlequin, Sour Tsunami, Pennywise, and others are great options for those who enjoy cannabis but don’t enjoy the munchies, so much. Research published from a study conducted by Yale showed that Delta-9 THC stimulated a group of nerve cells located in the hypothalamus of the brain. These stimulated nerve cells help to govern behavior such as arousal and hunger. CBD does not bind to CB1 receptors located in the brain in the same manner that THC does. The lack of the binding affinity of CBD, therefore, would appear to not initiate stimulation in nerve groups of the hypothalamus, potentially increasing arousal and or hunger. It’s not only High CBD strains that are said to help curb the appetite and not make you as hungry. There are THC Rich strains of cannabis out there that are said to do the same job.

Did Someone Say THCV?

  • Durban Poison
  • Power Plant
  • Jack the Ripper
  • Moby Dick

THCV is another cannabinoid that is said to help produce euphoric effects while helping to curve overactive appetites. You can find THCV-rich strains such as Durban Poison, Power Plant, Jack the Ripper, Moby Dick, and others that are said to hold appetite suppressing properties. It is a great idea to remember that cannabis is most likely going to give you the munchies. With that in mind, though, it is possible to still consume cannabis while finding strains that will help you curb your appetite. If you consume cannabis and find yourself having a case of the munchies, it’s not a bad thing.

The bad side of it comes when you decide to eat an entire chocolate cake or a whole tub of ice cream. Many cannabis consumers instead opt for healthier choices such as fruits and salads. The next time you find yourself with a major case of the munchies, try hitting an all-you-can-eat salad bar. Not only is the salad delicious, but it is also hydrating and more nutritious, therefore helping to increase the effects and ceiling of your cannabis buzz. Consume responsibly, and remember to journal your cannabis consumption experiences in order to help paint a picture of what works best for you.

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