The hypothalamus contains nerve cells that, when activated, produce the sensation of hunger by releasing two proteins, neuropeptide Y (NPY) and agouti-related peptide (AGRP).
What Regulates Our Hunger?
CBG and THC both have an affinity to bind to the CB1 and CB2 receptors that may help to regulate the hormones which alter our mood, appetite, and perception of pain. However, CBG isn’t known to stimulate the CB1 receptors in the brain as effectively as THC does, which is why CBG is considered non-psychotropic.
2. Delta 8 THC
Delta 9 THC is the most abundant cannabinoid in marijuana plants. It has a high affinity to bind to CB1 receptors in the central nervous system to alter our senses, perception of time and induce a euphoric mood.
Now you know that CBD isn’t an appetite stimulant and doesn’t cause “the munchies.”
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CBD, Appetite, and Metabolism
At the same time, it’s natural to wonder what effect it does have when interacting with the endocannabinoid system, which can help to moderate a person’s appetite.
As we’ve noted, CBD can help to support overall health, including aiding a healthy metabolism and appetite. There are many methods to use CBD, and some allow you to avoid THC altogether (if that remains a concern).
Wait! You might wonder. How do I know there’s no THC in my CBD Products?