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Marijuana has long been a champion for the appetite. Whether you know the ‘munchies’ stereotype firsthand or from the typical holly-weed films, there is more to marijuana than the munchies. And what’s more, not every strain is an appetite stimulant. Many strains do more to suppress the appetite than to stimulate it.
If you are looking for the best strains to stimulate appetite, this article covers them all. Whether you are suffering from an appetite disorder, undergoing treatment, or simply want to stay away from munchie-inducing strains, we have all the info you need.
While it’s no myth that cannabis strains can give you the munchies, there are some strains that are more suited for igniting your inner cookie monster than others. Take a quick look at how cannabis could stimulate the appetite.
How Does Marijuana Affect Appetite?
Regulating hunger takes a lot of work. There are several processes that the body uses for your appetite. Your body produces a substance called leptin when you eat food. This substance regulates hunger, letting you know that you have eaten enough.
When you become hungry, it is because the leptin levels have dropped. But when your body’s leptin levels are not functioning correctly, whether due to a physical or medical condition, you could end up being either a stimulated appetite or a suppressed appetite, depending on the issue.
There are specific processes in the body that regulate hunger. When you eat, the body produces leptin, a substance known to help suppress appetite. You begin to feel hungrier when your leptin levels decrease. However, physical and medical conditions prevent the leptin levels from falling or increase the leptin production rate.
Best Strains for Appetite
Girl Scout Cookies is a popular strain for both recreational and medical marijuana users. It is a THC heavy-hitter, offering THC content that could reach up to 28%. The strain is a stroke of genetic brilliance, with OG Kush and Durban Poison as parent strains. The GSC is a slight (60%) Indica dominant hybrid that is a favorite amongst users looking to increase their appetite.
If you are a cannabis rookie, then best you beware. This strain is a heavy hitter with extraordinarily high THC levels and a typically low CBD content (0.2%). The GSC tends to take you straight into a cerebral rush and is known to give an intense burst of energy. The GSC is a strain that could enhance mood and inspire fits of contented laughter along the way.
GCS has an aroma reminiscent of minty chocolate and tastes similar to candy. GSC is undoubtedly one of the best strains for appetite disorders.
While the sound of ‘Diablo’ could send you into a whimsical trance of superheroes and action, the truth is that this strain inspires nothing more than serenity and calm. The THC content is lighter than the GSC, typically around 20%, so if you are a more novice user, this strain should be more up your alley.
Diablo may not be as famous as Girl Scout Cookies, but it is also a 60% Indica hybrid that inspires happiness and relaxation. This cannabis strain is well known in the medical marijuana community to enhance appetite.
Diablo could be beneficial for those suffering from appetite disorders such as bulimia or anorexia. This is especially true for those with bulimia, as Diablo can help calm the inflammation in the stomach. Diablo is a great strain better suited for use later in the day or the evening.
The pineapple express strain shot to fame thanks to the movie named after the strain. While it was a humorous take on a quality strain starring James Franco, Danny McBride, and Seth Rogan, it does not paint an accurate or pretty picture for neither cannabis nor this specific strain. Pineapple Express is one of the most famous strains in the world.
While this fame could be chalked down to the mainstream movie, it is also because the Pineapple Express is a fantastic strain. Another hybrid, the Pineapple Express, is also a 60% hybrid but is more of a Sativa dominant strain. The THC content can be as high as 25% percent but tests between 19 and 25%.
Pineapple Express is an uplifting strain that tends to inspire euphoria and energy. Those who enjoy creative pursuits will be happy to hear that the Pineapple Express is perfect for creativity and daytime activities. As the name suggests, the strain smells like pineapple, while the taste is tropical and refreshing.
Tahoe OG Kush
Unlike the other strains that feature on this list, Lake Tahoe OG is a more balanced, 50/50 hybrid. Tahoe OG Kush is also an excellent strain to turn to when you keep turning under the covers, unable to fall asleep. The THC content is regularly tested at around 20-25% and less than 0.1% CBD. The strain is potent and should be left for evening use.
Tahoe OG has an almost instantaneous relaxing effect while still inspiring an energetic boost. Once you’ve simmered down after the initial rush, you can brace yourself for an incredible appetite boost. The strain has a refreshing pine scent and is known to taste reminiscent of lemons.
How Do You Know When You Are Full?
Thanks to our brain’s complex network of signals, we know when we are full thanks to these signals being sent by the brain. THC, one of many cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, could potentially slow the neurons and prevent the message from being sent, making sure you stay hungry for longer. THC is also thought to enhance the senses, helping you enjoy your food more.
So, you have the research and why researchers are interested in the potential that marijuana could hold for decreased appetites. It’s time to choose your favorite strain today.