Does CBD Really Make You Hungry?

CBD users with the munchiesIf you’re thinking about using CBD for the first time, there may be a few questions that you have on your mind. What does CBD taste like? What does CBD do? Will using CBD make you hungry? Let’s take a look at the latter question and find out if using CBD will lead you to devour the contents of your kitchen cupboard.

Marijuana and the Munchies

First things, first - why would using CBD potentially make you hungry in the first place? Derived from the cannabis family of plants, CBD is a molecule that is predominantly found in the hemp plant - which can then be extracted and used to support a healthy lifestyle.

If there is a reason for thinking that using CBD make you hungry, it’s probably because you’ve heard about marijuana and the munchies. Weed, bud, grass, marijuana - whatever you might call it - the use of cannabis is often reported, to be followed by a serious case of the munchies.

CBD versus THC

CBD and THC are just two of over a hundred cannabinoids that have been found to exist in the cannabis and hemp plant. A relatively recent discovery, cannabinoids can, like many of nature’s gifts, have the ability to interact with our body in a variety of ways.

While CBD can be used to support the healthy functioning of the body's organs, THC is most commonly known for its psychoactive properties that are the focal point for the plants illegal status here in the UK.

Alas, one of the reasons that you might get a chronic case of the munchies is because THC ‘switches off' the buttons in your brain that tell you to stop eating once your belly is full. Additionally, THC can elevate your sense of smell and taste, making the temptation to eat that Quadruple Chocolate Muffin, lathered in Salted Caramel Sauce even harder to resist.

So will using CBD make you hungry in the same kind of way as THC? While CBD products may contain traces of THC, the legal level that products contain is less than 0.1%, which is a dose so small that it will rarely affect your appetite in the same way a THC dominant product like illegal cannabis flowers would.

Use CBD to Support a Healthy Lifestyle

Using CBD to support a healthy lifestyle is easy and incorporating your use into your daily routine is even easier. The two most popular methods are CBD Oil and CBD Vape Oil.

VSAVI’ sublingual oil is available in several concentrations and strengths and is used by dropping a few drops under your tongue. You should try and leave it under your tongue for up to 90 seconds for your mucus glands to be able to absorb as much of the CBD as possible. Any remaining liquid is simply swallowed. In the name of creating a routine, repeat the process three times a day (morning, noon and night).

For those who vape; vaping CBD e liquid is a great alternative to using conventional CBD sublingual oil. Known for its fast absorption rate, vape oil can be used together with a basic e-cigarette or low powered vape pen in the same way you would typically use your nicotine based e-liquid. The concentration of CBD per vape compared with a drop of sublingual oil will differ, which means that you will have to vape more frequently than you would if you were to just use CBD oil under your tongue three times a day. Try a few puffs on your vape pen every 2 – 3 hours a day.

Because sublingual oil is intended for oral use (under the tongue or mixed with food and drink), the main feedback that customers report, regard what you might call an acquired taste. Earthy, grassy, and a little bit bitter, for those keen on experiencing CBD in a more flavourful way, vaping flavoured CBD e liquid may be the way forward. Choose from a range of flavours including Apple, Mango, Lemon, Blueberry, Peppermint and enjoy a flavourful vape and support a healthy lifestyle at the same time.