Consuming cannabis can help those looking to lose weight
One of more profound and outward effects of consuming marijuana are the “munchies,” which send consumers to search the refrigerator and kitchen cabinets for something to eat. It is not always the healthiest of foods that they go for first, either. So when researchers studying obesity suggested that CBD (cannabidiol) would be useful in appetite suppression, skepticism started coming in from all directions. However, there is a lot of support for the cannabis compound in controlling appetites.
Researchers have repeatedly found that CBD suppresses the desire to eat. According to Martin A. Lee, the co-founder and director of Project CBD, a nonprofit California lab that promotes CBD research, “It has the opposite effect of what’s typically thought of with THC.”
Lee is the author of “Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana-Medical, Recreational and Scientific,” for anyone wishing to pursue the details of the project, which concludes that “we’re a long way from being able to say commercially available CBD products can help you control your weight or shed those extra pounds.”
While the health benefits of CBD products are being demonstrated in new ways almost daily and numerous products containing some CBD are being sold in health food shops and dispensaries, there’s still more work to be done. Cannabis has been shown to be able to provide a myriad of health benefits, in addition to appetite suppression, and new ways the natural plant helps the body are being found on almost a daily basis.