Delta-8 THC and Your Appetite: Here’s What You Need To Know
Sometimes you’re just not that hungry. Whether you’re not feeling that great, or you're tired or depressed, or for whatever reason, you just don’t feel like eating. It happens to all of us at one point or another in our lives. However, for some of us, the problem can be much more serious. After all, food is the essence of all of our lives. Without food, we couldn’t do all of the great things we were born to do… live, love, create, and so much more.
For years we’ve had anecdotal evidence showing that cannabis helps with appetite stimulation. Most of us know that when you take some bud, you end up with the munchies. What other reason would you have for downing an entire jar of peanut butter and following it up with an entire bag of chips (wow, that sounds delicious right about now)? But what about the other cannabinoids that we’ve come to know and love?
What we’re really asking today is, can Delta-8 THC help to stimulate your appetite?
The truth is, many different things can cause your lack of appetite. Maybe it’s a physical issue, or perhaps it’s a psychological one. It all depends on so many factors. Whether or not Delta-8 THC can help depends on you as well as the product you take.
Research is sparse when it comes to Delta-8 THC and appetite. And to be sure, we never want to run afoul of our friends at the Food and Drug Administration. So with that in mind, we can’t offer you any cures or preventives or any medical advice. But anecdotal information abounds.
In fact, according to a recent article in The Cannabis Radio Network, they talk a lot about the connection between Delta-8 THC and appetite stimulation.
“So, what is the solution?” they write. “How can you increase your appetite? One of the most popular solutions coming out is Cannabis. Although the research is limited, anecdotal experiences explain that delta-8 THC helps cure low appetite. But before you get delta-8 THC for it, it is vital to explore the product and know its effect on appetite.”
We couldn’t agree more. So let’s take an in-depth look at one of our favorite compounds and dig deep into Delta-8 THC’s connection to appetite stimulation. Can this buzzworthy bud give you the munchies? We’re here to find out.
Another Quick Primer On Delta-8 THC, Your New Favorite Cannabinoid
Let’s do a quick rundown all about Delta-8 THC one more time. We know what you're thinking — I already know everything there is to know about Delta-8. And that may be true. After all, you’ve spent the past year gobbling up as much Delta-8 as you can. From 10X Delta-8 Vapes to Liquid Gold to Chill Plus to Shrooms and more, you’ve helped us to make Delta-8 THC one of the most popular products in the world.
But what is Delta-8 THC?
“Delta 8 THC is an isomer of Delta 9 THC,” writes the Cannabis Radio Network. “It implies that the chemical formula is the same but the arrangement of atoms is different. To understand it clearly, take the example of graphite and diamond. Carbon is the main component of both materials. However, in graphite, the atoms are arranged in layers, while the arrangement in diamond is different.”
It’s an apt description. In other words, what they’re saying is that Delta-8 is extremely similar to Delta-9 THC, or cannabis. However, the molecules are just different enough to make Delta-8 THC a different compound. But what does that mean to you, in real terms?
Well, for starters, with Delta-8 THC, you get a much more smooth and subtle buzz. You keep a clear head and your wits about you. Delta-9, or cannabis, can often result in feelings of anxiety and even paranoia. But not Delta-8 THC. With Delta-8, you’ll feel calm and relaxed, and ready to take on the world.
That’s why so many people, such as yourself, have flocked to Delta-8 THC. The feeling is indescribable. You can feel buzzed but confident, relaxed but alert. With Chill Plus Delta-8 or Delta-8 THC Bites, you feel like you’re floating on the clouds.
Okay, So Can Delta-8 THC Really Help To Stimulate My Appetite?
We get it; this is the real reason you’ve kept on reading up until this point. Can Delta-8 THC help stimulate your appetite, or is it just a bunch of hocus pocus (hocus pocus with a great buzz, but hocus pocus nonetheless)? Well, as we noted above, research on the question remains in its early stages — after all, Delta-8 THC is a relatively new cannabinoid — however, anecdotal evidence shows that the benefit does exist.
As The Cannabis Radio Network put it, “if you have consumed delta -8 THC, you might feel like munching on something after it. That is because delta-8 THC is responsible for appetite stimulation.”
But why? Why does Delta-8 THC help your appetite? According to one study out of UTT BioPharma, “The ‘Munchies,’ a term well associated with the insatiable desire to eat when under the influence of Cannabis, is caused by a various array of physiological events which lead to the stimulation of hunger.” In other words, your endocannabinoid system, or ECS, is doing a lot of the heavy lifting here.
The Cannabis Radio Network also writes that Delta-8 THC enhances your sense of smell, making you appreciate different foods more. And what happens when food starts to smell good? You get hungrier, of course! It’s hard to resist a freshly-baked pizza pie when it comes right out of the oven!
Now again, we can’t promise that Delta-8 THC will stimulate your appetite, as all of our products are not sold for medical purposes. But people are saying it works for them. Anecdotal evidence shows that Delta-8 THC does stimulate appetite.
So Now, What Should I Do With My Delta-8?
The big question remains, what should you do with your Delta-8 THC? Whether you prefer Delta-8 edibles or Delta-8 THC Vapes, there’s really only one thing you can do — enjoy them as much as possible! Feel the buzz, experience the euphoria, and most importantly, share it with friends! Your legislator is probably looking for a way to ban Delta-8 THC right now (because that’s what they love to do!), so enjoy it now while you still can!