You know the stereotype of “the munchies” – people use cannabis and are immediately hungry. While it is true that the THC in cannabis can increase your appetite, that does not mean all strains of cannabis amplify your hunger. In fact, some, like hemp, may even help with weight loss! Here is how hemp may be used to help you in your battle against gaining weight.
Despite what you may think, hemp and marijuana are not exactly the same thing. While they are both a type of cannabis, hemp is the plant that contains equal to or less than 0.3% THC. Marijuana is a cannabis plant that contains more than 0.3% THC. So while marijuana has enough THC to increase your cravings, there is not enough in hemp to make you hungrier.
Besides containing less THC, hemp has another secret weapon in helping you not gain weight – fiber. Because hemp is loaded with fiber, it acts as a natural appetite suppressant. The fiber helps satisfy your hunger needs more quickly, and it allows you to feel full for longer. Foods that are fiber-deficient and filled with empty calories do not fill you up for long, so something like hemp that is filled with fiber can help you avoid that pitfall!
There you have it – just a couple explanations about how hemp could assist in your weight loss goals! Do you have further questions about the possible role hemp can play in your weight loss plan? Be sure to contact us today, or stop by one of our stores to discuss in person!