What’s your favorite snack when you have the munchies? I like the marshmallows in Lucky Charms. It’s my husbands favorite cereal, but he usually ends up eating it without the marshmallows because somehow I’ve already sifted through the bag and picked them all out. Terrible, I know.
Typically when we think of Marijuana, we associate it with that crazy unstoppable hungry feeling you get after you smoke, otherwise known as “the munchies.” So how is it that something that makes us eat, can help us lose weight too?? It makes no sense, right? Let me explain…
Cannabis can aid in regulating your metabolism, blood sugar levels, and weight loss, but only if you know how to properly use it.
Cannabis plants contain terpenes. Leafly.com explains, “terpenes are aromatic oils that color cannabis varieties with distinctive flavors like citrus, berry, mint, and pine.” That’s not all they do. Terpenes are pretty amazing. Think about it like this: we gain traits and qualities from our parents. They can be traits like eye color, hair texture, bone structure, and even artistic talent in some cases. Terpenes are like those “traits” we inherit and pass along, but in the Cannabis plant.
Different terpenes have different benefits, so if you were looking for an anti-inflammatory benefit in your cannabis, you might look for strains that contain the terpene, Limonene, because one of the many things Limonene is known for, is it’s anti-inflammatory properties.
Do you see where I’m going with this? Yes, there is actually a terpene found in certain strains of cannabis that acts as an appetite suppressant. I’ll give you a moment to grasp that concept. You’re probably thinking that this can’t even be possible because weed gives you the munchies, right?
Her name is Humulene and she is our Superhero Terpene! Humulene is an appetite suppressant. Not kidding. You’ll find her hiding in more Sativas rather than Indica strains. Remember that Sativas give you energy, so wouldn’t it be magical to find a strain that gives you the energy to get up and get active, along with suppressing your appetite?!
THEY ACTUALLY ALREADY EXIST!!!
Here are the TOP 5 Cannabis Weight Loss Strains with higher than average Humulene
Try these out for yourself, or go to your local dispensary with the terpene knowledge you now have from this article, and search for your own favorite Humulene Cannabis Strains!