Cannabis is usually associated with stoners laying on the couch, polishing off an entire pizza and watching TV. Most people think weed makes you lazy, gives you the munchies, and therefore adds a few inches around your waist. So it comes as no surprise that people would never think that cannabis can actually help with weight loss. But that’s the great thing about cannabis. Just when you think you knew everything about it, some new and interesting information pops up. Read on to see how cannabis can help with weight loss!
THCV acts as an appetite suppressant
There are hundreds of cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. The most commonly known ones are CBD and THC. There is another one that we are learning more and more about, called THCV. This is the magic cannabinoid that can help you loose weight. You see, THCV actually acts as an appetite suppressant. THC works to stimulate your appetite, and is the responsible for the feeling of the ‘munchies’, so finding a strain that is high in THCV is key. THCV also increases the energy you spend and reduces glucose intolerance, further leading to weight loss.
Not all cannabis strains contain THCV, so finding the right one is key. In a study done in 2014, the highest testing flower for THCV at the 2014 High Time Times Seattle U.S Cannabis Cup was Durban Poison.
Some other common strains that include THCV are:
- Tangie (Skunk lineage)
- Girl Scout Cookies (Durban Poison lineage)
- Durban Poison
- Jack the Ripper
- Dutch Treat
- Skunk #1
- Doug’s Varin (bred for THCV content)
- Willie Nelson (bred for THCV content)