Are you familiar with “the munchies”? That moment your appetite increases after using marijuana.
If you’re like me, you would agree that food is the most pleasurable thing.
But losing your appetite can be a huge inconvenience, and worst-case scenario, it can cause a serious health risk.
Loss of appetite can stem from many things: metabolic disorders, hypothyroidism, cardiovascular disease, kidney problems, etc.
You can go for long periods without feeling hungry, the thought of food disgusts you, and putting something in your mouth makes you want to throw up.
A prolonged bout of appetite loss would shrink your body into an abnormally low weight, and weaken your immune system, making you susceptible to pathogens.
Of course, if you are having a terrible day and your appetite suffers, that’s no cause for worry. It will soon come back.
But if you’re constantly losing appetite, you need to take prompt action, or else you put yourself at great health risk.
One of the ways to overcome low appetite is by using marijuana; the cannabinoids interact with the hypothalamus to restore a normal hunger response.
Top Marijuana Strains for Appetite
The following hybrid marijuana strains will increase your appetite:
1. Gary Payton
This strain was named after the Seattle Supersonics legend and Hall of Famer. Developed by Powerzzz Genetics, this sativa-dominant strain is vibrant, delicious, and potent. It contains high THC amounts, and upon ingestion, it triggers quick euphoria. This strain contains minuscule CBD levels, and it can have sedative effects, and thus ideal for late-night use. Gary Payton is descended from Y and Snowman, and many people use it to eliminate their pain, depression, and inflammation.
2. Thin Mint GSC
Thin Mint GSC is descended from OG Kush and Durban Poison. Its buds have a dark-green and lilac hue, covered by diamond trichomes, and the strain emits a cool minty smell (which explains the name). This strain has indica, sativa, and hybrid ancestry, which is why it has complex genetics, and it delivers a high that spreads throughout the body in record time. Novice users may want to start with a small dosage, because of its potent effects. This perfectly balanced marijuana strain is perfect for boosting appetite.
3. Lemon Kush
This strain was created by Alien Genetics by crossing Lemon Joy with Master Kush. But according to the breeder, several variations of this strain exist. This strain is a perfect balance of indica and sativa and it contains superior genetics. With a mix of lemon and citrusy flavors, big buds, and tightly packed trichomes, this strain contains some serious cannabinoid content. Many people use it to manage their pain and anxiety and to also increase their appetite.
This strain is acquired from combining South Florida OG with Gelato #25. With THC levels capping at 25%, the effects of this strain are akin to a punch to the face. This indica-dominant strain has won a couple of awards for its beauty and is popular around the world. Considering its high THC levels, novice users might want to ease their way in, by taking small doses until they get used to the quick potent effects.
5. Cinderella 99
It also goes by Cindy 99. This sativa-dominant strain was created by the Boston-based breeders, Brothers Grimm, by combining Jack Herer with Shiva Skunk. This strain is a superb energy boost and produces a spacy high. The buds are colorful, tasteful, and aromatic, sending up fruity notes. It has no sedative effects and can help you get back your appetite.
6. Gorilla Cookies
Created by the Seattle-based breeders, Elev8 Seeds, Gorilla Cookies is a perfect combination of Gorilla Glue #4 and Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies. This strain has a pungent aroma and a spicy undertone and it’s excellent for boosting appetite.