Top 5 appetite suppressing weed strains

Published Apr 1, 2019 01:30 p.m. ET

One of the most famous side effects from smoking cannabis is a bad case of the munchies. The insatiable hunger that follows a good session can be a bit off-putting for some people, particularly for those who are already struggling with weight gain. Luckily there are a few different ways that this can be managed. You can either eat before you get high to curb the munchies, use marijuana edibles to give you a full belly as you catch a buzz, or you can choose to use weed strains that produce a more beneficial cocktail of cannabinoids that will have the opposite effects. Though it might sound strange at first, a glance over the contents of different weed strains would show that each one is incredibly different from the next. Strains that contain high levels of humulene, THC-V, CBD, and or low amounts of THC, all of which are appetite suppressing cannabinoids are the least likely to make you hungry. Here are just a few of the best appetite suppressing weed strains.

1. Durban Poison

Durban Poison is a wildly popular weed strain among weight loss groups for its incredibly powerful effects without the ferocious appetite to go with it. This pure Sativa strain originated in South Africa and is blessed with the ability to produce visually noticeable amounts of resin as it matures. This one won’t lock you into your couch and instead will inspire, uplift, and energize while washing away any anxiety or pains you might be experiencing.

2. Jack the Ripper

JTR is a Sativa dominant hybrid that is the result of crossbreeding Lemon Haze with Jack Cleaner. This weed strains THC average is around 20% which provides a deep full body tingly sensation that pairs perfectly with an evening of video games or Netflix binge watching, but not so much for those who want to stay on the move.

3. Red Congolese                                                                                  


This is one of the rarer weed strains that is also one of the most effective for keeping the munchies at bay. Some believe that RC is a landrace strain that appears to have Indica roots, but to date, no one knows for sure. This bright and colorful marijuana plant is visually appealing and delicious with a deep cherry flavor that is hard to resist. With an average 13% THC and a high 6% CBD it’s no wonder it’s become so wildly popular among so many individuals that are struggling with weight loss.

4. Cannatonic

This strain is an even 50/50 hybrid that is uniquely bred specifically for its incredibly high CBD content ranging near 15% and low 6% THC which is almost unheard of among today's weed strains. Cannatonic is a cross between G13 Haze and MK Ultra and it’s most popular for its lighter more intrinsic effects that are perfect for beginners as well as anyone who prefers a milder high without the addition of munchies or cottonmouth. It also comes highly recommended to those treating anxiety, migraines, muscle spasms, and chronic pain with little success using traditional medications.

5. XJ-13

This Sativa dominant hybrid XJ-13, is known for its cerebral based high. Its genetics originate from the G13 Haze, and Jack Herer resulting in a marijuana plant that is excellent for pain, anxiety, depression, mood-related disorders, stress, and weight management. It comes equipped with a low 17% THC and a fair 7% of CBD which creates a balanced effect that is enjoyable no matter what the task at hand. It’s sweet and salty citrus flavor, and aroma doesn’t hurt either.



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