It happens to all of us. Maybe you’re out with your friends, and you go just a little too hard on your Liquid Gold Delta-8 THC Vape Pen. Or perhaps you don’t realize it, and before the night is over, you’ve already eaten the entire bag of Delta-8 THC Bites. After all, when you’re having fun with your friends, the conversation is flowing, and all are having good times, it can be a little easy to forget when to slow down. And that’s okay, as long as you’re safe and responsible.
But then the munchies hit.
You know what we’re talking about. Somewhere around midnight, you have this unending need to eat anything and everything in sight. Whether it’s a jar of peanut butter, an entire stack of pancakes, or three orders of General Tso’s from the Chinese take-out down the street, the munchies can come on with a vengeance. And anyone who gets in the way of you and your appetite better beware.
“A new study published today in Nature Neuroscience brings us a bit closer to solving the mystery [of the munchies],” writes Smithsonian Magazine. “A team of European neuroscientists led by Giovanni Marsicano of the University of Bordeaux has found that, in mice, THC fits into receptors in the brain's olfactory bulb, significantly increasing the animals' ability to smell food and leading them to eat more of it. A big part of the reason why you might eat more food after using marijuana, the research indicates, is simply that you can smell and taste it more acutely.”
So it looks like the munchies have nothing to do with self-control and everything to do with science. And here at CBD Mall, we love science. That’s why we took a very scientific poll (okay, we asked a few people who were eating lunch in the office) what the best foods were to eat when you have the Delta-8 munchies.
Does pizza go best with some Liquid Gold Vapes? Does a Philly Cheesesteak make for the perfect pairing with some Chill Plus Delta-8 Squares? What about Delta-8 THC Chocolate? Do you just go and eat… more chocolate? The ramifications of these answers could shock the hemp and scientific worlds for years to come.
But don’t worry, because we’re about to settle everything once and for all right here and now. And the best part is, by the time we’re done, you’ll probably have a slight case of the munchies. So, whether or not you have the munchies right now, grab some of your favorite Delta-8 THC products and hit them hard. We’re about to find out what the best foods are to curb the D8 munchies.
Why Does Delta-8 THC Give Us the Munchies
As you probably already know, hemp and cannabis-based compounds like Delta-8 THC are famous for causing what’s commonly caused the munchies. People everywhere who like to partake in these cannabinoids to feel the buzz also feel extra pangs of hunger afterward. Typically you’ll feel a strong urge to raid the fridge, order take-out, or cook up a 12-course meal. The truth is, it can be a lot of fun.
Also, the truth is, both of these compounds are appetite-stimulating cannabinoids. They have wonderful benefits that go far beyond a few giggles when you’re high. For people who are ill or who otherwise have trouble eating, cannabinoids that stimulate the appetite can be life-saving. But, for the rest of us, they just end up making us eat everything in sight.
“This effect of THC has to do with the underlying reason why the chemical affects the human brain so potently in the first place,” notes Smithsonian Magazine. “Likely produced by the marijuana plant as a self-defense against herbivores who might feel disorientated after eating the plant and avoid it in the future, THC fits into receptors that are part of the brain's natural endocannabinoid system, which helps to control emotions, memory, pain sensitivity and appetite. Our brains typically produce their own chemicals (called cannabinoids) that fit into these same receptors, so by mimicking their activity, THC can artificially alter the same factors in dramatic ways.”
So, as you can see, it’s an all-natural response to feel extra hungry after enjoying your favorite buzz-inducing cannabinoid. But, the question remains — what’s the best food to eat?
So You’ve Got the Munchies After Vaping Delta-8 THC
You’re a vaping aficionado. You love it all — Liquid Gold Delta-8 THC vapes, 10X Vapes, even the new Alibi Disposable Delta-8 vape pens. And you’re the best kind of vaper out there because you always bring enough to share with everyone. What you love about vaping is the way it hits you fast and hard, allowing the buzz to come up quick but stay with you for hours. Vaping is one of the best ways to enjoy Delta-8 products.
But what is the best food to curb those munchie cravings after a smooth Delta-8 vape? Here at the CBD Mall, we like a diverse array of edibles, including:
- Citrus Fruits like Oranges
- Granola Bars
- Chocolate and Fruity Kids Cereals
- A Great Monte Cristo Sandwich
- Vegetable Soup
- Cheese Fries
- A Banana Split
We know it sounds like a strange combination of food, but trust us, each and every one of those items pairs perfectly with your Delta-8 vaping experience. It’s like a fine wine. And the best part? Each one of those items will take your munchies game to the next level.
What About the Munchies After Delta-8 THC Gummies?
Maybe you’re more of a Delta-8 THC gummies person. You love Shrooms or Delta-8 THC Bites or Bears. The best part of gummies is how they come on slow but last all day. You don’t need a lot of gummies to feel the buzz, and what you do take can carry you for a very long time. Delta-8 THC gummies were made for folks who really like to enjoy their buzz in a contemplative way — watch the sunrise, look at art, have reflective conversations, and more. Whatever you prefer to do, Delta-8 THC gummies were made for you.
Well, in that case, everyone agrees. If you have the munchies after eating some Delta-8 THC gummies, you need to find yourself the biggest, juiciest cheeseburger around. We’re not talking fast food either. No, you want something grilled to perfection. It’s the only way to go.
So, however, the munchies hit you after a night of using Delta-8 THC, remember always to keep some food nearby. And remember to bring enough for everyone too. So, what foods do you like to eat when you have the munchies?