Appetite Loss is a condition wherein an individual may have less desire to eat, lose interest in food or feel nausea just at the idea of eating. Appetite loss can be experienced by anyone and for different reasons. This condition may sometimes be experienced alongside fatigue in situations where people do not eat enough food to sustain their bodies.
Medical marijuana boosts three effects in the brain that are linked to hunger stimulation. First of all, the taste buds are closely connected to the sense of smell and medical marijuana has been reported to enhance a person’s sense of smell. Secondly, when the stomach is empty, the brain produces a hunger stimulating hormone called ghrelin as well as dopamine. Medical marijuana has been reported to help in the production of these same hormones that cause hunger. Therefore, medical marijuana stimulates hunger, thereby reversing appetite loss.