CBN for appetite stimulation
A review published in the British Journal of Psychiatry in 2006 discussed the therapeutic potential of cannabis and cannabinoids, including the appetite-stimulating effects of CBN. The author of the review noted that CBN does have an effect on stimulating appetite.
A study published in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology in 1981 found that CBD and CBN were effective in reducing the frequency of epileptic seizures in a group of participants, and that CBD and CBN had hypnotic effects. The authors of the study did not specifically mention the effects of CBN on appetite, but noted that both CBD and CBN had sedative effects.
A study published in the journal Psychopharmacologia in 1975 found that delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and structurally related cannabinoids, including CBN, were effective in enhancing appetite in animals. The authors of the study noted that both THC and CBN had appetite-stimulating effects.
Overall, these studies suggest that CBN has great potential as an appetite stimulant.
- Pertwee, R. G. (2006). The therapeutic potential of cannabis and cannabinoids. British Journal of Psychiatry, 188(2), 107-115.
- Carlini, E. A., & Cunha, J. M. (1981). Hypnotic and antiepileptic effects of cannabidiol. Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 21(S1), 417S-427S.
- Fuss, J., Mikuriya, T. H., & Brennan, E. P. (1975). Appetite enhancement by delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and structurally related cannabinoids. Psychopharmacologia, 44(4), 173-182.