Anorexia can affect people of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, races, and ethnicities.
Anorexia is a psychiatric disorder whereby a person can become obsessed by the desire to lose weight. Anorexics may also have difficulties maintaining an appropriate body weight for height, age, and stature; and, in many individuals, distorted body image. People with anorexia generally restrict the number of calories and the types of food they eat. Some people with the disorder also exercise compulsively, purge via vomiting and laxatives, and/or binge eat. The disorder can result in extreme weight loss and malnourishment which can be lethal if not addressed properly. Many patients with anorexia suffer from other mental ailments such as anxiety and depression.
How CBD Works To Relieve Anorexia
CBD has been shown to increase appetite and encourage people to eat, which is a vital part of recovery for someone diagnosed with anorexia. On top of that, CBD affects the body’s CB1 receptor, to improve the sensation of satisfaction produced in the body when eating something. Furthermore, anorexia is often linked to depression; another disorder which CBD has been shown to help. CBD can help keep the body healthy while relieving some of the mental strains caused by anorexia.
Research studies have used doses from 15mg to as high as 600mg. Typical CBD supplements provide 20mg to 25mg. When taking CBD for anorexia, dosing can vary widely depending on the severity of the symptoms you are experiencing. One goal to consider is to use CBD to supplement or possibly replace pharmaceuticals you might be taking. CBD is an all-natural alternative that does not build up in your system and cannot be overdosed.
May we suggest trying one of our CUBED Hemp based CBD Tinctures. Available in 1200mg or 3600mg concentrations, mixed with our exclusive Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Italy or NYS-sourced sunflower seed oil. Our Graduated Sprayer makes it simple to dose properly.
It is important to consult with your healthcare provider before starting any supplement program. Most prescribed medications cannot and should not be stopped all at once.
It has been suggested to start with a dose of 10mg to 15mg of CBD twice a day. After a few days, you may want to reduce prescribed meds incrementally while increasing your CBD dosage the following day. Steps of 10mg are suggested to help monitor changes. Monitor your symptoms; be aware of how you feel. Don’t hurry the process. Wait 2 to 3 days between changes. This will allow you to determine the dosing that your body requires to meet your goals, while documenting how your medications interact.