CBD for Anorexia
Anorexia is a highly complex mental illness where those suffering from the disorder become obsessed with their weight, attempting to control it weight by severely restricting caloric intake, sometimes to the point of starvation. Anorexia has an extremely high mortality rate, with the date rate being 12 times higher than all other causes of death for females 15-24 years old. Anorexia nervosa is a dangerous, deadly disorder that if it does not end in death, can irreparably damage a person’s body. Seeking professional help to treat anorexia is necessary, as a holistic approach to anorexia recovery is the best route to healing. Those suffering from anorexia nervosa need mental, emotional, and physical healing, and many people are turning to CBD for anorexia as part of an overall treatment plan.
Known to interact with the brain’s cannabinoid system and serotonin systems alike, full spectrum and CBD isolate are thought to stimulate these systems to decrease the anxiety and depression that can accompany anorexia nervosa. Both CBD isolate and full-spectrum CBD for anorexia are known to have some drug interactions, as do many supplements, like St. John’s Wort and grapefruit juice. Before incorporating Oil Well full-spectrum CBD supplements into your wellness plan, speak with your doctor to rule out any drug interactions with other medications you might be taking.
How CBD for Anorexia may play a role in alleviating symptom and aid in recovery
The human body contains a naturally occurring compound called serotonin that plays an integral role in the body’s’ appetite, self-perception, and reward system, as well as helps regulate a number of other physiological processes. Full-spectrum CBD is thought to activate the serotonin receptors along with the endocannabinoid system, which may offer some relief from the feelings of anxiety, shame, and depression that are common in people who suffer eating disorders.
How do you know if you or someone you know is suffering from anorexia nervosa?
Unfortunately, secrets and deception play a large part in an eating disorder, as there are feelings of shame and guilt associated with the behaviors. While it is not possible to recognize someone with anorexia by appearance alone, certain signs may stand out in affected individuals:
- Shows obsessive concern with fat, calories, and carb intake
- Excessive, compulsive exercise habits
- Denies hunger repeatedly in social situations
- Isolation from family and friends
- Wearing baggy clothes, to possibly hide changing body shape
- Pallor complexion
- Makes food for others but will not eat
- Consistently avoids social situations where food will be involved
- Loses a large amount of weight in a short period of time
People suffering from anorexia nervosa may experience the following symptoms, some, which in part, may be alleviated by using CBD for anorexia.
- Feeling cold
- Loss of menstrual period
- Extreme fatigue
- Heart palpitations
- Feelings of worthlessness and self-hatred
- Growing a fine layer of hair on body (lanugo)
- Hair loss
- Dry skin
- Brittle nails
- Low blood counts
- Unusually slow heartbeat
- Impaired immune system
- Electrolyte imbalance
This is by no means an exhaustive list, and CBD for anorexia does not affect every single one of these symptoms. Anorexia is a complex mental illness that affects individuals emotionally, mentally, and physically and must be treated in a holistic way. While some choose to supplement with CBD for anorexia, it is by no means the only course of action, nor should it be. If you feel like you may be suffering from anorexia nervosa, contact your doctor.
Eating disorders maintain the highest mortality rate of any mental illness and must be addressed quickly to prevent death or long-lasting damage to internal organs. Visit your doctor to see if supplementing with full-spectrum CBD for anorexia is is right for you.
There is not a singular ‘cause’ for anorexia, although it is thought to stem from mental or emotional trauma.
Those who are at risk for developing anorexia may experience the following:
- Low self-worth or self-loathing
- Need for perfection
- Obsessive compulsive disorder
- Impulse control
- Feeling a lack of control in one’s life
Why OilWell CBD for BED
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This information on this page, including Oil Well’s product, is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always speak with your doctor before starting a new health program, including the addition of CBD oil or any other supplement, into your wellness plan.