What is Anorexia?

Anorexia nervosa is an emotional and a potentially life-threatening eating disorder that depicts an exceptionally lower body weight measured by a Body Mass Index (BMI). Anorexia nervosa also has psychological connotations by creating an illogical concern about weight gain and a misconception of self-image and body.

Additionally, men and women diagnosed with anorexia nervosa exemplify a fixation with a slim figure and irregular eating habits; many have abused and mistreated enemas, diet pills, laxatives to maintain an unhealthy body mass and restrict weight gain. Anorexia nervosa, also referenced as anorexia, identifies self-starvation and insufficient appetite typically through extreme means such as self-induced vomiting and over exercising.

Source: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/anorexia/symptoms-causes/syc-20353591

Why use CBD for Anorexia?

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Researchers have found cannabinoid therapy to work more efficiently in comparison to placebos. With just a couple months of administering CBD oil treatment, scientists were able to detect gradual weight gain and weight retention with anorexic patients.

Because of the enhanced appetite caused by cannabinoids, the study also brought awareness to probable psychological responses - a stronger appetite may also reinforce the fear of gaining weight in relation to anorexia. By working together with mental therapy, antidepressants, and anxiolytic medications, CBD may better function to stimulate a hearty consumption of food according to observational results.


Surveys have indicated that many people are already using CBD along with other anxiolytics to suppress anorexic symptoms. Because CBD is non-psychoactive, it does not produce a "high" or conflict with other cognitive aids that are designed to mitigate anorexia.

Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK230711/

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