CBD For Anorexia And Eating Disorders

Humans need to eat in order to live and fortunately CBD can help with that.

It is essential to life because we are living beings. We perish if we don’t. It is as simple as that.

Of course, we all know how much cannabis and marijuana stimulate the appetite- but now cannabidiol(CBD) is also being studied for the same thing.

Here at EDCCA we are super excited about these findings and we want to bring hemp to the forefront of society.

No need to make things more complicated. Our eating preferences and habit may vary from one person to the other but it should essentially be a balanced diet to keep us strong and healthy.

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As the world evolves and becomes highly modernized, humans seldom get to eat fresh fruits and veggies anymore but prefer a diet high in junks and sweets.

Adding hemp to your diet(and cannabidiol oil) can help change all of this.

It is more convenient for people who live on the go to have something ready in a snap because time is gold. Fastfood is the preferred food of the public since they no longer have to spend hours cooking homemade meals or stocking on perishable goods that spoil quickly. With canned goods or most food choices made with artificial ingredients, they won’t go bad for years so it is essentially better for your wallet even if your health suffers in the long run.

People that do not use cannabis extracts or hemp products risk certain things about their health that others do not.

And because of our preference for fastfood and sweet treats and drinks, people often find themselves gaining weight sooner than they can lose it. Obesity is a fast-rising phenomenon and it predisposes people to a list of other medical conditions that are detrimental to their health. Another dark side of obesity is how some, especially women and people who think highly of human aesthetics, go to great lengths to remain slim and sexy despite their unhealthy diet.

The Prevalence Of Eating Disorders

People who obsess over their weight or the shape of their body tweak their diets to help them lose fats and stay in shape as they see fit. They end up having eating disorders as they never feel satisfied with their bodies.

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Anorexia is one of those conditions people have in their quest to have the perfect body image. People from all walks of life have eating disorders because of unhealthy eating practices that leave them stick-thin in order to satiate their desire to look slim, lean, and appealing to the eyes of other people. They usually do not see anything wrong with the way they starve themselves because for them, their body image is what’s most important rather than simply staying healthy.

What Is Anorexia?

Known medically as Anorexia Nervosa, individuals with Anorexia have a distorted body image where they see themselves on the heavier side even if they are super thin. They work out like there is no tomorrow and starve themselves all the time until they get sick, and in worst cases, death may be inevitable. Those with eating disorders aside from anorexia all obsess over the following things:

• Body weight
• Compensatory behavior
• Obsession with body weight and shape
• Starving
• Distorted body image
• Affective disturbance

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Why CBD For Anorexia?

Fortunately, commercial CBD oil products have been found to help with various conditions just like Epidiolex(which has primarily been used for epilepsy but is now being studied for eating disorders as well).

A lot of Aussies have been trying to find a good CBD oil product that can be used for various purposes.

The folks over at their site have been producing CBD oil liquids that are of the highest-grade and can be used in such situations.

This is because cannabidiol has a wide range of benefits that people with eating disorders like anorexia can benefit from.

Below we talk about the huge array of different symptoms that an anorexic person may have and the corresponding benefits that CBD provides to them.

COA’s new Daylight® CBD Oil Tincture is really getting popular among EDCCA’s readers because of its great taste and ability to “stimulate the appetite” which is something eating disorders lessen.

This company has also published an article all about how to recover from severe fatigue by using Modafinil here.

Anorexia is a psychological disorder that triggers changes in the brain, where most of those changes happen in the endocannabinoid system that also affects a person’s appetite. CBD is one of the 80 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. It helps with anorexia by counteracting the effects of THC aside from having relatively very little side effects. Experts discovered that anorexia relates to a deficiency in the endocannabinoid system. This deficiency is addressed by CBD such as CBD oil or extracts that are sold widely nowadays. Along with therapy, a person can successfully get over an eating disorder over time.

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The endocannabinoid system regulates different body processes known as homeostasis, which ensures chemicals work the way they should be. But for people with eating disorders, this balance is lost but it is a good thing that CBD is here to the rescue. Here are some ways CBD oil actually helps beat anorexia or other eating disorders:

• Depression

Anorexic people are undeniably depressed. Statistics say that 1 out of 5 people with anorexia take their lives away according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Therapy alone will take a while to work and prescription medicines also have a lot of side effects. Experts agree that CBD acts similar to antidepressants without any hassle on your side.

• Anxiety

The extreme anxiety felt by individuals with body image issues often feels they badly need to stay skinny, afraid of getting fat and always feeling insecure about the way they look. CBD can ease your fears and anxiety by regulating chemical levels in your brain to keep you feeling sane and rational.

Hemp extracts and cannabis tinctures are great ways to combat fear and anxiety.

• Appetite

People who frequently starve themselves usually don’t have the appetite to start eating again even after therapy has started. All the food you eat are tasteless and does not appeal to your taste buds so it is hard for you to get back to your normal weight. CBD enables your body to have a healthy appetite again without you constantly worrying about becoming overweight since cannabidiol can help convert the food you eat into burnable energy.

It is also a general public knowledge that CBD stimulates the appetite, exactly what you want to achieve in order to beat whatever eating disorder you have. CBD essentially jumpstarts your metabolism. You can lessen the guilt you feel after every meal once you start taking/ using cannabis by choosing more nutritious food options. You may think differently but consuming foods rich in healthy fats like avocado, nuts and seeds, veggies in nut butter, etc. because they are also natural sources of omega-3 fatty acids that can be used or metabolized by the body aside from being good for the heart too.

If you have an eating disorder, you may find pleasure at the thought of eating once more because of the boost in dopamine levels brought about by your CBD intake. This feel-good neurotransmitter goes up when you eat, making you feel good about food again.

Since eating disorders often start as a psychological issue, CBD will gradually help you relax and feel better about yourself once more just the way you are. Your mood improves and your perspective about yourself is no longer hypercritical. Along with CBD, try these other treatments that can make you overcome an eating disorder before this condition consumes you:

• Mindfulness meditation
• Recovery coaching
• Exposure to positive media (body positivity message etc.)

It is not an easy road ahead but recovery won’t happen if you don’t do something about it. Your body needs nourishment so stop seeing food as an enemy. Take on the journey to recovery with CBD on your side.

CBD Oil Now Popular In Canada (Great anti-opioid medicine)

Canadian CBD oils have gained a lot of popularity in recent times. People are skeptical about them because of the effects associated with marijuana products. Opioids have also been used for long to relive pain. They are addictive though. What is the relationship between CBD oil and Opioids? Let’s explore each and find out.


The compounds in the cannabis plant are referred to as cannabinoids. CBD is one of the many compounds found in the cannabis plant.

Comparison Between CBD and Marijuana
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Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol(THC) is the most active cannabinoid. Both THC and CBD are found in marijuana plants. THC is psychoactive while CBD is not. In the field of medicine, CBD has been found to possess a lot of medical benefits.

Mechanism OF Action

For the CBD to have an effect am effect in your body, it first needs to attach itself to specific receptors found in the body(people in Canada really know this). The two body receptors are CB1 and CB2.CB1 receptors are found all around the body but majority are in the brain. THC attaches to CB1 receptors. The CB1 receptors in the brain are involved in coordination and movement, emotions, pain among other functions.CB2 receptors are more concentrated in the immune system and they affect inflammation and pain.

Uses of CBD

CBD possess many benefits. They include:

• Contain anti-inflammatory properties.
• Naturally relieves pain.
• Research proves that CBD helps in quitting smoking and in drug withdrawals.
• Have a role in treating epilepsy and other mental disorders.
• Used as anti-cancer agent.
• Treatment of type 1 diabetes. Research shows that CBD may ease inflammation in the pancreas in type 1 diabetes.
• Research suggests that CBD cab be used to treat acne.

Side Effects of CBD

CBD is well tolerated across a wide range of doses. On the central nervous system, there have been no notable side effects. The significant side effects noted so far is:

• tiredness.
• Diarrhea,
• changes in weight and appetite have also been noted in some people.

Forms of CBD

Canadian CBD products come in different forms. CBD oils are the most common. They are taken orally by mixing them with beverages or food. Others are available as a thick paste. The paste is meant to be massaged in to the skin. The capsule form is also available for purchase. Other products are provided in spray forms and are meant to be administered sublingually.

Specific Dosage Forms of CBD Oil

-Chronic pain:2.5-20 mg by mouth for no more than 25days.
-Sleep disorders:40-160mg.
-Epilepsy: between 200-300mgfor up to 4 and half months.
-Movement disorders associated with Huntington’s disease:10mg/day for six weeks.
-Schizophrenia: between 40 and 1280mg/day for 4 weeks.
-Glaucoma: single dose of between 20 and 40mg sublingually.

New Canadian CBD

Our favorite Canadian site for CBD oil is cbdoilcanadahq.ca/. People in Toronto and Vancouver can buy online using a special discount code for their CBD oil.

They are chemical substances that bind to opioid receptors in the brain and body. They are associated with pain relief, reward and addictive behaviors. Opioids act on both central and peripheral nervous system. In the peripheral nervous, the effects of opioids in both the submucous plexus and myenteric plexus are responsible for powerful constipation. In tissues such as joint, opioids act to reduce inflammation. In Canada, many people are using CBD because of how popular it is.

From: The use of cannabinoids as anticancer agents – ScienceDirect ScienceDirect Elsevier RELX Group.

Examples of Opioids Drugs Compared To CBD

They are broadly categorized in to three groups namely:

• the agonists,
• partial/mixed agonists
• and the antagonists.

The available agonists include:

• morphine,
• codeine,
• pethidine,
• fentanyl.

Examples of partial/mixed agonists are:

• pentazocine
• and buprenorphine.

The antagonists are:

• naloxone
• and naltrexone

Mechanism of Action

Neuronal cell membranes have receptors that opioids act on in order to produce effects on neurons. The receptors are mu(m), delta(d) and kappa(k). They are one of the large family of receptors that possess 7 transmembrane-spanning domains of amino acids. Studies suggest that naturally-occurring opioid peptides, endorphin, interacts with m receptors and dynorphin with k receptors while enkephalins interact with d receptors. Compared to other opioids receptors, morphine has got higher affinity for m receptors. Naloxone is an opioid antagonist that inhibits all opioid receptors. When an opioid binds to the three receptors, an analgesic effect is experienced. The activation of m receptors produces more physical dependence as compared to the activation of the k receptors.

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Action Sites of Opioids on Neurons

Opioids act on the presynaptic nerve terminal and the postsynaptic neuron. In the presynaptic nerve terminal, the action of opioids is to inhibit neurotransmitter release which is a major effect in the nervous system. The postsynaptic actions of opioids are often inhibitory. The action affects many presynaptic sites on both inhibitory and excitatory neurons and causes postsynaptic effects as well. Therefore, the overall effect of opioids on the neuron is determined by the location and the density of the opioid receptors.

How Opioids Relieve Pain Compared To CBD

Analgesia is achieved by actions of opioids at several levels of the nervous system. The opioids cause the inhibition of the neurotransmitter release from the primary afferent terminals in the spinal cord and the activation of descending inhibitory controls in the midbrain. Opioids inhibit neurotransmitter release by a direct effect on Ca++ channels to reduce Ca++ entry, or indirectly by increasing the outward K+ current. This shortens repolarization time and the action potential’s duration.

Uses of Opioids(+ When Combined With CBD)

Opioids are primarily used medically for pain relief, anesthesia included. Other medical uses include:
• Diarrhea suppression.
• Cough suppression.
• Suppression of opioid induced constipation.
• Reversing opioid overdose.
• Replacement therapy for opioid disorder.
• Non-medically for their euphoric effects.

Side Effects of Opioids vs. CBD

The common side effects of opioid administration include:
• sedation,
• nausea,
• vomiting,
• dizziness,
• constipation,
• physical dependence,
• tolerance
• and respiratory depression.
The most common of the above side effects are constipation and nausea.

The less common side effects may include muscle rigidity, hyperalgesia, delayed gastric emptying, immunological and hormonal dysfunction.

Take Away

Both CBD oils and opioids invention has played a positive role in the field of medicine. Despite the side effects, their benefits are overwhelming. A common medicinal benefit of both CBD oils and opioids is pain relieve. One of the most notable use of opioids is during procedures such as surgeries. They are used as analgesics. Due to legal issues, use of CBD oils is restricted in various parts of the world despite, their medicinal values and their few side effects. The main reason is due to the fact that CBD oils are extracted from cannabis sativa. Such restrictions make opioids use more common in most parts of the world as compared to CBD oils.