Food is the most important element in human survival and as a result it is a part of our culture and eating is a process that makes us happy. But, for some people this vital process becomes a painful task because they suffer from bulimia. They overeat when stressed out, and later when they realize that they have overeaten, try to get rid of it by vomiting or using a laxative. There is no permanent cure as it is a lifelong disorder. But it is found that CBD therapy is useful in managing it and you might be wondering how? Read on to know more.
What Is Bulimia?
Bulimia is an eating disorder, but more of a personality disorder that is characterized by multiple symptoms. So, the episodes of gluttony are the following: extreme consciousness of one’s weight, fixation on the number of calories consumed, low self-esteem, low blood pressure, suicidal tendencies, irregular menstrual cycle in women and a couple of others. Patients suffering from it successfully control their weight and after a long period of controlling hunger, will be attacked by strong appetite during a negative emotion and over eat. After that, they feel guilty and clear it out by vomiting; this gives them a sense of control. This cycle of thought about obesity and weight increases over days, they start to avoid crowds due to their abnormal eating problem and become lonely.
CBD Therapy For Bulimia
Treating bulimia is difficult because it is a complex disorder as it can disappear for sometime and then appear all of a sudden in an environment of negative emotions. The reason it is difficult to cure is that food is an important part of life and it is everywhere. Now, CBD is useful in its treatment because of its effect on the endocannabinoid system (ECS), people suffering from bulimia have impaired ECS. The ECS has influence on the person’s mood towards food and thereby response to it. Also, CBD’s influence on increasing the levels of Anandamide is also responsible for this positive effect on this disease.
Consuming CBD helps to increase the body’s metabolic rate and result in weight loss. One of the biggest worries of bulimic patients is their body weight and hence consuming cannabidiol helps them to manage this physical issue thereby reducing their anxiety. Besides, it also helps in managing other disorders associated with the disease like improving mood, bringing calmness and more control over the impulsive eating.
These are the CBD uses in managing the symptoms of bulimia and bear in mind that it cannot cure the disease as it is a lifelong disorder.