CBD oil, derived from the cannabis plant, is now widely recognized for having medicinal properties that may provide relief from a myriad of symptoms – all completely without the “stoned” or “high” effect associated with THC, another compound found in cannabis. Many people still mistakenly believe that CBD is going to cause them to feel sleepy or sluggish in their thinking or reactions. But it’s simply not the case!
Research Is Changing Perceptions of CBD
Can CBD, used by many for managing pain, reducing inflammation and boosting appetites, actually help with focus and clarity? A growing number of researchers and clinicians are beginning to say, “yes.”
As we move beyond the stereotypes and stigmas associated with cannabis use, we embrace that CBD can and is used by people from all backgrounds and walks of life to support wellness in numerous health-related areas. This isn’t the never-know-what-you’re-getting, ‘60s, “everybody, let’s get stoned,” cannabis. Many health-oriented CBD products today are specially formulated, scientifically supported, and consistently produced for the purposes of providing focus, control, mental clarity and calmness.
Overwhelmed and Unable to Focus?
You’re at work and worried about how you’re going to get the laundry done, lawn mowed, dinner made, and still make it to your child’s after-school activities on time. Oh, and there’s also the vacuuming and… well… you know how it goes!
Or you’re at home trying to tackle all those tasks, seeing all the other home projects you need to address, and all you can think about is the pile of work on your desk, prepping for tomorrow’s meeting, and oh, yeah, you’re supposed to fit in exercise and self-care. No matter where you are or what you’re doing, you feel like you should be focusing on anything or everything else!
We all know that if we can reduce stress and anxiety and focus on one task at a time, we feel such a sense of accomplishment. We feel steady, in control and able to be the employee, boss, cook, parent, spouse, friend and human we’re meant to be. But where to start?
The Science Behind CBD for Focus
We all know things that sound too good to be true. And let’s be honest, CBD is sometimes touted as a pie-in-the-sky dream. It fixes too many things without any side effects to actually be real. Isn’t it just a placebo effect? Nope!
Here’s a brief look at the science… researchers have recently identified a system within the body known as the endocannabinoid system (ECS.) This system, while not yet fully understood, contains (at least) two types of cannabinoid receptors that regulate and maintain stability throughout the body, providing homeostasis. Homeostasis means that things are as they should be. And while researchers still have much to discover about the ECS, we do know that it impacts many body functions, including the digestive, immune, reproductive, mood, nerves, memory, pain and more! So, if a system is out of whack, isn’t it amazing something like CBD can bind to cannabinoid receptors to regain balance?
CBD Can Promote Concentration… Without the High
So, how does a morning dose of CBD lead to a good day of focus, mental clarity and energy? In short, CBD may bring imbalances back into alignment. If you can start your day with the support you need to resolve symptoms of anxiety, depression and distraction, wouldn’t you?
CBD doesn’t turn you into something you aren’t already. It’s not going to make a calm person a zombie. It’s not going to turn an introvert into a party animal. It doesn’t ALTER you; rather it ALLOWS you to be the best version of yourself: collected, controlled, calm, and focused.
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