Thinking about what’s for dinner as you try to meditate? Back pain getting on your nerves? Eyes droopy with sleep despite being on the zillionth coffee of the day? All these scenarios can knock you off your game, cause your mind to wander and completely crush your concentration levels.
Sometimes it can seem like no matter how hard you try to focus; nothing can keep you on track. That’s why in this post we’ll explain how CBD could be your concentration elixir.
What is CBD?
CBD is short for cannabidiol which is a chemical compound found in the Cannabis Sativa plant and more specifically speaking, the hemp species. It is a huge misconception that CBD gets you high- the compound responsible for this is THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) and this psychoactive substance is more in the marijuana strains.
CBD works with our body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) which is connected to the central and peripheral nervous systems. It is excellent at functioning just like our natural molecules and by attaching themselves to special receptors in the ECS, they can help to regulate mental and physical health.
CBD can come in an array of products such as:
- CBD Oils/drops
- CBD Bath bombs/CBD salts
- Salves/ balms
- Chocolate goods/sweets/gummies
- CBD Capsules
- Vitamins and CBD gummies
Some people use CBD to ease anxiety and depression, alleviate pain, prevent heart problems and as we’ll be discussing, sharpen your focus!
Starve Your Distractions, Feed Your Focus!
Focus is quintessential to our everyday lives. Everything from work activities, an important meeting, a presentation and organising finances to driving, reading, playing chess and meditating… Concentration is vital for our safety, success, enjoyment, creativity and contentment. Without it, we can lose time, feel deflated and even cause accidents.
So, How Does CBD Help?
Less Pain, More Gain
Trying to give your utmost attention to a tricky task whilst in agony is simply mission impossible. Imagine getting settled into your comfy leather swivel chair, everything set up nicely, ergonomic office all in place, only to feel the stabbing pangs of shooting aches and pains race through you. In this instance, some may turn to CBD because it’s a sort of adjunctive therapy. This means that it can send pain soothing and amazing anti-inflammatory signals to the brain.
Turn that Frown Upside Down
Ever get that can’t be bothered, really don’t want to do this, ugh when can I get back into bed feeling? Motivation levels can easily plummet, anxieties can run rampant or sometimes we just aren’t in the zone.
Two major neurotransmitters, serotonin and dopamine are our mood triggers. When they are low, it can make us feel sluggish and unenthusiastic. CBD can activate receptors in both the nervous and endocannabinoid systems and therefore, give us that boost of both serotonin and dopamine we need to regain our focus.
Yes, Your Energised Excellency
Foggy head. Heavy eyes. Uncontrollable irritation. Cold despite the mild weather. Staring into space. No energy. The dreaded signs of a terrible night’s sleep…
Sleep is vital to ensure that we can rest, recuperate and reinvigorate ourselves. For many people, CBD comes in by acting as a calming agent. It can settle a whirling mind so that you can sleep longer, easier and more peacefully. So instead of the above think…
Jumping out of bed. Enjoying breakfast. Refreshing alertness. Bundles of energy. The perfect focus formula!
To conclude, some people choose to use CBD because of its concentration enhancing benefits. So, whether you want to use drops throughout the day, chew on some gummies on your commute, blend up a delicious smoothie or rub on some balm to target localised pain – CBD could help tackle your weariness.
If you’d like more information on how you can improve your focus with CBD, how to choose the right high-quality product and how to take it, get in touch with us at GreenBox.