If you’ve found it hard to jump-start your day lately, you’re not alone. We live in a noisy world and staying alert from 9 to 5 can feel like a mental marathon. Music playing in the background, your smartphone beeping constantly or your co-worker wants to chat – let’s admit, it’s all making super hard to focus.
It doesn’t matter whether we are working at the office or from home, there will be distractions. But the good news is that we don’t have to give in to those things that would thwart our productivity. Let’s dig in and learn how CBD may be able to help you focus and concentrate.
So what is FOCUS?
First things first. Experts define focus as the act of concentrating your interest or activity on something. In order to concentrate on one thing, you must ignore many other things.
If we can’t focus, then nothing gets done – start doing one thing, jump to the next, then back, then to something else. We may try to do something we really need to do… and no matter what we try, it just doesn’t get done. And over time, things on our list start to come back to haunt day after day, making us more stressed and anxious.
How can CBD help me focus better?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is extracted from the hemp plant and interacts with our body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). Our bodies generate endocannabinoids all the time (even when we do not take CBD). While taking CBD we’ll help to preserve and protect the endocannabinoid system.
CBD can support a sense of calm for focus by alleviating everyday stress and occasional anxiety. Feeling less stressed and anxious naturally makes it easier to focus on the task at hand.
What does the science say about CBD’s impact on our ability to focus?
CBD may be immensely beneficial due to its good relationship with serotonin and dopamine.
- Serotonin is a neurotransmitter often called the body’s natural “feel-good” chemical. Lack of enough serotonin is thought to play a role in depression and anxiety. Therefore, higher levels of serotonin means that you will naturally feel more energized and happier. CBD has improved mood, focus and energy levels by acting indirectly upon serotonin receptors within the nervous system.
- Dopamine is an important neurotransmitter that carries signals between brain cells. It gives you a sense of pleasure and motivation to do something. It plays a role as a “reward center”. When dopamine levels are low, our motivation lessens, so concentration and attention levels drop. CBD can help improve focus by possibly triggering the right receptors in the endocannabinoid system to balance dopamine levels.
Another research showed that 600 mg serving size of CBD increases the blood flow to the hippocampus. Hippocampus is part of the brain and plays major role in learning and memory.
National Institutes of Health research found that CBD can support mental health and sharpness. It indicated that CBD supplements may promote new neuron growth in the brain, which explains why CBD can support occasional anxiety, sadness, and focus.
Of course, research into the incredible benefits of CBD expands. There’s so much more left to explore, but scientists have already made significant discoveries about how CBD interacts and supports the body.
Which CBD product should I use for focus?
CBD oil is one of the easiest and most effective way to consume cannabidiol.
Organia offers different strengths of broad spectrum, full spectrum and isolate CBD oils from 5% to 30% to make sure you’ll find the perfect potency for your needs. If you don’t know yet the difference between spectrums, don’t worry! We prepared an article for you.
If you’re new to CBD, start with a low potency oil and gradually increase the amount you take until you find the optimal amount. We recommend starting off with our 5% or 10% broad spectrum oil. These both have very neutral taste so you could add it to your morning coffee, smoothie or even food.
Looking for something a little tastier? You definitely want to try out our Mint and Blueberry CBD oils. Both oils come in 10% concentration. These are perfect for people who are new to CBD or just for those who want to try out something new.
Not all CBD oils are the same. Make sure the CBD product you’ll buy is third-party lab tested for potency and safety. Invest your money in a product that delivers on its promises.
When you need laser focus, remember that CBD works with your body’s natural systems to provide the support you need to stay sharp all day long.