Could CBD oil be the key to improving your focus?
It’s the latest trend in a bottle, and its pain-dulling, stress-relieving benefits are well-documented. But could this oil also help up your productivity?
Words: Jonathan Wells
CBD: three little letters making big promises. It’ll relieve your pain! It’ll clear up your skin! It’ll prevent diabetes, cancer and a whole host of other disorders and diseases!
Will it now? The truth is that many of these alleged benefits are simply savvy advertising spiel, spun by salespeople trying to push this new purported ‘wonder substance’. But, if you’re looking for a cure-all to take the January blues away, CBD — an abbreviation of ‘Cannabidiol’ — is not it.
That’s not to say that it’s useless. In fact, there is one benefit to using CBD that could prove invaluable to the modern man — and that is its propensity to improve your focus. Because (here comes the science), this compound — one of 104 cannabinoids found in marijuana — allows more serotonin to flow to the brain, which in turn mildly sedates the receptor associated with anxiety, addiction and sleep.
In short, CBD can make you more alert, less distracted and sharpen your mind — and who amongst us couldn’t do with a touch more focus in our lives? So, to help you zero in on this one real benefit of CBD, we’ve rounded up the best ways to introduce it into your day-to-day routine.
Keep it uncomplicated with a simple oil and dropper
The easiest – and most effective – way to ingest CBD is through the oil. A couple of drops on the tongue, and you’ll start feeling the benefits almost immediately. Many clinic trials have found good evidence to show that CBD will help you curb the levels of cortisol — a chronically detrimental stress hormone — in your body, and a simple dropper is a quick fix should you need to calm down and focus on the go.
Try Minor Figures’ offering, CBD blended with coconut oil that the brand suggests you take after a hot cup of coffee — giving you a one-two punch of caffeine and cannabinoid. Or Vitality CBD could help; with their Vitamin A-infused offering that will maintain your iron metabolism and keep your vision clear. Alternatively, Aver are a new CBD lifestyle brand you can trust to incorporate the winning benefits of this compound into your everyday life. Formulated to give you a little lift to keep you centred and clear during turbulent moments, the brand’s Boost Oil is slickly designed, endlessly effective — and perfect for the office drawer.
CBD oil is the latest trend in a bottle, and its pain-dulling, stress-relieving benefits are well-documented. But could it also help up your productivity?
CBD Guides – What are the benefits?
With CBD becoming so popular, it’s important to know the facts and understand more about this active cannabidiol, away from any hear’say and misinformation.
To help our customers make the best decisions, we’ve used our expert knowledge of CBD and CBD Oil to create the following guides on how it could benefit you across different aspects of your life.
CBD is an active chemical from industrial hemp that is non-psychoactive. Short for the compound Cannabidiol, it’s produced by the cannabis sativa plant, hemp type, and is extracted for human consumption due to its reported health benefits. Importantly, it should not be confused with THC, another active compound which is found in marijuana and causes the effect of ‘getting high’. THC is psychoactive and can cause disorientation, and CBD oils generally have less than 0.2% THC to qualify as ‘non-THC’ products. It is this compound that has the most legal implications, whereas CBD is typically and increasingly legal (always check the law in your country or state).
A phytocannabinoid, CBD has become hugely popular in the last few years and has been at the centre of many international legislation changes and high-impact stories in the press.
Now in the mainstream, it’s benefits are becoming more well known, allowing an increased number of people to try it and see if it works for them.
What is CBD oil?
CBD oil is the result of extracting CBD from a hemp plant. This can either be isolated – isolate – or can be combined with other beneficial compounds from hemp – full spectrum. It is thought that by containing other compounds which may enhance the effectiveness of the CBD, that you can achieve something known as ‘the entourage effect’.
It has more or less the same consistency as oil and this supplement is easily added to vapes and edibles, and of course, added to water.
How does CBD oil work?
CBD oil works through digestion and is absorbed by the body quickly, at which point you can start to benefit from the reported effects. Naturally, CBD has the ability to bind with receptors in our body.
As discussed, doses can be taken in a variety of ways depending on your preference; you can add CBD oil to vapes, edibles, creams or with our treated CBD water.
What’s the problem with CBD oil and how does Swiss micelle technology CBD fix it?
Unfortunately, for a standard CBD oil that you buy, your body is unable to absorb more that 5-10% of the advertised concentration. This can obviously limit the effects and your value for money. Most of the CBD is lost in the digestion process, in the liver and intestines, which Swiss micelle technology has overcome.
Swiss michelle technology treats the CBD so that you can absorb up to 99% of the advertised concentration, up to 15 times that of other leading brands. The process is 100% natural and converts fat-soluble substances in the oil into water-soluble substances, retaining all of the useful cannabinoids you desire.
As 99% water soluble, it bypasses the digestive system and is more efficiently delivered to the bloodstream. Find our more here.
What to do if you’re brand new to CBD and CBD oil
Don’t rush into it, research your products and brands and choose high quality CBD products that come with a positive reputation. We include Enhanced CBD Health in this category as we use the very best ingredients combined with the latest absorption technology to ensure your body absorbs the CBD you’re paying for!
Once you have your chosen product – for example the Micelle Enhanced CBD Full Spectrum 5% – start with a low dose and take at a time where you can relax and take time to see how you react. Some people prefer to try it during the evening before bed when they first start taking it so they will be relaxed and at home..
Once you’ve felt the results and understand how it impacts you, you can slowly start to increase your dosage as necessary. Always consult a medical professional if you are unsure.
Read our FAQ
Want to know more? Check out our FAQ and if you have a question we haven’t answered, feel free to contact us on [email protected] or call 0800 1234 5567.
With our range of 99% soluble CBD oils, you can’t go wrong. They’re the best on the market utilising advanced Swiss micelle technology to ensure your body absorbs more of the CBD than other brands.
You must be at least 18 years of age to purchase CBD products. Claims regarding the effects of CBD products are regulated by the MHRA and have been since 2016. To sell CBD for medicinal purposes, a distributor requires a license from the MHRA.
Enhanced CBD Health does not have a license and our products are not intended to treat, cure or prevent disease and are not intended for medical use. Discussion of claims are opinion only and non-scientific.
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