CBD might be the newest way to get through work. There’s evidence it can increase alertness, help calm nerves, and even boost your mood. It’s being used all over by patients who need a little extra something to make it through the day.
CBD has numerous benefits. It can help prevent seizures, relieves pain, and is even known to fight depression. It’s been gaining a lot of momentum as a very effective cannabis-based therapy, mostly because the substance doesn’t have any psychoactive properties. In other words, it doesn’t get you high, it just helps treat different ailments.
There is now some evidence that CBD can help with productivity. This is great news for those that currently use things like Adderall or other pharmaceuticals that can have a myriad of side effects. A study conducted by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro’s Institute of Psychiatry found that CBD has “great psychiatric potential, including uses as an antidepressant-like and anxiolytic-like compound.” So it could help you stay alert and stay calm during your work day.
Since CBD doesn’t make you stoned, it’s an excellent choice for medicating during times hard work is needed. It can be used without fear of slowing you down and can actually increase your level of productivity during the day. Some have compared it to drinking a cup of coffee even; you get a little buzz and some extra juice to get things done.
Since the public view on CBD is more positive than its stoney counterpart THC, it’s easier to obtain and is legal in more places than whole-plant cannabis therapy. It can even be made out of the hemp plant and shipped to all fifty states in the U.S. For this reason, many are trying CBD who would otherwise avoid anything tied to cannabis.
So if you have a hard time with that nine to five you may want to consider CBD as your next step. Try a tincture, eat a gummy, or have some oil and see how you feel. You might just find yourself in an elevated, more productive mood.
Shasta Nelson is a California Native and a cannabis connoisseur. She's been involved in the industry at every level since she was a teenager. Currently she provides content for Roottie, DOPE Magazine, and Terpenes and Testing. She's also a creative writer, with a graphic novel underway.