CBD is a fairly new way to harness the power of hemp, and new supplements containing the cannabinoid are entering the market every week – many of which can be a pretty good aid for working and studying, especially if you have trouble with focus and concentration. In this blog we take a look into using CBD oil or other CBD based products when studying and whether it helps.
As a cannabinoid, CBD is derived from the notorious cannabis hemp plant, which of course has had a reputation for a long time for helping folks ‘mellow out’ for nearly one hundred years – but of course hemp has also been used for spiritual, medical, textile and many other purposes for maybe a hundred times that amount of time, or ten thousand years at least.
Less THC, More CBD
The problem with smoking cannabis flowers or otherwise ingesting them is they contain a lot of cannabinoids that have an effect on your mind and concentration, the main active component being the THC cannabinoid, as well as CBD. The effects of THC are pretty much intoxicating – when isolated the cannabinoid can make you feel dizzy, drowsy, but happy, which isn’t so great for studying.
Interestingly, CBD found in cannabis flowers can make the effects of THC less pronounced, and alone can even help you concentrate. This is due to CBD’s effects on the body – while they aren’t completely understood we do know that the cannabinoid can induce antispasmodic and anti-anxiety effects – so as a study aid it has a lot of potentials, especially for worries or fidgety students who have difficulty concentrating. It also can affect your joints and muscles, reducing inflammation, stiffness, and pain.
To get a dose of CBD you have to use it in the form of a supplement – usually suspended in oil or inside a capsule which is taken with a side order of a fatty snack or smoothie in order for the fat-soluble cannabinoid to be absorbed as efficiently as possible. There are also vape juices containing it which can be inhaled, although this delivers smaller doses. Capsules and oils are absorbed slower than via the lungs, so it’s really a matter of individual choice, and of course what works best for you.
CBD can be a little unpredictable in some respects but generally affects people in the same ways, some more or less. It can take up to 45 minutes to be absorbed into the body, and at an ‘active’ dose can impart its antispasmodic and anti-anxiety effects, as well as other effects such as reducing inflammation. Different people require more of an active dosage, with a ‘guide’ amount being 25mg per day, twice a day. However, depending on your body mass and other factors more may be required. Cannabinoids typically are non-toxic so there’s not a chance of overdose, which means for if you feel like you could get more out of it you can try and up the amount next study session.
For students (as well as people writing articles for websites), CBD can help a study session stay on target, helping achieve a more focused, less distracted and calmer mindset – as well as a looser body, feel and reduced feelings of tension in your limbs. All of which help with the studying process, cutting down on distractions as much as possible. Although using CBD when studying isn’t an exact science, there are plenty of personalized creative ways to incorporate the supplement into your learning and writing routine.