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?
CEO Guide to CBD Oil for Focus, Sleep, and Anxiety
Imagine traveling all day across three time zones, arriving at your event and heading straight to a dinner party. You wake up early the next day for a public breakfast, and in less than two hours, you have to be ready to walk on stage as the keynote speaker. No big deal said no one ever.
Did I mention this was 8,500 feet up in the mountains? Lack of sleep, new altitudes, and the stress of being the center of attention aren’t a winning combination.
As I’m sitting at breakfast contemplating a bloody mary or a Xanax, I see this man offering what looked like a magic potion in the form of a bottle and dropper. This seemed curiously illegal, yet perked my interest as to what everyone was oohing and aahing about.
Will Kleidon sits next to me with his bottle and introduces himself. Little do I know he is the founder and CEO of Ojai Energetics, leaders and innovators in the hemp industry. Will pulls out a dropper and asks me if I’d like some CBD Oil to take the edge off and help any altitude or hangover feelings I might have.
Wait, is this like liquid marijuana? No, Will explains the difference between CBD Oil and THC.
We are not talking about getting high, CBD Oil is all about getting healthy.
Will put a dropper full of CBD oil under my tongue. Ok, this is weird. Thirty seconds later, I started feeling significantly better.
The “I’m not good enough to be here” thoughts in my head started subsiding.
My brain started feeling less foggy and less anxious.
Focus, calm, and purpose joined the conversation, and within 10–15 minutes, my physical and mental attitude was zapped with a new state of clear and present consciousness.
I snapped a picture of the bottle so I could remember to research what the hell just happened.
Time was ticking for my presentation, so I packed it up and headed to my room to get ready. The next two hours flowed, flawlessly, like no other.
What Is CBD Oil?
To put it in simple terms, CBD is the part of the hemp strand that doesn’t get you high; it just has tons of medical benefits. This is different than THC, which is what gives you that high feeling from marijuana. While some CBD oils can have minimal trace amounts of THC, it’s nowhere near enough to get you raiding your pantry or feeling anything at all.
If you like it a little more technical, according to Honest Marijuana, CBD stands for cannabidiol. It’s one of a group of chemical compounds called cannabinoids. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is perhaps the best-known cannabinoid, but others include cannabigerol (CBG), cannabicyclol (CBL), and cannabicitran (CBT) just to name a few.
Where in the World is Will?
I had to track down this guy Will who introduced me to the CBD oil secret sauce. This was a huge unlock. I caught up with him to find out exactly how and why he started Ojai Energetics and how I could get my hands on some more to spread the CBD oil love.
“I became interested in CBD around 2014. I’d studied the benefits of CBD but was looking for a CBD oil that was free of preservatives and certified organic, which wasn’t on the market at that time. When I started to look into producing one myself, I met a chemist who taught me how we could make a formula that would be not only completely organic but also water-soluble, which would be a tremendous improvement on its bioavailability in comparison to other products,” said Kleidon.
Benefits of CBD Oil
While companies are touting CBD oil for everything under the sun, including epilepsy, the research is still in its infancy. There is, however, promising research suggesting that CBD can help with the following:
- Sleep, Pain, and Anxiety. Top three problems modern humans have are poor sleep, general pain, and anxiety. This is a closet syndrome; most of us have and are ashamed to share.
- The correct application of CBD oil may resolve all of the above.
- Depression, Anxiety, and Mood. CBD oil can reduce depression and anxiety and has been shown to provide an increase in your overall mood.
- Heart and Blood Pressure. CBD oil benefits the heart and circulatory system, including the ability to lower high blood pressure.
- Neurological Disorders. Studies show CBD oil is effective at treating neurological disorders like epilepsy and multiple sclerosis.
- Brain Function. It is proven to increase brain cell production in multiple regions of the brain.
- Work and School Focus. CBD oil can enhance response time, reflex, etc. Excellent for work.
- Acne. CBD oil has anti-inflammatory properties to reduce the appearance and occurrence of acne.
Will Kleidon’s Digital Detox Secrets
When you are an entrepreneur; digital has no boundaries. So we asked Kleidon how he balances his digital life in the cannabis business world.
Wake up routine
Remember Richard Gere walking barefoot in Pretty Women? No? It’s a must.
“I like to be around nature to ground myself out. I wake up every morning, and the first thing I do is drink water, get grounded ground, and set the intentions for the day.”
Roll up those jeans, socks off, the third eye on. Walk on.
The Goods on Grounding
Walking barefoot because all the EMF’s that we are exposed this makes a huge difference. Lots of water and exercise and a proper diet.
Personal Wellness Tip
Will’s tips for a digital detox are to get outside, get around natures and plants, and get away from fluorescent lights.
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