Reduce Anxiety & Improve Sleep & Focus With CBD!
We are living in stressful times due to COVID-19, global recessions and more … and all the stress that we are under can affect us in a variety of ways.
For example, it can make it more difficult for us to sleep at night and it can also cause us to lose focus, which can then affect our work performance as well as our relationships.
One way to reduce anxiety and its effects on our sleep and focus is to start taking CBD regularly.
CBD, by the way, stands for Cannabidiol, which is a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant.
Though CBD has been used throughout history as part of the marijuana plant, its modern history really starts in 1940 when American organic chemist Roger Adams was able to isolate the CBD compound.
Later in 1960, Israeli organic chemist Raphael Mechoulam was able to both isolate and described the chemical structure of CBD, which enabled chemists to confirm that CBD was a non-psychoactive ingredient of cannabis.
In a recent nationally representative Consumer Reports survey, about 10 percent of Americans who reported trying CBD said they used it to help them sleep, and a majority of those people said it worked.
Joseph Maroon, M.D., a clinical professor and neurosurgeon at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center told Consumer Reports in a story on its website: “CBD has properties that could help some people sleep better. Most notably, it appears to ease anxiety and pain, both of which can make it harder to fall asleep or stay asleep.”
This is important because good sleep is essential for good health. Studies have shown that people who are sleep deficient are less productive at work and school. They take longer to finish tasks, have a slower reaction time, and make more mistakes.
Just because CBD is “non-intoxicating” (in other words, it doesn’t make you high when taken) doesn’t mean that it doesn’t affect the brain at all.
In truth, CBD has a number of positive effects on the brain and we’re going to take a look at five of the most beneficial effects that it produces now:
Effect #1 – A recent study that was published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology showed that CBD reduces blood flow to the areas of the brain that have been linked with anxiety. In other words, taking CBD can help people respond to anxiety better so that they feel less anxious.
Effect #2 – CBD has also been shown in studies to reduce the amount of pain and inflammation we feel. It apparently does this by modifying CB2 receptors’ ability to bind endocannabinoids and by altering the way the receptors respond to pain signals from the brain.
Effect #3 – Another brain benefit associated with CBD is that it acts on CB2 receptors to decrease the level of oxidative damage in our brains. This damage can make it difficult for us to focus. Plus, if left untreated, the damage can ultimately lead to the development of such conditions as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and atherosclerosis.
Effect #4 – CBD has been shown to reduce damaging excitation in the brain. Excitation is a state where brain cells become overactive due to excessive stimulation such as from a traumatic brain injury, a stroke, hearing loss and neurodegenerative diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease.
Effect #5 – Finally, CBD has been shown to have antipsychotic properties. More specifically, it helps prevent the rapid breakdown of anandamide, which is a neurotransmitter that can both improve mood while also reducing pain sensitivity.
The bottom line is CBD has a number of positive effects on the brain.
Marijuana is commonly associated with forgetfulness, but it turns out when Cannabidiol, or CBD, is isolated from marijuana (or hemp) it actually works to improve your focus, memory and decision making.
Those were the findings of a recent study conducted at the University of College London. In the study, researchers gave 15 participants who had no prior history of cannabis use, 600 mg of CBD on different occasions for one week and then 600 mg of a placebo.
The study results showed that when given CBD, blood flow increased to the participants’ hippocampus, which is the part of the brain responsible for memories, and to their orbitofrontal cortex, which is the area responsible for focus and decision-making.
The lead author of the study, Dr. Michael Bloomfield, a professor of psychiatry at UCL, said in press release: “To our knowledge, this is the first study to find that CBD increases blood flow to key regions involved in memory processing, particularly the hippocampus. This supports the view that CBD has region-specific blood flow effects in the human brain, which has previously been disputed.”
So if you want to improve your, focus, memory and decision-making getting CBD can be a terrific first step.
Sarah’s Blessing has built a sterling reputation online for providing high quality CBD formulations.
The company sources its CBD from Switzerland where it is obtained from hemp plants grown without any fertilizers or pesticides.
Sarah’s Blessing offers:
All of the company’s CBD is full-spectrum (meaning you get whole plant benefits) and obtained through a unique CO2 extraction process for maximum potency.
One more thing, the company’s CBD comes from the hemp plant and not its cousin the marijuana plant. Using the hemp plant ensures less than 0.2% of THC, the chemical that causes marijuana users to get high. Most people would probably not want to get high when they are trying to go to sleep.
You can learn much more about Sarah’s Blessing and its CBD products by visiting www.sarahsblessing.co.uk.
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