Just in time for school! As classes are starting back up across the nation, students at all levels of learning are searching for any edge they can find to achieve optimal success in their studies. Can CBD make you smarter? Here are the facts. We’ll let you decide.
What is CBD Oil?
CBD is one of over 100 cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. Unlike its cousin THC, CBD has no negative psychoactive effects. People use CBD oil topically and orally for various reasons to support a healthy, active lifestyle. Receptra full-spectrum CBD is made from organically-grown Colorado hemp. Over the last decade, extensive medical and scientific research has been conducted across the globe to uncover and verify the benefits of CBD.
How Can CBD Make You Smarter?
CBD interacts with receptors in the body’s natural endocannabinoid system. Cannabinoid receptors are located throughout most organs in the body including the brain. These receptors play an integral part in maintaining homeostasis (balance).
There are numerous factors that help the brain absorb and retain information. Having the correct internal conditions for learning can be pretty important.
Everyone learns differently, and when you are in an uncomfortable learning environment this can generate all kinds of frustration. Outside stressors unrelated to education like family, work and finances could also make it harder to concentrate. This can also be the case when the subject is difficult to absorb. The endocannabinoid system has shown to have a positive effect on mood through the process of receiving and filtering perceived threats. In the case of studying, those threats could be a fear of failure or inability to comprehend information. How much easier would it be to study if you were not so freaked out about it?
Sometimes it is hard to get motivated to do what you need to do in order to accomplish the task at hand. It could be going to class, to work or just getting up to make your bed. Distractions are everywhere. There is a common misconception that cannabis causes lethargy. To the contrary, CBD actually interacts with some of the same receptors as caffeine which can translate to energy and focus without having to consume four cups of coffee. Adding CBD to coffee can also be a good idea. Get up and take on the day!
Information learned during the waking hours is set to memory during the sleeping ones. When the body shuts down and all it has to do is breathe, the brain has the opportunity to process all of the information it has received throughout the day. Cramming for an exam is pretty much useless because your brain does not have the chance to process the information. Sleep deprivation can have a plethora of negative effects on both physical and mental health. Though CBD can get you going, taking a larger serving in the evening has been correlated with better rest, homeostasis, and quality shut-eye.
CBD has been patented by the U.S. government as a neuroprotectant and antioxidant. Antioxidants have the ability to combat free radicals all over the body, including those in the brain reducing oxidative stress and slowing the progression of several factors in the aging process.
Neuroprotection is the act of salvaging, recovering or regenerating the nervous system and its cells. Protecting your cells, especially those in the brain, can be crucial for cognitive function.
Smarter with CBD
A dropper of Receptra CBD may not make you a genius, but there is the possibility that it could safely and naturally give you that little edge you’ve been looking for. Now go hit the books!