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CBD has been wildly popular these days in addressing things like stress, discomfort and sleep, but did you know that CBD has also been known to help with focus and concentration? It may seem counterintuitive that something shown to help with relaxation can also provide help with focus – but it’s true! CBD can absolutely lend support with focus and concentration. Let’s talk about how it works.

 

FOCUS  noun

Fo・cus

1. Directed attention

2. A state or condition permitting clear perception or understanding

 

Merriam-Webster defines focus as directed attention, or concentrated attention or effort. Another words, when you’re focused you have the ability to maintain a clear and undistracted thought. Your brain can sort of “lock onto” and hold your attention. We’re designed from birth to be able to do this, so why is it sometimes so difficult? There are numerous things that can affect our focus and attention that you may have never considered. They are things like:

·     Stress

·     Poor Sleep

·     Pain

·     Hunger and /or Hydration

 

Each one of these can have a significant impact on your ability to concentrate. Ever been foggy after a night (or a few) of poor sleep? Remember trying to ‘think’ when your blood sugar is low and your ‘starving’? Any one of these things has an impact on our brain and brain chemistry, and stack a few of these together and it has an even greater impact.

 

How can CBD help with focus and concentration?

CBD can help boost focus and concentration by helping to address the above issues.

 

STRESS

CBD may be immensely beneficial due to its relationship with serotonin and dopamine. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter and is commonly known as the chemical that makes you feel good. CBD can improve mood, focus and energy levels by indirectly affecting serotonin receptors within the nervous system. Dopamine is also an important neurotransmitter that carries signals between brain cells. When dopamine levels are low, our motivation lessens, so concentration and attention levels drop. CBD can help improve focus by possibly triggering the right receptors in the endocannabinoid system to balance dopamine levels.

 

SLEEP

We all know that good sleep is restorative and necessary for a healthy and productive lifestyle. If you’re struggling to get a good night’s sleep, it can leave you sluggish and unmotivated! Studies have shown that CBD can help sleep, and by improving the length and quality of your sleep, you can wake
up feeling refreshed and alert. Ultimately this will improve your ability to focus and concentrate.

 

PAIN & DISCOMFORT

Have you ever rolled over in the middle of the night and woken up due to pain? Experienced a migraine or headache while trying to work? Pain of any kind can be super distracting. CBD may be capable of sending pain-relief and anti-inflammatory signals to the brain to help regulate and manage pain
throughout the body. Less pain will mean better focus and concentration.

 

HOW DOES CBD HELP WITH FOCUS?

There are a few different ways CBD can help or improve focus and concentration, although as you can see it’s not simply by making your mind sharper. CBD can help by addressing some of the surrounding issues that may be impacting or hindering your ability to focus or concentrate.

 

HOW TO TAKE CBD FOR FOCUS

So what’s the best place to begin? One of the most popular remedies is a CBD Tincture, which are taken sublingually – or under the tongue. CBD oils deliver results quickly and can be used as needed throughout the day. At 180 Pure we also love our CBD Softgels, which deliver an easy and predictable serving of CBD each and every time.

 

THE BEST PRODUCT FOR FOCUS?

We’ve combined the balancing effects of amazing cannabinoids like CBD and CBG with an impactful amount of vitamins C, and now you’ve got a next level CBD gummy! This delightfully lemon-flavored CBD gummy is vegan, non-GMO, and contains no high fructose corn syrup. And as always, 180 Pure products are also all plant based broad spectrum, THC Free, made in the USA, 3rd party tested and made with hemp grown on American farms.