So many things can affect our energy and focus throughout any given day. Stress, lack of sleep, and even what we eat can all play a role. Instead of reaching for that third cup of morning coffee, a growing number of people are looking for an alternative that won’t leave them feeling sluggish by 3pm, which brings about the question — can you use CBD for energy and focus? To answer this, let’s take a deeper look at how CBD works and meet its cool, lesser-known cousin, CBG.
Wait… Isn’t CBD a Sedative?
CBD (cannabidiol) is a compound found in the cannabis plant that may produce relaxing and calming effects. Not to be confused with the other well-known cannabis compound, THC, CBD is non-intoxicating, so it will not leave users feeling “high.”
In the past few years, CBD has completely taken over the wellness market — and for good reason! While scientific research is still being conducted to explore the potential benefits of this incredible cannabinoid, there is evidence to suggest that CBD may provide relief from stress, pain, and more.
There is even a little research suggesting that it may help improve focus and energy throughout the day when taken at lower doses. This may sound counterintuitive, but according to a 2017 review, the sedative effect of CBD only tends to increase with higher doses. More research still needs to be done to explore any potential energizing effects, but CBD may be able to help with focus and energy indirectly.
If you have trouble sleeping at night, chances are you know the zombie-like, morning-after feeling — groggy, unfocused, and grumpy. If you’re sick of tossing and turning night after night, taking a higher dose of CBD before bed may help set your sleep schedule on the right track. A good night’s sleep is key to starting your day on the right foot, so you have the energy and focus you need to get things done.
Alternatively, you can also take smaller doses of CBD — like you’ll find in our CBD isolate gummies — when you need a quick boost to enhance your mood and get you back in your groove.
Exploring the Benefits of CBG
Looking for a quicker, more straightforward boost in your energy levels? CBD’s cousin, CBG, may be able to help! While CBD is better known for its calming properties, many users report that CBG (cannabigerol) provides an energy-boosting experience similar to drinking a cup of coffee or eating an apple. Happy Place™ customers have found that our CBG energy tincture is the perfect pick-me-up after a sleepless night or a mid-afternoon slump.
The best part? Research suggests that the potential benefits of CBG extend beyond adding a pep to your step. Studies indicate that this incredible cannabinoid may be an effective anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial agent — that’s the whole package!
With so many incredible benefits to discover, combining CBD and CBG for energy and focus seems like a no-brainer. With the energizing effects of CBG and the potential mood-boosting, pain-relieving, neuroprotective properties of CBD, this combo sounds like a win-win in our book! However, it’s important to note that everyone is unique, and these cannabinoids may affect your body differently depending on a variety of factors.
Get Energized with Happy Place™
Ready to explore the possibilities of combining CBD and CBG for energy and focus? Happy Place™ has got you covered with a high-quality selection of premium CBD products, including tinctures, gummies, topicals, and so much more. Try them all and find your Happy Place™ today!