If you are a creative type, you may have heard about people using CBD to unlock their creative potential, improve their focus, and increase their artistic output.
Today, we’ll be looking at research into CBD’s calming effects and how it can help artists produce better work and overcome mental blocks. So whether you create music, art, movies, or something else, CBD may hold the key to boosting your creativity.
Read on for more information about how CBD affects your body, and unlocks creativity.
Impacts Of CBD On Creativity
While many people take marijuana for its euphoric qualities, there are many benefits to taking CBD-only products.
New research has found that CBD can help trigger brain activity, produce positive hormones, and and release creativity in healthy people and those with psychological disorders, which is perfect if you are an artist struggling with a creativity block. Many artist speak of how taking CBD enhanced their creativity and got them through their mental blocks.
For the artist who has a day job, CBD helps to calm the mind and allows a faster transition between the "working" brain and the "creative" brain. They are able to unlock more creativity, even during stressful seasons of their life.
Musicians are also promoting the ways CBD can help the artistic process. For example, one Reddit user confirms these effects. They said:
“I recently started using CBD, but primarily flower instead of bud. I just started painting again for the first time in years, as well as writing music. I just feel relaxed and clear-headed, and my OCD doesn’t take over and keep me from attempting things I wouldn’t normally try creatively because of fear of imperfection or mistakes.”
How Does This Work?
Creative people experience a creative spark when hormones like serotonin, dopamine, endorphins, and similar chemicals interact with the brain, causing a natural high. The CBD compound may increase these chemicals, enabling the user to focus and become more productive during the creative process, though scientific research into the subject is limited.
CBD products interact with your endocannabinoid receptors and help you feel inspired, feel good about your art and hard work, and brainstorm creative ideas.
"With the endocannabinoid system, the molecular aren't stored and ready to be released. They are synthesized on demand." Dr. Greg Gerdeman points out. CBD provides a ready dose of the endocannabinoid your neural cells need. This creates "retrograde" signalling to damper over-excited signaling in the brain.
Impacts On Relaxation
Many people who take CBD oil claim that the compound helps reduce anxiety and makes them feel calm. Scientific studies have been unable to stay whether small CBD dosages available in legal products have any relaxing effects at all. One review of numerous research studies concluded that CBD offers anti-stress and relaxation benefits, which can help stress-related depression and insomnia.
Many online users swear by the compound’s relaxing effects.
For example, one Reddit user said:
“I find it's like a wave of calmness. Your muscles relax, anxiety fades away, worries and problems seem more manageable and less daunting... Overall it makes you feel great. I take between 25 mg - 50 mg a day.”
CBD Products For Artists
Artists looking for a reliable CBD product to boost your creativity, you may want to treat yourself to Calm - Broad Spectrum CBD Oil.
This product is an excellent way to relax after a hard day, formulated with broad-spectrume CBD oil. Calm reduces stress and anxiety without using pharmaceutical drugs or chemicals. It is verified by third-party testers and rich in CBD extracts with terpenes and minor cannabinoids. Simple apply the dropper under your tongue for 30 seconds to experience all the benefits of CBD.
Unless you take CBD for medical purposes, you should start taking 10 to 20mg per day. Continue this dosage for a week to ensure you tolerate the product.
Typically, CBD products will take anywhere from 15 minutes to 45 minutes to release cannabinoids and take effect. Wait for the CBD to kick in before taking any more. Too much CBD diminishes returns, so find your sweet spot and stick to that dose.
The Medicinal Properties
Some artists confuse THC and CBD as being the same thing. Since both compounds are often discussed in conjunction with each other, it makes sense how it can be confusing.
They are the most common cannabinoids in the cannabis plant; both compounds are found in hemp and marijuana.
They also have the same chemical formula (30 hydrogen atoms, 21 carbon atoms, and two oxygen atoms). However, the atoms are arranged differently in each compound, giving them unique properties that affect your body differently.
What Is THC?
THC is the primary cannabinoid found in marijuana. It is also present in hemp but in smaller quantities. It binds with cannabinoids receptors in your brain, controlling mood, pain, and similar feelings. Then, the compound makes you feel euphoric and gives you the perceived high.
What Is the 0.3% Rule?
The THC threshold is a limit that has been selected to regulate and classify strains of cannabis. This marker is set at 0.3% max, determined by the weight of the strain.
The US government uses this threshold to differentiate between legal and illegal CBD products. Many US jurisdictions clearly state that cannabis with 0.3% THC or less is “hemp,” while products exceeding this limit are “marijuana.”
TN Farmaceuticals is proud of our 0% THC hemp product.
Why Do We Need a THC Limit?
The threshold is important for a few reasons.
For one, people have differing views regarding CBD and THC and whether these compounds should or should not be legal.
With competing ideas surrounding these compounds, this threshold provides a clear definition of the legality of products. Legislative bodies can use this number to create regulations and guidelines for medical cannabis initiatives versus recreational drug use.
In addition, marketers can use the 0.3% threshold as a selling point for specific products, dividing them into relevant categories.
Until THC is legalized across the nation, the .03% threshold is a safe, non-high number that the FDA can enforce.
What Is CBD?
CBD is the most common cannabinoid in hemp but is found in other cannabis varieties; there are three main types of CBD products (Full-spectrum, Broad-spectrum and Isolate) all offering a different experience and various health benefits. However, CBD is most known for its relaxing effects.
CBD does not bind to the same cannabinoid receptors as THC in your body. However, it is believed to impact other physical elements linked to your well-being.
Why do people take CBD?
People take CBD in various forms to help with arthritis, Chron's disease, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, and other physical issues. In addition, certain people assert that CBD also helps with depression, anxiety, and insomnia; however, there is little research and evidence to prove CBD helps with these issues.
The FDA has approved Epidiolex, a CBD-based drug, which is an effective treatment for numerous severe forms of childhood epilepsy.
According to the National Institute of Health’s database, more than 160 active and recruiting clinical trials are looking at CBD’s properties.
The Bad Reputation of CBD Oil
People should always shop for CBD oil from regulated, third-party tested companies. As the CBD market becomes more lucrative (even the likes of Snoop Dogg have invested in medical cannabis firms, which may indicate that CBD products are here to stay), unregulated companies introduce poor-quality products into the market. Many CBD products are not controlled or regulated like medicine and may be nothing more than snake oil. If you want the health benefits associated with CBD, buy FDA-approved products.
At TN Farmaceuticals, we take extreme pride in our plant quality, or extraction purity and the third-party testing that holds us accountable.
As you can see, numerous testimonials and research studies are showing that CBD does have some positive effects on the artist’s creativity. Remember to treat cannabis products as you would medicine and do not exceed the sweet spot as the compound will become less effective. If artists need a boost in brain function, CBD may unlock potential and help overcome mental blocks, boost creativity, and produce more art.