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CBD is rising in popularity, and just doing a quick Google search makes it easy to see why. It's because of the benefits! One benefit mentioned time after time is the calm people feel when using CBD products.
That’s something most people could use in our fast-paced world. It’s not easy to relax these days and CBD offers a natural method for reducing stress, anxiety and improving sleep.
Because CBD can help you relax, you would think it would be a buzzkill for productivity. But believe it or not, relaxation actually helps create a work environment that’s more helpful to getting things done.
CBD doesn't have the same effect as THC, one of the components of cannabis known for giving people a “high” feeling, which makes it perfect to use at work. CBD is non-psychoactive, so you can feel in control while maximizing your productivity!
How Does CBD Boost Productivity?
It's pretty straightforward. Think back to a time when you really needed to get something or multiple things done, but were so overwhelmed you felt like pulling your hair out. How much were you able to accomplish? Probably not much. When your body is stressed, it releases a surge of hormones that jumpstart your survival instincts. This reaction is called our ‘fight-or-flight’ mode.
Because we live in such a demanding, fast-paced world, stressful situations like a mean email from your boss or a disagreement with a friend could automatically launch our bodies into full-blown survival mode. Not only are these spikes in hormones hard on our physical health, but it also doesn’t leave us a lot of mental energy for thinking straight and getting work done.
That is where CBD comes in. Reducing stress and anxiety is one of CBD’s many potential health benefits. By lowering stress, you’re keeping your body balanced and out of that all-consuming fight or flight mode, which in turn leaves more room for productivity. Amphora has a formula specially made to bring calming effects called Peace. This broad-spectrum CBD distillate vape oil is formulated to take the edge off stress.
Plus, CBD is also a natural mood booster, which can help keep you in the zone while you’re working, as well as maintain a more positive work environment.
CBD can also be great if you need to get down to work and focus because studies have shown that it may help with hyperactivity. A study from 2012 found that rats who were given CBD had a reduction in their hyperactive tendencies.
Pain Impacts Productivity and How CBD May Help
Whether you crunch numbers in an office, double as a work-from-home parent or are a professional athlete, if you live with any type of pain, it's going to impact you and your ability to be productive. One study found that chronic pain, especially pain in multiple spots on the body, significantly affected study participants’ mental and physical health.
People living with pain know how difficult it is to focus on anything but the source of discomfort. Many people dealing with chronic pain also take medication that may cause brain fog and drowsiness.
Since CBD is a natural compound, it’s packed with antioxidants, which are molecules found in plants that help fight off harmful cells in the body and lower the risk of disease. Amphora’s CBD broad-spectrum and distillate formulas have all the great elements of the cannabis plant with no THC. All of these elements working together create something called the entourage effect that boosts the benefits of CBD.
Studies have found that CBD reduces inflammation, which helps alleviate the pain that may be distracting you from whatever you're trying to accomplish. No pain equals productivity gain. Amphora has an effect based vape oil formula called Mend that works to provide repair and relief to aches and pains.
CBD May Help with Physical Health and Productivity
It’s much easier to be productive when your body ready to go! Sleep, food, and exercise have a significant impact on your health and in turn, how you perform. If you've ever stayed up until 3 a.m. the night before or skipped eating lunch at work – you know your productivity is probably not going to be very good.
So, how does CBD help? When CBD makes its way into our bodies, it interacts with the endocannabinoid system (ECS), a naturally occurring system in the body that helps regulate things like sleep, mood and appetite. Basically, CBD supports the system in your body that works to keep you balanced and well. For example, lack of sleep and anxiety (which unfortunately seem to go hand-in-hand) can have a massive impact on what you’re able to accomplish in a day. A recent study found that participants who took CBD had decreased anxiety levels and mild improvements in sleep compared to those who didn’t use CBD.
What Are the Side Effects of CBD?
Unlike THC, CBD’s psychoactive cousin, people tolerate CBD very well, and it’s also been deemed safe by the World Health Organization. People have reported minor side effects like fatigue and irritability, but the majority of users don't experience any side effects at all. So don't worry, you won't fall asleep at your desk if you're using it at work.
Adverse impacts from CBD are usually due to poor quality of oil, and that's what sets Amphora products apart. Our CBD is all organic and has a certificate of analysis to show that it has been third-party tested. We don't use any dangerous carrier oils and instead use all-natural, natural terpenes, which are molecules that create the tastes and wonderful smells you get from different plants. They also have many wellness benefits on their own.
How to Choose the Right Products for Productivity
There’s an ever-growing list of CBD products, and it can be hard to figure out where to start and what’s right for you.
Productivity looks different for everyone. Whether it’s clocking in overtime hours at work or tackling that DIY project you’ve been thinking about for months. And that’s the beauty of CBD. It's organic and works with our bodies naturally. Amphora's Inspire formulation is an excellent choice if you want to target productivity. Our Inspire formula aids in boosting your creative muscle and helps you get down to work.
Being productive means having a whole combination of things go right for your mind and body, including reducing anxiety, feeling healthy and being able to focus on the task at hand. With CBD oil, you may be able to get all of those benefits that can help you to be more productive at work and home.
Written by | Infused Amphora Team
The Infused Amphora Team is dedicated to creating resources to educate and engage consumers on the growing evidence of CBD benefits and the extensive health and wellness properties of CBD oil.
Contributors | Angus Taylor + Dr Gaylord Wardell
IPI is a pharmaceutical ingredient company that cultivates cannabis strains curated to extract specific cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids for the formulation of effects-based health and wellness products. Angus is an experienced public speaker, engaging stakeholders, governments and media. Angus was the co-founder of NewLeaf Cannabis, Canada’s most successful retail brand to date, and has been established as a well-known and recognized expert in the field.
Dr Wardell is a practising physician with over 40 years of clinical and educational experience in pain management, medical practices and education. Dr Wardell is past President of the Pain Society of Alberta, and current President of the Alberta Medical Association, section of Pain. He is a popular public speaker, an active blogger on medical and pain-related issues, and proponent for scientific validation for patients experiencing pain.
Infused Amphora “Learn” is intended for informational purposes only and is NOT a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.