Exhausted and Unable to Concentrate?


Here Is How CBD Affects Your Concentration

What were we writing about again? Oh right, how CBD is helping people around the world focus! It may seem a bit strange considering the stigma on cannabis and cannabis users, usually they are depicted as very forgetful, clumsy, lazy and unmotivated.  This may be what someone looks like after consuming too much THC, but this could not be further from the truth when it comes to CBD. The truth is that CBD has shown the ability to help people concentrate.

Just to be clear, CBD is different from the chemical most associated with cannabis, THC. It doesn’t give the psychoactive effects that THC does, it just has the valuable healing properties from the plant. CBD interacts with the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). This system’s job is to regulate the entire body. It’s no wonder this plant has so many incredible benefits!

Why Can’t You Concentrate?

From full-on conditions like ADD or ADHD, depression, or anxiety, to unavoidable daily distractions, there could be many reasons why you find yourself unable to focus. Whether it’s your job, school, or family, your ability to focus will have an impact on the quality of your life.

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CBD, Learning, Attention, and Memory

CBD positively affects learning. Previous research conducted to determine whether CBD affects memory concluded that THC and CBD have two opposing effects. The test was done to clarify the effect of the two cannabis compounds on acute memory. CBD opposed the psychoactive effects of THC which gets someone high. Those placed on high THC showed signs of memory impairment while those on high CBD showed reversal effects of THC. In another related study on animals, CBD was introduced to an Alzheimer mouse model with memory deficits. CBD used its therapeutic power to reverse the effects of Alzheimer.


Some people can try to sleep their best, eat as healthy as they can, exercise and everything on the list, but still, find themselves unable to focus. If you have a strong inability to concentrate no matter how hard you try, you may be suffering from ADD or ADHD. In the past, it was thought that ADHD affects only children or adolescents, but it’s not true. If not treated, ADHD can be found in adults and it can be very problematic for day to day life.

ADD and ADHD are disorders that make it more difficult for individuals to concentrate. The mind races and the sufferer may feel restless. Some examples are wiggling limbs all day, and it can be exhausting. Many people turn to prescription medications such as Adderall or Ritalin to help focus, but they can find themselves addicted or the pills start losing their effect. That is why many people are turning to CBD to treat ADHD.

How Can CBD Help With ADD/ADHD

One of the most iconic symptoms of ADHD is hyperactivity. Studies have shown that CBD can reduce hyperactivity. Since CBD regulates the endocannabinoid system, that means it is also helping cognitive functions. Both ADD and ADHD are characterized by low levels of dopamine. Dopamine is the neurotransmitter that controls the brain’s cognitive abilities such as memory, attention levels, and mood. Low levels of this chemical cause a manifestation of attention deficit disorder.

The properties of CBD to improve the brains cognitive processes have made it useful for treating conditions other than Attention Deficit Disorder. It can relieve anxiety, pain, and depression among other neurological problems. If you have a presentation you have to give in five minutes and you have anxiety about public speaking, try our e-liquids to CBD into your blood in seconds. If you lack overall concentration throughout the day, CBD capsules will metabolize and spread in your system, giving you improved focus throughout the day. Our shop has a variety of CBD products that can help stop the distractions you can’t help.

In A World Full Of Distractions

If your phone is receiving 100 notifications while you are trying to write an email for work with the TV on in the background, a simple task can become a challenging one. Sometimes, we can overestimate our ability to multitask. In this day and age with smartphones and social media, the world is pulling our attention in a hundred directions at the same time.

It’s no surprise that one of the best things to do when you can’t concentrate is to change your surroundings and your habits. Put your phone on mute or don’t have it around you at all when you have to write a big paper. You will check it every time it goes off, even if you don’t immediately respond. You don’t realize how that split second where you change your focus can throw off the whole show. Once the focus is thrown off, you have to conquer your concentration all over again. CBD can do a lot for our health, but it cannot take distractions out of your day.

Published by Alyssha


Alyssha Bal is the editor of Nordic Oil’s blog and wiki page. She’s a Philadelphia native who has a keen interest in alternative and natural medicine, especially the use of cannabis for healing. It is for this reason that she is passionate about helping to spread accurate information about the benefits of cannabis. She reports and educates about cannabis as it relates to policy, politics, science, and culture. Her goal is to be a contributor to a safe, fair, and legal cannabis industry. When she is not writing, Alyssha likes to travel, try new food, and spend time with her husband and Maltese. Currently, she lives in Munich.

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