CBD has become the staple of many households, and with research and science backing up CBD, the demand for the drug is only increasing. There is a gold mine of information available on the internet regarding CBD, but the irony of having all of the data to make an informed decision and yet remain stereotypical regarding CBD is very much real. The stigma that is shrouded on CBD leaves many people around the world hesitant about venturing and trying out CBD.
Of all the misconceptions that are on CBD, the one that is most commonly asked is whether CBD can cause you to become lethargic and tired. We try to find answers and help you dispel this lie around CBD. Read on.
It is the natural compound that is found in the hemp plant. The hemp plant is now legal in many countries and the newest to join this esteemed league is the United States. CBD is found in marijuana as well. One difference that marks the two sources is the latter viz. marijuana has close to 40% of the psychoactive THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) whereas hemp plants have just 0.3% of the same. This is why you are considerably more intoxicated when consuming marijuana while taking in hemp extract leaves you fit and sharp as a fiddle.
Pure CBD is not intoxicating and neither is it addictive. You can consume CBD above and beyond the permissible norm, and it is only then that you experience lethargy and tiredness-that too very mild. When taken in the correct dosage, CBD use does quite the opposite and instead motivates and boosts you. You feel sharper and are endowed with renewed focus. The reason CBD does what it does is because of its link with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS controls many aspects of moods, behaviour and morale, and it goes without saying that a correction in any of these requires tweaking the ECS. CBD interacts with the several receptor sites present on the ECS, of which two are of significance- CB1 and CB2 receptors.
CBD: Banishing Tiredness
CBD is used to induce sleep and reorient your natural circadian rhythm (the cycle of sleep and rest) which is often left head-over-heels due to the hectic, fast-paced lifestyle that many of us adopt these days. However, this goes to say that CBD does induce sleep but it does not contribute to tiredness. The reason for tiredness is very much linked to rest and sleep, and an imbalance of the two amplifies the tiredness!