CBD Oil Can Stimulate Artists’ Creative Minds
The trend for the cannabis compound CBD has reached new heights following the legislation of the 2018 Farm Bill and celebrity endorsements like Mandy Moore and Kate Young. Word spread that CBD oil could help alleviate pain, relieve anxiety and depression, and aid sleep.
Now, the CBD industry continues to expand, with several brands starting to produce specifically for artists and creative professionals. For instance, a new sparkling water brand named Recess introduced two flavors, namely, pom hibiscus and blackberry chai.
The brand claims that its sparkling waters are crafted to combat stress and boost energy as they are mixed with CBD. Each can, in fact, contains 10 mg of CBD in the form of hemp extract. It also contains ginseng, L-theanine, and an herb called Schisandra.
Recess aims to use CBD as a non-pharmaceutical solution to fight a long list of ailments. The effect, as many claimed, is subtle and mellow.
Another wellness company from Los Angeles called Mowellens also aims to use CBD to drive creativity. In a blog post, its CEO and founder Amy Duncan revealed how CBD helped enhanced her creativity.
She compared her experience to what neurologists call “hyper-priming.” This is an effect possibly caused by ‘fast and loose’ patterns of spreading activity in memory. It is an effect where priming occurs for concepts at a much greater distance than normal. Of note, many studies have shown that hyper-perming is increased for subjects using cannabis plants.
However, there is actually little evidence that supports the idea that CBD can enhance a person’s creativity. It is still to be determined whether or not it can really trigger brain activities that are linked with creativity.
But following the legislation of the US Farm Bill, it would not be surprising if more and more researchers will start investigating the benefits of CBD. Perhaps it would not be long from now when institutional research and studies will provide anecdotal evidence to confirm previous claims about CBD oil.
Before, CBD was believed to pose a danger to the public because of its relation to marijuana. But current findings seem to point that their association is possibly the root of its touted creative benefits.
“If it helps you sleep, that will help you with your creativity because you need sleep to help your brain function,” Dr. Peter Grinspoon, a primary care physician who specializes in medical cannabis, said.
For those who do not know what this craze is all about, CBD or cannabidiol is one of the more than 200 compounds derived from hemp plants. The federal government considers a cannabis plant as an industrial hemp plant as long as it does not contain more than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is the psychoactive substance found in the cannabis plants and is responsible for giving many users a high.
CBD is considered mostly safe and non-toxic. In 2017, the World Health Organization even revealed that the substance “does not appear to have abuse potential and cause harm.” The FDA even approved last year the first drug to contain a purified cannabis derivative to treat seizures.
It is no doubt that CBD will soon take over the wellness industry. By the year 2022, experts foresee that the market will grow to as big as $22 billion.
Currently, there is a variety of CBD oil offered by different brands. There is CBD oil in the form of tinctures, vape juices, vape oils, hand lotions, gummies, energy drinks, to name a few. But before taking any CBD, it is advisable that you consult your doctor first to ensure it will not interact with your current medications.