Creativity is an essential part of being human. If you’re looking to bring your passion to the next level—whether it’s dance, painting murals, or crocheting dog toys—try adding a little cannabidiol (CBD) to your process. CBD is used by many creatives to “drop in” to their creative zone and find inspiration.
Because CBD may reduce mild anxiety and stress, it can help you hone in on what you love, and its potential benefits for focus can extend and expand your vision. Here’s everything you need to know about using CBD for creativity, including how CBD’s calming effects can enhance your creativity and how to incorporate CBD into your creative workflow.
Why Does CBD for Creativity Work?
CBD is believed to relax your mind through its ability to activate the brain receptor for serotonin, 5-HT1A (a receptor linked to anxiety and depression). CBD may also enhance the signaling of a particular endocannabinoid called anandamide, aka the “bliss chemical”. Anandamide signaling is associated with a positive mood and a sense of calm.
CBD may also interfere with the secretion of cortisol, a hormone that is released when you feel stressed. By decreasing cortisol levels, your stress response may decrease as well. This helps clear the way for your neurons to communicate more clearly, allowing your body to refocus your energy on what matters.
There are over 120 naturally occurring cannabinoids. When you take a full-spectrum (also known as “whole-plant”) CBD product, the companion cannabinoids create an entourage effect, meaning they work together to enhance CBD’s effects and your experience. Feals CBD is blended with MCT oil, which boasts energy-boosting properties, too.
How Do I Start Using CBD for Creativity?
Everyone’s perfect dose is different, but if you’re trying to throw yourself into a project and you want to feel clarity and like you're in your zone, start small. 10 to 20 milligrams can be just enough to quiet your mind and find your sweet spot. If you’re looking to push past something or you’re feeling a lot of self-doubt, you might want to try a little more, up to 40 to 60 milligrams.
Once you’ve found your optimal dose, try to put yourself somewhere that feels comfortable to you. When you’re creating, you’re vulnerable. CBD may calm your body and your mind, enabling you to access your higher self and let yourself explore more freely. Make sure your environment is somewhere that will make you feel good and safe to explore. A good rule of thumb is to pay attention to your senses: the sounds, smells, and lighting in your space.
Enhance Your Creativity With Feals’ Premium CBD Products
At Feals, we believe you deserve a better way to feel better—and create better. Our full-spectrum CBD oil and CBD mints are made with only the purest ingredients and are designed to help you find balance and feel at your best.
If you still have questions about using CBD for creativity, or need a bit of guidance on your wellness journey, our customer service team would love to chat. Just give them a ring!
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