CBD Creative Aid, Plant Based Compound, Architecture, Cannabinoids Advice
CBD – A Creative Aid
Plant Based Compound Article
22 May 2019
CBD – A Creative Aid Guide
Stuck in a creative rut? It has happened to all of us, suddenly one day it seems like someone has cut of your creative flow at the source. This is incredibly frustrating and somehow your everyday work becomes a thousand times harder. Whether it’s writer’s block or an unsolvable problem, sometimes it seems that the only solution is to wait it out and hope that inspiration will hit soon. However, recently creatives have found a far more efficient solution, CBD – a plant based compound which can aid the creative process.
This is not to say that anybody can take CBD and become a creative genius, but there are strong implications that taking CBD has been very beneficial for those working in the creative industry. But before we go into the details of how exactly CBD can be a creative’s best friend, it is important to answer the question – what is creativity?
Creativity is the process of using one’s imagination to come up with something new, be it a new concept, a new object, a new way of expressing an idea or a new way of doing something. The creative process is highly subjective and can vary greatly from person to person depending on how they approach it and embrace it.
CEO of the LA based wellness company Mowellens, Amy Duncan, actually attributes her rejuvenated creative flow to the inclusion of CBD into her lifestyle. After using CBD Duncan states that “one idea was now leading to another not-so obviously related idea on a flurry of imaginative thought”. This state is known as ‘hyper-priming’, and to give it a less technical definition, this is when someone is able to make links and connections between concepts that are quite dissimilar on the surface. So how can CBD actually help this process and what is the science behind it?
CBD is a naturally occurring compound found in the hemp plant, which is closely related but not the same as the marijuana plant. Hemp plants only contain a very small trace of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and so the user does not get the ‘high’ effect which comes with marijuana. The human body is naturally equipped with an endocannabinoid system and the interaction of CBD with the endocannabinoid receptors has a large variety of effects such as pain relief, anti-anxiety, muscle relaxant, and improved blood flow amongst many others.
The improved blood flow is the primary cause for an increase in creativity due to CBD. Studies have indicated that CBD improves the blood flow to the frontal lobe of your brain, an area of the brain which is heavily linked with creativity. The brain communicates via blood flow and the chemical compounds within the blood, so with an increased flow you will be able to think faster about a greater range of subjects.
Aside from increased blood flow, there are many secondary effects of CBD which can greatly improve your quality of life, which will in turn aid your creativity. Many people who suffer from insomnia, particularly connected to stress-related issues, find CBD to be of great help as an anti-stressant which allows for a good night’s sleep. It goes without saying that the better rested you are, the higher quality your work is. As an anti-stressant, CBD’s calming effects are not limited to the nighttime, those who suffer from anxiety have cited CBD as being a saviour when they get a sudden on set attack as it allows for relief almost instantaneously; the less pressure you’re under, the more your ideas will be able to flow and grow.
If you’re new to the world of CBD it can seem a little daunting as there is so much information to take in at first. Reakiro is a European leader in the industry and a great place to start your CBD journey. The company offers full information from where the plants are grown to how the chemicals react with the human body. Additionally, the process is organic and the products can be traced from seeds in the ground to the final product on the shelf. Head over to reakiro.shop to find out more about their CBD products and start your creative journey with CBD today.
Shed Office workspace, London
Design: Platform 5 Architects
photo : Alan Williams Photography
Comments / photos for the CBD – A Creative Aid page welcome