December 18, 2021

Hack Your Productivity With CBD

The words “cannabis” and “productivity” don’t seem to go together thanks to marijuana’s reputation.

The munchies and couch potato vibes are courtesy of THC, though. Which is why we’re here to clear the air of that smoke to make way for another cannabis compound.

You likely know it as CBD, which is short for cannabidiol.

In addition to being legal (win!) and not causing the jitters you get from caffeine or the high you get from weed, CBD’s got a host of benefits that’re proving to be valuable for focus and motivation.

Read on to learn how CBD can be your best accountability buddy when it comes to crossing things off your list, crushing it at work, and reaching your goals. We’ll also share some tips for getting the most out of your CBD products.

Let’s Cut To The Chase — Why CBD?

May as well dive right in. After all, we’re aiming for efficiency!

There’s a lot to love about CBD, some of which we touched on above. But CBD users and researchers have reported even more victories. Here’s why you might consider CBD products for upping your output and creativity.

CBD For Pain

It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting, standing, or doing jumping jacks — doing any one thing for a stretch of time can get uncomfortable. If you have chronic pain, productive chunks of time can be especially hard to come by.

By working with the body’s endocannabinoid system, CBD may reduce pain caused by:(1)

  • Inflammation, whether it be from an autoimmune condition like rheumatoid arthritis, an injury, or general inflammation in the body
  • Stress that binds up your muscles and magnifies pain’s intensity

CBD’s been proven to relieve pain via pharmacological action, which means it’s not just a placebo effect. There are very real biochemical events that make it an effective pain reliever.(2)

Side bonus: Pain relievers can have undesirable — and even dangerous — side effects. But side effects from CBD are rare.(3)

CBD For Stress & Anxiety

A racing mind and sweaty palms are more than annoying. Anxiety can derail hours of productivity. And as we mentioned above, stress and mental state can make pain worse.

Before you know it, the day is through and you have double the workload for tomorrow. And the vicious cycle continues…

But wait! Maybe CBD can help.

CBD’s impact goes beyond the body and into the mind. It likely does this by altering hormone signaling, particularly for the hormone serotonin.(4) Low serotonin is associated with clinical depression and generalized anxiety disorder.

Other health conditions can contribute to stress and anxiety, too. What’s neat about CBD is it has a vast reach throughout the body. So, it has the potential to help with many health challenges, knocking out multiple stress sources at once.

CBD For Sleep

It only takes one restless night to make you realize just how crucial sleep is to your productivity. Your brain needs those precious Zzzs!

CBD seems to have a calming effect on the nervous system, helping your body and mind wind down and eventually drift off.(5)

Plus, there are many things that can disrupt your sleep, like pain and stress. CBD might be able to help you sleep better by knocking out these contributing factors.

If you know poor sleep is your productivity nemesis, you might try CBD oil with melatonin. Melatonin, aka the “sleep hormone,” tag-teams with CBD so you can fall and stay asleep.

CBD For Energy

When that mid-morning crash is holding you back, it’s tempting to reach for a cup of coffee. Sooooo tempting.But you might consider swapping java for CBD.

Hold the phone — didn’t we just say CBD can make you sleepy? Why yes, we did.

Here’s the thing: CBD appears to regulate your sleep-wake cycles.(6) Think of it like a 2-in-1. It can help you sleep when you need to. And it can help you wake up when it’s time to get to work!

And it does it all without the caffeine crash that can send you back into the anti-productive fatigue spiral.

If that doesn’t convince you to exchange those coffee pods for a bottle of CBD oil, maybe this next point will.

CBD For Focus & Mental Clarity

Much like CBD can influence serotonin levels to improve your mood, there’s evidence that it does the same for dopamine and cortisol.(7)

  • Dopamine is often associated with drugs and alcohol dependency. It certainly plays a big role there, but it has a significant place in sober life, too. Whether or not you decide to start work and follow through with it is traced back to dopamine, which tells your brain whether a goal is worth it.(8) That goal could be anything from washing the dishes to writing a 50-page thesis paper.
  • Cortisol is released when you’re under stress. As we covered above, stress is an antagonist to productivity.

Ultimately, having balanced hormones is key to avoiding brain fog, so there’s no one silver-bullet hormone solution to help you stay laser-focused. But the fact that these hormones have been identified in CBD research suggests that it could be a handy thing to have in your productivity toolkit.

3 Habits Of Highly-Effective CBD Users

Now that you know how CBD can increase your output with ease, you might be interested in learning how to tap into these rewards.

You’ll get the most bang for your time, effort, and buck if you:

#1 Take CBD Daily

Being a human interested in productivity, you probably know the secret is in the small steps you take every day.

Baby steps (daily doses) add up to bigger results than if you just send a few drops of tincture down the hatch here and there.

Daily usage gives your body a chance to acclimate to the CBD and assimilate everything it can do for you. So whether you’re using CBD gummies for focus and concentration, CBD softgels to manage pain, or CBD tincture for stress reduction, stick with it!

#2 Use High-Quality CBD Products

Think of low-quality CBD products like social media. Sure, you could take a break for a few and scroll through Instagram…

Or you could focus for 20 minutes and get your report done.

You could use CBD made from hemp that wasn’t organically cultivated and potentially consume toxins from the hemp. And you could take CBD made with fillers and additives.

Or you could use a high-quality, pure CBD product without all that junk. (← Yes, go with this one!)

High-quality focus wins for work. High-quality ingredients win for CBD.

#3 Stay Current On CBD Research & CBD Product Tech

The CBD world is an exciting place right now as science and technology advance.

One theory that’s emerged is that other compounds in cannabis may help CBD be more effective.(9) CBD isolate products might be lacking some of these compounds, while broad-spectrum CBD is chock-full of them.

We’ve also learned that nanotechnology makes CBD far more absorbable than regular CBD, making it more effective.

As you pick up on these little tidbits, you can up your CBD game. Now you know you can do just that by using broad-spectrum nano CBD!

Take a look at some of the most cutting-edge, research-backed ways you can use CBD in our article Biohacking With CBD For Optimal Wellness.

Put Your CBD Blinders On & Get To Work

CBD — proven to have little in common with its cannabis cousin THC when it comes to productivity — can support your efforts to stay focused and on-task in several ways. It can help you:

  • Sleep better, yet be alert when it’s time to perform
  • Bring balance to your hormones so your body and mind can be in the moment
  • Reduce pain and discomfort, making it easier to get the job done

Broad-spectrum nano-CBD is a better bet than CBD isolate. With consistent usage, you’re more likely to see better results than dabbling with an occasional dose. And of course, quality always wins!



  1. Johnson, J. (2020). Does CBD oil work for chronic pain management? Medical News Today.
  2. Syracuse University. (2021). Research shows pain relieving effects of CBD. ScienceDaily.
  3. Smith, M. (2020). What Are the Side Effects of Pain Medication? WebMD.
  4. Cherney, K. (2020). Using CBD Oil for Anxiety: Does It Work? Healthline.
  5. Shannon, S, (2019). Cannabidiol in Anxiety and Sleep: A Large Case Series. The Permanente journal.
  6. Murillo-Rodríguez, E, et al. (2014). Potential effects of cannabidiol as a wake-promoting agent. Current neuropharmacology.
  7. Ashton, L. (2021). CBD for Energy, Focus and Concentration: Can It Help? CFAH.
  8. (2020). Dopamine affects how brain decides whether a goal is worth the effort. National Institutes of Health.
  9. Coelho, S. (2020). What's the difference between CBD isolate and full-spectrum CBD? Medical News Today.

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