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How to use CBD to increase energy and focus

Rachael Rapinoe

August 04, 2022 12 min read

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How to use CBD to increase energy and focus

CBD use is on the rise in the U..S. which is why this article is meant to explain the science of CBD, how to use CBD oil and other products, the benefits of CBD oil to boost energy and mental focus, and how often and how much CBD oil to use. We are providing an in depth review of the science of what makes Mendi's CBD products the best to elevate energy levels and mental clarity throughout your day and night.Research from 2014, suggests promising research that CBD can promote wakefulness throughout your day and week, resulting in improved energy levels and an ability to concentrate. Our goal is to provide you with the basic understanding of the variety of ways to use hemp oil for energy and focus, empowering you with the right knowledge to help you decide which Mendi CBD products will have the most effective results with concentration and increased energy levels, given your personalized needs.


    Cannabidiol (CBD) is a type of cannabinoid found in cannabis-derived plants. Our bodies naturally make endocannabinoids, but oftentimes we need to supplement with phytocannabinoids– plant compounds found in hemp and marijuana plants. CBD has anti-inflammatory and pain relief  properties, butstudies also show it can have a positive effect to help relieve stress and anxiety, and to elevate energy and focus throughout your day. 

    Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), another compound in cannabis, CBD is non intoxicating andnon-psychoactive. This means it won’t get you “high.” As you’ve probably seen, CBD oil can be featured in many different types of products, including CBD massage oil, salve, lotions, bath salts, gummies, capsules, oil tinctures and beverages such as hydration drink tablets.  

    People who are looking for natural alternatives to boost daily energy and concentration levels, or who suffer from symptoms of anxiety and depression, use topical and ingestible products specifically with CBD oil or hemp oil infused into many other plant-based ingredients, to manage their symptoms and increase their overall quality of life. There is a lot of promising research to support the positive effects CBD products have, specifically to increase energy and focus and overall wellness. 

    CBD oil is most known to reduce symptoms from stress,pain relief, inflammation relief, and promote better sleep, which all play a critical role in elevating full body energy and mental clarity.  However, it is also known to help with discomforts from a variety of mental health symptoms without as many potential side effects. These discomforts have included: 

    • Depression
    • Generalized anxiety disorder
    • Panic disorder
    • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
    • Chronic pain
    • Insomnia 
    • Mood disorders
    • Inflammation 

     Not every CBD oil meets the same standards for purity and quality because the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)doesn’t currently regulate CBD products the same way it regulates dietary supplements and drugs. Mendi’s CBD products meet the most advanced third-party testing specifications in the industry with purity tests of potency, heavy metals, pesticides, microbials and solvents. 

    When you’re comparing purity, efficacy and all of the other hemp oil products in the market, finding the right CBD oil for energy and focus can be confusing. We’re excited to introduce you to our favorite CBD products to help increase your energy and focus levels on a daily and weekly basis, along with a dosage guide for measuring mg of CBD per serving size.

    Below are a few tips to help you get started understanding CBD oil and using our CBD products to experience the powerful energy boosting effects of the hemp oil and the other all-natural ingredients we blend into our products for maximum results. We want you to get the most out of your CBD use with Mendi. 

    What is CBD oil 

    Hemp and marijuana are two different varieties of the cannabis plant. Some people refer to hemp as the sister plant to marijuana. They both contain the same plant compounds, or phytocannabinoids, however at different levels. The most important distinction between both full spectrum and No THC CBD oil that is extracted from hemp in our products, is that they both are derived from hemp plants that have <.3% THC based on dry weight. Our full spectrum products technically have traces of THC, which is why we recommend for those concerned about the possibility of failing any stringed testing protocols with their employer, that they choose our No THC line for ingestibles. This is why 3rd party testing is so important, so that CBD for energy and focus products derived from hemp are able to be sold online and at retail stores nationwide.  

    Manufacturers of CBD oil use different methods to extract the compound. The extract is then added to a carrier oil, which is known as CBD oil. CBD oil comes in many different strengths and people use it in many different ways. 

    How CBD works for energy and focus 

    CBD and all other phytocannabinoids– plant cannabinoids in the hemp and marijuana plants– produce effects that positively support a natural, sell-signaling system in the human body known as the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS helps to keep the body in balance or in homeostasis. CBD and other cannabinoids help to regulate functions like reducing stress and anxiety, pain relief, reduce inflammation and promote better sleep which in return results in elevated energy levels in the body and mental clarity. Research shows that CBD oil links with this system by interacting with many tiny cells throughout the body known as CB1 and CB2 receptors. These receptors are mostly found in the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system. There are a range of CBD oil products that are helpful with sleep, stress, anxiety and pain, all of which will help your body feel more energized and focused throughout the day and week. 

    CBD supports your existing ECS by interacting with the enzyme (FAAH) that breaks down anandamide. Anandamide is a natural endocannabinoid found in the body that helps with pain relief and anxiety relief. When there is enough Anandamide intersecting with your CB1 and CB2 receptors, research suggests your body will be more in balance thus resulting in more sustained energy and focus throughout the day. Endocannabinoids (naturally occurring) and phytocannabinoids (plant compounds) are two different types of cannabinoids that both integrate into our ECS to keep it working properly.The exact way CBD interacts with CB1 receptors in the brain is not fully understood, however it is known that CBD binds to a receptor that triggers serotonin release in our brains, resulting in less stress, anxiety and a more balanced mood and concentration levels. 

    CBD for energy 

    Serotonin is a neurotransmitter found in our brain that plays a critical role in mental health and CBD use helps to increase the serotonin levels in our brain. Low serotonin levels are commonly associated with depression or mood imbalances. Not having enough serotonin can also cause anxiety related symptoms. Thus, as we feed our body with CBD oil it helps to balance out our mood, which can result in a more balanced mental and physical state.

    CBD oil taking in low doses actually can act as a wake agent. Many people don’t realize that CBD oil can be used as a natural energy tool, because CBD oil is often associated with sedation and calmness. In higher doses, CBD oil can be used for this result which is why many people use CBD oil for sleep and anxiety relief as well. 

    CBD for focus

    There are many exciting studies proving the effects of CBD oil for stress and pain relief, thus resulting in a more balanced mental and physical state. But there are also studies suggesting CBD use promotes natural energy and concentration, as well. While higher doses of CBD can produce a sedative-like effect, a lower dose of CBD can act as a natural stimulant. 

    CBD oil use more only helps relieve daily anxiety but it also boosts wakefulness, resulting in a much calmer, more focused mind. Especially, when CBD products are blended with many other all-natural plant-based ingredients which further promote energy and focus levels.  

    How to choose the right CBD products for energy and focus

    Before using CBD for energy and focus, it’s important to understand that quality is going to greatly affect the degree to which you will feel the desired benefit. Mendi CBD products go through the strictest criteria to ensure safety, quality, transparency and maximum results to help relieve stress and anxiety relief, as well as acute and chronic pain relief. 

    You will find the below list of criteria with all Mendi CBD products: 

    • There is proof of our advancedthird-party testing specifications on every product page, tested for pesticides, microbials, molds, heavy metals and CBD oil potency
    • Oregon sourced hemp, USA grown essential oils
    • Review every certificate of analysis (COA)here
    • High dosage of CBD oil to ensure the best results for stress and anxiety relief
    • Supporting all-natural ingredients to further aid the desired benefit

    More studies are needed to uncover more details about our ECS, receptors and cannabinoid science, however products that undergo our testing specifications above should be safe to use to relieve the daily or weekly stress and anxiety symptoms you might be feeling. 

    CBD products come in several different forms including: 

    When using CBD oil products, the best relief will come from the high quality CBD oil that is infused with other all-natural ingredients to help boost energy and focus. Mendi’s proprietary energy and focus blend includes all-natural formulations such as: 

    • Oregon sourced hemp CBD - interacts with your Endocannabinoid System (ECS), which helps relieve pain and inflammation and promotes a more balanced mood which results in better sleep and more energy. 
    • Rhodiola Rosea - a powerful plant adaptogen that staves off physical and mental fatigue, helps boost mood, and promotes improved exercise performance and prolonged physical activity.
    • Green Tea Extract - a potent and healthy plant-based caffeine source that contains L-Theanine, in order to balance the stress response in the body. L-Theanine is able to boost GABA, serotonin, and dopamine levels, as well as enhance alpha waves which cause your mind to calm down and stay focused.
    • Ginseng - is considered the more powerful and well-known ancient adaptogen that has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It also helps regulate blood sugar levels, strengthens the immune system, enhances brain function, and fights fatigue. Ginseng contains compounds called ginsenosides, which help balance cortisol levels to keep your body from becoming over excited and depleting your energy levels. Other components in ginseng, like polysaccharides and oligopeptides, lower oxidative stress and increase energy production in cells, which can also help fight fatigue.
    • Vitamin B6 - B6 or pyridoxine helps with muscle repair, combating anemia (deficiency of red blood cells resulting in weariness), and brain function. Most importantly, B6 converts proteins, fats, and carbohydrates into glucose. The vitamin manages energy use too and prolonged energy can be expected when taking this supplement.
    • Vitamin B12 - Vitamin B12 along with B6 are best for aid in boosting energy levels. Almost every cell in the body uses B12. It helps form red blood cells and also converts fat and protein to energy. A B12 deficiency causes tiredness and anemia. This vitamin is the perfect choice for those dealing with a lack of energy.
    • Vitamin C - a water-soluble vitamin found in citrus and other fruits and vegetables, and is an essential nutrient involved with many body functions, including formation of collagen, absorption of iron, the proper functioning of the immune system, wound healing, and the maintenance of cartilage, bones, and teeth.
    • Sodium - one of the most important electrolytes because it helps regulate the amount of water that's in and around your cells, maintaining cellular fluids at normal balance playing a key role in muscle and nerve function. Our partners at Jacobsen Salt Co., provide us with the highest quality Oregon sourced sea salts right from Netarts Bay, Oregon. 
    • Potassium - an essential mineral that is needed by all tissues in the body. It carries a small electrical charge that activates various cell and nerve functions.

     When to use and how much CBD to take for energy and focus 

    The FDA does not regulate CBD for most conditions or desired benefits. As a result, dosages are very open to interpretation and many customers are left to their own devices to determine the CBD dosage, frequency and application to help boost their energy and focus levels. Anyone who wishes to start using CBD oil should consult with their doctor, especially if they are taking other medications. 

    The energy boosting effects of CBD oil ingestibles such as CBD gummies, gel capsules, oil tinctures and drink tablet beverages can promote daily wakefulness and concentration levels. CBD ingestibles do get into the bloodstream, so the effects are felt from head to toe due to the many CB1 and CB2 receptors the phytocannabinoids are interacting with throughout the human body. We also recommend going low and slow when first using CBD or starting a CBD routine to boost energy and focus. 

    Our recommended baseline Mendi ingestible dosage is 25mg of CBD per serving. Start with this amount for a week or so, then increase if needed. You will start to feel the effects within 30-45 min, lasting up to 4-6 hours. Since topicals do not enter the bloodstream, you can apply as needed. You will start to feel the pain relieving effects of Mendi topicals within 15-30 minutes, lasting up to 2-3 hours. 

    The most effective Mendi CBD product for energy and focus is the newly launched No THC Energy Drink Tablet, which is specifically formulated to increase energy and focus levels on a daily and weekly basis. This is a hydrating botanical blend made from Oregon sourced CBD, Oregon sea salt, potassium, ginseng, rhodiola rosea and green tea extract to increase your mood, energy and concentration levels. One tablet contains 25mg of broad spectrum hemp CBD (water soluble), it can be dropped into 8oz of cold or room temperature water, let it dissolve for 3-5 minutes and enjoy the bright pineapple and sea salt flavors hitting your mouth. Our refreshing approach to boosting daily energy and focus has never been more delicious. 

    CBD oils or CBD tinctures are the most effective way to use hemp products because they get into the bloodstream through the sublingual glands under your tongue. CBD oil tinctures are very concentrated and you can dose specifically to suit your needs. The effects can be felt almost immediately, within 15-20 minutes, lasting up to 4-6 hours. CBD oil tinctures are the most versatile and effective way to use CBD for immediate results, usually felt within 15-30 minutes when taken sublingually or dropped under your tongue and can last approximately 2-4 hours. We do not specifically formulate an energy boosting CBD oil tincture, however we highly recommend trying ourStress CBD Oil Tincture to relieve daily anxiety and promote mental clarity.Check out the 5 reasons to try CBD oil tinctures article here. 

    CBD gummies are ingested orally as well, entering the bloodstream and providing full body pain relief, stress and anxiety relief, reduce full body inflammation and promote better sleep which can result in increased energy and focus. CBD gummies are a scientifically proven delivery method for CBD. CBD gummies can be felt within 30-45 minutes and can last up to 4-6 hours. We recommend starting with 1 gummy, 25mg of CBD, then slowly increasing your dosage as necessary. 

    CBD capsules are also ingested orally, entering the bloodstream and providing full body pain relief, stress and anxiety relief, reduce full body inflammation and promote better sleep which can result in increased energy and focus. CBD capsules are a great option if you don’t want to taste the hemp plant, and want a quick, flavorless delivery method for CBD oil. CBD capsules can be felt within 30-45 minutes and can last up to 4-6 hours. It is always recommended to go low and slow with CBD ingestibles, starting with 1 capsule of 25mg of CBD, then building up your dosage as needed.  

    Mendi topicalssuch asCBD salve,CBD massage oil andCBD bath salts are a great way to to experience the powerful healing effects of CBD for localized, targeted relief, however you won’t experience energy and focus benefits in the same way as an ingestible since the hemp oil does not get into the bloodstream. Hence, CBD topical products won’t have a full body component in the same way taking a CBD ingestible will.  

    The difference between full spectrum, broad spectrum and Isolate hemp CBD oils 

    CBD is one of 100+ active compounds found in the hemp plant known as cannabinoids. CBD is one of the naturally occurring essential oils extracted from the hemp plant and it works to reduce pain, inflammation, stress, anxiety, promote better sleep and increase energy and concentration levels. 

    There are three different ways to extract CBD oil from the hemp plant during the process of making CBD products; full spectrum, broad spectrum and isolated oils.  

    Full spectrum hemp CBD products keep all 100+ cannabinoids intact, have less than 0.3% THC (not nearly enough to get you high) and are truly full plant power. This form of CBD oil utilizes the entourage effects of all the cannabinoids working together in harmony to feed your endocannabinoid system (ECS) for the best stress and anxiety relieving results.  

    Broad spectrum hemp CBD products contain all the compounds of full spectrum, but with unnoticeable amounts of THC. Broad spectrum CBD products are marketed as no thc products and also work together in harmony for great results. 

    Isolated CBD or other cannabinoid products is an extraction process that isolates the desired cannabinoid. This can be really effective if you’re looking for zero traces of thc or other cannabinoids, or if you want a product with an extremely high concentration of CBD oil. 

    Establish a routine

    To ensure you are getting the most out of your CBD oil products, we recommendestablishing a regular routine of using it. This routine will allow you to feed your endocannabinoid system on a regular basis and all of its tiny receptors so you can naturally promote wakefulness throughout your day and weekly, resulting in increased mental clarity and concentration. A regular routine will also help you understand if you’re needing to increase or decrease your dose, based on your desired effects.

    CBD risks and side effects 

    Research shows there aren’t many harmful or negative side effects from using CBD for energy and focus or other benefits, however some people have experienced tiredness, diarrhea, changes in appetite or weight changes with CBD use. More severe side effects include potentially negative interactions with alcohol or certain  over-the-counter or prescription medications. 

    Again, CBD use taking in lower dosages can result in boosted energy levels, whereas CBD taking in higher dosages typically result in more sedative effects. We recommend always consulting your doctor before using CBD, especially if you are on other medications or treatment plans. 

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