CBD-rich hemp oil often gets mistaken as something that makes you drowsy or lackadaisical, but when better understood and dosed properly, it can actually energize you! Read on to learn more about the stress cycle, its negative side effects (outside of keeping you alive), and how this staff favorite coffee recipe can help mitigate and reset your body and mind for ample focus and productivity (all without the burnout).
The Stress Cycle Ignites
Every time you feel considerably stressed, your mind thinks you’re about to die and your body responses by flooding itself with adrenaline, cortisol, and glycogen, all with the purpose of optimizing you to RUN FOR YOUR LIFE! This is known as the stress cycle. It’s all about keeping you alive.
This primeval "fight-or-flight" response has no clue that modern stress does not necessarily mean imminent death and can subsequently wreak havoc on your health. This affects your ability to focus and maintain mental clarity, all while depleting your energy levels. Wonderful! So productive, yeah? No, not so much.
Moreover, when this stress is chronic, your body never actually leaves the stress cycle so this “fight-or-flight” situation instead persists, leading you down the path of disease and illness.
How CBD Can Help Complete the Stress Cycle
Cannabidiol (CBD) and other cannabinoids found in Onda Oil help mitigate by reducing excess adrenaline and cortisol, and as result, the brain can gently close the stress cycle by understanding it is now calm and safe, releasing more dopamine and serotonin that leaves you energized AND focused! Good-bye feelings of imminent death!
This is all thanks to CBD and other beneficial cannabinoids' balancing effects on the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is a system of receptors and compounds that helps regulate sleep, appetite, pain, immunity, and mood. CBD (and other cannabinoids) bind to receptors in the endocannabinoid system to support its overall function. This helps your body maintain homeostasis, or balance.
The Energizing & Focus-Boosting CBD Coffee Recipe
When your body + mind are on overdrive and stressed out our bodies are flooded with adrenaline and cortisol which leads to brain fog, weight gain... you know the drill.
Regain balance with this naturally supercharged recipe that will help start your morning with more energy, focus and balance*.
1 cup organic coffee or tea
1 tablespoon grass-fed butter, ghee or organic coconut oil
1-2 droppers Whole Hemp™ Infusion (10-50 mg CBD)
Optional bliss ingredients like bovine collagen or Lion's Mane mushroom
Simply whip all ingredients together, sip and enjoy.
*We also recommend taking 10 minutes a day to walk in nature or meditate, move, and eat well too!
CBD oil is non-intoxicating, so you can enjoy all the benefits of CBD without the psychoactive effects of THC. This means that you can stay focused and clear-headed throughout the day. Try this CBD coffee recipe the next time you’re struggling with productivity and let us know how it goes in the comments below.