Have you ever got out of your bed tired, and the day already feels a massive drag?
Are you one of those who count every damn “tick-tock” sound made by the clock so that you don’t have to bear any more nonsense “the day” throws at you?
We presume that you are suffering from “low-energy day.”
If it is happening too often— trust us— you are at the receiving end, and you can safely call it a “low-energy life.”
But why am I discussing energy?
Because energy is what defines our existence.
It’s the “human battery” that keeps us running— and when our batteries are drained— we need certain elements to charge ourselves.
Cannabidiol or CBD is one of the “chargers” that has made stories in rejuvenating us.
We all have heard how CBD and CBD infused products fend off inflammation, relieve from pain, keep anxiety and mental issues at bay.
Seldom we talk of CBD as an energy-giving source.
Well, that’s absolutely true— CBD evangelists have been negligent in promoting its energy-giving abilities (which can set up one of the strong cases for CBD in many states of the United States).
But don’t freak out— we will take upon its competence, not as an evangelist but an insightful user.
No, we aren’t quipping— we will— but let’s talk a thing or two about it.
What exactly is CBD?
You take a cannabis plant— scrutinize it under the microscope and voila— you see an entire ecological community in it.
Usually, you can observe more than 113 distinct molecules, if you are an outstanding observer.
Out of 113 molecules— CBD is one of the molecules that is widely used in the therapeutic industry.
Unlike THC— the most famous recreational cannabis molecule— CBD doesn’t express psychotropic effects on the brain.
So, even if you consume a pure CBD extract— good luck with expecting euphoria feelings because it’s clearly not made for giving you high.
Having said the CBD molecules are extractable and malleable into infused products like capsules, oil, gummies, edibles, and wax.
If not recreational properties, then what?
Our scientists also had the same question— “if CBD is not for recreational purposes, then what is it good for?”
But we are not living in a binary world— there are more than one possibility, and medicinal potential is one of our reliable findings.
Yes, it doesn’t give a high, but many medical anecdotes show that CBD can be used as an active health agent for boosting the immune system and energy.
So, if you are struggling to kick-start your day or get off your bed— CBD can “oil” your “fuel basket” to get you up and running.
Here are some of the energy stimulating properties of CBD.
CBD for energy-giving properties
#1 Supports fat browning for energy-production
You must have noted that people with obesity are low on energy— feel lazy— couch-locked and don’t give a damn about the world shifting away from their feet.
But you can safely say that CBD has gained attention in lowering obese content.
CBD converts white adipose tissue (WAT) into brown adipose tissue (BAT), i.e., white fat into the brown fat.
Brown fats are expressed with a considerable quantity of mitochondria— the powerhouse of the cells— that burn calories and produce more energy.
Brown fats have intrigued many scientists because they use natural body fat— burn the fat calories— and use that in fueling the body.
Basically, CBD glorifies the path for fat browning, which eventually harnesses its calorie-burning properties for generating more heat fuel and staving off laziness.
Apart from CBD, we also recommend you to add physical activities into your weight management plan because that will surely fasten the process.
#2 Affects direct cellular function
The controlled study revealed that the membranes of mitochondria had cannabinoid receptors.
That has pushed the medical scientists in questioning if the endocannabinoid system plays any role in regulating the cellular function.
All the cells have mitochondria, which generate around 90% of the body’s energy by converting nutrients into cell energy.
And when mitochondria don’t function properly— that’s when our bodies face real trouble in managing the energy.
If they fail to pursue their objectives— that may lead to a terrible impact on the cells that boils down to the entire body.
But studies reveal that CBD interacts with mitochondria to enhance autophagy and apoptosis and intracellular homeostasis.
These are the internal processes that keep our bodies in equilibrium and running.
So, CBD oil can enhance the functions of these “engines,” thereby strengthening the cellular capacity directly.
#3 Activates the serotonin receptors
There’s a reason why humans get stressed that ultimately ends up depressing them.
We share DNA with every single species ever to live on earth— and lobsters are one of them.
Some of the findings suggest that our neural system works very similarly to those of lobsters, which is one of the oldest species on earth— even older than the dinosaurs.
The lobsters get into a fight with each other to announce their power and proclamation of the territory.
And the lobster which loses goes into oblivion— depressed— with low-level energy and serotonin.
Their defeat finalizes that they won’t get a healthy mating partner, and they slowly die a depressing death.
Since we can trace back our roots to these Crustaceans— we need to understand why we are low on energy.
And if we are low on energy— are our serotonin hormones keeping up the level?
In most cases, the patients with low energy have low serotonin levels, and people with high-level are aggressive and tend to climb up the dominant hierarchy easily.
CBD has answers to your serotonin level as it can have a compelling take on vital body systems.
It is known to interact with serotonin receptors, i.e., 5-HT1A, and activate them.
As CBD is highly inclined towards activating these receptors— the person automatically feels charged, aggressive, and high on energy levels.
Thus, people who experience their energy level declining at small stress-full events can rely on CBD to back-up their serotonin level.
#4 Behaves as anti-anxiety and mood modulator agent
The distribution of energy depends a lot on your emotions.
The way you react to external challenges decide how you will earn the energy.
If you are stressed and anxious and have been reacting to them emotionally— there’s a high possibility that you will use all your energy more in them than in the things that matter more— like living.
Our bodies are designed in a way that diverges all the energy in combating stress and anxiety, and all you have in the end is a bad professional and personal life.
They don’t have any timetable—they can surface up any time, and by allotting a fair share of energy— the body prepares you.
These two negative emotions can change the way you live, behave, and exist.
As you always have to work hard to cut down these negative emotions and then pursue higher goals— you’ll still have to manage your energy levels, if that’s what it takes to live a peaceful life.
They are serious health concerns that cost the world billions of dollars, but if you hit the right chord— you can recuperate from these ailments.
CBD is one such right chord that manages these mental health concerns, thereby conserving your energy for more vital work.
Several research pieces have linked that CBD suppresses cortisol hormones, which are the primary driving forces for stress and anxiety and induces positive reactions.
That being said— apart from an efficient cellular function— CBD directs the body in the right direction by modulating mood and mental issues.
#5 Works as a potent antioxidant agent
Our bodies are always under oxidative stress.
To mean in layman’s— the oxidative stress parts the oxygen (O2) atom and make them unstable because of the unstable electron in it.
The unstable atom can’t sit quietly at any place— it will keep searching for another free radical so that it gets to combine and achieve its “salvation.”
While the free radical always moves in our body— it scavenges our cells, proteins, DNA, and other atoms to earn its stability.
The scavenging process destroys many cells, makes many DNA barcodes abnormal, henceforth, affecting our body’s function eventually.
And as discussed— an abnormal cellular function would mean an abnormal mitochondrial function.
And an abnormal mitochondrial function obviously leads to impaired-energy level.
But CBD again seems to offer antioxidant support to these cells by “offering” them another unstable oxygen.
So when you take CBD oil— it makes a peaceful negotiation with these free radicals and signs a contract that states, “I will give you free electrons to stabilize— stop tormenting the cells, nervous system, and the neurons.
It’s a win-win negotiation where CBD pulls back these free radicals into optimal conditions, thereby saving the “engine,” which produces the energy.
#6 Controls inflammation and pain
Inflammation is not as evil as most of us see.
It’s a powerful immune response that prevents the spreading of the infected area to different parts of the body.
But we must also keep in check and shouldn’t allow it to run wild that can damage us more.
When inflammation is good— it will fight foreign invaders, injury, infection, but when it turns ugly— it causes asthma, arthritis, and many autoimmune problems.
Under the worst-case scenario— excessive inflammation damages the cells, which are the building blocks of our lives.
That’s why we need optimal levels of inflammation properties where they neither over-prevent us by destroying our cells (along with the foreign ones) nor they under-protect us by not preventing us at all.
Generally, in the over-protective case— they destroy cells in autoimmune conditions— and we start losing mitochondria.
And needless to explain— the loss of mitochondria at the cellular level is nothing but a loss of energy.
But CBD, as usual, has different plans when the fire runs wild.
CBD possesses the immunosuppressant properties, which lower down the impact of the immune system in the body.
It’s not necessarily good for a healthy body with a strong immune system.
Still, people with autoimmune conditions where their immune system itself destroys the “power engine” should get along positively with CBD.
CBD suppresses the action of Cytokines and Chemokines— the proteins that lead to immune function.
Such suppressions make sure that over-inflammation doesn’t destroy our cellular functions, henceforth preventing our energy-creating cells.
#7 Induces psycho-spiritual effect
Although psycho-spiritual impacts have less to do with objective reality and more to do with pseudo-science— the interest in understanding the connection between mind and body has piqued in the recent past.
Thanks to CBD for revitalizing the curiosity for dissecting the “psycho-spiritual impact” on human bodies.
Although CBD doesn’t induce high and has no place in recreational racks like THC— some people have been vocal about their sedative and profound bliss experience after administering high-quality CBD extracts.
The ones who take the help of meditation, generally approve of the psycho-spiritual effect of CBD on their minds and bodies.
They believe that they can escape reality or transcend deeper into another world much much faster with the blend of meditation and CBD.
These pieces of information are based on personal experiences more than the “objective facts,” and we can’t confirm if the effect really exists.
But for some— they were able to put away all the mental mess during their yoga practices by adding CBD to their yoga management plans.
For some— the changes brought a positive mindset and opened a new perspective window to view their mental condition in a different order and work on it in a brand unique manner.
Again, the mixture of psychological and spiritual effects is a subjective take, and we can’t guarantee if they really give energy to the minds and bodies.
But if they give calmness— which is a very personal experience— we can make a strong case for energy conservation in the body.
CBD— “the charger” that matters
It really depends on you whether you want to consider CBD as a “charging tool” in your schedule or not.
As it doesn’t have any psychotropic effect “scientifically,” there’s no harm in giving it a try.
Akin to any food— we can at least “think” of it as an energy-radiating source.
Once we have set our minds— we can actually use CBD for energy in our everyday life.
We don’t plug in our devices at fixed schedules.
Whenever they are drained— we charge them.
Similarly, you can use CBD anytime you like. If it’s a scheduled take-up— it’ll be much better for you to take count of the dosage amount.
But if it isn’t scheduled— you can still consume it whenever you feel low as it will give you a fresh burst of energy every single time you have it.