Daily distractions are at an all-time high these days. Whether it’s social media or notifications from our smartphones, it feels like it’s getting harder and harder to stay on focused.
Even if you’re not one of the approximately three million Americans who have been diagnosed with some form of attention deficit disorder, the increase in daily stressors we encounter can be taxing on even the biggest attention spans. When our brains are having difficulty maintaining focus it is usually directly related to our body’s ability to regulate our dopamine levels.
In patients with ADD or ADHD, the prescribed treatments tend to be stimulants, like amphetamines, that interact with the dopamine receptors in the body. The catch is that these medications also tend to come with side effects and withdrawal symptoms that many patients would rather do without.
CBD’s ability to support our endocannabinoid system could potentially provide a method for promoting our body’s natural ability to regulate dopamine levels. For anyone struggling with maintaining focus, this could be a welcome boon. Along with its potential to boost our natural ability to handle stress triggers, CBD could help us avoid seeking out stimulants in order to regain a sense of balance when it comes to our attention spans.