Energy! it's what gets you through your day. It can boost your mood and help you be more productive. But when it comes to increasing energy, too much isn't a good thing. You don't want to feel jittery, anxious or wired.
CBD for Energy
Energy! it's what gets you through your day. It can boost your mood and help you be more productive. But when it comes to increasing energy, too much isn't a good thing. You don't want to feel jittery, anxious or wired. CBD may help provide the right balance for your energy needs.
Can CBD Help with Energy?
A 2019 study on people with anxiety and sleep trouble found that the CBD group's anxiety levels dropped, and their sleep scores improved. If poor sleep is causing your low energy, this study points toward a possible solution(1).
A group of young adults that took 15mg of CBD experienced increased "awakeness", defined by greater alertness and fewer feelings of fatigue. Researchers hypothesized this might be because of a slight increase in dopamine they witnessed when they tested. Dopamine in moderate amounts is known to wake us up and generally improve our moods(2).
Where Should I Start?
It's important to note the CBD isn't like caffeine. It doesn't jolt you awake. Instead, it may support overall health and vitality by making you feel more balanced, which may increase your energy levels.
So, finding a tincture that also has enlivening herbs in it may be what you're looking for if you need quick energy. But if you're more interested in addressing the reasons you're tired, then a more balanced approach makes sense.
How Much CBD Should I Take?
We find that typical dosing ranges from 10 to 100mg per day(3). We should note here that many people find that large amounts of CBD (50-100+mg) make them feel tired, the opposite of the desired effect. Aim for a smaller dose to start of 15mg twice a day. Since body composition may impact how much you need, it's best to be consistent but experiment until it's just right.
Is CBD Safe for Me?
Known side effects of CBD are mild and may include fatigue, gastrointestinal discomfort, or changes in appetite. The way CBD interacts with medication has not been well-studied. You should always speak with your doctor before taking any substance, including CBD.
- Shannon S et al.: Cannabidiol in Anxiety and Sleep: A Large Case Series. Perm J: 23:18-041, 2019
- Murillo-Rodriguez E et al.: Potential Effects of cannabidiol as a wake-promoting agent. Curr Neuropharmacology. 12: 269-272, 2014