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Sometimes it can be hectic for students to perform well in school work due to stress and anxiety from parents, teachers, and fellow students. When students take CBD, it interacts with the endocannabinoid system, which maintains homeostasis and balance. This helps the proper functioning of the brain, resulting in good performance in school work.
Distractions contribute to a lack of focus and concentrationessential for productivity and good performance. In students, it can be caused by anxiety caused by exams, pressure from teachers and parents, or bullies. This can result in a lack of sleep due to stress. The introduction of CBD has helped in the education sector thanks to its unique properties thank come in handy with it. CBD interacts with the body's endocannabinoid system, which comprises CB1 and CB2 receptors in the central nervous system. The receptors are responsible for mood, sleep, pain, and anti-inflammation. This study will focus on how these properties of CBD help students improve their studies and the best method of use for students.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is an active ingredient found in the cannabis plant. Unlike other ingredients, itdoes not contain THC causes a high. CBD can be in different forms, including Full-spectrum CBD, Broad-spectrum CBD, and Isolate CBD, the purest form of CBD oils. Full-spectrum and Broad-spectrum CBD have other ingredients from the hemp plant hence not pure. CBD can take different forms, including edibles, topicals, and oil. Vaping is also a method used when taking CBD products. The introduction of an electronic device such as a vape pen is required to heat the oil to produce vapour. The methods and forms of CBD oil will depend on the purpose and choice.
Commonly referred to as ESC, the endocannabinoid system comprises endocannabinoids, endocannabinoid receptors (cannabinoid 1 (CB1) & cannabinoid 2 (CB2) receptors), and enzymes. CBD contains cannabinoids similar to endocannabinoids found in the brain, which work together with CB1, CB2 receptors and enzymes. The endocannabinoid system is responsible for homeostasis, body balance, and the proper functioning of the brain.
CBD contains cannabinoids, non-psychoactive components that interact with the endocannabinoid system in the body, which is responsible for improving the brain and academic performance. Below are some of the benefits of CBD oil for students.
Public speaking is not a thing for many students in school. Some sweat others may even stammer from fear of facing their peers or classmates and the teacher who is always ready to judge you during a presentation. On the hand, Class presentations are part of the learning process that should take place, so students have to cope with it anyway. Masataka (2019) revealed that CBD has relaxing properties that help curb crippling fear by providing a peaceful and calm state of mind which may help students during presentations and even public speaking.
In many students, the mentioning of the word Exam itself causes anxiety. Some may even go black when they suddenly see the exam paper, especially when the previous one was done poorly. The pressure from parents and teachers makes students experience test anxiety, which can affect their performance. Anxiety can lead to terrible performance from the student even after proper revision and concentration in classwork, assignments, and even assessments that are commonly done in learning institutions. Linares (2018)showed how CBD reacts with the endocannabinoid system, which reduces anxiety and nervousness before and during exams and promotes a clear state of thinking, resulting in good results.
Physical exercise is common for students at different academic levels in many learning institutions. Many physical exercises are done in the field or outside the classrooms and lecture halls. They are popularly known as extra-curriculum activities. Some of them are football, skating, rugby, or even athletics. While active in these activities, students may injure their muscles or joints, which may be very painful. Lachenmeier(2019) showed CBD has anti-inflammatory and pain relief properties which can be essential during outdoor physical activities for students that be hurt during outdoor activity.
Dozing off in class is a common issue faced by many students worldwide. This may be a result of poor sleeping habits. During sleep, the body can repair worn-out body tissues, which helps poor sleeping habits in the proper function of the brain. A lot of students don't understand the great importance that comes with good sleep. Poor concentration and less focus during class time may result from inadequate sleep. Shannon(2015)found thatCBD contains properties that help with poor sleeping patterns. This helps to balance the body and mind, which is very important for students.
Students are also victims of mental health due to overwhelming workloads, thoughts about their future, or even high expectations from parents, teachers, and sometimes lecturers. All these factors may lead to anxiety, panic attacks, and also sometimes depression. Botsford(2020) showed how CBD has calming properties which help students calm down during thinking.
Poor performance is a common issue faced by studentsbrought about by a lack of concentration and focus during class and study time. The introduction of CBD to students has garnered a lot of positive feedback as most students could control factors that may lead to poor class performance. CBD is also seen to impact the student's confidence during presentations greatly. It has helped students who undergo mental health caused by some parents, teachers, and also peers who have higher expectations of them. Physical exercises in learning institutions may lead to injuries that may cause muscle pain. The introduction of CBD topicals in outdoor field activities has helped reduce pain-related issues since it has anti-inflammatory properties, which help in swelling in case of an injury. Generally, CBD-induced products in the learning sectors have helped deal with common issues of concern. Always consult a certified health practitioner before using any CBD product on yourself or your children.
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