Effects of CBD Oil on Programmers

CBD oil could help programmers to regulate neurotransmitters' speed in the brain, which leaves room for the brain to focus and concentrate.

Coding can be quite involved, and it demands the highest level of focus and concentration. If you’re someone who’s been struggling with concentration issues, CBD oil can be a game-changer. Unlike THC, which will always show up on a drug test, pure CBD doesn’t have the active components of marijuana. Choosing the purest form of CBD oils will work perfectly if you are subject to random drug tests in your office. That said, below are the effects of CBD Oil, which can be beneficial for programmers.

Improved Focus and concentration

For professional coders, time management is critical to getting the job done. Without the right focus and concentration, coding can be hectic.

CBD oil for anxiety has been shown to interact indirectly with CB1 and CB2 receptors and ultimately reduce anxiety. However, it’s important to note that CBD doesn’t bind to the two receptors the way THC does. CBD also stimulates adenosine receptors and encourages the release of dopamine and glutamate neurotransmitters. This helps raise dopamine levels, which boosts motivation, cognition, and reward-seeking activities/behaviors.

If you’re thinking of changing your career, and coding happens to be your best alternative, you need to brace yourself for some long hours of sitting and facing the computer screen.

This isn’t to say that coding is hard. In fact, it can be fun and can land you a dream career.

For military veterans, learning to code and equipping yourself with programming skills can be a great way to transition back into civilian life. If you’re thinking of signing up with a coding Bootcamp but don’t have the kind of money it costs to graduate with your preferred tech skills, there’s always financial aid out there to suit your needs.

The GI Bill is one such great opportunity that allows veterans to sign up for education or professional courses at subsidized prices. Suppose you want to use your GI Bill benefits to become a cybersecurity professional, consider an online coding academy that offers value for your money.

Now that you’re set on your coding career path, you should always keep in mind that focus and concentration are the two key recipes for success. Fortunately, CBD seems to be the one effective solution that will guarantee better results.

Reduced Stress and Better Sleep

The role of cannabidiol in the sleep-wake cycle differs based on the dose. High dose CBD has been shown to have a sedating effect while low-dose CBD has a stimulating effect. Depending on what you want to achieve, you should look for a CBD oil that guarantees the right dosage to serve your specific needs.

A 2017 research hints that cannabidiol can affect sleep directly by interacting with certain receptors in the brain that controls the daily wake/sleep cycles. CBD also reduces cortisol levels. Cortisol is a hormone in the body produced by the adrenals  glands. This hormone helps the body respond to stressful situations besides regulating blood sugar and fighting infections. High cortisol levels can heighten the body’s response to stress. CBD can regulate the cortisol levels hence helps calm the mind, giving you ample time to focus and concentrate on your daily commitments. For a programmer, this is a big plus.

CBD and the Endocannabinoid System

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a biological body of neurotransmitters found in all mammals but highly developed/complex in humans. These neurotransmitters bind to the cannabinoid receptors and play a critical role in maintaining body balance (homeostasis).

endocannabinoid system
Endocannabinoid System
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ECS assists in regulating nearly every physiological process in the body, but ECS is produced on demand and functions as a flow control mechanism, unlike the conventional neurotransmitters.

Endocannabinoids also travel in the opposite direction to the other neurotransmitters. They are hydrophobic, so they don’t travel very far, and their effects are localized. CBD found in hemp and marijuana plants has the same cannabinoids as those produced within the body. The body also responds and recognizes cannabinoids from other sources, just like those produced by the ECS.

According to an NHI study report, introducing some external cannabinoids can help manipulate the ECS. This does help with the treatment of different medical ailments, such as ADHD, depression, bacterial infections, anxiety, Inflammation, etc. As a result of the ECS manipulation, CBD could help regulate neurotransmitters’ speed in the brain, which leaves room for the brain to focus and concentrate. This is one major benefit that can help you keep up with the demanding and high-intensive coding.

Research-based studies on CBD and its effects on the ECS are growing rapidly by the day, and the list of potential CBD benefits is likely to grow.

Bottom Line

Learning to code and proceeding with your dream career of becoming a software developer, cybersecurity expert, computer engineer, etc., requires high levels of commitment, focus, and undivided attention. Achieving all these in the current world can be tough, but not impossible. You may want to try some CBD oils and see if all that has been studied and researched will work for you.

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