Intellectual Wellness

Imagine living your life while performing at your best intellectually? Striving towards the best version of yourself is something that can offer you many rewards. The benefits of which include better brain function and improved quality of life. Today, we discuss the topic of intellectual wellness and how cannabis can be used to help achieve your mental health goals.

Another Dimension of Wellness

Many of us have a good understanding of what wellness is. But what exactly is intellectual wellness? It can be a form of mental health. It describes the act of expanding your knowledge and skills to increase your overall life satisfaction. Actively working towards intellectual wellness has several advantages. Generally speaking, you may experience better memory function and concentration. When your brain works better, your body will also develop self-confidence.

You can improve your IQ by doing things like these:

  • Get outside your comfort zone by trying something new and explore a challenging hobby or activity.
  • Expand your knowledge and skills by reading about various subjects, taking a course, etc.
  • Practice critical thinking by engaging in conversation and by being curious and objective.
  • Do something creative with your hands, start playing an instrument, or work on a puzzle.
  • Staying active with regular exercise to maintain good physical health. 

Expand Your World: Facts About Cannabinoids

By staying stuck in old habits, you will never grow as a person. Making these types of changes can sometimes be challenging. One way to stay motivated is by adding hemp-derived cannabinoids to your routine. Cannabis can often enhance performance by helping to keep activities more enjoyable. Some cultivars provide consumers with a sense of calm or can improve alertness. Hemp-derived cannabinoids also offer potential health benefits to support your wellness journey. Everyone wins when a healthy habit is fun. Expanding your knowledge about hemp is another way you can increase your intelligence!

How is it possible? The compounds found in cannabis or hemp are natural substances that interact with the body’s biological systems. A system called the endocannabinoid system or ECS. Chemical compounds like delta 9 THC and cannabidiol CBD can activate CB1 and CB2 receptors located in several areas of the human body. It’s these cannabinoid receptors that help to balance vital bodily functions. The beneficial effects of this unique process are still being studied. However, it’s widely accepted that cannabis has many health benefits, but more research is needed to say exactly what. Although the effects of cannabis are still being determined, hemp-derived products have been deemed safe for consumption when purchased through a reputable provider, such as The Hemp Doctor.

Many adults in the US and beyond use cannabis legally to help maintain a higher quality of life. But how? In the United States, adult consumers can purchase legal, hemp-derived products for wellness and recreational purposes. This is thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill. It allows full and broad-spectrum hemp products, containing a maximum of 0.3%, to be sold, depending on the regulations in each state.

Consumers should look for full-spectrum formats to get the best results from hemp-derived products. What does this mean? The product was produced with all the available compounds, including small amounts of delta 9 THC and several terpenes, etc. If you prefer a non-intoxicating experience, there are broad-spectrum products available. These have been THC-free if you would rather not get high. If you are just learning about this natural substance, let us tell you about the formats available and their uses.

Topicals and creams:  are designed to penetrate the surface layer of the skin for localized relief of sore muscles and to improve skin quality. They are activating CB2 receptors to produce health benefits without the psychoactive effects. This type of product can be used any time of day and is easy to apply—a great introductory product for new consumers.

Dried-flower and pre-rolls: These classic formats can provide a shorter duration than ingestible methods. This type of product will activate the CB1 receptors, primarily located in the brain. These can regulate various physiological processes. Some cultivars can produce psychoactive effects depending on the compounds present.

Vapes and concentrates: Often considered the most potent form of cannabis, these products provide maximum benefits. This format also binds to CB1 receptors found in the brain. Like the dried flower, it provides a quick onset making it easier to dose correctly. However, inhaled products do have some health risks.

Edibles and capsules: This category includes food-based products, such as gummies, chocolates, etc. Depending on the compounds present, these formats will activate the CB1 receptors in the brain. Compounds found in edibles or capsules must be digested and processed through the liver. The onset time for products like these is much longer than inhaled formats but provides long-lasting benefits. Its effects are often more potent compared to dried flower.

Tinctures: This sublingual format is smoke-less, making it convenient and fast-acting compared to food-based edibles. The effects of which can last several hours and is best for long-term relief. These products are usually made with carrier oils such as MCT oil and glycerin or can sometimes be alcohol-based. And like other ingestible formats, tinctures can bind with the body’s CB1 receptors to produce several health benefits.

Pursuing greater mental well-being does require some effort, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. Focusing on your intellectual wellness isn’t something you will regret. Living a more fulfilled life can bring a new level of happiness, something that is truly priceless. You can reach new heights with a mix of good habits and hemp-derived cannabinoids. Don’t wait. Choose to make the best of this life!

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