CBD Creativity: What is Creativity?
Creativity means something unique and the creative process is different for everyone. You might create creative paintings, creative musical composition, creative investment strategies, or come up with creative date ideas. But what is creativity? To be creative is to use your imagination and original ideas to create, solve problems, communicate, or entertain. Creativity can mean your ability to innovate or think on the fly.
Creativity is the outcome of factors like mood and motivation. Different moods can cause different creative flows. “Activating” moods like anger and happiness lead to creative flow more often than “deactivating” moods sadness and relaxation. Your motivation and reward also play a role in creativity. The release of dopamine and serotonin can affect both mood and reward-seeking behavior*
Can CBD Help Boost Creativity?
CBD Creativity by Thrive Flower
Cannabidiol, CBD, is one of the main cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. It has become popular for the benefits associated with its use such as anxiety/stress relief, pain/inflammation management, sleep aid, digestive health, and more. Research has shown CBD can increase the production and release of dopamine and serotonin, both of which can affect mood and reward-seeking behavior. As we talked about above, both your mood and your motivation play a role in your level of creativity.*
CBD interacts with your body’s Endocannabinoid System (ECS) to facilitate dopamine and serotonin release. Through interaction with the ECS, CBD can help to reduce stress and anxiety, both of which can inhibit creativity. The ECS has also been shown to play an important role in the creative flow. Hyper-priming is an effect in which you make connections with symbols and concepts in a more profound and abstract way than usual. Increased blood flow to the brain’s frontal lobe (the part associated with problem-solving and creativity) from CBD use can result in hyper-priming which can aid creativity.* There is still much more research needed to develop a better understanding of CBD creativity, but for now it seems beneficial.
What CBD Products Are Good For CBD Creativity?
Grinding CBD flower for CBD Creativity
Rolling CBD flower into a joint for CBD creativity
When using CBD for a CBD creativity boost, you have several product types that would work wonderfully. Any type of product that effectively gets CBD into your bloodstream can be good for creativity. This could be smokables like flower, pre rolled joints, or vape cartridges. It could be edibles like CBD gummies or tinctures like CBD Drops. CBD topicals are usually reserved for pain and inflammation management so maybe not the best for creativity.
Smokeable products will allow the effects of CBD to set in very quickly, almost instantly, as your lungs have a high surface area connected right to the bloodstream. Edibles products may take a bit longer to set in, up to two hours, but the effects could last longer than smokeable products.
Where to Find High-Quality CBD Products
With so many CBD products to choose from, how is anyone supposed to know where to find the high-quality CBD products? It is definitely an issue in the industry that there are so many companies out there that do not practice procedures that would ensure the usability and safety of the products. It is very important to find CBD products with up-to-date lab-tested results so you can confirm that the amount of CBD is as much as is advertised and that the amount of Delta 9 THC is less than the legal limit of 0.3%. If you have any questions about lab-tests, a company representative should be able to provide you with a timely, knowledgeable, and honest answer.