Don’t let the technical term fool you or scare you away.
While the word itself may sound futuristic, the practice has been around for centuries. It can take on many forms, and you’ve likely already participated in it—especially if you’re a CBD user.
CBD biohacking is an all-natural approach to managing your biology. It’s the ultimate secret weapon you’ll want to optimize for your physical and mental health, and we will show you why.
What Is Biohacking?
So, how do you achieve such an optimal state of being? You give your body the tools it needs to maintain internal balance, more formally known as homeostasis. Homeostasis is a dynamic balancing system in our bodies that is essential for survival. It adapts to maintain an internal state necessary for optimal bodily function in a constantly changing external environment. This need for balance is precisely why full spectrum CBD may be the ultimate biohacking tool. Layering CBD into your routine is pretty simple and allows other biohacks to work even better.
How Does CBD Biohacking Work?
CBD is a safe and natural approach to biohacking because of its relationship to the endocannabinoid system (ECS), an important system that regulates and controls many critical functions in the body.
Working with the rest of our body, the ECS helps maintain homeostasis to optimize body and brain functions. We see this hard work take effect in areas like our mood, memory, hunger, pain, and focus.
CBD is an all-natural cannabinoid, a class of compounds from the hemp plant. While CBD is an external cannabinoid, our body produces similar internal cannabinoids of its own, called endocannabinoids, which play a crucial role in sending signals that help maintain homeostasis. In other words, the ECS serves as the conductor for this orchestra of signals, monitoring and directing their activity to create a beautiful symphony that balances our body.
And this is the part where full spectrum CBD biohacking comes in.
Adding CBD to our bodies triggers the cannabinoid receptors in our ECS to maintain homeostasis. Simply put, CBD hacks into our ECS to help achieve balance, regulation, and optimal cell function. Using full spectrum CBD takes it to the next level through the synergy between other cannabinoids working together to optimize the health of our ECS.
It’s the ultimate tune-up for your body.
Why Full Spectrum CBD Is Better for Biohacking
- Full spectrum CBD – This contains the full spectrum of cannabinoids, including THC. The legal limit of THC in a product is below 0.3%.
- Broad spectrum CBD – It also contains the full range of other cannabinoids except THC.
- CBD Isolate – The purest form of extracted cannabinoids and doesn’t contain any THC or other cannabinoids.
When choosing full spectrum CBD for biohacking, avoid products with synthetic fillers, additives, toxins, and other highly-processed ingredients. All these are counterproductive in achieving your biohacking goals. Only use a CBD product made from premium, organic ingredients. To ensure a full spectrum CBD product contains less than 0.3% THC, ask for the product’s Certificate of Analysis.
Some Benefits of CBD Biohacking
It is vital to do research before making significant changes that affect our health. After all, our body works hard to keep us alive, which means caution is warranted. To ease your mind, here are a few ways CBD will have you feeling your best:
Sleep is a major focus for biohackers because it’s one of the crucial aspects of health. Some common reasons for lack of sleep include anxiety, stress, and environmental factors such as light and noise. However, one of the main contributors is a deficiency in melatonin production. Released by the pineal gland in your body, melatonin is directly connected to our ECS and is an important hormone that controls your sleep/wake cycle.
Taking CBD can help increase natural melatonin production and serotonin, another hormone that combats the effects of cortisol, the stress hormone. Whether it’s a lack of melatonin or occasional anxiety keeping you up at night, CBD can help you get the shut-eye you need to feel energized and focused the next day. Biohack your circadian rhythm with our full spectrum hemp elixir before bed to help your body maintain optimal performance. Here’s our recommended dosage for first-timers.
- At least 45 minutes before bed, dispense ¼ of the oil in the dropper under your tongue. Slowly ingest ¼ of the dropper at a time until it starts to taste sweet.
- Continue dispensing one drop at a time until the CBD elixir tastes sweet like honey.
- Stop, or allow 45 minutes for any stimulating effects to subside before repeating your dose if you desire additional effects. Don’t exceed more than eight droppers in a day.
Biohacking Your Brain
On the other hand, a balanced serotonin level improves concentration and attention span. CBD helps your body fight off the effects of stress and anxiety, which often leave your brain feeling blurry and unproductive. With stress and anxiety out of the way, you’ll feel an increase in focus and productivity.
CBD is also a great tool to biohack your way into your flow state. The flow state happens when you are fully immersed and focused on a task at hand that you lose the sense of everything outside of that task.
CBD affects two primary neurotransmitters active during flow, anandamide and serotonin. Our body naturally produces anandamide but only when we need it, and then our body’s enzymes break that molecule compound down. In other words, getting into your flow state naturally is elusive. In-progress preliminary research being done by Ojai and Flow Research collective suggests that CBD may help you tap into your flow state more easily. CBD may prevent the enzyme, fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH), from breaking down anandamide and, therefore, indirectly enhancing anandamide signaling amongst other possible mechanisms.
Biohacking Muscle Recovery
Another goal of biohacking is to achieve optimal physical health. CBD can strengthen the signals the ECS sends to the pain receptors in the brain.
This process creates anti-inflammatory effects that translate to the rest of the body and alleviate pain from overuse or exercise.
When CBD interacts with the body’s cannabinoid receptors, it helps support athletes by potentially reducing the amount of soreness after a workout or heavy competition. CBD works well with common treatments athletes already use for muscle recovery, like stretches or heat/ice therapy. The faster a person can recover, the more workouts or training they can do to hone their bodies and achieve optimum health. Adding CBD to your routine for muscle recovery is as easy as applying our topical Full Spectrum CBD Sports Gel.
Biohacking Your Diet
Contrary to popular belief, CBD does not induce “munchies” like THC. Tied to the neurotransmitters and that hunger hormone Ghrelin, CBD can work to balance our appetite based on our body’s needs. So, does it increase or decrease appetite? The answer is yes and no – it depends on what your body is asking. Another benefit of CBD is that it can help relieve nausea and calm your nervous system and digestive tract through its work with the ECS.
Cooking with CBD is an easy way to create functional meals that can help boost your mood and your body’s inflammatory response and aid in your biohacking journey.
Even something as simple as adding a few drops of our CBD hemp elixir to your daily coffee or smoothies is another hack you can do to optimize your health and wellness.
How Well Does Our Body Absorb CBD?
The degree to which something gets absorbed by your bloodstream is known as its bioavailability. Vitamins and minerals have different bioavailability rates depending on product quality, characteristics, methods of ingestion/application, and other factors.
Most CBD product offerings, like fat-soluble formulations, are not absorbed well by our body. With CBD, enzymes in our liver and stomach acid destroy over 90% of the CBD oil we consume without the proper size, encapsulation, chemical makeup, and formulation. This is because the body does not absorb fat molecules well and naturally blocks fats from entering our bloodstream until they are broken down and solubilized with our digestive bile.
In fact, studies have shown up to an 80-90%+ loss of CBD product taken into the system. What does this mean to you? It means that from 10 milligrams of an inferior CBD product ingested orally via a tincture, for example, only 2-3 milligrams of the CBD may actually make it into your bloodstream and create any sort of effect. CBD capsules may yield even less bioavailability, as low as the 1-2 milligram range.
Standard, generic CBD products regularly register at the bioavailability levels illustrated below.
Therefore, not all 10 milligrams of CBD are the same.
At Ojai Energetics, our patented, nano encapsulated, water-soluble, full spectrum CBD formulation delivers superior bioavailability upwards of 90%+. Thus, making it far more powerful and effective than competing CBD formulations on the market, and able to deliver bioavailability levels even greater than vaping.
How to Add CBD to Your Routine
One of the easiest ways to get into CBD is by mixing it with whatever you are drinking. You can add it to your morning tea, coffee, or smoothies. You can also add it to a water bottle you’ll drink throughout the day. If you want to improve sleep, take a drop of CBD directly under your tongue right before you sleep.
Cooking with CBD is a fun and engaging way to incorporate CBD into your biohacking routine. Just mix it into any recipe, and remember to add the CBD tincture at the end of the cooking process to ensure it retains its efficacy.
There are also other ways to use CBD without ingesting it. If you’re recovering from a workout, apply topical CBD cream to sore areas. Adding a dropper of CBD to your bath is also an excellent way to utilize CBD without ingesting it.
You can take CBD anytime but using it daily is the best way to acclimate it with your ECS and significantly boost wellness. The beauty of incorporating CBD in your routine is that it’s easy, simple, and non-intrusive.
The Endocannabinoid System & CBD: A Match Made in Heaven
The body is a beautifully complicated network of signals and systems that thrives on balance. The ECS is one of those systems that can help you achieve optimal homeostasis when functioning at its best. If you are looking for a natural way to tap into your body’s full potential, CBD can be an easy and helpful tool for biohacking. When you feel your best, great things happen.
Visit our shop and grab the tools you need to start your biohacking journey today!