How is CBD making an impact on sports today?
Sports ranging from football, mountain biking, snowboarding and volleyball all have their fair share of risks, usually in the form of injuries, small and large. Athletes tend to push themselves to be better and work harder which can lead to the common injury, which is inevitable. Injuries can range from slight discomfort to season ending, and even career ending.
Those who are professional or extreme athletes do have a means for keeping their bodies strong as well as their minds. Mental state is just as important in sports as is physical. Which is why so many athletes are turning to CBD to help their bodies fend off any stress, inflammation, and pain that occurs from sports.
Direct connection between sports and CBD
Cannabinol (CBD) is a cannabinoid found in the Hemp plant, which makes up about 40% of the plant resin extract. Unlike marijuana, hemp is legal and non-psychoactive, and so it does not put athletes at risk of legal trouble or getting high.
The human body contains an important system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS) which regulates a multitude of functions including, sleep, inflammation, pain, immunity, and stress. The cannabinoid receptors bind to your neurotransmitters allowing the CBD to work perfectly with your body’s natural function and reducing pain in a natural way.
Anxiety and Depression and common health disorders found in so many athletes and people today. Most individuals are usually treated with pharmaceutical drugs which cause a number of side effects including addiction, headaches, drowsiness and agitation. CBD has the ability to act on the brain’s receptors for serotonin, which regulates mood and stress. CBD has proven in many studies to work effectively for treating depression and anxiety in the most natural and beneficial way.
CBD for Pain
Athletes and pain go hand in hand due to the fact that they often receive a new/existing injury or endure pain through intensive training to become the top athlete of their specified sport.
CBD is known to offer an anti-inflammatory response to inflammation as well as working with your pain receptors to minimize pain sensitivity. CBD allows your muscles to recover quicker so you can get back to doing what you love.
“CBD is able to modulate pain thresholds and slow the release of inflammatory molecules. This is the same exact way that Advil and ibuprofen work! In fact, cannabinoids synergistically work with other body systems that regulate pain, working to get our bodies moving and feeling better faster than other over the counter medications.
CBD for Stress
All athletes are bound to feel stress prior to a big competition, being on a new team, are trying to push yourselves to new lengths in order to win.
CBD is known to offer calming properties by controlling your mood through regulating your neurotransmitters. Therefore, so many people use our products to reduce their stress and anxiety.
Using CBD as an athlete:
If using other medications consult with your doctor prior to use.
Use before and after a workout, to receive the most beneficial effects.
CBD comes in many different forms including oils, gummies, salves, and vaporizers. We recommend trying a few to see which one works best with your daily routine. Due to the fact that each form comes with its own onset time and duration of effects.
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