We have come a long way with cannabis. If you were to tell the lawmakers just a few years ago that professional athletes were openly endorsing cannabis-based products, they probably would’ve laughed at you. But now, we are seeing a plethora of professional athletes supporting cannabis companies and CBD products.
There is an increasing number of athletes, from swimmers and track athletes to professional surfers and even the PGA pros, posting about their go-to CBD on social media.
Great. So we know professional athletes are loving CBD, but what about the average active enthusiast like you and me?
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CBD is one of over a hundred cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. The majority of cannabis products in the modern-day marketplace are made from hemp, which is a type of cannabis sativa.
Research on CBD and other cannabinoids found in the cannabis species has only really taken off in the last few years, so we should expect to have access to more in-depth clinic studies within time. For now, we have studies and anecdotal reports that could explain why sports enthusiasts and athletes are as rigorous in their regimental use of CBD as they are in their training.
There are a variety of ways CBD could be potentially beneficial for athletes, including:
Intensive training can lead to muscle soreness and inflammation surrounding the worked muscle. CBD is a nonintoxicating substance, and yet research is beginning to show that it may have a profound effect on pain. Athletes and even just the average fitness enthusiasts are using CBD to manage pain and discomfort that can arise from injuries or pain due to training.
CBD is declared as a safe compound, according to this report from the WHO. The report goes on to say that CBD does not have the potential for dependence. In light of the recent opioid crisis, why wouldn’t we be embracing a safer alternative to pain medication?
Not only is it a possibly safer alternative, but research indicates that CBD could potentially be used to treat patients addicted to pharmaceutical drugs such as opioids.
CBD was removed from the World Anti-Doping Agency’s list of prohibited substances in 2018.
If you are a sportsman or sportswoman that will have to undergo a drug test, be sure to avoid companies that do not offer third party testing on all their products. Purchasing your CBD from reputable companies that provide full disclosure on their test results can ensure you have a clean, quality-controlled product.
A note on dosing
Are you ready to start your journey with CBD? Dosing can be tricky to get right initially, but you can start with a low dose, monitoring your response, and then adjusting the dose until you get your sweet spot. Allow your body several days to adjust to the CBD, and increase or decrease the dose incrementally until you find an effective dose.
If you don’t want to be concerned about dosages, consider this CBD muscle recovery cream.
Topically applied CBD is perfect for targeting a specific area while maintaining the skin’s hydration. Recent studies are also indicating that CBD balms, lotions, and other topical applications could even reduce existing scars.
Even the fittest of the fittest will experience at least some inflammation, pain, and stiffness after a workout. Why?
According to the experts over at the NHS, exercise causes minor damage to the muscle fibers, triggering inflammation around the area. The body responds and begins commencinges with repairs, which then ends up in a painful or stiff muscle.
The results are clear; CBD has incredible potential to help athletes by reducing pain, promoting faster recovery, boosting performance, and even helping you to get a better night’s rest. While more clinical trials do need to take place, there is an overwhelming amount of promising research results and anecdotal reports from athletes all over the world, all indicating that CBD could be an excellent addition to your workout schedule.
If you have ever tried to take a step after an intensive leg day, then you know how important muscle recovery is- and how you would value something that could actually speed up recovery, right? One of the top reasons athletes are flocking to CBD is for its ability to encourage muscle recovery and help them get back into the game as soon as possible. Not only that, but CBD keeps the skin hydrated and nourished. This long-term action CBD cream from Canzon is thoughtfully designed with calming herbs an extracts to help you feel soothed and comforted after an intensive training session.
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When you exercise, you put your muscles through stress, and your body then needs to repair the muscle fibers. That may sound like a negative, but the muscle grows back faster and stronger than before. However, during this process, it can become uncomfortably painful and stiff. If you push yourself hard during training, the difficulties of muscle repair can put you out of the game for several days.
Finding the right CBD product will help improve your recovery time and promote general wellness. But how do you know which is the right choice?
There are several hallmarks of excellence in the blossoming cannabis industry:
The market is awash with different types of products, from edibles to oils and balms to bath bombs. How do you know which one to choose? Bath bombs may promote relaxation, but if you want to target the area, take a look at our Long-Term Action Recovery Cream. By rubbing the cream directly on the affected area, your muscles can find almost instant relief and set you on your way back into your training schedule. Try this comforting combination of sativa seed oil and sunflower seed oil, and see for yourself why the pros are using CBD as a key ingredient in their fitness lifestyle.
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