Are you an athlete, a gym goer or just someone who likes to take care of their health? No matter what your athletic prowess, CBD can help you recover quickly after a workout and be able to push harder during it. CBD, a compound derived from the cannabis plant, is proving to be a powerful supplement for those who want to stay active.
Whether they’re using it to recover faster, train harder, or control pain and inflammation, health-conscious people around the world are singing the praises of CBD. As of January 2018, professional athletes could use CBD.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) highlighted in its new regulations that it completely removes CBD from its list of prohibited substances. It was not long after that a World Health Organization (WHO) report found no adverse health outcomes, but several medical applications related to CBD.
This move by two of the giant regulatory bodies reflects the value and safety of using CBD for recovery. It has also led more and more athletes to make the connection between CBD and fitness when looking to improve their athletic performance, speed up their recovery, and improve their overall health.
Here’s what athletes are saying (and the science is backing it up) about how CBD can help you recover, improve athletic performance, and improve health. It is vitally important for people involved in strenuous physical activity to relax between sessions.
A relaxed mind and body will help you recover faster, as well as keep you alert and focused when you’re exercising. CBD has been shown to be an effective pain reliever and anxiolytic. It also reliably lowers cortisol. This means that CBD can reduce your stress response to exercise, help you stay focused at all times, and then help you recover.
Exciting new research has shown that CBD is effective at healing broken bones in mice faster than when compared to a placebo. Although the study was not conducted in humans, it is believed that the mechanisms at play are similar in both species. The results also complement previous research showing CBD’s effectiveness in improving bone health. But not only broken bones benefit from CBD.
Due to its well-documented anti-inflammatory properties, CBD is also an effective topical treatment for localized injuries such as joint pain, sprains, and general cuts and bruises. Many athletes say that CBD helps them return to training after injury much faster than when using traditional supplements and prescription drugs.
CBD for physical exertion
Most people are aware of the importance of sleep for overall health and well-being. Sleep is the main time when the body recovers, builds muscle and restores health. It is vitally important to your overall health and well-being.
This is even more relevant for athletes who are constantly pushing themselves physically and mentally. Especially since many athletes report sleeping poorly due to stress or simply being too energized when it’s time to rest their heads. Lucky for them, CBD is proving extremely beneficial in helping many people (not just athletes) get their 8 hours a day. Although it actually activates the same adenosine receptors as caffeine, which is a stimulant, users report that using CBD a few hours before bedtime has a calming and balancing effect that facilitates a good night’s sleep.
How to take CBD oil THC FREE?
With 3 drops of Canalanza THC-free CBD Oil about 30 minutes before starting your exercises and 3 drops at the end. CBD Oil 10% and 25% without THC stimulates circulation and reduces the amount of lactic acid that is lost during exercise. When you train, the amount of oxygen that reaches the cells decreases and since the body needs more energy, it obtains it by breaking down carbohydrates.
From this process lactic acid is produced and when it accumulates, an acidification of the muscle fibers occurs that causes fatigue and muscle contraction.
To alleviate these issues, post-workout stretching and applying CBD-rich creams and oils are great. All our oils are natural, they do not produce any type of doping, since they do not have psychoactive compounds. We only use the medicinal part of the plant.
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Head of the Canalanza Laboratories shop in Lanzarote where we have spent more than 10 years researching the effects of CBD oil and how it helps to alleviate different symptoms of many ailments.