CBD Benefits for Athletes: Everything You Need to Know

CBD Benefits for Athletes

5 BENEFITS OF CBD BACKED BY SCIENCE 

  • Improve Muscle Recovery
  • Reduce Pain and Inflammation
  • Improve Sleep Duration and Quality 
  • Reduce Stress and Anxiety 
  • Improve Mood and Heighten Focus 

WHAT IS CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of many active compounds found in the cannanbis plant and the second most prevalent compound when compared to THC.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), another active compound found in cannabis, is most well-known due to its psychoactive properties, and its effect that it can get you "high". 

Unlike THC, CBD has no psychoactive properties, yet it has many of the benefits associated with medical cannabis. 

This makes CBD a compelling choice for athletes wanting to improve their recovery by relieving muscle pain and stiffness, through the use of CBD products.

CBD appears to be a happy medium, and its availability in a variety of wellness markets makes the choices of CBD products nearly limitless.

TYPES OF CBD 

ISOLATE

  • Purest Form of CBD 
  • CBD - The Only Cannabidiol Present
  • 0% THC (No psychoactive properties)

Isolated cannabidiol is CBD in its purest form, where CBD is the only cannabidiol present. 

In isolate form, CBD is processed by refining the oil to extract all other compounds and substances from the plant, which leaves behind a pure isolate form of CBD.

Compared to full-spectrum, CBD isolate has no THC which is the psychoactive property of the cannabis plant. 

It is distinct from full-spectrum oils which can legally contain up to %0.3 THC in their formulations, and from broad-spectrum which still contains other components of the cannabis plant.

CBD isolate is the main choice for those who want to avoid THC, even in the smallest amounts. 

FULL-SPECTRUM

  • THC is Present 
  • Contains CBD, Flavonoids, and Terpenes.

Full-spectrum CBD products are purified similarly to isolates, but contain small amounts of additional terpenes, oils, and cannabinoids, including THC. Legally, full-spectrum oils can contain up to %0.03 THC in their formulations. 

Some evidence suggests that full-spectrum CBD oils have improved benefits because of the small amounts of THC, however individuals sensitive to THC or needing to pass a drug test should stick with isolates.

Although the concentration of THC is low, most people avoid full-spectrum oils due to the possibility that it may affect a drug test...negatively. 

BROAD-SPECTRUM

  • Contains CBD, Flavonoids, and Terpenes. 
  • 0% THC (No psychoactive properties)

Broad-spectrum CBD products are nearly identical to full-spectrum CBD, but are explicitly free of any THC in their formulations; they contain other parts of the cannabis plant, though.

Some people may choose broad-spectrum CBD again if they have sensitivity to THC.

5 CBD BENEFITS FOR ATHLETES

While CBD research is still in its early stages, CBD has shown promise to be an effective supplement for muscle recovery, pain management, physical and mental wellness, and general fitness. 

"CBD has been reported to exert a number of physiological, biochemical, and psychological effects that have the potential to benefits athletes."

With all the research and studies there are on CBD, we've compiled a list of five CBD benefits particular to athletes and active lifestyles. 

1. CBD IMPROVES MUSCLE RECOVERY 

Studies have shown that CBD intake has been effective in improving muscle recovery in athletes participating in strenuous training. 

In a study conducted on rugby players experiencing post-exercise inflammation, CBD use was associated with reduced pain and improved recovery times.

CBD use may also assist with minor injuries associated with athletic activity by reducing both pain and inflammation.

    2. CBD REDUCES PAIN AND INFLAMMATION 

    All athletes know that too much inflammation can hinder one's recovery and decrease performance metrics, but supplementing with CBD can help to support recovery by reducing excess pain and inflammation. 

    In one study conducted on individuals with chronic pain and inflammation, it was found that due to CBD's effect on serotonin, a known mediator of pain, CBD was effective in relieving pain and improving recovery. 

    Athletes should ensure that they are using high-quality CBD Isolate to supplement with risk-free.

    3. CBD IMPROVES SLEEP DURATION AND QUALITY 

    In clinical studies, 25mg of CBD was found to improve sleep quality while also reducing anxiety in patients who reported trouble sleeping.

    150mg-600mg were found to improve sleep duration and quality in a dose-dependent manner, though higher dosages should be considered with caution as they may cause prolonged daytime tiredness.

      4. CBD REDUCES STRESS AND ANXIETY 

      The exact stress-reducing mechanisms underlying CBD are not well-understood, but it is thought that CBD alters receptors important for serotonin reuptake and regulation

      Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that is responsible for regulating mood, and CBD may change how the brain processes it due to its interaction with cannabinoid neuroreceptors such as CB1 and CB2.

      This interaction explains why CBD products in high concentrations can reduce feelings of anxiety.

        5. CBD IMPROVES MOOD AND HEIGHTENS FOCUS 

        As a result of its potential effectiveness in changing serotonin use in the brain, CBD has been shown to improve feelings of happiness and relaxation. 

        CBD on its own has been shown to improve these feelings without the presence of THC, though some studies have suggested that full-spectrum CBD may be more beneficial versus CBD isolate due to the presence of THC.

        COMMON QUESTIONS + ANSWERS 

        Q: CAN CBD GET ME "HIGH"?

        A: No, our CBD does not contain the psychoactive properties that are typically associated with marijuana and THC.

        Q: CAN I BUY CBD LEGALLY?

        A: Yes. Our CBD are THC free, making them completely legal.

        Q: HOW DO I USE CBD GUMMIES?

        A: Take 1-3 gummies for sleep, recovery, calmness

        Q: HOW DO I USE CBD OIL?

        A: Use the dropper to place CBD under the tongue and hold there for 60 seconds before swallowing. Taking the tincture sublingually, under the tongue, allows the CBD to be absorbed directly into your bloodstream.

        Q: HOW DO I USE CBD MUSCLE BALM?

        A: Apply a generous amount to affected areas after strenuous activity to support joint relief and soothe sore muscles.

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