Sports and recovery go hand-in-hand, especially for modern athletes taking their performance levels seriously. But even for the amateur cyclist, runner or part-time squash & golf enthusiast, recovery forms an integral part of the entire process. Recovering well means that your next stint on the bike will be that much more enjoyable and rewarding.
Why do CBD’s key benefits lend themselves to recovery and training?
Every time we do a physical activity, our body breaks itself down in order to build itself back up. This results in our body’s immune response to heal itself leaving us feeling sore, lethargic, and even exhausted. Dealing with post-workout inflammation sucks! Cannabinoid receptors include CB1, which are predominantly found in the brain, and CB2 receptors which are found on cells linked to the immune system. The fact that both of these receptors have been found on our body’s immune cells makes scientists believe that CBD plays an important vital role in the regulation of the immune system. Several studies have shown that CBD plays an enormous role in suppressing cytokine, and chemokine production, while increasing our body’s T-regulatory cell production, in turn, helping our body’s anti-inflammatory mechanism.
There is still a considerable stigma surrounding CBD usage in the realm of professional and, to a lesser extent, sports. However, with the increasing prevalence of its usage by top-tier athletes in top-tier sports, that stigma is systematically being broken down and consumers are reaping the numerous benefits.
Bringing CBD Oil to the mainstream market
While CBD Oil is known primarily for its magical ability to ease physical pain, it has a number of other highly applicable everyday benefits. It has been used to reduce the effects of seizures, alleviate anxiety and minimize chronic pain and inflammation. It’s also known as a highly effective remedy for insomnia. These are all benefits accruing to everyday users of the product.
However, the real stigma-busters are high profile professional athletes in the public eye. These athletes, by going public on the benefits and advantages that their minds and bodies enjoy when using the product, are garnering support from their peers and that can only be beneficial for everyone in the industry.
Some key benefits of CBD use for sport and recovery
Helps reduce inflammation
It is a natural painkiller
It helps to relax the nerves and calm pre-match / race jitters
Increases recovery time
Cannabinoid optimises performance
The World Anti Doping Agency announced 29th of September 2017, that CBD (Cannabidiol) will no longer be banned from use, effective January 1st, 2018.