CBD: Positive effects to keep you moving
With the mounting new acceptance of cannabis and cannabis-related products, more and more research is emerging to provide concrete proof and information that proves the medical benefits of cannabis products, especially things like Cannabidiol, also known as CBD oil.
Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive property that is found in cannabis plants, and it is the key ingredient for the medicinal properties of cannabis. While you can find CBD in flower or bud form, the most practical and common use for this is in CBD tinctures, edibles and topical solutions.
I like many other athletes push my body to its limits!We are subjected to high impacts, wear and tear, injury, and fatigue from our everyday lives as human beings and athletes. At the end of a long event, or a long day of training and practice, you will feel these effects at large, and it may impact your performance thereafter.
Here I will discuss the medical benefits associated with CBD, the best applications, as well as how it can and will help you perform your very best from game-time, to recovery!
Its not what you think…..
When you think of cannabis products, your mind may immediately picture being intoxicated or loopy, which doesn’t seem very effective for athletic purposes. Rest assured, my CBD oil tinctures, salves and patches do not contain any THC (the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana) so they will not get you high, and it is completely legal!
What it does offer, though, is an extensive list of medical uses that any athlete or consumer can benefit from. Here are just some of the many benefits CBD offers, specifically for athletes, as well as a comparison to OTC medications and why this natural method is better.
One of the biggest issues athletes face on a daily basis is inflammation. CBD acts as an anti-inflammatory which is a great way to prevent joint injury during physical activity, as well as reduce any pain from swelling. My CBD Salve is a great alternative to things like lidocaine or bengay.
While OTC painkillers are proven to mask most pain completely, they can put you in a fog, as well as give you a false sense of ability when you are injured or in pain. CBD is a much clearer way to combat the pain, and won’t put your brain into a fog.
Sometimes no matter how long and hard we train, we still get a little nervous before a big game or event. One of the best benefits that you can get from CBD oil is some relief from performance anxiety.
CBD is notorious for its anti-depressant/anxiolytic properties, many patients with anxiety disorders or depressive disorders have turned away from harmful and habit-forming anti-depressants like Zoloft, Xanax, and Prozac and turned to the non-habit forming and all natural CBD oil.
And Manage That Pain….
Sometimes hurting yourself is just inevitable. Instead of turning to OTC painkillers like Vicodin, Percoset, or Methadone, which only help with pain, you can combat pain as well as speed up your recovery time with CBD products.
Not sold on the healing properties of CBD yet? Keep this in mind: CBD has been proven to treat and heal all sorts of medical diagnoses, from seizures to degenerative diseases like Multiple Sclerosis, and even has treated and cured different forms of cancer. If it can heal you from disease, it can and will heal you from any injury that you sustain. CBD is truly the healing cannabinoid, and it will help you get back into the game much faster than any OTC medication will. Not to mention, it is all natural and from the earth, rather than concocted in a lab.