WHAT CAN CBD DO FOR ME AS AN ATHLETE?

CBD and BJJ Athletes

What is the role of CBD when it comes to Athletes? How could it help or assist with things like energy levels, muscle soreness and recovery as well as reducing pain and inflammation?  I am sure you have heard a lot about the role of CBD in sports, however here are some good things to know as I try and answer some of the questions I have been asked.

As an athlete you apply greater stress to your body, leading to pain and inflammation much greater than one's typical system can handle.  Adding CBD may help this overloaded system by getting your neurotransmitters back under control and help athletes maintain homeostasis. CBD directly aids in slowing down this flow of chemical messengers, and it also boosts the body's supply of endocannabinoids, which results in assisting with muscle relaxation and reducing spasticity.

CBD can be a great pre-workout supplement because it can give you a quick boost of energy, help reduce pain from muscle soreness and help alleviate some anxiety, which can aid to improve an athletes athletic performance. CBD is also good for bodybuilding and muscle growth, in that it eases inflammation, helps with muscle recovery and reduces your pain after workouts. 

Some research suggest the CBD could be used as a way to treat addiction to opioids and other substances that one might use that have high dependency risks. We should all know by now, whether from experience or word of mouth, that CBD does not get you "high".  CBD works very differently on your CB1 receptors in your brain than THC.  Even the World Health Organization indicates that CBD doesn't seem to have the potential for misuse or dependence, like THC and opioids.  I am sure you have heard of some athletes failing a drug test after using CBD. There can be a very good reason for this.  You need to buy quality CBD from a reputable CBD company.  Due to lack of regulation, people try to sell poor quality or contaminated CBD. The other reason may be to full-spectrum products that might be on the higher end of the THC allowed by the 2018 Farm Bill.  Isolate CBD and Broad Spectrum CBD is safe and will not have any THC in it, making you safe for your routine drug tests.

There have been many polls out there surveying professional and ameteur athelets who use CBD regularly.  These were aggressive athletes in their 30's who used CBD as a way to boost recovery.  Every athlete felt that CBD helped with recovery as well as used topically on problematic areas.  Some said that it also helped them avoid opiate pain medication or that they stopped using NSAID's after being introduced to CBD.

Of course there is always more research to be done, however if more polls, surveys and experiment were done, this would be the best way to judge the efficacy of a product. Survey the people using them on a regular basis.  CBD is not a miracle and can not cure anything.  However its positive effects on the human body, when taken over time, is astounding.

 

 

 

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