How CBD assists in workouts and athletics
July 30, 2019
As the world becomes more knowledgeable about Cannabidiol (CBD), its use in many forms has been found to be very beneficial for athletes as well as those with a regular workout schedule. Staying fit extends our lives and increases our ability to handle life’s stressors - including physical ailments that cause our body’s homeostasis to become homeostatic. This means that instead of our vital organs working in unison, they start to fight against each other which is a root cause for everything from fatigue, pain, physical and even mental illness. When our bodies are maintained with a healthy Endocannabinoid system, which processes the necessary CBD, we function at our finest. Whether you’re taking in your morning jog and exercise routine or a pro athlete - the same necessity to make gain without too much pain exists.
When considering CBD for a pre workout supplement athletes in the know are aware of its immense anti-inflammatory effects that are noted in countless published studies. When fighting fatigue from vigorous exercise or even a long walk, cannabidiol has multiple ways it helps muscle ache and pain alone, above and beyond its other amazing abilities. When muscles rub against each other during a workout or for the pro athlete, in training, a condition known as DOMS or delayed onset muscle soreness is triggered. As the slow and often microscopic tearing of muscle fiber continues, the swelling begins. This is where the CBD used before the workout allows for the consumer to gain the maximum amount of endurance as well as the benefits of relief after the session is over. Inflammation is experienced when muscles are damaged. When muscles are damaged, it becomes difficult to heal until inflammation is eased – and that’s where CBD becomes one of the best pre workout supplements I know of as a cannabinoid medicine researcher. As well, CBD is known to reduce anxiety and pain associated with inflammation as well as promoting restful sleep. One of the best ways for muscles to heal is to rest, so that sleep element is imperative. Many now make the most of their time spent in training for a sport or life by utilizing natural alternatives like Cannabidiol.
Mike Robinson: Founder, Global Cannabinoid Research Center