CBD and sports (All you should know)
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CBD is gradually becoming a household name in most parts of the world. It’s also known as the “Green Gold”. It offers numerous health benefits and most importantly, does not cause any side effects upon consumption, hence making it the most outstanding nutritional supplement.
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What is CBD?
CBD is a naturally occurring chemical compound of the cannabis Sativa plant. Unlike its cousin, CBD is non-psychoactive and non-addictive. This means that upon consumption CBD does not cause any form of highness.
Is there any connection between CBD and sports?
It is now evident that a good number of athletes are using CBD in their daily routine for fitness recovery and general performance in their sporting activities. Generally, CBD serves them with some benefits, but how does that work? Mammals have a complex system in their body that is known as the Endocannabinoid System(ECS). Hence since human beings are also part of mammals the system exists in their bodies too, running from the peripheral down to the spinal duct.
The ECS produces endocannabinoids when one is out for exercises. Thus the reason why most doctors would even recommend that you carry out exercises because the endocannabinoid system is responsible for controlling, mood, appetite, and many more. CBD will enter the bloodstream after consumption, where it will bind to endocannabinoid receptors found in the ECS those block stimuli, such as pain, from being experienced. What are the benefits of CBD for athletes and body awareness people?
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Sportspeople and bodybuilding people use CBD for many reasons here are some of them:
CBD helps improve sleep. As we all know sleep is the tool through which our bodies use to gain after a tiresome workout. Consuming CBD after a tiresome helps to improve the quality of sleep through its ability to bring about relaxation.
CBD helps improve muscle relaxation. CBD is a great nutritionale supplement to help our muscles relax after an intense workout. Yes, your body needs to relax after working out for a long time. Thanks to the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD that help us to relax.
CBD helps in alleviating pain. It is evident that after a workout our bodies undergo a lot of pain. However, CBD has proved that it can help reduce pain.
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Is CBD legal for use in sports activities?
First as declared earlier CBD is non-psychoactive hence does not cause stoning. In 2018 the World Anti Doping Agency(WADA), removed CBD from its list of unwanted substances. therefore athletes are free to use CBD products that are THC-free as it is legal.
The use of CBD is now legal among athletes after it was removed from the WADA’s list of unwanted products in 2018... However, before taking CBD or any other medicine kindly consult your physician as CBD affects the rate at which drugs are absorbed into the body.