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Using CBD to aid sporting performance?

Using CBD to aid sporting performance?

 CBD oil (cannabidiol) is a fast becoming the healthy option because it offers so many benefits, it is also completely non-addictive and produces no psychoactive effects. This means CBD can be taken safely by anyone of any age without affecting their mental capacity or creating dependence. More and more people are turning to CBD especially those who like to keep fit, those that participate in sports or training.

CBD oil is a super fuel for your endocannabinoid system (ECS) The ECS (endocannabinoid system) is an essential component of a healthy body. A neural network, the ECS is present throughout your body’s central and peripheral nervous systems.

The human body has “receptors” throughout the body, even down to the mitochondrial level. These receptors (the main ones are named CB1 and CB2) are the starting point for a number of our control systems that regulate many bodily functions. These receptors have special interfaces to which both natural and hemp-extract cannabinoid molecules can attach and “plug in.” CBD mimics the action – or as scientists would say, it works as a memetic – of the body’s own natural cannabinoids, primarily a substance named 2-Arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG) which affects the functionality of the immune system, appetite regulation and pain management. CBD has a positive effect on the receptors.

A natural source of vitamins & minerals CBD oil is a good source of vitamins and minerals which are vital to maintaining the healthiest wellbeing, Important vitamins and minerals found in CBD include:

How to Improve performance?

CBD offers some great benefits for those that enjoy training and and visits to the gym.

CBD creates cellular regeneration, which accelerates quicker recovery. The cannabinoid receptors which can be found on a cell membrane mitochondria (found by a French scientist in 2012) is thought to be responsible for this improved cellular performance. Mitochondria, organelles are a tiny cellular structure that perform a number of duties within your body’s cells, Organelles are embedded within the cytoplasm of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells. In the more complex eukaryotic cells, organelles are often enclosed to play a large part in the regeneration of tissue and provision of energy.

Taking CBD before, before and after a workout, or before participating in a sport for an example can have a positive effect.

CBD hemp oil on mitochondria can be realised before, during and after a workout.

The best-functioning cells and tissues – particularly muscle – will always be those subject to the least oxidative stress.

Because CBD acts to reduce oxidative stress, it can be used to support the following :

CBD is a detoxifier meaning it can help prepare the body for a training session by detoxifying and energizing cells for in preparation for physical activity.

CBD assists in cell regeneration, This is really important for recovery after training or a game when muscles have broken down. CBD is a nootropic which aids in cognition and may help improve focus. remove toxins from your body.

There are a number of CBD properties that encourage and help us to maintain focus, another key component for those that train or participate in sporting activities, is being able to focus which is key factor.

CBD is a nootropic2, nootropics aid in increasing cognitive function and may help maintain focus while training. CBD is an anxiolytic, reduced anxiety which plays a role in focus improvement.

CBD users haves reported they feel very calm and clear-minded when they use it. It is well researched that quality sleep increases performance. The importance of sleep for those looking for a healthier wellness can never be overstated. Sleep is vital as it is when our body repairs damage incurred while we are awake. Those who work out or train will find that better sleep allows faster recovery for tired body muscles. A relaxed, in-balance body should sleep better and deeper.  This is known to speed recovery and optimizes the recovery process.

1 comment

  • Such a great read. I didn’t know it could benefit sports performances. Thanks for sharing

    Renee Thomas

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