Reasons athletes should consider Cannabidiol (CBD)
- CBD reduces stress
- CBD is an adaptogen
- CBD protects the central nervous system
- CBD improves sleep
- CBD promotes muscle relaxation
- CBD reduces anxiety
- CBD reduces oxidation and inflammation
Using Adaptogens to Promote Faster Recovery:
For athletes, CBD and the rest of hemp’s most active ingredients may help them better adapt to their training. Think of the metabolic state that follows a tough workout: body temperature is high, and cortisol levels through the roof.
Additionally, muscle proteins have broken down, and stored sugar in the form of glycogen is almost completely depleted. It’s not exactly a picture of balance.
Sensing this stress, the body begins to produce greater amounts of endocannabinoids such as anandamide to deal with the recovery process. Add in additional plant cannabinoids like CBD, and such imbalances can be quickly corrected. Interestingly enough, this renewal process was also described by Hans Selye, who called it the “resistance stage” of adaptation.
Thankfully, CBD helps! One study even went so far as to question whether cannabinoids were performance-enhancing drugs that should be prohibited in pro athletics. And things could get even better when one takes CBD alongside other adaptogens…
together lead to synergistic effects! In other words, the two types of substances could actually help each other work better.
Better Sleep :
Getting more and better sleep is one of the most effective ways an athlete can achieve greater training gains. Anecdotally, athletes who consume CBD report greater ease going to sleep and a more restful night’s sleep.One potential reason for this could be CBD inhibiting the reuptake of adenosine.
Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) breaks down as your brain burns carbohydrate for energy and adenosine gradually accumulates in the brain.
A little bit of inflammation can be good for athletes and help stimulate positive training adaptations. Too much inflammation hinders recovery and hurts performance. There are CB2 receptors in both the brain and periphery, but they are more concentrated in immune tissues.
CBD Promotes Muscle Relaxation:
CBD Alleviates Anxiety:
CBD’s impacts on anxiety are among its best known. It appears to be good for chronic anxiety, acute anxiety, and everything in between. Even those who need relief from the fear of public speaking may stand to benefit from CBD!
Athletes could benefit too. Anxiety from the pressure to perform in training and competition can present a huge challenge to competitive athletes. The same study that recommended outlawing
THC as a performance-enhancing drug praised CBD for its “decreased anxiety and fear memories extinction after oral CBD”, which could “enhance sports performance” without any mental downsides.
Just make sure that your CBD product is of the full-spectrum variety, which is often more effective than CBD isolate for anxiety.
When placed into a highly convenient form (like a vaporizer), CBD can even be used prior to intense workouts and competitions. Dosing in the 3-10 milligram range is usually enough to instill a sense of calm and peace.
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