Is CBD suitable for athletes?
The use of CBD has increased considerably in recent years. People all over the world have started taking CBD as a daily food supplement, there’s very good reason for this. We are asked very often if CBD is suitable for sports enthusiasts and professional athletes. There’s only one clear answer to this question: absolutely! CBD is actually very beneficial to sports people. Would you like to know why? Read on!
CBD in top sports
Many people are already enjoying the benefits of using CBD. Nevertheless, there are still many doubts concerning CBD for top athletes and profession sports people. The question is two-fold: how is CBD an additional value for top athletes and sports people, and is it permitted in professional sports, or not? We are happy to explain.
Top sports professionals and athletes ask a lot of their bodies. For a top athlete, a good immune system and rapid recovery are essential for optimum sports performances. To understand what CBD can mean for a (top) sports person, it is useful to clarify once more what CBD does for the body.
Briefly: what does CBD do?
CBD, the abbreviation for cannabidiol, is an active compound from the hemp plant; it is what is known as a cannabinoid. When CBD is absorbed, it attaches to the body’s own system of receptors and neurotransmitters: the endocannabinoid system. This system is involved in various primary bodily functions such as the immune system, sleep, cognitive performance, the metabolism and experiencing pain. Is the body’s own system out of balance? This can be indicated by irritation, either mental or physical, and other reactions from the body.
CBD can play an important role in this: the cannabinoids from the hemp plant, the phytocannabinoids, resemble our body’s own neurotransmitters and receptors very closely, so that our body cannot distinguish between them. In this way, CBD can supplement the endocannabinoid system and bring it back into balance, known as “homeostasis”. The result? The best possible mind and body performance: absolutely vital for athletes!
Optimum muscle recovery with CBD
There are many reasons why CBD is good for athletes. A top sports person asks a lot of his or her body, which makes it even more important to pay extra attention to the general of the body and the mind: exactly what CBD does.
Body builders and fitness enthusiasts work hard for their perfect bodies and often use food supplements that are good for building and repairing muscle tissue, such as protein shakes. Optimal muscle recovery is extremely important in order to be able to get through heavy training sessions, for example. CBD can play a significant role in this. The CBD hemp extract in the oil and capsules is also mixed with a carrier such as hemp seed oil, grape seed oil or an MCT oil that contains vitamins and minerals.
MCT oil: the energy booster
True sports fanatics are already familiar with MCT oil. MCT stands for Medium Chain Triglyceride. MCTs are a source of healthy fats that can be converted directly into energy and power, and are a natural fuel for the body. Many athletes use MCT oil to improve their performance, but also to control their weight. All Renova capsules contain MCT oil in addition to CBD hemp extract.
Is CBD permitted in top sports?
There is considerable doubt about CBD in the world of sports. To get straight to the point, we have good news: CBD is 100% legal and therefore allowed in top sports. In 2018 the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) removed CBD from the list of prohibited substances for professional athletes.
What does an athlete need to watch out for when it comes to CBD?
We are already aware that CBD can have additional value and is also perfectly legal in the world of sport. Even so, there are a number of factors all top athletes and sports people must take into consideration if they choose to use CBD.
First of all, it is important to ensure that the CBD product does NOT contain any THC. CBD can be tolerated, but this is not the case for the psychoactive substance THC. Our Renova oils and capsules contain 0.0% THC and for this reason are 100% permitted in the world of sports.
Second, it is a good idea to seek advice on the most suitable way to take CBD. We have many different CBD products available. Would you like to know which products best fits into your extremely active lifestyle? Our team is happy to provide you with honest and personal advice.
CBD and fitness
You’re not an athlete, but regularly go to the gym to work out? CBD fits into every healthy lifestyle and could prove to be very beneficial in this case also. In particular, CBD can benefit the recovery of your muscle tissue, your stamina, your condition, the building up of your muscles and the optimum performance of your exercise routine. All things considered, it’s ideal for any kind of sports enthusiast!
Stiff muscles and CBD
Your muscles can occasionally cause you a twinge of pain. This can be because of many different things. It’s usually a consequence of doing too much, or stress in the body. Whatever the cause, we can in any case state that our muscles and joints have to put up with a lot over the course of a day. Are your muscles and joints stiff, or a little sore? Then it’s nice to have some relief from this. CBD oil, CBD crème or our CBD warming muscle balm are all most definitely worth checking out. The CBD warming muscle balm from Cibdol is specially developed for active people and ensures that muscles and joints remain supple.
Which CBD works best for sports people?
We understand that finding the right CBD product can be difficult. For (top) athletes and sports people, we strongly recommend the products from the brand Renova. These products contain 0.0% THC and are of very high quality. The Renova capsules also contain MCT oil.
Because every body is different, we feel it is important to really listen to your exact wishes and needs. To this end, please contact us directly, our experts are ready to hear you out!
Bernard finds his passion in researching, creating and sharing content about medicinal cannabis and everything that relates to this mysterious and interesting plant. Besides the work he does as a microbiologist, Bernard is an inspiring blogger. He helps us to stay up-to-date about all trends and developments concerning CBD, medical cannabis, and much more. Do you have any questions? Feel free to contact us via the contact form or Bernard directly. Bernard can be reached directly by sending your message to [email protected]
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