In 2018 the World Anti Doping Agency decided to lift the ban on CBD as a supplement.
This means that professional athletes can now take CBD as a recovery agent and health-promoting supplement. The compound has gained popularity in recent years amongst the sports community in general. Professional athletes like fighter Nate Diaz and rugby player George Kruis regularly take CBD oil to alleviate pain and stiffness associated with a hectic training schedule.
What is CBD?
CBD is one of the many compounds found in the cannabis plant, along with other cannabinoids such as THC, CBG and CBC. Throughout the world, more and more people are turning to CBD as an alternative to modern pharmaceutical drugs. This wonderful compound has been found to interact with our own endocannabinoid system located in the organs and cells of all mammals. Recent research has led to the discovery that CBD can help in the management of the symptoms of many modern ailments. In the world of sport and athletics, CBD is now a popular nutritional supplement because of its many health benefits.
What are the benefits of CBD?
Athletes and sports enthusiasts take CBD for its analgesic, anti-inflammatory and sleep promoting properties. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2503660/ It also
relieves muscle tension and stiffness. Not only does cannabidiol promote physical wellness; it also offers a multitude of life enhancing properties associated with mental well-being. CBD basically brings your body into balance whereby your inner cannabis system is regulated and this is the perfect option for sports recovery. Soccer players, rugby players, MMA fighters, cyclists and runners across the globe are turning to natural products like CBD to aid their performance and recovery. CBD is becoming the go-to supplement for professional and amateur sports enthusiasts alike.
CBD Products Suitable for Athletes?
Anyone familiar with CBD will know that there are literally thousands of brands and choices on the market. But, what products are popular in the sports world? Irish company, GreenWay Hemp and Wellness, have a great range of CBD products aimed at athletes and sports players, www.greenwaycbd.ie GreenWay CBD Coffee Infusion is an excellent choice for energy and focus in the gym or on the playing field. As a post recovery supplement, GreenWay’s CBD Infused Organic Hemp Protein powder offers a powerhouse of benefits. Rich in protein, minerals and vitamins, hemp is the most complete protein in the plant kingdom. It is also rich in antioxidants, essential fatty acids (EFA’s), and carbohydrates. Research has shown that hemp protein reduces lactic acid levels in the blood, making it perfect for post athletic training recovery. Eco Sciences Ecoshots are a fantastic choice for pre and post workout. Take the Ecoshot Boost before the Gym for extra stamina and focus. The Ecoshot Relax is perfect post workout incorporating Gaba and L-theanine.
Perhaps the most important benefit of CBD is a good nights sleep. During restful sleep our bodies are hard at work repairing muscles and cells and it is sleep that contributes to good recovery after exercise. CBD has anxiolytic properties, ensuring a deep sleep when recuperation of the body is most efficient.
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By Thomas Keating
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