Exercise in various forms contributes an infinite number of positive effects and should not have to be avoided due to side effects such as muscle pain. Instead of ignoring the running around, there is a good relief. Read about how CBD can help you with muscle pain by working as a muscle gel
What is CBD?
CBD (cannabidiol) is a natural and therapeutic anti-inflammatory agent that soothes the tissues. When we train our bodies, the muscles can rub together and sometimes tear. This tearing and swelling will make your body sore and aching; After this, your body will have to go through a recovery period, and depending on what you do, the length can vary greatly.
One of the most important issues in muscle recovery is inflammation, which can prevent healing. Using a natural anti-inflammatory agent, such as CBD, enables a faster and more effective recovery when exercising.
When you train, you usually say that you feel a “high” sometimes, which is due to a state of bliss after training. This is partly due to the release of endorphins, but also an elevated level of anandamide. Anandamide is a neurotransmitter that acts much like a “bliss chemical”. This is a natural energizer and is also responsible for pain relief and relaxation. Studies have shown that CBD naturally increases anandamide expression throughout the body.
This post-workout solution is made with CBD which has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, along with other important natural products. Among other things, menthol gives a soothing, cool feeling. Topical application allows you to focus on a specific area that has been affected by your workout. Apply to this area and let your natural recovery process begin.
What are CBD health benefits?
Additional benefits of using CBD in sports include appetite stimulation and reduced risk of muscle spasms. Appetite stimulation is especially important for athletes who want to increase their body mass, which means that you consume a large number of calories while exercising intensively.
Using CBD to stimulate your appetite makes this possible in a healthy way. In addition, overtraining or exercise, without warming up properly, can lead to strained muscles that can be harmful and trigger muscle spasms. A 2008 study showed that CBD was effective in treating muscle spasms.
Taking CBD as part of your workout and exercise plan can be incorporated in several ways. CBD oils are ingested sublingually in endocannabinoid receptors in the bloodstream, so to deal with internal issues such as appetite stimulation, this product would be more appropriate. At the same time, CBD topicals (such as creams, gels and conditioners) are becoming increasingly popular for muscle relief. This effective relief is due to the number of endocannabinoid receptors present in the skin.
CBD products are legally required to contain a THC level of less than 0.2% in many countries where THC is illegal. THC is the cannabinoid that is abundant in marijuana and gives the psychoactive effect – consequently, no one will feel “high” when using this type of CBD products. But in countries where THC is legal, you can find CBD with higher doses of THC.
Despite the requirement that THC levels are almost untraceable, some athletes feel more comfortable using a THC-free product (often due to performance-enhancing drug testing).
CBD is not dangerous, but completely natural
Cannabidiol, for those wondering what CBD stands for, is a 100 percent natural compound found in the cannabis plant – or more specifically in hemp, which is part of the cannabis family. CBD is one of over a hundred phytocannabinoids found in cannabis plants.
Phytocannabinoids interact with the human body through the endocannabinoid system, which consists of receptors and enzymes that work to break down chemical compounds. Consequently, this can affect a number of processes in the body, affecting us both mentally and physically. Another cannabinoid, which was perhaps the most well-known compound with cannabis for many years, is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is abundant in marijuana, which is also part of the cannabis family. This phytocannabinoid has a psychoactive element and it is what is responsible for the “high” that is associated with taking marijuana.
Hemp (from which CBD products are derived) has a significantly lower THC content and will never feel high from using pure CBD products.
A lot of people, especially athletes, prefer to go THC-free. When CBD is extracted in a way that maintains the composition of all naturally occurring compounds, including a very small amount of THC. When all-natural components are held together, researchers have found that CBD is more effective.1 This is known as the side effect. However, including THC is not always perfect, especially when it comes to sports because THC flags drug testing for athletes. For this reason, Reakiro is launching a new range called ‘Smart Restart’ which contains zero THC, perfect for athletes.
In accordance with Article 4 of the World Anti-Doping Code, Cannabidiol (CBD) is no longer prohibited for professional athletes.