By Therapist Preferred | February 11, 2021
Benefits of CBD for Active People
Unlike other wellness trends, CBD has proven it is here for the long haul with more and more active people using it to stay healthy. Learn more about the benefits of CBD for active people and the diverse and easy-to-use ways to take it..
Cannabidiol (popularly known as CBD) use in sports is increasing rapidly, particularly because of its “non-psychoactive” label. Mounting scientific evidence confirms that CBD can effectively manage sports-related injuries and complications without compromising conscientiousness and mental function. It’s no wonder that many professional and amateur athletes endorse and tout CBD use in sports and recovery.
What makes CBD immensely popular and widely accepted is the fact that it is free from the mind-altering effects associated with its cousin, i.e., marijuana (THC). Unlike THC, CBD does not give you the high.
In fact, CBD is everything THC is not.
CBD provides a holistic effect in your body by smartly maneuvering the biological system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). CBD mimics endocannabinoids, the natural neurotransmitters (molecules) in the body that bind with the endocannabinoid receptors, to reduce pain and inflammation. This phenomenon has made CBD a go-to product for physically active people and athletes participating in sports of all kinds.
What is the Scientific Evidence to Support the Claims?
People, who are active and involved in sports, often face issues with pain and inflammation. Review of the observatory scientific studies suggest that CBD has the potential to substantially reduce inflammation and alleviate pain, commonly experienced after intense workout.
While THC also exhibits pain-relieving properties, it can hamper the performance by causing serious side effects such as impaired memory, hallucinations, paranoia and addiction.
Notably, the World Health Organization (2018) report states that unlike other pain-relief substances including THC and opioids, CBD doesn’t cause any serious side effects. Rather, it is beneficial to overcome opioid addiction during relapse.
Is CBD Legal to Use?
Ever since the World Anti-Doping Agency removed CBD from its list (2018) of prohibited substances and the farm bill legalized the production, selling, and product use from hemp extract, countless CBD products have been buzzing the wellness market.
How CBD is Benefiting Active People
Despite the resilience and tolerance built over years with exercise, even physically-active and athletic people tend to go “off” time and again. A vast majority of them have already begun exploring CBD products as an alternate and natural means to manage a number of conditions and/or injuries such as:
- Stress – the Eternal Mess
There is evidence that CBD calms the central nervous system and reduces stress and anxiety. It does so without giving you the high or the “other-worldly” feeling. CBD binds with CB1 andCB2 receptors in the brain and alter serotonin (a happy chemical) signals. Serotonin is a happy chemical that ensures happiness, contentment and self-confidence.
If you are suffering from stress and anxiety, you may want to try our THC-free USDA Certified Organic CBD Oil Tincture. One drop (day or night) can substantially calm your nervous system.
- Inflammation and Worn-out Muscles
After an intense workout or an injury, active people commonly suffer from inflammation. While inflammation is a defensive reaction and helps the body to fight back infections, abnormal overactivation of immune response results in amplified inflammation levels that are seriously dangerous for the body. They may lead to serious health conditions including, pain, stress as well as depression. Moreover, inflammation also delays the recovery process.
Cannabinoids (CBD) are presumed to effectively reduce chronic inflammation and oxidative stress to the normal levels, allowing less muscle soreness and improved mobility. CBD Sports Cream can considerably reduce cramps and muscle spasms by reducing certain neurotransmitters.
- Cognition and Memory
CBD use can considerably help in controlling the central nervous system as well as the endocannabinoid system. Both systems, comprising the brain and spinal cord, work by coordinating neuron receptors and transmitters to communicate signals efficiently.
Long continuous strenuous exercises sometimes result in muscles losing strength and consequently slowing down. CBD tinctures and soft gels help improving neuronal coordination for a better muscle movement.
CBD Soft Gels with Melatonin for Sleep are effective in improving sleep duration and quality by reducing stress hormones and anxiety and resuming the normal sleep cycles. It resets the sleep-wake cycle by modulating the endocannabinoid system.
Before trying CBD, What You Should Know
Despite the apparent and multiple benefits of CBD, it is highly recommended to seek medical advice and therapy, especially, if you have any medical history, allergy, or are taking other medications that could interfere with the activity of CBD.
Additionally, you should start with the minimum CBD dose and observe your wellness, and respectively scale up or cut down to the optimum dosage according to how your body adjusts to the dose.
About Therapist Preferred
Therapist Preferred is a NY based, THC Free CBD company focused on wellness, performance and recovery for active people. Therapist Preferred was launched in 2019 by a Doctor of Physical Therapy & his patient to provide trusted products with premium, natural ingredients. All products are Made in the USA and Third Party Lab Verified. Read more about Our Story here.