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Remaining active and exercising is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, so how can CBD help during and after training
When you push yourself that little bit further, stack on a little extra weight in the gym, or just set your fitness goals slightly higher, your body builds back stronger. Although your body can absorb a considerable amount of stress and strain, when you push them too far, you’ll know all about it.
That discomfort you feel is a sign that your body is functioning exactly as it should. But even when you are well aware of that, it won’t make the experience any more pleasant. Body fatigue or the DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) can linger for days...and all most people want is the relief to come sooner rather than later.
Some reach for anti-inflammatory medication, but most will simply wait for the pain to subside, however maybe you’re ready to try a different approach. The good news is there is a safe and natural product that could help support your body’s natural ability to relax and repair, its called CBD.
Based on a blind survey of over 2000 people, 8/10 respondents confirm that this natural plant element is typically used for better sleep, to feel more relaxed, and for less stiffness, inflammation, and discomfort after physical activity. And to add to this already impressive statistic 9 out of 10 CBD users prefer CBD over turmeric for natural relief.
Stiffness, inflammation and the dreaded pain every time you move, function as a distress signal, a sign that your body needs time to heal. The uncomfortable feelings are normally caused by microscopic injuries necessary to build strength and endurance, as the blood flow increases to injured muscle areas to repair the fibers.
Quite often, the pain will take a few days to come and then it will get worse before it gets better. Most researchers agree that muscle pain intensifies during the days that follow because of secondary damage caused by the initial repair processes. The specialised white blood cells that help repair injuries release free radicals that damage surrounding tissues.
Most often, equilibrium is restored within 48 to 72 hours after strenuous activity, but not always. If you continue with training hard and pushing yourself before tissues repair properly, you could get caught in a repetitive cycle of trauma and inflammation.
So, where and how can CBD fit into the post-activity recovery process?, is it the key to the kingdom?
In this day and age people tend to be more interested in health and wellness products that target the cause of their discomfort rather than managing or masking symptoms.
This more than likely explains why so many health-conscious consumers tend to prefer holistic treatments that support overall health and wellness over the pharmaceutical synthetic options we find so readily available on shelves in our local shops. There is a huge growing enthusiasm for plant-sourced solutions, and adults (and Pets) of all ages are turning to hemp-derived CBD for its many benefits of pain relief and reduction in inflammation.
CBD (cannabidiol) is found the most out of the many plant elements in industrial hemp classified as a cannabinoid. Unlike the THC (tetrahydrocannabinol...the stuff that gets you high) found most abundantly in marijuana, CBD does not cause intoxication. That makes hemp-derived CBD products the perfect option for adults interested in the health and positive wellness potential of the cannabis variety who prefer avoiding what we call “recreational” effects.
Researchers all over the world have been investigating how CBD works and what it does since the 70's and proably even before then. Although we still find even today, most of the evidence supporting the possible health and wellness benefits are based on animal tests, lab results, preliminary trials, and the testimony of CBD users, preliminary investigations reveal an impressive number of intriguing properties.
The potential impact of CBD is explained by the way it mimics the effects of two important substances produced in your body, the endocannabinoids anandamide, and 2-AG. CBD mimics the effects of these chemical messengers and relays urgent signals to their corresponding receptors located throughout your body, the receptors of your endocannabinoid system (ECS).
Not that long after identifying this previously undiscovered communication system, researchers determined that its primary function was to regulate the processes involved in homeostasis, the internal balance required for survival. When internal or external forces threaten to disrupt that balance, CBD helps restore that equilibrium (Homeostasis). Since ECS function helps regulate everything from your moods, emotions, and immune system responses to muscle function and the perception of pleasure and pain, the benefits of using CBD seems to depend on which processes might be restored to balance through ECS support.
Since everyone’s body chemistry is different, the only way to know how you might feel after using CBD is to try it. CBD-infused products can be used daily or as needed. However, it can take time for your system to respond. Based on our 2019 survey results, most daily users tend to find CBD more effective and feel the results sooner, than respondents using CBD as needed. Most reported favorable results within 7-14 days of consistent use.
When the industry was in its infancy, many people were initially hesitant to try CBD because of the connotation with Marijana because people expressed concerns about using a product sourced from cannabis, but it didn’t take long for hemp-derived products to achieve mainstream acceptance.
While there are relatively few studies specifically documenting the benefits for activity-induced discomfort, many know it is true and adults of all ages and fitness levels have been taking CBD because they have experienced the therapeutic potential of CBD based on the cannabinoid’s effects on other sources of inflammation.
CBD is invariably not going to make you sick and considered safe for most people. However, if you have health concerns or take medication or have a prescription, you should talk with your doctor or pharmacist first. While the World Health Organisation reveals “no evidence of public health-related problems,” they did specify that most side effects from CBD use are caused by drug interactions.
But like any other health and wellness product, side effects are always possible, although the risk of mild side effects from CBD is impressively low. There have been reports of fatigue, dry mouth, stomach upset, and diarrhea, but generally unpleasant symptoms are fixed after the user cuts back on the amount of CBD used per serving.
93% of CBD users report having never experienced a negative side effect....and that is high considering there are possibly hundreds of millions of people across the world using it.