Once taboo, CBD has now become widely democratized in the world of sport. Legal and safe, it offers athletes many benefits. Did you know ? Cannabidiol is particularly effective for endurance sports… We explain why! To find out more, you can also consult our guide: CBD, an essential supplement for athletess.
Sport and CBD: what you need to know
CBD is now the friend of athletes!
A molecule derived from the cannabis plant, cannabidiol (CBD) is part of the large family of cannabinoids. Unlike THC, it is completely devoid of psychoactive and addictive effects. Good news: the consumption of CBD is therefore completely legal in France. Even in the field of high-level sport, the use of cannabidiol is no longer a taboo.
To resolve any misunderstanding on this subject, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has publicly confirmed in January 2018 that CBD could not be assimilated to a doping product. Professional athletes can therefore enjoy the benefits of CBD with complete peace of mind. One condition remains important to clarify: to be legal, a CBD product must not contain more than 0.2% THC. Here’s a good reason to go for organic, broad-spectrum CBD!
Why is CBD appealing to athletes?
The benefits of CBD for the athlete
CBD is all the rage in the wellness world. Endowed with innumerable physical and psychological virtues, many consumers use it in a therapeutic way. But among its many properties, some are of particular interest to endurance sports enthusiasts… Indeed, CBD is known to be an excellent natural analgesic! It has a fast and effective action against pain, with the advantage of minimal side effects, unlike some drugs. However, who says endurance sport also says small inconveniences: aches, sprains, tendonitis, or even stretching are daily ailments for athletes.
More so, the CBD acts as an anti-inflammatory. This means that it decreases the inflammatory response of the body. Cannabidiol therefore relieves pain, but also helps resolve its origin, especially when it is muscular or joint. In addition, CBD also benefits from antispasmodic properties. Simply put, it is able to reduce muscle spasms and stiffness, making it an ideal remedy for cramps. It also allows athletes to release tension after intense physical exercise.
Finally, and this is no small detail, CBD influences mood. It helps maintain a positive state of mind, which can be a real asset in terms of motivation. We now know that endurance sports are not just a question of physical performance. The “winning mindset” also plays an important role in surpassing oneself, and success …
Endocannabinoid system: it’s all explained!
In view of its thousand and one virtues, the question deserves to be asked. How to explain the countless benefits of cannabidiol on the human body? The answer is quite simple… CBD impacts the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Discovered only thirty years ago, this immense communication network is present in all mammals. It modulates most of the body’s essential functions, ranging from painful sensations to appetite, through immunity or sleep. Its CB1 and CB2 receptors are positioned all over the human body, which explains this immense plurality. We now know that the endocannabinoid system plays a major role in cell homeostasis.
CBD for athletes: how to use it?
Enjoying the virtues of CBD oil
Notice to our sports friends who wish to discover the multiple benefits of cannabidiol: do not hesitate to invest in a quality CBD oil! CBD oil is one of the easiest and most effective ways to enjoy the benefits of cannabidiol before and after exercise… But above all, what is CBD oil exactly?
Explanation: CBD oil is made from the extraction of hemp flowers. This manufacturing process allows not only to benefit from the benefits of cannabidiol, but also other cannabinoids present in the cannabis plant. These, also safe, offer consumers what is called the entourage effect. In other words, the effects of CBD are enhanced by the synergy of different cannabinoids; which is particularly sought after by connoisseurs in the field!
The little extra: being able to choose your CBD rate! Each cannabidiol oil indicates a CBD percentage. 5%, 10%, 15%, 40% … the choice is wide, which is ideal for finding the right dosage. CBD oil is mainly used sublingually: a few drops under the tongue 2 to 3 times a day, and the results will be there! It is also possible, after an intense sports session, to massage the painful areas using a CBD oil.
Opt for a tasty CBD herbal tea
As for the greediest, they will not hesitate to discover the pleasures of infusion with CBD! CBD herbal tea is also an easy and pleasant way to benefit from the virtues of cannabidiol. Through a subtle and tasty blend of plant ingredients, an infusion rich in cannabidiol can be consumed wherever you want, when you want! It has the advantage, depending on the season, of being consumed hot or cold. Many flavors exist, and there is something for everyone …
In the evening, CBD herbal tea is ideal for relaxing after a sports session.. It not only participates in muscle recovery, but also soothes turmoil of the mind. In addition, sleeping well is essential for the athlete! Sleep is the best way to regenerate physically and psychologically after physical activity. However, CBD infusion is known to fight against insomnia, and promote deep and restful sleep. At Authentique-CBD, we benefit from a wide range of certified organic CBD infusions. Completely natural, and made in France, our cannabidiol drinks are concocted with love, in an environmentally friendly approach. If you want to enjoy the benefits of CBD with indulgence, let yourself be tempted by our delicious “Calm Night” recipe, specially designed to offer you a most peaceful night …