CAN CBD BENEFIT ATHLETES?
CBD, On The Other Hand, Is A Very Different Matter.
CBD can comprise up to 40% of the cannabinoid chemical content of the cannabis plant. However, due to its benign (non-narcotic) effects, its medical uses have come under the spotlight.
It’s important to know that CBD extracts (be they capsules or hemp oil and other delivery systems) are completely legal as long as the THC content is under 100%. There are numerous suppliers, many of them online who will supply supplements that conform to this stipulation.
So How Exactly Can Cbd Help Athletes?
Firstly CBD has been shown to reduce appetite – the opposite effect of THC. This can help athletes shed weight and keep it off – an important contribution to success in endurance sports.
Higher insulin levels – which CBD promotes, allow the body to more effectively store glucose in the liver (as Glycogen) as well as in the muscles.
The lower insulin levels result in glucose being stored as fat. One of the most important finds about CBD and athletic performance is that it can help reduce inflammation.
Both professional athletes and those who are simply trying to follow a healthier lifestyle will almost always have a period where inflammation limits their performance.
CBD can drastically reduce the effects of inflammation allowing those who are going to gym or training for events such as marathons to optimize their exercise routines.