This wondrous chemical found in cannabis has been exploding on the scene as of lately, for very good reason. CBD is all the rage in the health industry, and we believe it can boost athletic longevity given administered in a routine, strategic manner. The research is definitely there to explore this concept and cannabidiol (CBD) could prove to be an extremely beneficial ally to athletes worldwide –

Let’s start with the study titled “The nonpsychoactive cannabis constituent cannabidiol is an oral anti-arthritic therapeutic in murine collagen-induced arthritis” published on August 15th, 2000. This study found that the cannabinoids in CBD contained joint protecting components that help to ward off serious ongoing joint damage brought on by arthritis (1). The fact that this chemical can benefit the joints puts it in the same arena as fish oil, in terms of aligned treatment. Fish oil supplements have been scientifically proven to significantly reduce joint pain and stiffness in rheumatoid arthritis patients (2). With the damage athletes place upon their joints over a lifetime and fish oil already being a recommended asset to the global, fitness toolkit – you can make a solid case for adding CBD tinctures to your night cap for a more well-rounded physical recovery.


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Aside from being a viable option for helping everyday warriors and professional athletes bulletproof their joints, CBD can also be used to decrease the inflammation brought upon the body by oxidative stress (3). The way in which cannabidiol interacts with the endocannabinoid system sparks more and more of an interest in the anti-inflammatory practices of today and that alone should open the eyes of sports personnel all over. The suggested dosage of CBD to activate its beneficiaries effectively have been reported to be either 5mg/kg per day by injection or 25mg/kg per day orally. We recommend you get professional medical advice on which method is safe and appropriate for you and your unique condition.

We’re not encouraging that you buy up the next CBD tincture you see online and throw it in your gym bag immediately, no. Safety is our primary concern here so do your research, check out the lab analysis reports on the CBD products you’re purchasing, speak with a medical professional and then proceed on from there. If you’re a marathon runner, crossfitter, skier etc., anyone who brutalizes their body often in sport – consider CBD.

References

  1. The nonpsychoactive cannabis constituent cannabidiol is an oral anti-arthritic therapeutic in murine collagen-induced arthritis. A. M. Malfait, R. Gallily, P. F. Sumariwalla, A. S. Malik, E. Andreakos, R. Mechoulam, and M. Feldmann. PNAS August 15, 2000 97 (17) 9561-9566; http://www.pnas.org/content/97/17/9561.short
  2. Validation of a meta-analysis: the effects of fish oil in rheumatoid arthritis. Fortin PR1, Lew RA, Liang MH, Wright EA, Beckett LA, Chalmers TC, Sperling RI. J Clin Epidemiol. 1995 Nov;48(11):1379-90; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7490601
  3. Cannabidiol as an emergent therapeutic strategy for lessening the impact of inflammation on oxidative stress. George W.Booz. Free Radical Biology and Medicine Volume 51, Issue 5, 1 September 2011, Pages 1054-1061; https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0891584911000116
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