The Benefits of CBD
As a natural healthy lifestyle brand promoting CBD wellness, we want you to be informed about using CBD.
From CBD for athletes and those who want to keep moving as they age to those who need help finding calm and living a less stressful life, we’ll touch on a few subjects we think are essential for you to decide before purchasing CBD products.
But first, what is CBD?
Cannabinoids already exist in our bodies through what scientists call the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is responsible for the activity of neurons. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a phytocannabinoid found naturally in cannabis plants. But unlike THC, which too comes from cannabis, CBD is not psychoactive.
CBD for Sport and Recovery
Exercise and activity put added stress on our bodies, for both better and worse. While training stress stimulates adaptation and improved performance, it causes physical pain and injury through ongoing wear and tear.
To manage the pain safely and effectively, more and more people are turning to cannabidiol, or CBD, for athletics. Consistent use of over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen and naproxen sodium can lead to more negative health risks than they alleviate. With CBD, athletes can limit pain and inflammation safely, without the risks associated with pain relief alternatives.
Athletes endure higher stress on the body – both mentally and physically – which leads to pain and inflammation that your endocannabinoid system isn’t equipped to handle.
With the ECS maintaining homeostasis and keeping neurotransmitter levels balanced, adding CBD to your workout routine is a way of supporting or enhancing your body’s existing endocannabinoid system. This means better athletic performance and recovery through CB2 receptors, and better mental sharpness and focus through CB1 receptors.
CBD is a highly-effective sleep aid.
If sleep is the best medicine (or was it laughter?), then CBD oil is the best medicine to enhance that medicine. While you rest, your body manufactures muscle-building hormones and repairs damaged tissues, so you need a good rest for proper recovery. Sometimes the pain can get so severe that you can’t even get to sleep. CBD oil can not only get you catching some Z’s faster but improves your quality of sleep for expedited muscle and tissue recovery.
CBD bath bombs and salts
Bath bombs and bath salts can benefit the skin and provide a relaxing bathing experience.
Heat causes vasodilation of the blood vessels, enhancing absorption of CBD (as well as anything else in your bath). It also helps relax your muscles and open your airways, making it easier to breathe. These heat effects are all synergistic with the relaxing, pain-relieving, and anti-inflammatory effects of CBD.