CBD and Fitness
Professional athletes might not be touting the benefits of toking up (yet!), but with cannabis on the forefront of the wellness movement, it’s no surprise that hemp and CBD products have made their way into the fitness world.
In fact, CBD might just be the new secret weapon to kick your fitness game up a few notches. Read on to learn just how CBD is changing the game for fitness fanatics everywhere.
What is CBD, and how does it work?
CBD is one of the 104 chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant that lack the psychoactive properties of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)—the one responsible for getting you high. Googling “CBD health benefits” yields articles that tout its healing properties for everything from pain relief to anxiety, These claims make it an intriguing option for athletes looking to ease sore muscles after a workout, manage chronic pain, or stress less over a big race.
Though it is a tiny bit complicated. There’s a ton of anecdotal evidence of athletes using CBD as a stress reliever and recovery tool.
CBD tends to interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system in a way that promotes the reduction of chemicals that lead to inflammation. Because of this property, CBD does have the potential to provide relief within exercise recovery.