CBD Oil For Athletes
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CBD oil is a natural solution to many of the problems faced by athletes. Whether you are looking for relief from soreness, pain or inflammation, there are many ways in which CBD can be used in conjunction with your training schedule.
How CBD Oil Works in the Body
The endocannabinoid system (eCS) is a receptor system in the body that interacts with cannabinoids. Cannabinoids can be found in the cannabis plant, but they also occur naturally in humans, animals and plants. When athletes consume CBD, it activates the eCS and helps to create homeostasis or balance within our bodies. This helps us to perform better during physical activity as well as reduce pain and inflammation post-workout by activating what are known as CB1 receptors on our cells.
How CBD Oil Helps Athletes
The potential benefits that athletes can get from taking CBD oil are wide ranging, and include:
- Pain Relief
- Reduced Inflammation
- Improved Sleep Quality
- Improved Focus
- Enhanced Energy Levels
- Increased Relaxation
All of these can help to improve your performance, whether it’s in the ring, on the field, or anywhere else.
Here at Elite CBD we have a roster of sponsored pro athletes, including pro boxers and fitness models, all of whom use CBD oil in their training regime. Find out more about our athletes here.
Elite sponsored pro boxer Rob Evans speaks about CBD oil for his training regime:
CBD Oil Dosage for Athletes
The recommended dosage for athletes is 2-3mg/kg of body weight, which translates to 150-300mg of CBD oil per day. This is a relatively large amount compared to what people take as a daily supplement. However, it's worth noting that you won't get high on this amount because CBD doesn't have psychoactive effects. Therefore, you can take it before practice or competition without feeling any mind-altering effects and still reap all the benefits during your activity.
The way to take it is to use the supplied dropper to add drops beneath your tongue. This is the best place for it to easily dissolve into your system, without the need to swallow it.
Athletes have a lot on their plate, with the stress of training, competition and recovery often taking a toll on their bodies. But CBD oil can help with all these things. If you’re an athlete looking for an edge in your sport or just want to feel better, give CBD oil a try. You might just find yourself feeling like new again!
For more information regarding CBD oil and the benefits it can provide for you and your athletic regime, check out our benefits of CBD page, or FAQ’s page.