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CBD in competitive sports: Why many athletes resort to CBD

In contrast to a few years ago, the CBD is now associated with health, performance, regeneration and sport. There is a growing awareness of how important it is to keep your own body fit. Beside many different bars, powders and co. more and more top athletes are turning to CBD. Why? We explain it to you!

Facts: CBD Oil

You don't have to expect a big high when using CBD. Because: Unlike THC, CBD does not act psychoactive in the body! The oil is not only good for your health, but can also promote regeneration and sleep - essential things after a strenuous day of sport. Many top athletes therefore use CBD more and more and swear by the new It product.

Effect of CBD during training

The endocannabinoid system plays an important role in training. It causes cannabinoids - a natural form of THC - to be produced in the body during exercise. In combination with the released endorphins, these lead to the so-called "runner's high". The high that you feel through cannabis is triggered by the endocannabinoid system, just like the "runner's high". Runners of longer distances naturally produce the endocannabinoid "anandamide" - a chemical compound that brings you to a natural high, so to speak, and thus motivates you and, above all, helps you to achieve top performance in sports.

CBD - food supplement for sports?

First of all - is CBD at all a permissible food supplement? Yes! Two years ago, the Word Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) removed cannabidiol from the list of prohibited substances, thus enabling the product to enter the broad market. Today there are CBD in many different variations: As oil, in crystal form, tablets or capsules.

Competitive sports: New remedy for sports injuries?

Unfortunately, sports activities are often accompanied by minor or major injuries - be it a nasty muscle ache or a sprained ankle. And this is where the endocannabinoid system comes into play again in connection with the CBD! This system is involved in nociception, which means nothing other than the perception of pain and the mediation of pain sensation. Since CBD oil, for example, interacts with pain control centres in the body and reduces the sensation of pain by stimulating CB1, it is being used more and more frequently for pain caused by sports.

Regeneration from competitive sports with CBD

Almost as important as the sport itself is the right balance between training sessions and proper recovery. Regenerative sleep is essential - it not only makes you more efficient but also lets your muscles grow properly after training! Many people only increase their sporting workload to achieve success and neglect the important recovery phases. But what does CBD have to do with it? The body has its own immunological protection mechanisms - but sometimes the inflammations cannot regulate themselves down. To prevent this, the use of CBD can help. Many competitive athletes now use it to support the body's natural processes during strength training and to increase muscle regeneration. The oil is said to have an anti-inflammatory effect and can thus support the protection of the cells. This enables a fast regeneration.

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