CBD oil and the sports world

Over the past 2 years or so many more sports minded people, from a wide variety of different sporting activities, are turning to CBD oils and balms to assist with performance and recovery.

 

CBD oil and the sports world

Over the past 2 years or so many more sports minded people, from a wide variety of different sporting activities, are turning to CBD oils and balms to assist with performance and recovery.

So, how could CBD help?

CBD is regularly used after a workout because of the way it interacts with sore muscles, assisting in the recovery process and allowing worked muscle groups to develop. It also acts by assisting athletes to warm down more easily, in many cases preventing the need for artificial painkilling drugs used for inflamed muscles. CBD allows muscles to lose some of the inflammation that occurs during exercise naturally. In these instances CBD balm is applied directly to the skin and effected area or taken orally in the form of CBD sport oil.

World Anti Doping Agency CBD Oil

CBD is also useful to help with anxiety in sport, often experienced by amateurs. How many times do golfers freeze on a nasty 3 foot putt, often pulling or pushing the stoke?, or the tennis player mishitting the serve when it’s for the set or indeed match? or even the snooker player mis hitting the black when needed for the frame win? This is all due to anxiety and muscles tightening causing a less than average performance. CBD in sport can help with anxiety if used regularly and therefore could help with performance in sport. Indeed a regular golfing buddy of mine that uses CBD was quoted as saying,

‘Using CBD definitely makes me feel less anxious over those difficult putts, I still miss em at times but I don’t feel as bad as I used to’

So, why does CBD help?

Science has a major part to play as there has been no end of studies looking into CBD’s ability to reduce inflammation, many concluding that it clearly does. Tests have been done on animals to determine this point and the results have been very positive as outlined in the study of 2016 ‘Transdermal cannabidiol reduces inflammation and pain – related behaviours in a rat model of arthritis’.
This article concludes that CBD was able to help with rats that had joint pain, and the supplement used helped to reduce swelling. A previous study ‘Cannabinoids suppress inflammatory and neuropathic pain by targeting a3 glycine receptors’ concluded that cannabinoids helped reduce persistent inflammatory pain by targeting receptors in the brain.

Many other studies have shown clearly that CBD related products can help with anxiety and as such many people use CBD daily to help manage anxiety related conditions.

CBD for Athletes

These conclusions are very good for athletes who tend to push their bodies more than most people and therefore are prone to muscle damage. CBD offers natural relief which is without doubt better than using strong painkillers such as Ibuprofen, as drugs of this sort can cause other problems such as liver damage and can be addictive.

Top athletes can use CBD in the certain knowledge that the World Anti Doping Agency does not consider CBD to be a ‘drug’, thus ensuring that its use will not lead to a ban.

CBD for Rugby

So what CBD products should you use?

Many people use the standard oil products (Arima CBD sport for example) which are available in various strengths. These are taken orally and are easy to keep with you. Alternatively we have capsules that can be taken regularly as with pain killers or other drugs. We also offer vape oils for those people who prefer this method. These products also come in various strengths. For muscular pain the Arima balm is best and should be applied to the effected area. It should also be noted that Arima’s MCT/CBD has been designed specifically to be taken with food and drink and therefore works very well with athletes who take some kind of supplement during or after exercise.

Whatever your chosen method be sure to take CBD regularly in order to get the best results. Find out how you can Benefit from CBD