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Professional athletes and amateurs alike experience pain associated with training and engaging in sporting related activities. Many choose to rely on over-the-counter topical analgesics to manage their discomfort, however, a growing number of active adults are turning to CBD infused topicals to deal with pain as well as inflammation associated with repetitive activities.
Athletes and other physically active people commonly suffer pain as a result of training and other related activities. While there are plenty of OTC medicines that help people deal with pain, an ever growing number of elite and amateur athletes alike are turning to CBD to help them mange the symptoms of pain associated with their sporting routines.
While there is yet to exist conclusive scientific data supporting the belief that CBD can play a direct role in improving sports performance, there are studies linking CBD and improvements in cognitive functioning. This at least allows for an indirect link between improvements in athletic performance and the use of CBD as there is plenty of evidence linking high performance in athletics with high cognitive functionality.
Anxiety can be classified into three categories: cognitive anxiety, somatic anxiety and behavioral anxiety. Each of these anxieties can negatively impact the performance of an athlete. Because CBD can be effective tool for managing symptoms associated with anxiety, athletes are now turning to CBD as way to indirectly boost their sports performance.
CBD is understood to interact directly with our internal ECS (endocannabinoid system) which helps regulate physiological processes including inflammation, stress, anxiety and pain amongst other things. As such, people are evaluating it’s usefulness in managing symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease.
Pain can be categorized as either nociceptive or neuropathic. Neuropathic pain is also sometimes referred to as chronic pain because of its ongoing nature. CBD, because of the way it interacts with our ECS, can be an effective tool for people looking to manage neuropathic pain.
Sleep disorders can be caused by a variety of factors including anxiety, stress, trauma and pain. Because cannabidiol directly interacts with our own endocannabinoid system (ECS), it is believed that CBD oil, when used to manage these factors, can indirectly also help to resolve to sleep problems.
It’s not that CBD is better than hemp protein or vice versa. They are just different. Hemp protein contains all nine essential amino acids and is a great source of protein and fiber. CBD is a cannabinoid that interacts directly with our endocannabinoid system providing various holistic benefits to the body and mind.