CBD has been shown to have a greater antioxidant effect than vitamin C or vitamin D. This property makes it highly sought after by athletes who are looking to avoid other treatments like steroids
The extremely dangerous health effects of NSAIDs make CBD an ideal alternative for pain management and relieving inflammation.
CBD is an analgesic, meaning it can aid in alleviating pain both during and after exercise. Many athletes use CBD products following their workouts to continue managing achy muscles.
Cannabinoids are known to have both relaxing and sedative effects. Sleep quality and longevity is important for muscle growth and recovery. CBD inhibits the reuptake of adenosine, which helps it accumulate in the brain and inhibit the release of neurotransmitters, ultimately slowing down brain activity and inducing sleep. This helps athletes recover more quickly from sport-related injuries and boosts energy levels.
Cannabinoid receptors occur naturally in our body’s immune cells and play a vital role in the regulation of the immune system. Several studies have shown that when exogenous CBD receptors bind with our bodies CB1 and CB2 receptors, they play an enormous role in regulating our body’s anti-inflammatory mechanism.