The benefits of CBD for athletes

Whilst it might feel CBD hasn’t long been mainstream, athletes have been using it to aid performance and recovery for a number of years. Here we take a look at five of the principal benefits of using CBD when training.

Pain Relief 
Studies have shown CBD is effective for reducing pain, including musculoskeletal pain from exercise, as well as stiff joints. CBD is a natural form of pain relief due to how it helps the endocannabinoid system (or ECS) ensure signals are sent to the brain correctly – including the signals that produce chemicals linked to happiness and wellness.

Settle the Gut 
Inflammation in the small and large intestines causes a lot of discomfort. CBD won’t solve stomach problems from dehydration and overheating, but if you have underlying inflammation issues that contribute to gut problems during or after exercise, CBD may be effective for reducing your symptoms.

Stress Management 
Nerves relating to performance can seriously affect mood, sleep and concentration. CBD can help alleviate feelings of stress and anxiety, helping people to feel more calm and relaxed. As with pain relief, this is largely due to how it reacts in the ECS to make levels of serotonin more potent.

Recovery 
CBD can suppress inflammation, meaning the muscles can recover more quickly after a workout. Not only could this mean less pain and discomfort, but it could also mean a reduced number of rest days needed between intense workout sessions.

Improve Sleep Quality 
Research suggests CBD can help with a number of sleep disorders, including insomnia, REM sleep behaviour disorder and excessive daytime sleepiness. This is due to the calming effect CBD has on the nervous system. Getting more and better sleep is one of the most effective ways an athlete can perform better.
 
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