CBD for Sports

CBD offers the body a variety of benefits, which are particularly useful for athletes. In particular, the anti-inflammatory properties, which help to relieve pain, to solve muscle spasms or muscle spasm, and to accelerate the body’s own regeneration. In addition, CBD has a positive effect on the maintenance of health and the regeneration of the brain – for example, in the case of a concussion. Because CBD, unlike THC, has no psychoactive effect). CBD is a safe and completely natural supplement for athletes with the aim of faster recovery and to reduce injuries.

CBD for athletes and competitors, here are the advantages

Athletes and competitors take supplements for a variety of reasons, but most are taken with the intention of favoring muscle growth or to be able to call up a higher energy output. Dietary supplements containing cannabidiol open a whole host of new benefits, whether you work out in the gym or practice your sport on a court or in the gym.

CBD has an anti-inflammatory effect

CBD is extremely effective in potentially reducing inflammation*. Which makes CBD an optimal pre- and post-workout supplement – because muscle and joint inflammation can be the cause of the pain before and after a hard workout. Unlike common analgesics, cannabidiol does not completely cover the pain and thus prevents you from going beyond your limits and possibly causing even worse injuries. Instead, CBD maintains your mobility and may reduce muscle soreness after exercise while your body repairs itself.

Keep a clear head thanks to cannabidiol

CBD and THC have similar anti-inflammatory properties, but there is a significant difference between the two cannabinoids. THC makes high, and CBD does not! Thus, the conventional use of hemp also includes the uptake of THC, which is unnecessary in many situations and especially in the sport, which is about a clear and focused head.

Have your appetite under control

CBD has, among other things, the property to suppress the appetite. This is especially important for athletes who have to pay close attention to their diet in order to achieve their goals. Nothing is more annoying than the failure of his diet, which can sometimes be crucial for participating in a contest. The cravings for the small and large treats that surround us every day is milder. Thus, you can ensure that you continue to source a large part of your calorie intake from selected protein sources, healthy/complex carbohydrates, and valuable fats. Especially in bodybuilding or muscle building, nutrition is of the utmost importance in addition to regular and individual training.

Healthy and restful sleep is just as important as training

Many studies and reports on the topic of sleep show, above all, an outstanding focus. Almost everyone has problems with sleep. Whether it is falling asleep, staying asleep, or sleeping. Almost a third of the population has difficulty with the only event that is supposed to give people new energy: sleep. Thanks to its properties, CBD has an influence on the endocannabinoid system and thus the possibility to naturally regulate sleep. The endocannabinoid system controls and influences various body functions. These include the formation of hormones, blood pressure, heart rate, and much more. If you are looking for a well-deserved and restful sleep after a very exhausting training session, can spoil one’s own body. The high exertion, the sometimes high pulse and emotions recorded during training continue to overload the body with too much information and cause unrest. With the use of cannabidiol (CBD), these functions can again run in a regulated manner and thus lead to a restful sleep.

CBD for fractures

Broken bones are a special challenge for every human being. Whether for people who are at work, pensioners or school children but especially for professional athletes or those who would like to become one. Depending on the complication of the fracture, a bone fracture often paralyzes the patient for several weeks. To speed up bone growth and reduce overall recovery time, CBD provides good therapy and even faster recovery.

What is CBD?

The CBD market is booming, Products with cannabidiol content are enjoying increasing popularity. Whether CBD oils, CBD creams, CBD beauty products or superfood, Whispering Winds Naturals can has an array of products to choose from.

What is CBD anyway?

CBD stands for cannabidiol and is an active ingredient of the plant cannabis sativa (hemp). In addition to the much more famous substance THC, CBD is one of the most common substances of female hemp. The medicinal hemp plant was used 5000 years ago. Now, however, the use reaches a new peak. And the development is just starting.

Cannabidiol (CBD) can be obtained from a cannabis or marijuana plant and represent the antagonist to the active ingredient THC. Strikingly, it is referred to as the “good drug,” whereas THC is the “worse.” In contrast to THC, CBD is hardly psychoactive and does not “high” and does not lead to an intoxicating effect.

As studies by the WHO show, CBD is probably not dependent. Recent studies would also demonstrate that the therapeutic effect of CBD may also be suitable for use in patients with epilepsy and similar conditions.

With CBD, however, the consumer receives medically valuable effects. Products containing CBD have a calming, relaxing, and anti-inflammatory action. Both humans and animals can use cannabidiol.

CBD oils are used, for example, for medical purposes or as dietary supplements, and there are also cosmetic products that are mixed with CBD (i.e. CBD goat milk lotion).

How can the effect of CBD be explained?

CBD medications (and also THCs) have always been in vogue with doctors because of their sometimes therapeutic effects. However, the mode of action of cannabinoids CBD and THC are different and must not be confused.

CBD is not an intoxicant and therefore hardly psychoactive. So it does not make you dependent. It would be wrong to say that this is a 100% non-psychoactive substance. Cannabidiol is also used to prevent panic attacks, and also in a stressful situation, CBD helps the body to relax.

Did you know already?

Our body even produces its cannabinoids in the so-called endocannabinoid system. This system is involved in processes that affect mood, pain, appetite, and other cognitive functions. At the receptors of that particular system, CBD is now establishing itself, where it can prevent the release of adrenaline or stress hormones which relieves stress. In addition, free radicals are trapped, which can bring about additional stress reduction.

Thus, it can be said that CBD is not as psychoactive as THC, but it can influence the psyche in some way anyway, but rather in a positive sense.

What is CBD used for?

CBD products are used for a variety of purposes. It can be used, for example, to control inflammatory processes, but also has a relaxing effect.

The list is long, CBD may:

  • Elevate Mood*
  • Aid in improved sleep*
  • Help with skin problems*
  • Serve also as a nutritional substitute (CBD capsules, CBD oils, etc.)
  •  And much more!

It is also interesting that CBD has a calming and relaxing effect on the body during “normal” nervousness. For example, the intake of CBD oil is conceivable for people with the fear of flying before a long journey. CBD then relieves the anxiety or nervous feeling.

Is CBD dependent or intoxicating?

CBD itself – as you already know by now – does not make you dependent. This is one reason why already processed CBD products with a maximum THC content of 0.3% can be legally purchased.

But what about CBD and THC combined? The combination would have the advantage that enables the consumer to feel both the benefits of the drug CBD and those of THC. THC is also used to treat patients with severe pain (but prescription).

CBD in Sleep Disorders – Does It Help?

According to various studies, CBD should also lead to better sleep in people who suffer from chronic pain. But of course, not only pain is the only reason for sleepless nights. Our sleep can be influenced by anxiety or stress. Also, at this point, CBD oils can help. Because the cannabidiol should affect the sleep cycle and thereby support our deep sleep phase.

There are many indications that CBD promotes healthy and restful sleep, with positive effects on depression, panic attacks, or prevention of high blood pressure and muscle relaxant effects.

What are the CBD products available on you site?

Because of the big boom in the CBD industry, we are coming to the market with more and more products.

Whispering Winds carries CBD oils, capsules, beauty, pain, salves and many more products. We even make special CBD remedies for our pet lovers. And that is just the beginning.

Conclusion

As you can see, the topic of CBD and CBD products is very big and at the same time very new. That is why it is still quite difficult to conclude a definite conclusion on this matter.

It will probably have to wait for the next development of the products and always follow the legal debate to make a final vote on CBD. But the fact is that the market is growing rapidly and the demand for such products will continue to increase in the future.

CBD is particularly promising because of its versatile effects and seems to have few side effects. New studies will inform us bit by bit about CBD in the future.

Find the Right Dose: Create a CBD Dosing Journal

A journal can be a valuable tool for patients and consumers who are trying to establish an optimal treatment regime with CBD. Consistently logging information within a journal may prove helpful.

The type of product you use will impact dosing requirements.

  • Products made with purified CBD (e.g., CBD isolate and CBD distillate) seem to have a narrower therapeutic window than full-spectrum products.
  • Individuals taking products made with purified forms of CBD must be more precise and deliberate when finding the right dosage because not only will they find too little CBD ineffective, they will also find too much CBD ineffective.
  • Individuals using a full-spectrum product should attempt to find the smallest dose that provides maximum therapeutic effect in order to minimize potential for side effects and unnecessary expenditures.
  • Given the variation in the types and forms of CBD products and individual responses to CBD, patients must go through a process of trial and error to find the correct dose for the condition(s) being treated, and the correct dose may change over time due to age, tolerance, body fat percentage, genetics, metabolism, and other factors.

Create and Maintain a CBD Dosing Journal

Helpful information to include in your dosing journal:

  • Date/Time: Record every time you consume CBD or a CBD-containing product with the current date and time of day.
  • Amount: Record the amount of CBD consumed (milligram estimate or other consistent measure).
  • Cultivar (Strain): If using high-CBD flower or a broad- or full-spectrum CBD concentrate, record the name of the cannabis variety (cultivar) used. If you don’t know the name, write a detailed description of the product. If you used CBD isolate, note that here.
  • Form consumed: Record whether you used dried flower, a concentrate, a tincture, a spray, an edible product or drink, or a topical product.
  • Cannabinoid and terpene content: Record the cannabinoid (e.g., THC, CBD, CBN) and terpene (e.g., myrcene, linalool, pinene) content of the product used. If you have this information available to you, write down percentages of each cannabinoid and terpene. If you’re using edibles, a description of preparation may be helpful.
  • Mode: Write down how you consumed your medication (S=smoke, V=vapor, E=eat/digest, T=tincture or spray, TO=topical).
  • Therapeutic effects: List any positive effects that you experience (physical, mental, social, behavioral, etc.).
  • Negative side effects: Record any negative effects.
  • Timing: How quickly did you experience the first therapeutic effect(s)? When did you feel the peak of relief? When did it start to noticeably dissipate? How long until effects were gone?
  • What prompted your CBD use: List the specific factors that told you it was time for medicine, as well as the general symptoms or conditions being treated (e.g., pain, nausea, anxiety, etc.).
  • How did you feel (mindset): Record your mood and feelings before and after you used CBD.

Reference: The Patient’s Guide to CBD

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