Every athlete needs to push themselves to the edge in order to achieve their goals. The endurance training and competition can lead to wear and tear, as well as stress on your muscles and joints. 

Naturally, athletes want an optimal remedy: a natural recovery boost to support your body’s peak performance. 

While looking to speed up your recovery process in your sport, you’ve inevitably used ice baths and the usual mix of NSAID’s (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) either over-the-counter or stronger prescriptive anti-inflammatory medications. Those NSAIDs like naproxen sodium, aspirin and ibuprofen supposedly had no side effects.  As it turns out, anti-inflammatory medications do carry side effects, from mild headaches and nausea to life-threatening heart attacks and strokes

These side effects are a major reason many athletes have turned to CBD for relief. CBD does not carry the potentially life-threatening risk factors that NSAID’s do.  

Let’s look at some of the lesser-known – and maybe more important reasons athletes are turning to CBD. 

The Mind-Body Connection

There are many facets involved in you becoming a strong competitor. Sports are physically and mentally demanding. This is why athletes need to maintain control over their minds. As an athlete, you not only maintain your body at peak performance in order to physically compete, but you also develop discipline which is essential to supporting your mind and body connection. This type of synergy helps you navigate the complex components involved in gameplay.

CBD can help any athlete improve their performance. Its effects can keep athletes strong and healthy while helping them focus on achieving their goals.

Your Mind

Many competitive athletes can become unfocused due to a past failure, anxious feelings, over performing, or a personal issue which can throw you off your game mentally and hinder you from performing at your peak. CBD can provide psychological benefits that can enhance your mood, reduce your stress, as well as enhance your focus so that you can play a strong mental and physical game.

And for those athletes who battle with nerves before competing, this struggle can sabotage performance. CBD is a potential solution for athletes who need a little extra help in easing their negative thoughts and focusing on the game. 

The mental benefits CBD provides can allow athletes to submerge themselves into a rhythmic flow, making them feel more comfortable in their performance and enable them to focus on their form and training to compete at their best!

Your Body 

A lifetime of training and taking care of your body is mandatory for performing at a competitive level. The key to a great performance isn’t just physical. Athletes must work to improve their bodies’ muscle memory at the same time that they work to improve their mental game.

CBD is excellent if you want to reach peak physical ability. Your optimal performance is achieved by increasing blood flow, repairing muscles, and strengthening cells in order to keep your body healthy and fit. 

Some swelling can indeed be beneficial to an athlete who is training and building muscle, but too much can impede performance and cause a slower recovery time. This is where CBD shines; cannabidiol binds to the CB2 receptors in the immune tissue and reduces cytokine production promoting a decrease of swelling.

Over time, the strenuous beatings your body takes can take its toll on your muscles and joints. Research suggests that CBD is beneficial in reducing joint and muscle discomfort due to its interaction with your endocannabinoid system (a series of receptors found throughout the body that interact with cannabinoids, including CBD). The benefits of the CBD endocannabinoid stimulation can help relieve headaches, ease muscle tension, and relieve joint discomfort (to name just a few of its many positive effects on your body).

CBD also plays an important role in repairing and strengthening cells so that your immune system functions optimally. When your body’s energy can focus on training and increasing your game rather than fighting off illness, well, that’s a win/win.

Your Discipline

The last component of gameplay is discipline. Without it, an athlete’s mental and physical gameplay is nowhere near as effective. Rest and recovery are essential to your ability to maintain the discipline you need to win. Your ability to rest and relax the night before is essential to your ability to maintain and build discipline the following day. CBD improves sleep cycles and keeps fatigue at bay.

Our ability to stay awake, fall asleep peacefully, and wake up feeling rested is a process regulated by your endocannabinoid system. 

The inactive state of sleep is essential for your health and is a critical process in helping you build up your immunity, repair your tissue, regulate your metabolism blood, control your appetite, balance your blood sugar, store your memories, and process not only our daily activities but also process what you have learned, physically and mentally. 

All of these vital processes are regulated by our endocannabinoid system (ECS). Research shows that a healthy endocannabinoid signaling regulates sleep stability. CBD helps our internal biological processes to work optimally by boosting our body’s ECS after an intense exercise.

Final Thoughts

CBD has a positive effect on every component of the competition (i.e your mind, routine, and your body), preparing you for a high energy performance. 

Every body reacts differently, hence finding the perfect CBD dosage and delivery system will take some trial and error.

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Source: 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nsaids/#:~:text=Possible%2520side%2520effects%2520of%2520NSAIDs,headaches

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5938896/

https://www.menshealth.com/health/a26467604/cbd-for-inflammation-muscle-recovery/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2828614/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27031992/