You might need to reconsider your opinion about cannabis and exercise after reading this. Turns out cannabis and working out could be a better workout supplement than you think.
Lets face it, when it comes to workout supplements, you have probably heard of every supplement on the market, from fat burners to creatine. But there’s one health supplement that is flying off the shelves according to Ken Carey from Discount Supplements.
Irish gym goers are getting the benefits of cannabis extracts for their workout, without any of psychoactive mind altering effects and here’s how; It’s a supplement called CBD Oil.
1. CBD Oil is Derived from Cannabis But Will Not Get You High
CBD oil is derived from Hemp which comes from the same plant as Marijuana, cannabis sativa, but are both very different.
Unlike marijuana, it does not contain THC (the psychoactive compound) and will not alter the state of mind of the person taking it.
Both contain cannabinoids, but CBD oil will give you all of the health benefits without getting you high.
The health benefits of cannabis come from both Marijuana and CBD oil containing cannabinoids.
As the human body produces its own cannabinoids, when external cannabinoids have been introduced into the body, they have shown to reduce the symptoms epilepsy, as well as offer a therapeutic option for treating schizophrenia and could help block cancer cells from spreading around the body.
Although research into the area is very promising, science has yet to fully investigate the full benefits of cannabinoids. But as it is set to become legal in Ireland for patients to access medical marijuana, and the topic is to becoming less taboo, we can expect more extensive research to come out in the coming years.
2.CBD Oil Could Help Reduce DOMS (Delayed onset muscle soreness)
For most people, DOMS happens in your body after a really tough gym session, or when you go back to the gym after not being there for a while.
When this happens, It’s not uncommon for people or even athletes to take anti-inflammatories when they experience DOMS.
Taking anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen is actually quite toxic and studies have shown that they could even disrupt the healing process post exercise.
Although there hasn’t been extensive research carried out into taking cbd oil post workout to reduce muscle soreness, research into cannabinoids has shown a reduction in pain for patients suffering with chronic pain, and taking CBD oil post workout could prove a more natural alternative to anti-inflammatories.
3.CBD Oil Could Help You Reduce Anxiety.
According to mental health Ireland, 1 in 6 Irish people suffer from Anxiety. Modern day pressures and the fast pace we live at is definitely to blame.
High stressed people suffer from an increased level of cortisol in their body as well as insomnia and anxiety.
Getting enough sleep is one of the best ways to help your body repair as well as reducing the amount of cortisol in your body.
As exercise has been shown to be one of the best ways to ease the symptoms of anxiety and with research showing promising signs that cannabinoids could help to reduce anxiety, taking CBD post workout could help to reduce your daily stress.