In this article we will talk about cbd and sport, about how Cannabis is perceived and about the giant steps ahead therapeutic cannabis is making, trailed by various professional athletes as well as by Enecta’s commitment in the sports field and, obviously, by cannabidiol and the products containing cannabis extracts.
We will therefore take a look at:
- Five reasons why CBD could be useful for a sportsperson
- How sport and cannabis, and specifically cbd, are connected
- How also the regulatory framework is changing and adapting itself
- The proposal of Enecta to associate cbd, wellbeing and sports activities
Let’s therefore part from the most important and practical aspect….five things you should know about CBD and sport, five reasons why a sportsperson is able to benefit from the use of cannabidiol.
1 - CBD is much appreciated and utilised for its anti-inflammatory properties.
Nate Diaz, MMA champion, is a habitual consumer of CBD: at the end of a match he presented himself at a press conference vaping CBD, stating, in response to a specific question of the journalist, that “it helps the healing process, inflammations and all the rest. Therefore, I smoke before, after the match and during workouts”.
2 - The intake of CBD at the end of physical strain can help to optimise recovery of the organism
Just like a natural food supplement, it acts actively on the organism, modulating its responses through the action on the innate receptors of our endocannabinoid system.
This is why it can be very useful in favouring recovery, especially after tough workouts, long distance cycling races or half marathons, hence resulting useful for Runners and Cyclist as well.
3 – Sleep is the best of workouts!
For each sportsperson, in fact, sleeping well is essential, the quality of the workouts depends on the quality of sleep, a fact which can be applied in general to the everyday life of any human being.
The anxiolytic and myorelaxant qualities of cannabidiol help to distend and calm our nervous system, restoring, if taken regularly, our psychophysical balance.
4 - CBD has analgesic properties
For this reason it is indicated for people suffering from chronic pain or inflammatory disorders, caused for example by sports traumas, which are very frequent in disciplines such as rugby or American football.
5 - CBD, as well as sport itself, helps to soothe generalised anxiety states
The combination of these two aspects allows to obtain mental benefits as well as physical ones and is particularly effective.
As in all above mentioned cases, we are entering the field of subjectivity, related to various physical and psychological aspects with which CBD is metabolised and transformed by our organism.
At the beginning of the article we mentioned the connection which binds sports to cannabidiol.
It is an objective reality how the world of professionals is observing the anti-inflammatory, neuroprotectant and myorelaxant properties of CBD with growing interest, due to the fact that high-level athletes have started to actively support the battle aimed at the ever more conscious use of cannabis from the therapeutic point of view, in contrast to the mainstream opiates.
For example, the former quarterback Jake Plummer , along with other athletes, has become the spokesman of a battle in favour of medical marijuana for curing the severe injuries a vast majority of players have to cope with at the end of their careers and also his colleague Eugene Monroe, about whom we talked in this article, mentioning the neuroprotectant properties of cbd.
If, on the one hand, athletes are increasingly conscious, on the other, important signals are also coming from the regulatory and legal fields and from important regulatory bodies like the WADA, which recently removed CBD from the list of doping substances.
“Cannabidiol isn’t prohibited anymore”, a WADA document states, entitled Summary of major modifications and explanatory notes, 2018 Prohibited List.
The declaration of the agency contains very clear and stark specifications; “Synthetic cannabidiol is not a cannabimimetic; however, cannabidiol extracted from cannabis plants may contain also various concentrations of THC, which remains a prohibited substance”, is pointed out in the document.
As CBD is allowed but THC is not, the athletes hoping to be able to use the substance without failing a drug test, must make sure that they use CBD derived from hemp, or CBD which is completely separated from whichever traceable level of THC.
This is one of the main reasons why it is very important to turn to a secure, certified quality product.
Enecta, company operating on the market of Cannabis extracts for years now, strongly believes in the combination of sport and cannabis: besides the social and psychophysical values deriving from the involvement in individual and collective physical activities, promoted and supported by numerous initiatives the company is sponsoring and proposing, this relationship affected the decision to create an entry-level product with a lower percentage of CBD and a price accessible to everyone.
Premium Hemp Extract 3% is proposed at an absolutely competitive price with respect to the CBD extracts available on the market and is perfect for those who are trying to increase or reach a generalised level of wellbeing.
Premium Hemp Extract 3% is dedicated to all those who haven’t tried CBD yet and addresses a range of consumers wanting to use the product not specifically for therapeutic purposes, but to benefit from its contribution in the pursuit of a better psychophysical balance.
Hemp oil is in fact a vegetable source of Linoleic and alpha-Linolenic acids; its main fatty acids, Omega-6 and Omega-3, respectively.
When your diet is supplemented by the fatty acids Omega-6 and Omega-3 in the correct ratio of 3:1, numerous health benefits and a correct functioning of the various physiological processes are obtained, like the regulation of inflammatory processes.
Premium Hemp Extract supplies our body of a series of high quality nutrients and of an active principles focused on the activation of processes closely related to the everyday life of any athlete; a professional, an amateur or simply an individual training occasionally.