Sport and CBD: how to relieve muscle pain?
Athletes, whether amateurs or professionals, put a lot of strain on their bodies, particularly during competitions or intensive training. Muscle pain and cramps felt after exercise can limit an athlete's recovery process.
In this article, we will see how CBD, a natural molecule from the hemp plant, could prevent and relieve muscle cramps after a sports session.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol is a molecule naturally present in the hemp plant (cannabis sativa). Better known by the abbreviation “CBD”, it is the second most famous cannabinoid after THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).
Although these two substances are sometimes confused, it should be noted that THC is the psychotropic molecule in cannabis that causes "high" effects and dependence. THC is therefore considered dangerous for health, its consumption and marketing are prohibited in France.
CBD , unlike THC, is not considered dangerous for health. It has therapeutic properties that naturally calm stress, improve sleep and boost well-being.
How does CBD act on the body?
You should know that cannabidiol stimulates the endocannabinoid system, a vast network of receptors involved in the regulation of stress mechanisms and in the reduction of normal bodily reactions associated with them such as sleep disorders, concentration and memory problems, as well as managing mood and emotions.
Cannabidiol helps activate CB1 receptors, which have a direct action on the central nervous system, and CB2 receptors which promote pain reduction.
Conventional anti-inflammatory and analgesic medications are effective in relieving pain, however, they can pose long-term health risks such as high blood pressure, liver damage or digestive tract problems.
Cannabidiol would be a natural alternative to the latter. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects to calm muscle pain, without limiting the athlete's performance and causing addiction.
CBD and sport
According to a study by the World Health Organization, CBD is not a doping product or a narcotic, and presents no health risk.
In addition, top athletes are allowed to consume cannabidiol during competitions.
CBD can therefore be consumed by all athletes who wish, on the one hand, to improve their physical performance, and on the other hand, to relieve their pain.
Consume CBD before sport
By acting on the mind and concentration, cannabidiol could help you perform better during physical efforts. It would also reduce stress and the feeling of “a lump in the stomach” for high-level athletes during a competition.
Consume CBD after sport
After a sports session, CBD could relieve pain, inflammation, cramps and muscle spasms. In addition, cannabidiol helps you recover faster and without the risk of dependence unlike THC.
How to consume CBD to relieve muscle pain?
Currently, there is a wide variety of cannabidiol-based products available for purchase online, in pharmacies or in specialized stores (such as CBD shops). To comply with regulations, these cannabidiol products cannot contain more than 0.2% THC.
Cannabidiol is consumed in the form of infusions, resins, oils, e-liquids or in more fun forms such as lozenges, gummies or chocolate. There are also CBD cosmetic products to relieve, for example, skin problems and inflammations.
For an athlete who wants to improve their joint comfort and muscle relaxation, CBD oil is the ideal product. Indeed, CBD oil is easy to use and guarantees excellent bioavailability. Placing a few drops of oil directly under the tongue, a place rich in blood vessels, allows the cannabidiol molecule to be distributed directly to the blood circulation and the receptors of the endocannabinoid system. By consuming CBD oil this way, the calming effects of cannabidiol are felt in just a few minutes.
Délicure CBD Sport & Repair oil
Délicure offers “Sport & Repair” organic CBD oil , a product specially designed to help relieve muscle and joint discomfort caused by sporting activity.
This CBD oil is made in France with excellent quality active ingredients and contains no trace of THC (the cannabis molecule with high effects).
What is the composition of CBD Sport & Repair oil?
In addition to CBD, this product contains noble laurel, which has relaxing and relaxing properties, as well as peppermint essential oil, known for its pain-relieving properties. This essential oil is particularly appreciated for improving well-being naturally.
How to use CBD Sport & Repair oil?
CBD pain oil is used to prevent muscle discomfort, before a sports session, or after training to promote better muscle recovery.
The most common and effective method of consuming this organic CBD oil is to place the drops under the tongue and wait about sixty seconds before swallowing.
If cannabidiol is bitter, the oil drops can be added to a drink or dish.
What are the contraindications of CBD Sport & Repair oil?
This CBD product is reserved for adults. However, pregnant or breastfeeding women and people under medical treatment are recommended to consult a healthcare professional before consuming CBD oil for pain.