CBD is a compound extracted from the marijuana plant. CBD oil is a type of cannabinoid, which are chemicals present in the cannabis plant. Cannabidiol has several anti-inflammatory and painkilling properties. It is also used to treat anxiety and stimulate the appetite.
CBD oil has no psychoactive effects, which means it doesn’t cause intoxication.
CBD oil is made by mixing Cannabidiol with an inert carrier oil such as coconut oil or hemp seed oil. Bottled CBD oil is called a tincture, it is sold in several concentrations. CBD is also available in the form of capsules, gummies and under the tongue sprays.
Studies have shown that CBD oil can actually improve an athlete’s performance. Here are the potential benefits of using CBD oil:
- Reduces Inflammation
CBD oil can help athletes reduce pain and inflammation of joints. CBD contains a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that helps ease inflammation. That goes for both chronic and acute inflammation.
- Treats Pain And Soreness
Cannabis not only has anti-inflammatory properties, but it is also known to alleviate pain. CBD oil can be used to treat all types of pains either chronic or acute pains caused by muscle spasms.
- Good For Muscle Spasms
Studies have shown that regular use of CBD oil reduces the intensity of the pain caused by muscle spasms. It also relieves pains and inflammation caused by muscle spasms.
- Improved Sleep
Cannabidiol oil improves the quality of a person’s sleep. For athletes, sleep is even more important than a normal person. Athletes are constantly learning new skills and techniques and sleep helps with the formation of new memories and helps retain information better. Other than that, during sleep, our body repairs itself and allows us to be fit and ready for the next day.
- Helps With Anxiety
CBD oil also alleviates anxiety and its symptoms and helps athletes have clear headspace. This will allow them to have a better mental acuity and improve their decision-making ability.
- Improved Immunity
CBD oil can also be used as an immunity booster. It can help athletes with immunity killing problems like anxiety, inflammation, difficulty in sleeping and stress.