CBD Wellness Solutions for Active People
To someone who’s only vaguely familiar with cannatherapy products like CBD and other Hemp products, it may seem like a bit of an oxymoron to pair CBD with athletics. After all, how is a product that’s commonly pictured to make people lazy intended to help athletes perform? As it turns out, CBD is perfectly suited to help athletes achieve their best.
Let’s start by dispelling the notion that cannabis products are only used by people who want to stay in the house and watch mindless television while consuming copious snacks. While that may be commonplace in movies and media, we find that’s often not the case in practice. Yes, some cannabis products can surely be calming, but they won’t magically transform highly active people into couch potatoes. Instead, cannatherapy products can be used as a wellness tool by athletes to bring out the best in their activity and facilitate the wellness they need. Intrigued? We thought you’d be. Let’s uncover more about exactly what CBD products can do for athletes.
Is CBD Good for Athletes?
The basic qualities of CBD make it a great choice for a wellness product tailored to athletes. The strains of athletics can push one’s body to its limits, so when it comes time to rest, you’ll want to ensure you’re giving your body its very best chance at truly being at ease. We’re believers in CBD’s ability to calm the mind and body; try it yourself and see if it’ll put forth the change you’ve been looking for.
What CBD Does in an Athlete’s Body
To understand the benefits of CBD for athletes, we first need to understand what it does. We have previously discussed the science behind what CBD actually does, but in short: CBD interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system, a system that’s responsible for (among many other things) cognition, pain, motor control, sleep, cardiovascular functions, and even immune system functions. Having a role with a system that covers such a wide breadth of bodily functions and feelings, CBD can have a great positive impact on an athlete’s most valuable assets: their body and their mind.
What Are the Benefits of CBD For Athletes?
CBD can be found to be a common answer for athletes in search of rest, relaxation, relief, and also focus & stimulation, and by our approximation, that covers just about all athletes. To get the most out of your practice, you’ll need to take your rest seriously, and we suggest CBD as an approach to achieve both. Whether you have a difficult time coming down after some rigorous activity or you find yourself getting exceedingly anxious with anticipation of your next activity, CBD can have a place in your routine. That’s not even to mention the fact that CBD is a natural and holistic means by which people can embark upon their journey to wellness. However, much like talk won’t win a game, CBD is something you’ll have to experience to truly understand. Give it a fair shake with the high-quality hemp products from ZAR.
Will CBD Show Up on an Athletics Drug Test?
Drug tests are common in competitive athletics as a way to ensure there is a fair, level playing field for all of the contestants. So, naturally, one might have the concern that CBD would show up on a drug test. CBD alone will not show up on a drug test, as the drug tests look for a metabolite of THC (a cannabinoid responsible for psychoactive effects). Now, it’s worth noting that many CBD products contain small quantities of THC along with other cannabinoids; those would be full-spectrum CBD products. The only CBD products that will not show on a drug test are broad-spectrum and isolate CBD products. Especially if you may face drug tests, you’ll want to be certain your CBD provider has a high-quality product without THC contamination. To give our customers peace of mind, we have our products vetted through third-party lab testing so you can see exactly what’s in the products you’re consuming. For confidence in your CBD, look no further than ZAR.
How to Choose the Right CBD Product as an Athlete
When looking for a product to help you perform as an athlete, you’ll first need to narrow down exactly what you’re looking to get from that product. If you want something to help smooth over your rest periods, CBD may be something you’ll want to consider. It can also be a comely contender if you’re looking for something to keep your head in the game. Let’s explore some of the use cases of CBD for athletes.
Supercharge Your Rest Periods
As hard as you train, you’ll have to match that dedication when it comes to giving your body the time it needs to mend and recharge. If you’re anything like the other high-achieving athletes out there, it would be no surprise if getting rest doesn’t come easy to you. Not to worry, CBD can help. Try a long-lasting edible CBD and see for yourself what it can do to magnify your break time.
Take a Mental Break
The demands of athletics can be equally tasking on the mind as they are on the body. Where strategy is equally as important as physical prowess, you’ll want the ability to rest your mind just as you would rest your body. That’s something we believe hemp products are great at achieving. Our selection of products curated for your relaxation is something you won’t want to miss out on, especially a convenient disposable to quickly kickstart your mental time off.
Enhance Your Focus
Conversely from using CBD to distance yourself from the intensity of your athletics, you might also like to try using CBD to supplement your focus when you’re in the thick of it. Our hemp products crafted with focus in mind are a great option in this case, with our gummies giving you effects long enough to last through almost any physical activity.
Ease Your Soreness
Feeling soreness after rigorous physical activity is quite normal, but it doesn’t have to be as unpleasant as you’ve often felt. Thanks to the endocannabinoid system’s tie to the perception of pain, CBD can do wonders to provide powerful relief. Any of our products positioned for relief would be a great choice; breathables and tinctures would provide the most immediate relief while edibles will offer the longest-lasting relief.
Athlete In Action: Jermichael Finley’s Roll-on
While we’ll happily speak to the incredible power of CBD and cannatherapy as a whole all day long, don’t just listen to us. Take, for example, our partner Jermichael Finley. For those unfamiliar with his career, Jermichael played in the NFL as a tight end, helping the Packers along the way to a Superbowl championship. Regardless of the NFL team you call your own, there’s no denying the athleticism that’s demanded from the players by the sport.
Recognizing the power of CBD, Jermichael has teamed up with us at ZAR to roll out a custom 2000mg roll-on topical CBD, designed to support muscle recovery and calm the discomfort that follows many athletic activities. Its convenient form factor fits in with busy lifestyles and is packed full of powerful cannabinoids, including CBD and CBG. This roll-on also makes use of menthol, capsicum, chamomile, and camphor to appease tired muscles with a multi-faceted approach. Serious performances on the field, court, or wherever your sport takes you require a serious approach to relief, and this roll-on broad-spectrum CBD topical is a great way to help facilitate reposeful wellness.
ZAR: The Trusted Experts for CBD in Sports
We at ZAR are eager to be a resource to help you along your journey to wellness. Whether you’re an athlete yourself or you’re simply yearning to learn from the best, trust the professionals at ZAR to set you up right with a customized cannatherapy plan. Browse our online store or one of our locations to see our wide selection of high-quality hemp products, or get in touch with us with a free consultation to discover the best products for your needs. No matter what your experience with hemp products may be, ZAR is ready to bring you to the next level.