CBD for Athletes
Building muscle and improving protein synthesis
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a cannabis compound that has many health benefits but does not make people feel “high”. Athletes and fitness enthusiasts are starting to incorporate CBD supplements into their daily routine.
In regards to fitness, it helps with muscle growth, quality sleep, and recovery.
CBD aids in muscle building and recovery by regulating homeostasis in the human body. It has anti-catabolic properties that regulate cortisol levels which leads to an increase in muscle growth and protein synthesis.
Reducing catabolic hormones
Hormones, known as catabolic hormones, cause a breakdown of muscle tissue. Cortisol is the hormone that is the culprit of breaking down muscle tissue because it reduces protein synthesis actively prevents tissue growth. Cortisol can have a negative impact on muscles, but it does provide some important benefits. Cortisol helps the liver remove toxins from the body, and help regulate blood sugar levels in the immune system. So at natural levels, cortisol is beneficial which is why CBD comes into play. CBD can help maintain a healthy cortisol balance. Cortisol levels fluctuate throughout the day, and they’re typically at their highest when stressed. High intensity workouts cause a lot of physical stress which increases the cortisol levels. The high amount of catabolic hormone can cause high blood pressure and eat up muscle tissue which negates the purpose of working out and building muscle. Heightened cortisol limits muscle growth and reduces protein synthesis. CBD promotes muscle growth by interfering with cortisol secretion in the human body.
The key to muscle building is to keep your cortisol levels balanced before and during a workout. Drinking pre-workout or taking a caffeine supplement can spike your cortisol levels before a workout.
CBD is caffeine free, and a natural supplement that can help people build more muscle by slowing down the breakdown of muscle. When you work out, you put stress on your body to encourage it to grow. By breaking down muscle fibers, you allow them to grow back, stronger and faster than they were before
Unlike many pharmaceutical drugs, CBD has a versatile list of benefits and can treat or alleviate the symptoms of a variety of ailments. Also unlike pharmaceuticals, it doesn’t come with an extensive repertoire of severe side effects nor a high risk for abuse and addiction. Certain prescription drugs can cause hallucinations, weight gain, sexual dysfunction, birth defects, and tendon ruptures.
In fact, CBD oil is thought to be one of the best anti-inflammatory supplements on the market today since it allows muscles to heal and get much stronger than traditional products. CBD is also thought to help people sleep better at night which is the right time for muscles to recover.
Most people don’t see any side effects when they used CBD oil for pain management and if they do, it’s mostly just an upset stomach, changes in appetite, or drowsiness. It may just depend on how they consume CBD tinctures for pain in general. For example, certain people may find more success with CBD oil drops than they do with soothing relief cream.
One of the main reasons that using CBD for pain relief is so effective is that our body is particularly receptive to this compound. Our bodies have something called an endocannabinoid system, or ECS, which plays a vital role in regulating our pain levels. When we ingest CBD tinctures for pain, those external compounds manipulate the ECS and reduce pain, decrease inflammation, promote homeostasis. Some of the most impressive benefits of using CBD for pain include its properties of anxiety relief, anti-seizure, neuroprotective, and cancer treatment.
Taking CBD oil does not put you at risk of failing a drug test because it does not contain sufficient THC to trigger a “hot” urinalysis. Feel free to ask for Kula’s COA’s testing documentation to be assured that THC amounts are under the 0.3% amount that is legally allowable.
Water Soluble Nano
Nano CBD extraction process removes the terpenes to leader a purer CBD. For this reason Nano water soluble CBD can be up 10 times more effective than non-nano because your body is able to absorb almost 100% of the cannabinoids into your system.