Cannabidiol, also known as CBD oil, has been all the rave around the gym after many are experiencing better recovery times and overall well-being.
CBD oil is a non-psychoactive property that is found in cannabis plants and contains less than 0.3% THC (the part of cannabis responsible for causing a “high”). High quality CBD oil is made from the flowers of the hemp plant which contain a higher concentration of CBD. The hemp plant needs to be harvested while the flowers are still small which means it requires a large quantity of plants material to produce a small amount of oil. This is typically why CDB oil is more on the expensive end.
CBD interacts with the body through the endogenous cannabinoid system (ECS) that is responsible for regulating the body’s normal homeostasis. This system maintains a healthy mood, sleep habits, appetite, and pain response. By taking CBD supplement you can enhance your body’s ability to maintain that homeostasis state and manage both physical and emotional stresses.
Just to be clear, hemp and marijuana is not the same thing. They both contain cannabis and work with the EDC system in the body but marijuana has a higher THC concentration whereas hemp has a higher concentration of CBD.
The benefits of CBD oil ranges for each person depending on how your body reacts to CBD. Pain and inflammation seem to be the most talked about benefits for active individuals. Cannabis is a natural analgesic and an anti-inflammatory agent so instead of reaching for OTC painkillers to mask the pain CDB is known to help relieve pain and also speed up the recovery time (depending on the severity of the injury).
CBD oil is also said to work great for curbing your appetite. Unlike THC, CBD does not give you the “munchies” and can actually help you control your weight through less consumption. CBD can slow your appetite and can help you feel fuller for longer.
CBD oil may not be for everyone so as with any supplement be sure to consult your health care physician before trying a new product. Bring in this article to either location for a free 3-day VIP pass. Must be 13 years or older with a local ID. *Other restrictions may apply.