Homemade CBD Gummies for Athletic People

Posted on August 1st 2018

It’s hard to keep up an exercise regimen when you're dealing with pain; we're all held back by suffering from injuries or age or a chronic condition at some point. But marijuana could be the key to dampening that pain enough that we can take reasonable steps to get moving again. The secret is CBD, or cannabidiol, one of the significant cannabinoids found in cannabis. In addition to relieving inflammation, CBD can do a lot for an athletic person even if they don't typically use marijuana otherwise.

Of the 85 known molecules found in cannabis, cannabidiol and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are present in the highest concentrations, making them the most widely studied. After prohibition, growers worked to max out the THC available in the plant, which also maximized its cerebral effects, and CBD concentrations grew less and less. 

Current studies show that CBD works with THC to counter some of the psychoactivity of the drug and contributes significantly to the plant's medical and therapeutic applications. Like THC, CBD can be extracted from the flowers and leaves and used as a concentrate for those treating epilepsy, mood disorders, and even athletes who want to recover faster from training and competition. Yes, that's right, even athletes are doing it. In fact, the World Anti-Doping Agency will be lifting their ban on CBD (not THC, however) in the new year. 


Cannabis Edibles for Sports Recovery Require the Full Plant

When making gummy edibles for sports recovery, experts agree that you should use the whole plant if possible. Both THC and CBD have overlapping properties that regulate and enhance each other, Sulak says. For example, CBD counteracts the effect of THC, reducing the risk of unwanted side effects, like anxiety. Through different routes, both cannabinoids can also relax you, reduce stress (when you don't go overboard), and relieve pain. You'll get some anti-inflammatory effect from CBD, and you'll get another one from THC. There are over one hundred other cannabinoids in marijuana that also contribute to these effects.

It's the difference between eating a whole carrot and just a carotenoid tablet. It's not going to work the same as the entire carrot, which has other nutrients. Ideally, we want to make use of the entire plant.


What Are the Benefits of Homemade CBD Gummies?

Cannabis is an analgesic, helping to alleviate pain during and after exercise. It does this because it is a potent anti-inflammatory agent, inducing apoptosis, repression of cell reproduction, suppression of cytokine generation, and induction of T-regulatory cells. Homemade CBD gummies can help an active person relax and sleep more soundly, an essential aspect of muscles grow and recover. CBD gummies, when taken after a workout or competition are more efficient than older medications.

CBD-rich cannabis encourages the body to remain in a state of homeostasis despite what's going on in the environment around it, so beyond getting the dosage right, it helps to pay attention to breathing and relaxing into a calm state.

Use CBD gummies instead of the THC-rich kind, and you have less to worry about, including worry itself. 

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