Not all workouts are created equally. Inflammation, pain due to arthritis or sports injuries. and an inability to focus can all hinder our best intentions to maintain a healthier and fitter version of ourselves.
There’s a solution though. Cannabidiol (CBD) and THC, in the right measures and balance can make a real difference in the effort you make during your exercise routine, and in the short-term and long-term after-effects too.
“CBD and THC, when combined, provide a symbiosis that can be extremely useful to athletes,” says Dr. Joseph Cohen, medical director for Holos Health and Journey 2 Life. “Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that has significant therapeutic value, and should be considered part of your daily supplementation,” he adds. Dr. Cohen recommends using a wellness supplement and exercise-enhancer, which will help improve performance and recovery, without leaving you feeling impaired or “high”.
Avoid The Swell
Since CBD is known to be a powerful anti-inflammatory, joint pain and swelling are significantly reduced, minimizing all the aching and unwanted aesthetic that comes with swollen joints. It’s one thing pushing your muscle strength to the limits, but when arthritis makes you feel like your feet are on fire…well that’s not what we mean by “feel the burn”.
Always listen to your body, and if it’s telling you there’s something wrong, then stop and assess. Most of us, however, often feel just the pain of the effort which we want to power through, but it’s a Friday and we’re tired, or we didn’t sleep well last night, or maybe we just had a bad day and can’t seem to muster the character to suck it up. CBD is a pain reliever, meaning you can push through your workout further, without the aches and pains that otherwise undermine your routine. A better workout equals a healthier you.
How many times have you put off a workout because you’re still recovering from the workout you did three days before? CBD is used as an anti-spasm medicine and may, actually, reduce recovery needed after workouts, and following sports-related injuries. The faster you bounce back, the quicker you can get back on the treadmill.
THC, on the other hand, can increase focus, enhancing your workout experience by allowing you to hone in on specific workout goals. No more huffing, puffing and fading. Focus better on your goals , assess your progress more clearly and make the most effective use of your time.
Remember To Breathe
THC may also open airways to provide increased oxygen flow, reducing bronchoconstriction and improving distillation of bronchioles. That means increasing oxygen flow to your lungs so you’re not stopping and starting to catch your breath.
The great news is that these days we can enjoy the health benefits of CBD and THC in protein shakes, cold-pressed juices, sports drinks, yogurt, sweet potatoes, soups and more – without altering taste or texture.
We found the recently launched, Ripple Relief 20:1 to be a good example of a wellness supplement that contains none of those unpleasant oil slicks or unwelcome “grassy” flavor. Currently it’s only available in in Colorado (across 50 dispensaries, with additional dispensaries being added daily), and we hope other legalized parts of the country can buy it soon. Ripple Relief 20:1 is a blend of 10mg CBD isolate and 0.5mg THC distillate.
It’s available in packages of 10 packets, with an MSRP of $24. Here are a list of outlets where it’s currently offered for purchase.