Irish athletes from various sporting backgrounds have started to use CBD Oil to boost overall athletic performance and productivity. At Dr. Hemp Me we have many customers who are taking CBD to improve athletic performance. For this reason, we felt compelled to write a blog on the subject. The body of an athlete is generally subjected to high-impact, injury, wear and tear, and muscle fatigue during and after an athletic performance. I myself have played hurling and football all my life and dealing with inflammation and muscle fatigue after games have always been an annoying issue of mine.
Before we go any further, I must stress that not all CBD products are created equal. It is up to the consumer to research which CBD oil is best for them. While researching make sure you only buy CBD Oil that can be backed up by lab tests or certificates of analysis. If the CBD distributor refuses to provide lab tests than this is undoubtedly a red flag. To view Dr. Hemp Me’s lab tests, please click on the link.
Secondly, make sure that your CBD Oil is full spectrum/whole plant. This basically means that the whole plant is used. CBD is not the only cannabinoid found in our oil, but it is the most prominent one out of hundreds that is in the oil in trace amounts. Cannabinoids and terpenes all work together in what is known as the entourage effect.
Dr. Hemp Me’s Full Spectrum CBD drops, vapes and balms only contain trace amounts of THC (the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana) making it loud and clear that they are entirely legal in Ireland. CBD with only trace amounts of THC will not get you high, making them the top-choice for Irish consumers.
Here are some of the benefits of using CBD oil for athletes.
Benefits of CBD for Athletic Performance
CBD Helps Reduce Inflammation and Muscle Pain
Every athlete’s dream is to be able to train every single day without injury, soreness, and stiffness. To be able to play a 90-minute football game one day and play a 60-minute hurling game the next day at peak physical performance without any soreness or stiffness is not possible for most athletes. CBD, when taken daily, can help with reducing inflammation during and after heavy training sessions and games. We have many customers taking CBD Oil for this reason with amazing results. CBD balm form is a good option here as the lotion is applied directly to the area that is inflamed. CBD drops taken orally is also a good solution, although we do recommend our stronger oils (10% & 20%) only for pain and inflammation reasons.
How CBD Helps Reduce Game-Day Anxiety
Feeling nervous before a big game or performance is a basic human feeling that needs to be preserved and captivated. CBD Oil can help provide relief from performance anxiety. If performance anxiety is not controlled, it can leave the athlete mentally sluggish and certainly not in the right frame of mind to perform to the best of there ability.
I have certainly suffered from performance anxiety throughout my own sporting career by putting too much pressure on myself before games. CBD can help calm the mind from irrational thoughts which in turn will allow you to the focus more positively on the game. To maximize results, a good trick is to take a few drops of CBD Oil and meditate. Vaping CBD provides the fastest absorption rate so it is a good option here. For anxiety our lower strength oils (3% & 5%) and vape oils are perfect. Click on the link to read our blog on CBD and meditating.
For more information on how CBD can help athletic performance, please contact Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org
The bold claims of medical and health benefits resulting from the use of our products made by Dr. Hemp Me are not guaranteed. Any statements made have not been evaluated by any national regulatory agency.