CBD and biking
CBD (cannabinoid) is one of many components found naturally in the hemp plant.
It is also produced naturally in the human body. CBD helps the body’s endocannabinoid system stay balanced and natural chemicals working as they should. This is called homeostasis, a term used to describe the process of maintaining internal balance in an ever-changing external environment. Homeostasis refers to a multitude of processes that ultimately keep our bodies functioning properly.
As an athlete you apply greater stress to your body than your endocannabinoid is designed to manage. Adding CBD oil supplements seems to help this system and the activity of neurotransmitters for athletes to maintain homeostasis.
The significant and important benefits include muscle relief, improving sleep quality, anti-inflammation, and aiding recovery.
Soothing and relaxing, it is being used in many sports including cycling to relieve muscle aches and help recovery.
Ultra-trailer Avery Collins and professional cyclist Teal Stetson-Lee are now choosing CBD instead of ibuprofen to relieve muscle discomfort from exercising. CBD is a natural anti-inflammatory that can be used after sport for relief of cramps and aches and promote recovery of cyclists. Unlike other drug products, CBD has few side effects and there is no risk of overdose. It can also be used before exercise or on a regular basis to help with anxiety problems and regulate sleep. This means more energy and focus after good sleep and good muscle recovery.
Jamie Vince was a world-class athlete who accomplished huge sporting achievements, winning many professional BMX cycling races as well as British BMX cycling championships.
As a professional cyclist, discomfort and recovery is something he has always had to face or find a treatment for.
Cycling is a way of life for Jamie living in the mountains of Chamonix. Since his discovery and use of CBD, endurance has become far more enjoyable and bearable. In the height of his career CBD was not available and certainly not a product of choice for athletes.
So, since CBD supplements have become a popular and a recognized product he has carefully worked with CBD Studios. We have developed high quality hemp products to help with muscle relief, fatigue, anxiety and all round wellness.
Nick Morgan, the founder of UK-based sports nutrition consultancy, Sports Integrated, noted: “Recovery is a very holistic need, but CBD seems to be locked into the pain and soreness and relaxant effect.”