HOW DOES THE CBD ACT IN OUR BODY?
CBD can influence our own endocannabinoid system by influencing the CB1 (found in the brain and central nervous system and other tissues such as muscle) and CB2 (located in the peripheral organs associated with our immune system) receptors, as well as binding to other receptors such as vanilloids and serotonin.
Many of these mechanisms make CBD have multiple benefits for athletes, regardless of their experience, if you do intense training, using this cannabinoid as a daily supplement will help you in muscle recovery and promote its increase.
Although the main reasons for the use of CBD in athletes are usually its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.
HOW CAN THE CBD DEVELOP YOUR MUSCLES?
The main metabolic states for muscle formation are the anabolic state and the catabolic state. Anabolism is a synthetic reaction where energy is consumed that is related to muscle growth, and catabolism is a degrading reaction that releases energy, related to the breakdown of fats, carbohydrates and proteins.
Fat catabolisation is achieved by a slight calorie deficit and an increase in protein intake, although an excessive calorie deficit can lead to loss of muscle mass. In this sense, CBD helps to avoid excess catabolism, as well as maintaining muscle mass and preventing muscle loss, thanks to its protective action against catabolic states induced by hormones such as cortisol.
It should be added that hemp oil rich in CBD has an anti-inflammatory effect that helps to relieve muscle pain after training, not to mention promotes rest, which is vital for repairing body tissues and helps to increase motivation, concentration and mood before and after going to the gym.
This is possible because CBD interacts with the TRPV-1 receptor and adenosine receptors, which are responsible for inflammation, pain perception, blood flow and cardiovascular well-being. This is why CBD Oil can help before, during and after a workout.
IS HEMP OIL LEGAL FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPETITION?
It should be mentioned that each sporting discipline has its specific rules that vary between countries and regions, but in 2018 the World Anti-Doping Agency excluded CBD from its list of prohibited substances, so the consumption of CBD by athletes is making headway and its legalisation at a general level is becoming inevitable.
What are you waititng for to benefit from good training and recovery?