CBD FOR FITNESS
It is no surprise to hear that exercise puts a lot of stress on our bodies, to both positive and negative effect. Training stress leads to adaptation and increased performance (such as being able to run further or lift heavier weight) but physical trauma and prolonged wear and tear can also lead to injuries and pain. Some athletes are turning to CBD in the search for alternative pain relief and effective sports recovery, but how can it help?
THE BEST CBD PRODUCTS TO HELP WITH FITNESS
Here at CBDSupermarket we have lots of great CBD products which can aid with fitness and recovery. All of our products are available for Wholesale CBD purchase, so you can save when you buy in large quantities! There are several products geared towards CBD for fitness and each has their own unique selling points. If you’re a fitness brand or enthusiast looking to explore CBD, why not view our range of White Label CBD Topicals and Creams
In the days following a particularly intense workout, you may find that your muscles are particularly painful/cramping – this is known as DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) and can last up to five days. Although this is unfortunately a relatively unavoidable side effect of your fitness regime, there are ways in which you can alleviate your symptoms. Many people find relief in products such as CBD muscle balms and CBD pain creams, which can help reduce the pain you experience during DOMS.
At CBDSupermarket we sell many CBD topicals which includes products such as our award-winning, best selling Deep Relief Cream, a 1000mg CBD cream, and our Max Strength CBD Muscle Balm for fast acting and long lasting relief. Formulated to help those burnt out muscles after an intense day, our CBD tiger muscle balms are our best selling product for people looking for relief from DOMS or as an everyday product to aid their fitness regime and recovery. Our entire HempWell Pain Relief range is available both as Wholesale CBD and as White Label CBD Products, so you can build your very own CBD pain and fitness brand. If you’re looking for a lower barrier to entry for CBD for fitness, or perhaps have an existing circle or network you think could benefit from CBD, why not try CBD Dropshipping on these to make the process even easier! You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or using the chat box at the bottom right of your screen for any specific queries you may have, we are happy to help.
CAN I SELL YOUR CBD PRODUCTS FOR FITNESS?
Yes! We offer a wide range of CBD products which can aid in pain relief, not only in our CBD shop, but also in our Bulk CBD and Wholesale CBD ranges. We also offer white label services to anyone looking to purchase our products and market them under their own brand; if you would like more information on this, please email email@example.com, or you can chat to us in the chat box at the bottom right of your screen where we would be happy to answer any of your queries about our products and services. You can check out our range of White Label CBD Services here.
Not only do we offer white label, wholesale, and bulk CBD, but we also offer services such as CBD Dropshipping should you require this. CBD Pain Creams are a great addition to any CBD brand line up, and provide your customers with an effective CBD product for topical pain relief. All of our CBD pain creams and balms use natural ingredients such as eucalyptus, which provide all sorts of benefits.
If you would like to create your own oils, we also offer CBD Isolate and CBD Distillate in bulk, which you can purchase from us to begin creating your own products! We offer both CO2 extracted and cold-pressed CBD, so the choice is all yours as to how you want your CBD. You won’t need to look any further for great CBD products for pain relief.
WHAT IS CBD?
CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is a chemical compound naturally occurring in the hemp plant, Cannabis Sativa. It can be taken orally (as a tablet, capsule or gummy), sublingually (under the tongue as a tincture) or topically (applied to the skin as a cream) to deliver a wide range of benefits.
CBD or Cannabidiol is legal in the UK, provided it comes from an industrial hemp strain that is EU approved and contains no THC, but you need to make sure you are getting it from a trusted source. Hemp Well organic CBD comes from EU certified hemp grown at our own farm, processed and lab tested to make sure it is pure and contains accurate dosages. We control the process from seed to shelf so that you can be confident you are getting a high quality, fully traceable product.
The human body contains a complex network of neurotransmitters and cannabinoid receptors known as the endocannabinoid receptor system (ECS). Research suggests that cannabinoids and the ECS may play a role in many bodily processes including anxiety, stress and mood.
WHAT ARE THE POTENTIAL BENEFITS TO ATHLETES?
There is limited evidence from human studies to support the benefits of CBD oil, due to restrictions on the use of and research on cannabis. Fortunately, science is now rapidly trying to catch up and there are more than 30 clinical trials currently being conducted in Europe.
Relieve pain. Anyone who regularly exercises has probably needed some pain relief, whether due to injury or for training-based soreness. Both preclinical and clinical studies have indicated a potential benefit of CBD use in chronic pain (Source). Existing over-the-counter pain relievers known as Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs – NSAIDs (ibuprofen being one example) can sometimes be dangerous to athletes, (particularly ultra-distance athletes) as there is increased risk of gastric trauma, especially if taken as a prophylactic. This can range from relatively benign dyspepsia, to potentially life-threatening events such as upper GI bleeding. Source. It is unsurprising that athletes are looking for alternative treatments.
Anti-inflammatory. It is well known that Cannabinoids are potent anti-inflammatory agents (Source) and therefore could provide benefits to athletes to help relieve inflammation, swelling and pain, especially those recovering from injury. With both pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties, is it possible that CBD could therefore provide a safer alternative to NSAIDs for some athletes?
Aids sleep. Athletes know how crucial it is to get enough rest in order to aid recovery, sleep is when bodies repair themselves. If you are pushing your body in training then it’s likely you will need more, better quality sleep. Health Harvard website writes: ‘studies suggest that CBD may help with both falling asleep and staying asleep’ (Source) which could benefit athletes recovery.
Is it legal for athletes? What about drug testing? CBD is available as “broad spectrum” or “isolate”. Broad spectrum CBD products contain CBD and other compounds found in the original plant, which could potentially include trace amounts of THC. If the CBD was derived from EU certified industrial hemp (such as our Cannabis Sativa plants), the THC content of the original plant is legally required to be less than 0.3%. Some people prefer the broad spectrum products because of a reported “entourage effect” of all of the cannabinoids together. CBD isolate products should only contain CBD without any other cannabinoids. From an anti-doping standpoint, CBD isolate produced from hemp would be the best choice for anyone undergoing zero-tolerance drug testing.
Although it is not a banned substance for athletes in or out of competition, the potential risk for athletes is if the product you buy doesn’t contain what it says on the label. For example, if a product contained significant amount of THC, there would be a risk of committing a doping violation if drug tested. It is your responsibility to do your research and choose a reputable brand with lab analysis of their products readily available.
FAQs: CBD for Fitness
CBD is safe and shouldn’t interfere with a workout. That being said, at very high doses some report CBD causing drowsiness, so it would be advised to take a lower dose before, or save a higher dose for after. The FSA recommends a maximum daily dosage of 70mg.
While there is no evidence yet to suggest CBD supports muscle growth, its anti-inflammatory properties make it an effective option for post-workout muscle recovery.
If you’re looking for targeted muscle or joint relief, a topical cream would be a good choice. These are absorbed by the skin to deliver the CBD to the targeted area. However, CBD oil drops are great supplement to a diet as they can easily be added to shakes or smoothies, or taken directly. Our CBD oils use MCT oil as a carrier, which are easily absorbed by the body and have only 7 calories per ml of heart-health fats.
CBD is legal in the UK. UK regulations state that CBD oil is legal so long as it contains no THC. Our CBD is regularly checked by third party labs to make sure our products are safe and legal. These reports are always available to view on our website, and we’re proud to be one of the first companies to have their products listed on the FSA’s new approved CBD products list. When you buy CBD from HempWell, you can rest assured that you’re receiving high quality, ethical CBD products.
CBD is completely safe. Our CBD isolate has a guaranteed purity of at least 99.9%. We extract our CBD from hemp we grow ourselves, so we know exactly what it’s made of! We regularly have our oils tested by third-party labs to make sure there’s quality in every bottle.
Consult your doctor if you’re thinking of taking CBD while on medication.
CBD has short and long term effects. In the short term, depending on how you choose to take CBD, you will begin to feel effects from anywhere between 10 minutes and 2 hours. However, CBD can also have a longer term effect on you and your body. As you continue to take CBD, some will stay in your body, and slowly build up to further help your endocannabinoid system. As a rule of thumb, we recommend that you use CBD consistently for at least 2 weeks to begin to see the full effects of our products.