CBD for Athletes
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabinoid naturally found in Cannabis sativa plants. Unlike THC, CBD does not have psychoactive effects. CBD and the other non-intoxicating cannabinoids found in broad spectrum CBD oils are believed to have potential health benefits, and many people use CBD products in daily life.
The endocannabinoid system in the human body contains a series of receptors that assist with the body’s regulation of pain, mood, immune function, inflammation, memory, stress responses and other physical and mental functions. At Hózhó, we only use premium THC-free CBD extracted from the highest quality hemp plants grown in our home state of Colorado.
Whether it is from balms, softgels, gummies, or tinctures, CBD is now used by a large number of athletes in a wide variety of sports. While marijuana is mainly used for recreational and medical purposes, hemp and hemp-derived products are often found as an ingredient in dietary supplements, skin products, clothing, and even in building materials.
Athletes and CBD
Athletes who push themselves hard in training know that progress is often accompanied by physical setbacks. Athletes are no strangers to using vitamins and other supplements to assist with performance and recovery. Pushing too hard or overtraining may result in a lengthy recovery period. It is important you give your body the best opportunity to recover so that you are ready for the next workout and not sidelined by injury or other ailments.
CBD is one of the newest and most highly sought after items in a rapidly growing athletic market. Understandably, there is still a lot of research that needs to be done before we know entirely what to expect from CBD in terms of short- and long-term benefits and side effects. While more and more medical research is being published regarding the effects of CBD, much of the information on the internet remains anecdotal and should be viewed with caution.
Cannabidiol has been suggested as a possible alternative to opioids and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that have been linked to long-term negative side effects on health. Many regulatory agencies are also beginning to recognize the widespread use of CBD by athletes. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) removed CBD from their list of prohibited substances in 2018, opening the doors for millions of athletes to legally use CBD. It should be noted that both THC and synthetic cannabinoids remain prohibited in competition.
Whether you play golf on the weekends, pickup basketball with friends, compete in races, or just like taking the dog for a walk – we have a CBD product for you.
You should always consult with your physician before using CBD products, or if you experience any adverse reaction with its use.
At Hózhó, we strive to provide high-quality CBD products so that our customers can experience the naturally occurring benefits of hemp. The hemp used for our extracts is grown in Colorado and regularly tested by the Colorado Department of Agriculture to ensure that it maintains less than 0.3% THC.
Once the hemp is harvested, we get to work making our full-spectrum phytocannabinoid-rich (PCR) hemp oil. During this part of the process, we use a chromatographic purification system that removes any remaining THC in the product while maintaining levels of other naturally occurring cannabinoids.
Our team stands by the products we sell. At Hózhó, we are committed to selling the highest-quality CBD products available so that you can be confident when you choose to use hemp extracts. Shop our products today, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
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