You may have heard about CBD in circulation, but how much do you really know about CBD for athletes?
What is it? Why use it? And what are the benefits? There are a lot of questions regarding this topic, and a lot you probably don’t know about. But that’s okay. In light of our new CBD partnership with IMPACT, we’re here today to explain and answer some of those questions.
As we said, there’s probably a lot you don’t know about, so let’s not waste any time. Here’s an insight into everything you need to know about CBD for athletes!
What is it?
Cannabidiol, or more commonly abbreviated as CBD, is a naturally occurring compound found in the cannabis plant and accounts for up to 40% of the plant’s extract. However, when people think of cannabis, they generally think of Marijuana and the psychoactive effects - otherwise known as getting ‘high’.
The difference with CBD is that it’s extracted from the Hemp plant, not the Marijuana plant, thus it does not contain these psychoactive properties, and won’t get you high. However, it does have amazing properties for wellness, nutrition and skincare.
What does it do?
There are different ways to consume CBD, the most popular being ingested. The different ways to consume CBD also have an effect on the benefits. For example, ingesting via a dropper or tablet allows the CBD to be absorbed fast and diffuse into the body and bloodstream. On the other hand, if applied to the skin, it can have significant benefits for the skin, muscles and joints.
It’s key to be aware that everyone will react differently, so it is advisable to ‘start low and go slow’. Finding the right dosage is important, and is dependent on factors such as reasons for taking CBD, body weight and height.
CBD is helping thousands of people around the globe to:
- Manage pain and inflammation
- Help cope with stress and anxiety
- Assist with muscular recovery and with better sleep
Why do we care?
Botthms is partnering with IMPACT CBD sports supplements.
“Formulated for success, designed by cannabis experts, and trusted by athletes”
For those who are serious about maintaining an active lifestyle, and to get their body moving, this is important.
Contrary to misconceptions, CBD is not used to get you high. It is rather used as a supplement to support the body through rigorous training while keeping it strong as well as promoting sleep which is critical for your body to recover.
It’s time to change the narrative on CBD and more specifically CBD for athletes. We’re proud to be a part of this partnership with IMPACT.