CBD... Am I Using It ?!
There has been a lot of talk in the professional athletic world lately about CBD and it's benefits to professional athletes of all kinds. Today on the blog I want to dedicate a full post to CBD and how it has not only benefited me as a professional athlete, but as a person.
First let me say that it can be beneficial to pretty much everyone out there, not JUST those of us who live active lifestyles. Things come up in our everyday lives including anxiety, stress, aches and pains that we want to have some assistance with, and CBD can be a total game changer! BUT do your research first. Find a company that uses organic, all natural CBD and ingredients in their added supplements. Quality IS key!
What is CBD?
Straight from Health.com:
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a chemical compound from the Cannabis sativa plant, which is also known as marijuana or hemp, according to the US National Library of Medicine.
It's a naturally occurring substance that's used in products like oils and edibles to impart a feeling of relaxation and calm. Unlike its cousin, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the major active ingredient in marijuana, CBD is not psychoactive!
How can you benefit from it?
Anxiety - Providing calming effects (with ZERO high) helping you to be able to relax your mind and body. It slows down your “fight or flight” that hyperactively causes you anxiety and allows you to think more clear about situations that would normally cause you panic.
Sleep - With less anxiety comes the ability to have a more relaxed, deep sleep! Night time CBD can help relax your nervous system allowing you to calm down and get a great night's rest!
Pain - CBD can come in forms such as creams and lotions which can be used in direct contact with muscles and joints whenever you are feeling stiff and sore. It’s great when paired with something such as menthols which have added benefits in helping to relieve sore joints!
How did I introduce CBD into my daily routine?
Well first off, the peppermint cbd tincture and the essence revive balm from Rejuvia Medical are my go tos! I’ve actually been taking these products for about a year now thanks to my fiance Rasmus, as he was the one who first introduced me to this company. So when they reached out to work together it was a no brainer. Ras and I are on the same nightly routine:
We take a full dropper every night of the peppermint tincture right before bed with our other supplements that include fish oils, magnesium and vitamin D! I can promise you that this combination will have you sleeping like a newborn baby.
Before taking CBD oil, I always had to wake up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom which shouldn’t be normal for someone my age. After beginning my CBD routine, I can sleep the entire night with no disturbances.
The revive balm is something else that has been easy for me to incorporate into my daily life. I can rub that on my achy muscles like my hips and especially my elbows! I deal with elbow tendinitis on occasion when I’m over doing my training with a lot of pulling and lifting and the balm really helps relieve my pain. Without going into too much science talk, CBD helps decrease the inflammatory response in your body and in return helps reduce inflammation related pain!
One of the most important things about CBD though, is making sure that it is the highest quality. This is why I’m so grateful to be working with a brand like Rejuvia who believes in 100% transparency because as an athlete I need to know exactly what I’m putting in my body.
Straight from the Rejuvia website:
“We also pride ourselves on our company transparency. Every production run is rigorously tested in-house and out-of-house for potency and quality to ensure that our PCR hemp oil is pure and consistent. Each batch is issued a Certificate of Analysis (COA). The testing is also verified through independent, third-party labs with Certificates of Analysis and Potency Reports readily available by scanning the QR code right on the product. This is your assurance that what’s on the label is what’s in the bottle.
Accurate testing of our products is of utmost importance to us to ensure they meet our high-quality standards. Our promise to you is that our PCR hemp oil products are pure and natural. No harmful solvents are used in the processing and our final organic hemp CBD products are entirely free of solvents.”
So how do YOU incorporate CBD into your daily routine?... Well here’s how!
Pair CBD with your morning beverage of choice! I love to add my peppermint oil into my daily coffee. It takes away any jitters I may feel from the caffeine and allows me to have a calming start to my morning.
Check out this article on how to make your own CBD Latte!
Add CBD into your daily supplement and vitamin routine! Do you take vitamins in the morning? Before bed? You can use CBD as an addition to your supplemental routine. As I said above for me, the best time to take it with my other vitamins is in the evening for that extra boost of calming effects for a great night's sleep! Don’t want to use the oil dropper? Great! There’s also CBD Capsules that will make it an even easier supplement for you to reap the benefits of!
Whether you’re looking for a way to switch up your CBD routine, or just starting out, I hope you continue to do your research and keep an open mind in trying it’s different forms for the many benefits! Shop my two go to essentials here from Rejuvia (use LFISHER for a 20% discount code ;) )
Check out these articles straight from my favorite CBD company Rejuvia to learn more about CBD today: