How CBD Can Serve As a Powerful Asset to Athletes
The Covid-19 pandemic has thrust the subject of health and exercise into American lives in a way that hasn’t been seen since Jane Fonda first donned a leotard.
And while we here at Arc have often delved into the mental benefits of our elixir and its successful formula for helping you study and work at your peak potential, we’re also proud to provide a product that can have fantastic results for your physical fitness and ability to work out.
We’re proud athletes ourselves. And we developed Arc for people like us, who do their best to balance robust exercise with busy daily work lives.
Fortunately, CBD, the key active ingredient in Arc, is a powerful tool for both pro and amateur athletes to maintain and recover from their routines and workouts while keeping them healthy.
Allow us to explain just how…
CBD is a powerful anti-inflammatory.
Inflammation is both friend and enemy to athletes. It’s a natural part of the tearing down and rebuilding of your muscles, and a crucial part of repairing your body after injury.
But chronic inflammation caused by external factors such as exposure to stress, environmental toxins, obesity, a poor diet, major injury, and disease is proven to exacerbate a host of ailments both physical and mental. These include arthritis, heart disease, and depression, as well as terminal illnesses such as Alzheimer’s Disease and cancer.
Whether you’re dealing with an excess of inflammation from a tough workout, injury, or external influence, CBD is both a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. CBD has been shown to reduce joint swelling and oxidative stress. The microtears that occur in your muscles can cause acute inflammation, which can lead to chronic inflammation.
CBD is a natural, non-psychoactive remedy to these problems, treating and easing inflammation before it gets out of control, without the side effects or addictive qualities found in many products that come from the pharmacy.
CBD Can Ease Sore Muscles
There’s no magic wand to wave that will completely crush that painful feeling when you can’t straighten your arms days after a tough workout. Or keep your legs from throbbing after a 10K.
But CBD’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant powers, and abilities to work with your body’s natural endocannabinoid system and soothe the mind, have made it a popular analgesic ally in the athletes’ arsenal.
CBD-advocates in sports include Mike Tyson, UFC star Michelle Waterson, and soccer sensation Megan Rapinoe. Athletes in recovery after an injury, as well as those recovering from a hard daily workout, have been drawn to its ability to reduce pain, heal damage, lighten moods, and lessen stress during these times.
CBD Puts You In a Mood For Success
Fitting workouts in, competing, and pushing yourself can cause no shortage of mental stress. And defeating anxiety is the main reason we developed Arc. So, you can stay calm and focused before, during, and after workouts, work, and big assignments.
Our CBD is THC-free, meaning you won’t feel high. Instead, you’ll feel calm, focused, and slightly more energized. And less likely to doubt yourself as a result.
And when it comes to competing, whether against others or yourself, CBD can be a great ally in calming your fears, putting you in a relaxed zone of concentration to perform at your very best without the usual mind games.
CBD Gives You the Rest You Require
Your recovery, mental relaxation, immune system, and the basic functions of your body all work much better when you’re fully rested. With sleep problems besieging the U.S. population, CBD is, if nothing else, an incredibly effective counterweight to widespread insomnia.
CBD helps your body and mind relax, freeing yourself of the kind of chaotic thinking that stymies sleep. The last thing you need before an early morning marathon or match is to toss and turn all night, impairing your mind, body, and spirit before you play.
We believe in the life-enhancing benefits of CBD for athletes, and early research only makes us bigger believers that hemp-derived CBD is worth taking a look at before and after your workouts.