I am a former track and field and long-distance runner. After a particularly grueling race, I was experiencing some joint pain in my knees. A friend recommended using CBD oil to help ease the pain. I started using it, and my knees never bothered me again! So here we are, me sharing with you the joys of using CBD!
What is CBD?
If you’re not sure what CBD is, you’re probably sitting on the fence — or worse yet, you haven’t even heard of it. CBD is an acronym for Cannabidiol, a compound found in cannabis plants that provides many of the same health benefits as THC (the compound in marijuana that gets users high).
The compound has become popular thanks to its effectiveness at helping with pain and inflammation, but it’s also been gaining attention as a potential therapeutic agent in its own right. According to one study published in The Journal of Pain, CBD has shown efficacy against a variety of neurological disorders including chronic pain, anxiety and depression. The good news is that testing can be done by anyone at home! But first, let’s talk about why we need CBD related products.
Why Use CBD?
It is well known that CBD has a wide variety of applications in the medical world, but it is also sometimes used for recreational purposes. For example, it may be used to treat anxiety, insomnia and other sleep disorders. It has also been found to relieve pain and inflammation in the body.
CBD (cannabidiol) is quite a new discovery in the medical world, and we hope that this information will help you understand the ability of CBD to help relieve any pains from your athletic sports.
Where to buy CBD?
It is often said that exercise is one of the best stress relievers. But it can be difficult to incorporate CBD into your daily routine if you don’t know where to buy it – check it out here.
Since we have a lot of experience in this space, here are some tips for getting the most out of CBD for those who enjoy maximizing its benefits.
First, you need to understand that the most potent way to apply CBD is through edibles — however, there are several other methods available as well. The most effective way to ingest CBD is through tinctures (which can be used topically) and oils (can be used as a vaporizer or inhaled), and these can be found either online or at local retailer.
The second tip we have for buying CBD oil is to make sure you buy from a reliable supplier; there are many fake products flooding the market right now. Although it is hard to tell when you first start using a product whether it has been contaminated by bacteria or not, we recommend following reputable companies such as cbdMD and Susan’s Oils, who only source and source quality products. If you do choose to go with a company that doesn’t seem trustworthy, try researching them on Google or Reddit and see for yourself how long they have been in business before trusting their words with your money!
The third tip we have for buying CBD oil from an online vendor or dispensary is to look at the ingredients list; there are some things that you should ask about before trusting them with your money:
• Do they test their products on animals? If so, why? Would they use animal testing? Would any animal testing ever be necessary? It may seem like common sense but people often forget that pharmaceuticals aren’t made out of animals… animal testing isn’t required by law so why would anyone need it done?
• What species were they tested on? Where were they tested on? How were they tested? What was their method of testing/sellout/cheating used? All these details come back into play when buying cannabis products; as well as what type of cannabis product/strain (if any) was used in the test. For example: “sold out” vs “only one strain tested on”; “no weed” vs “one plant variety tested”. In addition, if your vendor says he/she tests all strains because people always ask about
How to use CBD with food?
This is a very simple recipe for you to use CBD with any of your favorite foods.
1. Mix the following ingredients in a jar(s) and seal with a lid, or in the case of an aerosol, spray directly onto your food.
CBD: Recipe #1: Anti-Anxiety Formula: Take 1 dropperful of this formula 2 times daily with food.
Ingredients: 2 parts apple cider vinegar (10% acetic acid) 3 parts distilled water 1 part coconut oil
Instructions: Mix together in small spray bottle blend until frothy
Store in refrigerator Makes ~1oz bottle
If you eat or drink it on an empty stomach, or if you want to use it as a pre-workout supplement, then take 1-3 drops before meals/drink.
If you want to use CBD topically (in lotions, balms, and creams), take 1-3 drops directly on your skin and massage into your skin for 30 minutes before bedtime; wait 5 minutes before washing off with water and using fresh lotion/cream that morning. Leave on for 15 more minutes if possible and repeat daily. If you have spot-on anxiety about a situation or are having trouble relaxing at the end of a long day, then just apply it directly to your neck/shoulders and allow it to soak in for 15-20 minutes before moving on to the next area.
These recipes are excellent for preventing anxiety from happening when making tough decisions about something that can affect one’s life for years (e.g., buying a home). It also helps as an anti-inflammatory agent; as well as being an appetite suppressant due to its ability to increase serotonin levels—an important neurotransmitter that can regulate food cravings just like dopamine (which is released when you see something attractive). These recipes are also great if you want to make sure that nothing bad happens during exercise (like getting injured).
As we have seen, CBD has an amazing potential in helping you not only with pain and anxiety, but also with general well-being. You can use it to treat digestive issues and also reduce muscle stiffness and improve your sleep.
The following is a list of recipes that we have found to be very effective in treating musculoskeletal issues.
We recommend these as a starting point, but if you’d like to go further with the recipes, here are some more recipes you can use:
# 1: Make yourself a hot chocolate mix from this recipe by Julie Dvorak. This is known as a “CBD rich hot chocolate”. Take two tablespoons of cacao butter (or coconut oil) and melt it in a double boiler or on the stove top set at medium heat (not too high as this will burn the oil), stirring frequently until it becomes smooth and creamy; then add in 1-2 teaspoons of raw hemp extract or 1 teaspoon of sesame oil, or 2 teaspoons of pure CBD isolate (we like HEMP Oil Plus). Now add 2 tablespoons of coconut milk and mix well. Add 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract or 3 drops of pure peppermint essential oil into the mix (we had no problems with either). The results are delicious! As an alternative to adding vanilla extract you could add some almond extract instead — we found this worked very well for us. For those who do not like very sweet stuff, you could leave out all or part of the vanilla extract! You can even use this recipe as a base for other recipes! For example: make your own day-old bread by adding one tablespoon of pure extra virgin olive oil into the recipe!
#2: Make yourself a lovely chocolate ganache from this recipe. It’s so easy to make! Take two tablespoons melted cacao butter (or coconut oil) in a bowl; then add 2 ounces dark chocolate; now stir thoroughly using an electric mixer until it melts into one smooth thick mass; finally add 4 ounces heavy cream starting slowly, adding more cream until thick consistency is reached; place back on stand over simmering water for 5 minutes to cool completely before using.