A Healthy Body Starts With A Healthy Mind
Many athletes depend on supplements for various reasons, as an athlete myself I can attest to this. Timed exercises like running allow athletes to challenge themselves. Lately, I picked up cycling because it is easier on the knees and I have less soreness and pain after the event.
Aside from pain, you know what else happens to athletes during competition, they think or wander. Lack of focus affects most athletes and produces negative outcomes for them. The mind and the body must work together to be at your best. Some of the issues that may cause this is lack of sleep and anxiety.
Sleep is ultra-important to a person’s normal daily performance and brain function, more so for athletes taking part in strenuous and stressful activities. Issues with sleep and anxiety can also cause athletes to train poorly in the offseason for competition.
High levels or poor anxiety may cause people not to sleep nearing the time leading up to a big event. Finding a solution that can help with both is where supplements play an important role. This is where certain supplements or natural alternative treatments play an even bigger role in the lives of people and athletes.
Working Out and Strength Training has a vast variety and various stages of pre-workout and post-workout supplements. Weight gainers, Protein Powder, Creatine, Testosterone boosters the list goes on, and it’s not just your bodybuilding fanatic that’s in on the action.
Workout Supplements have become an important and major part of life for the office worker, stay at home mom, college student as much as it is for the Footballer, Baseballer, Basketballer, or Triathlete. While there are some regulations on the quality of these substances for the most part the industry is still not regulated enough to protect all consumers.
The issue with this is most of this stuff does not contain all-natural ingredients. This can be both bad for your health and as in the case of professional athletes bad for their career as an unknown substance could lead to other problems such as being suspended or banned permanently from their sport.
2020 has given rise to natural plant-based food and extract ideas. Since we are talking about pain relief, anxiety, and sleep aid. One such product is Non-Tetrahydrocannabinol or (Non-THC) Cannabidiol or (CBD) Extract. Cannabidiol aka CBD is a compound found in all cannabis plants like Hemp and Marijuana plants.
CBD itself is completely non-psychoactive, meaning it does not affect the brain as THC does. In short, using CBD extract is different from the experience of smoking marijuana because it does not contain the same or any amounts of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) to make you high. THC is the substance found in marijuana that gets people high, CBD which is legal much has less than 0.3% trace.
As a matter of fact, there are some great uses of this product for treating pain, sleep, and anxiety in humans and in animals.
You can find various ways to administer CBD, from CBD Tinctures or tongue drops and Patches to CBD Topical Formulations. Different people absorb CBD in different ways. It is now being used by millions of people in the household as doctors and medical professionals have taken notice of its scientific benefits.