5 Benefits of CBD for Muscle Recovery

5 Benefits of CBD for Muscle Recovery

[Canniseur: While I believe the information about CBD, the real problem with it is there’s no way to tell if you’re getting real CBD. There are so many fake products in the marketplace now, that it’s truly hard to discern what is what out there. Until cannabis is removed from Schedule 1, there will be no way to tell because there is no governing body that will certify that the CBD you’re buying is really CBD.]

When Sal, a personal fitness trainer, started upping her workout game, she noticed she was having trouble recovering from workouts, often finding herself in pain for extended recovery times. Knowing that strenuous workouts can cause post-workout pain due to inflammation of the muscles, Sal decided to look into alternative medicine methods for muscle recovery. She had heard about how CBD can reduce pain in fibromyalgia patients and wondered if it would work for post-workout muscle pain. It turns out that CBD can reduce post-workout inflammation and pain, giving you faster recovery times.

What is CBD?

CBD, which stands for cannabidiol, is the second most active ingredient in cannabis (marijuana). THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the first. As an essential component of medical marijuana, CBD derives from the hemp plant. The hemp plant is a cousin of the marijuana plant. Even though CBD is an element of marijuana (it’s just one among hundreds), it does not cause a psychoactive “high” as THC does. But, it does have many medicinal and healing benefits, including muscle recovery.

In a 2018 review of 132 published studies in Frontiers in Neurology, researchers proved that CBD decreases inflammation and improves mobility and pain in patients with multiple sclerosis. CBD’s antipsychotic, antiemetic, neuroprotective, antioxidative, and anti-inflammatory characteristics help reduce inflammation and pain. The review’s findings suggest that people with post-workout inflammation and pain can also benefit from CBD.

How Do You Take CBD?

CBD is taken in several ways, including by ingesting it, inhaling it, or applying it to the skin. The various forms of CBD are edibles, pills, concentrates, flowers, or topicals. Since CBD is marketed as a supplement and not a medicine, the FDA does not regulate it. The FDA does not oversee the safety and purity of supplements. That said, it is difficult to determine just how much CBD you should take for muscle recovery. It may take some time to adjust your dosage to what your body requires for muscle recovery. One thing is for sure, when you take CBD and how you take it affects your recovery. For post-workout recovery, you must take CBD immediately after your workout. And, it should be in the form of ingestion.  One of the best ways to ingest CBD is with chewy CBD gummies. CBD from the authorized marijuana dispensary is highly effective and provides longer-lasting effects.

5 Health Benefits of CBD for Post-Workout Recovery

There are over 14,000 published medical and scientific studies proving the health benefits of CBD. And, they found five specific benefits of CBD for muscle recovery.

  1. CBD Can Reduce Muscle Inflammation. CBD can help reduce inflammation, making it a critical component to post-workout recovery, and applying ice to prevent or reduce inflammation after a workout is not enough. Those who are working out strenuously or are athletes need more. That is where CBD comes into play. By inhaling, ingesting, or applying it to the skin, you can reduce inflammation that has already occurred, giving you faster recovery time. According to studies, CBD inhibits some inflammatory molecules, therefore shortening recovery time and relieving tension and inflammation in the tissue.
  1. CBD Might Decrease Muscle Tension. Post-workout muscle tension is usually an indicator that there is an injury to a tissue. If this has ever happened to you, you know how painful it can be. So painful that you need to take something to help reduce the pain. Most athletes turn to muscle relaxers for this type of pain. But, muscle relaxers are benzodiazepine drugs that have side effects like depression, trembling, dizziness, confusion, and sedation. CBD, on the other hand, is not known to produce any side effects and is all-natural. CBD is beneficial for treating post-workout muscle tension.
  1. CBD Can Help Reduce Pain. CBD is thought of as a miracle painkiller. A natural alternative, CBD can reduce pain through three mechanisms by stopping pain transmission in the brain and spinal cord, decreasing inflammatory messenger activity, and reducing muscle ache sensitivity.
  1. CBD Can Improve Sleep. Sleep is essential to your health, including muscle recovery. With quality sleep, you can improve your fitness level because muscles recover while you sleep. The body goes through many processes during sleep, including restoring damaged proteins, removing cellular debris, converting lactic acid to glucose in the liver, and stimulating stem cell differentiation into muscle fibers. On the other hand, sleep deprivation can boost cortisol levels, decrease the insulin-like growth factor, and reduce testosterone production. CBD can help these processes, resulting in better quality sleep.

Insomnia is prevalent and is associated with increased health risks. A May 2020 study revealed how cannabinoids help improve sleep in patients with chronic insomnia disorder. And, as believed, subjects found improved sleep after taking a pharmaceutical-grade oral oil solution containing 10mg of Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and 200mg cannabidiol (CBD). The study does not address how much THC is affecting sleep quality.

5. CBD Can Improve Energy Levels. For fitness lovers and athletes, being low in energy can be detrimental. It could be the result of many reasons, including some medical conditions, so it is a good idea to see your doctor first. CBD works in conjunction with the body’s endocannabinoid system with its cannabinoids that help restore and manage a natural balance or homeostasis in your body. This process allows for steady, increased energy.

With these five health benefits of CBD for muscle recovery, you can improve your fitness level and quality of workouts. If added as a supplement, you may notice faster muscle recovery with every workout.

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CBD Buyer’s Guide: Distillation

CBD Buyer’s Guide: Distillation

[Cannisuer: Learn about the different distillation processes used to make CBD. They say knowledge is power. In this case, the pros and cons of each distillation process is not covered. ]

The distillation process that CBD undergoes in order to obtain CBD isolate is often up to a manufacturer’s preferences, and there is not a lot of evidence that one distillation process is necessarily better than other commonly used distillation processes. Due to this, not many manufacturers even disclose what distillation process(es) that they use in the creation of their CBD isolate and their manufacturing of CBD products that use CBD isolate, but we will still quickly cover some of the most commonly used CBD distillation processes in order to provide you with a more comprehensive understanding of what goes into the manufacturing of CBD products:

  • Winterization: This is the process to remove undesirable elements that were extracted from the plant; some examples include: fats, natural waxes, and lipids. This process is only needed when the oil was extracted at high pressure and at a high temperature (which is known as supercritical extraction) because this intense extraction pulls everything from the plant, including — most importantly — material(s) that you don’t want in the final product. Once extracted, the mixture is combined with 200% proof alcohol and is then stirred vigorously until it is completely mixed. It’s then placed in a deep freezer for a period of at least 24 hours. After this freezing period, the mixture will have a cloudy look to it, and it is ready for the filtration process;
  • Short Path Distillation: This technique is often used for compounds which are unstable at high temperatures or in order to purify small amounts of the desired compound. The advantage of this distillation process is that the heating temperature of the product can be considerably lower (at reduced pressure) than the boiling point of the liquid or oil at standard pressure, and the distillate only has to travel a very short distance before condensing;
  • Fractional Distillation: This is the separation of a mixture into its different component parts, which are known as fractions. Chemical compounds are separated by heating them to a temperature at which one — or more fraction — of the mixture will vaporize. It uses distillation to fractionate, which is a separation process in which a certain quantity of a mixture (either gas, solid, liquid, enzymes, suspension, or an isotope mixture; in this case of CBD isolates it is the solid plant parts) is divided, into a group of smaller overall quantities;
  • Continuous Wipe Film Distillation: This is an ongoing separation in which a mixture is continuously fed into the process without any interruptions and separated fractions are removed continuously as outputs, removing them from the desired end product;
  • Batch Distillation: The use of distillation in groups or batches, meaning that a mixture is distilled to separate it into its component fractions before the distillation still is again charged with more mixture and the process is repeated. This is in direct contrast to continuous distillation described above;
  • Vacuum Distillation: This is a method of distillation performed under reduced pressure, which lowers the boiling point of most liquids. This technique is most commonly used when the boiling point of the desired compound (the CBD isolate) is difficult to achieve or will cause the compound to decompose or degrade, or even simply to save energy in heating.

See more of the CBD Buyer’s Guide

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Hemp vs Marijuana – A Simple Guide

Hemp vs Marijuana – A Simple Guide

[Canniseur: Many people are confused by the differences between hemp and ‘marijuana’ since both plants are scientifically named cannabis sativa. They look alike and smell alike. Hemp is usually taller, growing up to 20 feet tall. “Marijuana” is usually bushier and has bigger flowers. Both are taxonomically cannabis sativa. Cultivars that are called indica are also taxonomically cannabis sativa. It’s easy to see why many people are confused about this. There are too many conflicting definitions about the plants. All the plants; The plants we enjoy and the plants that make clothes.

Hemp and marijuana are both derived from the cannabis Sativa family. While they do share certain similarities, due to each plant’s biological structure, they have several very distinct and crucial differences.

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