Cannabis and Fitness: 5 Reasons Why This is Really a Thing

The idea that cannabis and fitness can go hand in hand surprised me at first. I’ve discovered that, when used with intention, cannabis can provide energy, endurance, pain relief from sports injury, and can speed up muscle recovery. Exercise is one of the main ways I take care of my physical and mental health. When using cannabis for its medicinal properties, I find it’s best consumed in conjunction with exercise, clean food, proper rest, meditation…

Top Cannabis Strains For Psoriasis

The skin is also part of the endocannabinoid system, and applying cannabis topicals such as creams, balms, and salves to the affected area respond well, providing relief from skin conditions such as psoriasis without any side effects.

7 Healing Powers of CBD

It’s hard for scientists and society
to deny the practical use of cannabis plant’s active ingredients,
known as cannabinoids. Specifically, the cannabidiol (CBD) component
provides a natural healing power that treats an array of different
health conditions. Scientists and researchers are intrigued by this
cannabinoid because of its healing nature and the fact that it won’t
get you ‘stoned’.

Jared Berry, CEO of Isodiol, explains,
“CBD is now the most researched cannabinoid on the market and
rightly so because the studies go back to the 1940s proving its
effectiveness on the nervous and immune systems, with no toxicity,
side effects, nor psycho-activity.”

In later research, it was found that
cannabinoids influenced and enhanced the human endocannabinoid system
(ECS). It was found in 1992 that the ECS plays an important role in
homeostasis, which functions to control each metabolic process in our
body; pain sensation, immune function, stress reactivity, appetite,
among others. It’s a pretty incredible discovery to find out that
ECS, and essentially cannabidiol, can connect with our internal
systems to keep us together and healthy.

Here are 7 conditions that hemp oil
helps improve:

Addiction – Sounds ironic,
right? You can use a component of a Schedule 1 drug (marijuana) to
ultimately stop your addiction to other drugs. There have been a
number of preclinical studies showing that cannabidiol may have
healing power over opioid, cocaine, and psychostimulant addictions.
The best addiction it may be able to stop? Smoking cigarettes.

Weight Management – As I was
talking about with hemp oil playing a role in our endocannabinoid
system, it can have a positive impact on our metabolism and overall
weight regulation.

Sleep – 50-70 million U.S.
adults have a sleep disorder today. Research is showing that
cannabidiol blocks anxiety-induced Rem sleep, which results in a
better nights sleep.

Oxidative Stress – A condition
that may appear when a person has an inefficient diet (nutrient
deficient), oxidative stress is on a rise in individuals. When
untreated for so long, oxidative stress can lead to more complicated
conditions like neurodegenerative diseases, heart disease, gene
mutations, and cancer. Cannabidiol can treat this condition because
of its ability to cross the blood brain barrier and exert their
antioxidant effects in the brain.

Depression – It’s estimated
that about 3.3 million American adults suffer from persistent
depressive disorder (PDD). Cannabidiol is showing to have
antidepressant properties, catalyzing both serotonergic and glutamate
cortical signaling. Because of how problematic traditional
medications are for this condition, this is one of the most
significant healing powers that hemp oil offers.

Anti-Inflammatory – Almost all
diseases spawn from some sort of inflammation; heart disease, cancer,
stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, etc. Cannabidiol is a
fantastic option that should be supplemented with proper nutrition to
create an effective anti-inflammatory daily regimen.

Anxiety – Around 40 million
adults are affected by anxiety disorders. Along with depression, this
is another massive market that cannabidiol can positively effect.
Hemp oil has been shown to benefit and reduce anxiety in conditions
like PTSD, social anxiety disorder, and others. More research needs
to be done, but this list shows you just how much of a positive
impact CBD can have on our bodies.