CBD Oil and Exercise
In this Article we will discuss how CBD Oil can affect Exercise on the whole. Also, we will discuss CBD Benefits and side effects. Further, we will talk about some Cannabis related definitions, i.e. CBD, THC, and ECS. Also, how CBD works within the body for a pre-workout or post-workout recovery.
We all know that physical exercise has numerous benefits for overall health and wellness. From reducing obesity to heart health, as well as improving mood and reducing stress.
So many people are asking can CBD help my workout routine? The answer is YES!
Many weekend warriors, celebrities, and professional athletes are now turning to CBD for a wide variety of issues in regards to physical fitness. Including discomfort, strains, soreness, a better night’s sleep, and a speedy recovery from a tough workout.
However, there still needs to be a lot of education on the subject. Some still think CBD is “Weed” and will hurt your body, or by no means be beneficial. So why would you take it for exercise if it will take away from your overall health. Nothing could be further from the truth.
First, we need to talk about what/how CBD and THC are different.
WHAT IS CBD?
CBD is short for Cannabidiol. It is one of 113 or so chemicals extracted from the Hemp Plant when it is processed. These chemicals are called phytocannabinoids. CBD is the most abundant of these nutrients in the plant, comprising roughly 30-40%. Another well known cannabinoid is THC Tetrahydrocannabinol. The cannabinoid that gives the user a euphoric “high” like that found in Marijuana.
More Importantly, this is where the confusion lies between these two. On one hand, CBD Oil made from Hemp will never get you high or any mind-altering issues. Industrial Hemp is bred to have very low THC levels. 0.3% or less for it to be legal for commerce. Moreover, most reputable brands will even filter out this tiny amount to make a CBD Oil that is completely THC-Free.
On the other hand, the Marijuana Plant is bred for high levels of THC and low levels of CBD. Essentially, both plants are the complete opposite of one another regarding CBD and THC. But because CBD can come from the same plant family as THC “Cannabis Sativa” much confusion remains. CBD and THC are Apples and Oranges so to speak.
WHAT NUTRIENTS ARE IN THE HEMP PLANT?
The Hemp Plant contains many other valuable minerals, vitamins, terpenes, proteins, phytosterols, enzymes, essential sugars, polyphenols, antioxidants, flavonoids, and essential fatty acids.
- Hemp contains iron, zinc, carotene, vitamins B1/B2/B6/D/E,
- Calcium, magnesium, sulfur, copper, potassium, phosphorus
- Amino acids, and heart healthy omegas.
- Also is a great protein source.
- Making Hemp a “Treasure Chest” of Nutrients
Essentially, the Hemp Plant is like a nutrient-rich multivitamin.
HOW DOES THE ECS WORK?
The ECS or Endocannabinoid System was recently discovered a few decades ago, this system has receptor sites called CB1 and CB2. These lie all throughout your body including your brain, your organs, and your immune system. This system is responsible for your body’s homeostasis (balanced health) levels. It works to signal other cells to maintain life.
Like the old-fashion switchboard operators of the past connecting a phone call, these cells receive and translate what is going on within the body to keep you alive. I.E. your running a fever, so you start to perspire, that is the ECS at work.
The ECS is responsible for appetite, body temperature, inflammation, digestion, and motor function, among others.
HOW DOES CBD WORK?
CBD Oil works within the ECS by utilizing or reacting to the receptor sites. Either the phytocannabinoids from the Hemp plant, which is what CBD is, or your body’s own produced endocannabinoids.
Many people don’t know that your body actually produces its own cannabinoids or what we call Endocannabinoids.
Moreover, what is so amazing about Hemp CBD, is that it mimics these naturally producing cannabinoids so well that your body can function at optimal levels. Being from a natural plant source, your body welcomes the CBD, as oppose to a synthetic drug that has your body go into fixer mode, and then to be broken down and filtered through your liver and kidneys. Causing these organs to be burdened and work overtime.
Even over the counter “harmless” medications like Acetaminophen burden and tax the liver, while leaving behind trace amounts of synthetic molecules. While many prescribed medications do the same, many are not aware that these medications will also rob you of other vital nutrients. In essence, your alleviating one condition for a future condition to come.
Robbing Peter to pay Paul!
More importantly, each cannabinoid has a different structure, which in turn will cause a different result when they interact within the Endocannabinoid System. Essentially, Hemp CBD acts both like a lock and key. Taking CBD might cause an immediate effect, such as discomfort relief (The Key) to a receptor site in your knee or back. Whereas, another might block or shut off appetite receptors so you don’t have the urge to overeat (The Lock).
- CBD is not a performing-enhancing substance, such as steroids or stimulants.
- Preliminary Research suggest that in some users it will lower stress and relax blood vessels. In large amounts it might make the user a bit drowsy. Not the best for a pre-workout regime.
- CBD topicals are great for any time, many use them before exercising for targeted relief.
- Ingestible CBD is best for post-workout recovery, mood enhancement, as well as a restful night’s sleep.
- CBD helps your body’s ECS function at optimal levels, as you once did when you were younger.
- CBD is nutrient-rich to supplement anyone’s diet and any exercise regimen.
More CBD Information
Read About the Latest FDA News regarding CBD Here.
Try our CBD Sample Pack if still not sure about getting on a full CBD Regimen.
Remember, the faster you recover and the better you feel, the more likely you are going to get back out there to exercise. This is all for sustaining and attaining your fitness goals and for an overall healthy lifestyle.
CBD Oil & Senior Citizens
(We advise to speak with your Primary Healthcare Professional before using CBD Oil)
According to a Gallup Poll 1 in 5 Americans over the age of 50 uses some sort of CBD Product, and this is growing. However, being largely a self-regulated industry thus far, we want to discuss what issues Seniors face with taking CBD.
More Importantly, In this Article we will discuss how a daily regimen of CBD can help for a better quality of life for senior citizens. Also, What Seniors need to be aware of when taking CBD Oil; i.e. the benefits and side effects of CBD. Also, what the top four things to look for when choosing a reputable CBD Brand. As well as other pertinent information regarding all things CBD.
WHAT IS CBD?
CBD is short for Cannabidiol. This is the name for one component that is extracted from the Hemp plant (Cannabis Sativa) when it is processed. These are called Cannabinoids, and to date there are approximately 113 Cannabinoids that have been identified in the Hemp Plant; THC is another well-known Cannabinoid, this is what gives the user a “high” like that in marijuana.
In Contrast, Hemp plants are bred for low THC levels. For industrial Hemp use, and for it to be legal in America, Hemp CBD has to contain 0.3% or less of THC. So all hemp extracted cbd oil will not give you a “high”. Moreover, reputable brands will strain out even this tiny amount of THC to make all of their products completely THC Free. So no need to worry about some mind-altering substance going into your body.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN PURCHASING A GENUINE CBD PRODUCT
Thus far, CBD is unregulated by the FDA, and because of this there is a lot of counterfeit brands out there. These companies will import their oil from China or Russia, usually through alibaba.com. These Companies even have less regulations in making their CBD Oil so who knows what you are getting. Moreover, this form of CBD is usually not organic nor do they have any independent lab tests. These are awful companies just trying to make a fast buck, while making outrageous claims.
Further, the costs involve with organic farming methods and independent lab testing make it near impossible to have such cheap oil. Numerous independent testing of brands have been done around America, and many times there was no cbd to even be found in the product!
The Top Four Things to Look For
- Made in the U.S.A. & Organic Hemp. Hemp acts like a sponge, it will soak up everything in the ground water and soil. If it isn’t organic then all these metals and pesticides are going into you.
- Independent Lab Results. These Lab Results should be easily attainable and viewable on any reputable CBD Companies website. These will show what is and what isn’t in the Oil.
- What is on the Label. Make sure it says “CBD” or “Hemp Extract”. Most companies will use “Hemp Extract” to be able to sell online and for advertising purposes. If it says anything else like “Hempseed” it most likely does not contain any CBD. The seeds of the Hemp plant have vitamins and omegas, which are good for you, but no CBD.
- Price Point. To a slightly lesser degree, but still important. For example, If you see on Amazon a 300,000 Unit or MG bottle for $19.99 it is from China or Russia. Stay Away! These Companies outright lie. These brands will put large numbers on their bottles to entice the consumer, but they mean absolutely nothing. Furthermore, they will lie about being made in America.
Typical figures range from $30.00 to $200.00 for 250mg to 2000mg bottles of CBD that is U.S. Organically Farmed and Lab Certified. Remember, you only get what you pay for.
THE LIFE OUT OF YOU
Today, our bodies are inundated with air pollution, outside and inside. GMO and processed food, bad tap water, chemicals we use to clean our homes and ourselves, antibiotics and synthetic drugs, and the list goes on and on.
Subsequently, over time, these all wreak havoc on our internal organs. Your liver and kidneys have to work overtime to cleanse all these pollutants from your body.
As we age this “cleansing” becomes harder and harder to do. All these contaminants leave behind trace amounts of toxins and pollutants, until one day your body gets to a tipping point and starts to break down and a terminal issue arises.
This is where CBD comes in. By working with your Endocannabinoid System ECS, which all mammals have (you and mr. marbles). CBD helps to awaken or re-activate your ECS to perform all of it’s homeostasis functions as it once did when you were younger.
- Discomfort Issues
- Bone/Mood Wellness
- Soothing Effects/Energy Promotion
- Sleep/Mood Issues
- Natural Alternative to Synthetic Meds
- Appetite Stimulation
- Can affect the metabolism of a certain class of statins/drugs (always consult with your Dr. prior to using CBD)
- Too much at one time can cause drowsiness (always best to start small and build up)
- Side Effects using CBD are rare, and for the overwhelming majority of users they will have none. However, some anecdotal reports have been a drop in blood pressure for a short time after ingesting cbd, dry mouth, and nausea. It is not known if these people were on other drugs or had underlying conditions.
If you are reading this then you are still alive! That is the good part, it is never too late to change. With CBD you are not only getting all the valuable cannabinoids, but many don’t know that the Hemp plant is full of vitamins and minerals, amino acids, and heart healthy omegas.
Remember, everything in life is related, when one gets on a CBD regimen for wellness, they tend to start looking at other neglected areas of their lives, i.e. exercise, eating habits, spirituality.
For Example, most people who start exercising typically do not finish a workout then go to a fast food restaurant. More often, they will have a protein shake or eat a salad or some other sensible meal. The same goes for starting on a CBD regimen.
Once you start with CBD it hopefully will kick start some other areas of life you have neglected, and as the days go by you will slowly transform yourself back to the best version of you!
We advise to get on some sort of exercise plan. Try to eat organically as much as possible, and replace meat and dairy with a plant-based diet. More importantly, by adding an Organic Full Spectrum CBD oil with all of its valuable nutrients, one will be on their way back to overall health and wellness.
Additional Clickable Links for more Information
Feeling Down? Isolated? Lonely?
Many of us have already had many of these struggles throughout our lives. Whether it is suffering from mood issues and/or now because of the Coronavirus. For many, things have gotten from bearable to an outright struggle to keep on keeping on. This is a must read for anyone coping with a mental health issue or crisis.
Remember, if you are coping with some sort of mental health issue, you are not alone. Today, the world is in a sad state of affairs. Turn on the news for a few minutes, look at how low the bar has been set, in the world today. The apathy runs rampant in every corner of the world. Selfishness, greed, narcissism is commonplace and we accept this as the norm.
So by all means you are not the only one if you are feeling depressed or fearful. So let’s get a game plan on how to deal with this world and be the best we can be! And maybe, adding a CBD regimen might help in all of this.
In this article, we will discuss what mental health is. Mental Health statistics. As well as warning signs, and steps you can take to improve your situation. Furthermore, we will discuss the “Bliss” Neurotransmitter molecule Anadamide and how it relates to one’s mood. Also, if CBD Oil can help with any of these issues we experience.
WHAT IS MENTAL HEALTH?
Mental health includes our psychological, emotional, and social well-being. It affects how we feel, think, and act. It also helps determine how we relate to others, cope with stress, and make life decisions.
Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, your mood, thinking, and behavior could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:
- Life Experiences (i.e. abuse or trauma)
- Biological factors, such as brain chemistry or genetics
- Family history of mental health issues
What we hate to hear is the stereotypical term “mental disorders”. Just because you might not function like the masses of apathetic souls in the world, does not make you a lost cause or that there is something wrong with you. Never believe that lie!
For example, many people who suffer from anxiety are just people who are deep-thinkers, or think a lot; in-depth thoughts of society and the world they live in. Is that a disorder? Quite the contrary, many of these people don’t just take things for what their worth, but delve deep into the unknown of their thoughts. Many are highly-sensitive people or empaths. Many reports indicate Abraham Lincoln suffered from Anxiety, as well as many Hollywood actors and actresses.
Have we ever stopped and thought what is normal? Many people lead lives like sheep just following the herd to the boneyard. The walking dead we like to call them.
Work, Home, Sleep, Repeat!
- Having no energy
- Eating/Sleeping too much or too little
- Feeling numb
- Unexplained aches and pains
- Feeling helpless or hopeless
- Smoking, drinking, or using drugs more than usual
- Feeling unusually confused, forgetful, on edge, angry, upset, worried, or scared
- Yelling or fighting with family and friends
- Experiencing severe mood swings that cause problems in relationships
- Having persistent thoughts and memories you can’t get out of your head
- Hearing voices or believing things that are not true
- Thinking of harming yourself or others
- Inability to perform daily tasks like taking care of your kids or getting to work or school.
- Learn to Cope with the stresses of life and add CBD lol.
- Work productively
- Do more for others than for yourself
- Getting professional help if you need it
- Connecting with family, friends, animals, or nature
- Stay positive
- Get physically active, workout, go for a walk, etc.
- Help others with their problems and your issues will improve
- Develop coping skills, i.e. positive mantras/speaking out loud, meditation
- Eat a Plant-Based Diet
- Join a Support Group in person or online
- Ask the Almighty for help; Turn it over to God
WHAT IS NORMAL?
- Most humans eat dead animal carcasses that putrefy within four hours of ingesting these tortured souls. Is this normal?
- Most humans drink a liquid from cows, Fyi we are the only species to do this. Is this normal?
- Most humans turn a blind eye to the raped environment of Mother Earth. Is this normal?
So let’s get real here. These are but a few of the characteristics of present day humans. And because these are traditions and widely accepted, we deem them as normal behavior and any deviation means something is wrong about a particular person or group. This is laughable!
Remember, if you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything.
The environment and animals are just one aspect of a plethora of examples one could use to describe what is a “normal” functioning person. Let’s not even get into politics and Wall St. However, If you are suffering from one of these mental health aspects don’t give up hope. Keep fighting one day at a time and find the beauty in small things. You are unique and blessed, and do not let anyone or society tell you any different. You are one of a kind!
WHAT IS ANANDAMIDE?
The word “anandamide” originates from the sanskrit “ananda,” which translates to “joy” or “bliss”. This is one of the cannabinoid’s properties as a mood enhancer. Also called N-arachidonoylethanolamine (AEA), anandamide interacts/binds with the body’s CB1 and CB2 receptors within our (ECS) Endocannabinoid System. It’s a neurotransmitter and cannabinoid receptor binding agent that functions as a signal messenger for CB receptors located in the body.
Our bodies create anandamide when needed to be used to maintain normal functioning mechanisms, i.e. homeostasis. It does this by helping to regulate neuron signals and inflammation. Anandamide’s molecular fragility lends itself to be broken down quite easily. It helps with the stimulation of appetite, mood, pain, and even fertility.
Moreover, according to nature.com a 2015 study involving mice and humans found that high levels of this bliss molecule was responsible for fear reduction with a perceived threat and mood enhancement. Another study, found subjects with high levels of this molecule after intense exercising.
WILL CBD HELP?
There is not enough date and studies yet to conclude whether CBD will help with any kind of mental health issue. However, anecdotally there seems to be much to be encouraged about with regards to CBD. In common sense terms, if CBD helps activate our Endocannabinoid System and one’s homeostasis functions. Moreover, if it helps all these body/brain processes function at optimal levels than it could possibly have the same effects on one’s mental health.
THIS IS WHAT WE KNOW
- CBD targets a specific serotonin receptor, the serotonin 1A receptor. These affect a person’s mood, cognition, and appetite.
- CBD binds to TRPV1 (Vanilloid) receptors, this plays a role in temperature regulation, inflammation, and pain perception.
- According to a study, CBD in the brain inhibits anandamide breakdown and reuptake, which increases endocannabinoid levels in the brain’s synapses.
Remember, never give up! Life is about the journey not the destination. Reset your mind to focus on positive thinking and try to always do more for others than for yourself. When you can accomplish this, you will see that your issues will lessen and the focus will be off of you, which in turn will dramatically improve your situation. We are all weird in some aspect or another, some just hide it better than others. Embrace your weirdness, embrace the unique individual that is you, and embrace a lifelong learning mentality. We promise there will be a light at the end of the tunnel, but you must see it through, and you will thank yourself that you stuck it out!
CBD AND WEIGHT LOSS
Wondering whether there is any evidence of a Hemp CBD Oil and Weight Loss connection. In this Article we will discuss the discovery of Cannabidiol CBD. What exactly CBD is, and if Hemp extracted CBD helps or hinders weight loss. Also, a few points of interest if anyone is new to the CBD industry and just learning about the extraordinary benefits of Hemp.
DISCOVERY OF CBD?
Roger Adams (January 2, 1889 – July 6, 1971) was an American organic chemist. He is best known for the eponymous Adams’ catalyst, and his work did much to determine the composition of naturally occurring substances such as complex plant alkaloids and vegetable oils. He Identified and isolated cannabidiol from Cannabis Sativa, and showed its relationship to cannabinol and tetrahydrocannabinol.
Even though Dr. Adams was technically the first to isolate CBD as a chemical compound, it’s tough to give him full credit for its discovery because he didn’t describe the compound’s chemical structure – that distinction belongs to Israeli scientist Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, who in 1963, identified CBD’s stereochemistry in his laboratory in Jerusalem at the Hebrew University. He was also was the first person to identify the structure of THC (1964), and is more or less considered the godfather of modern cannabis.
WHAT IS CBD?
CBD is short for Cannabidiol and it is a nonintoxicating, crystalline cannabinoid C21H30O2 found in cannabis and hemp that is sometimes used medicinally. It accounts for up to 40% of the plant’s extract and is one of 113 identified cannabinoids found in cannabis plants. CBD works with a large regulator in the body, the Endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS manufactures its own cannabinoids and is composed of many cannabinoid receptors. These are located throughout the body, and CBD primarily interacts with two of the most well-studied receptors, CB1 and CB2.
The receptors can be activated by the body’s naturally occurring cannabinoids or by phytocannabinoids such as CBD or THC. CBD’s functions in the ECS assist the body’s naturally occurring cannabinoids to activate the receptors, boosting their overall performance and ability to help maintain optimal balance within the body or homeostasis.
HEMP POTENTIAL AND MAKEUP
The Oil activates your ECS System that we all have (pets too), the oil will inhibit or activate other compounds & receptors. In other words, it allows the go in and keeps the bad out. Furthermore, many don’t know that Hemp also provides essential vitamins & minerals. Including Iron, zinc, carotene, vitamins B1/B2/B6/D/E, chlorophyll, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, copper, potassium, phosphorus, amino acids, & omegas. Hemp is also a great protein source and CBD is antibacterial.
Compared with THC, which is often used to stimulate appetite, CBD seems to have the opposite effect. In a study comparing three cannabinoids, CBD was shown to reduce total food consumption in rats.
In addition, a study published in the issue of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, Korean Researchers found that CBD plays a powerful role in a process called “fat browning.” Researchers studied the effects of CBD on immature fat cells. The goal of the study was to explore CBD’s potential in treating and preventing individuals becoming overweight.
These findings are a collective result of CBD’s ability to induce fat browning, the process of converting white-colored fat tissue (WAT-white adipose tissue) into beige-colored fat tissue (BAT-brown and beige adipose tissue). While white-colored fat is known to store energy, beige-colored fat burns it. Decrease the expression of proteins involved in lipogenesis (fat cell generation). It also stimulates genes and proteins that enhance the breakdown and oxidation of fat. Increases the number and activity of mitochondria (which increases the body’s ability to burn calories). These aren’t the only way CBD impacts weight. One of the reasons the body stores fat in the first place is to protect the organs from damaging toxins.
CBD oil helps rid the body of harmful toxins, thus getting rid of one of the main reasons the body accumulates fat. Most CBD users don’t experience the cravings associated with medical marijuana. This is because THC is mostly responsible for the cravings; it has psychoactive side effects like the munchies. Because CBD oil only contains trace amounts of THC, and most reputable brands will even filter this miniscule amount (0.3%) out, so few people experience cravings while taking it.
Preliminary research suggests that CBD may reduce food intake and boost metabolism, which could promote weight loss. For example, animal studies indicate that CBD affects weight by interacting with CB1 and CB2 receptors in lymphoid tissue and the brain. These receptors are thought to play important roles in metabolism and food intake
Much more research needs to be done in the arena of Hemp CBD Oil and weight loss and as of yet there is no definitive conclusions. However, the most important thing to remember is you want your body to be balanced. To have every area of the body running on optimal levels and Hemp derived CBD, with its nutrient makeup is a great way to achieve this.
What is Cannabidiol (CBD)
Buying CBD Oil online can be frustrating. So here is a quick guide to explain what to look for.
First, what is CBD?
CBD is a phytocannabinoid first discovered by Richard Adams in 1940. It is one of some 113 identified cannabinoids extracted from the hemp plant, accounting for up to 40% of the plant’s extract. As of 2018 preliminary research on Cannabidiol (CBD) included studies on Mood, Mental, Movement, and Discomfort Issues. Just to name a few. For more information simply do a search for “CBD” and your particular issue, and you will find lots of important information pertaining to your particular situation.
One of the most critically important qualities of CBD is its lack of psycho-activity. This means that Hemp extracted CBD won’t get you “high”. Unlike THC, the cannabinoid with the power of producing euphoric sensations, Cannabidiol is inert. More importantly, Industrial Hemp has to have 0.3% or less of THC to be legal for commercial (or supplemental) use in the United States.
Hemp contains many other valuable minerals, vitamins, terpenes, proteins, phytosterols, enzymes, essential sugars, polyphenols, antioxidants, flavonoids, and essential fatty acids. Making Hemp the “Treasure Chest” of the Plant Kingdom!
Three Things to Look for when Choosing a CBD Oil
U.S. Grown Organic Hemp
You need your Hemp to be organically grown in the U.S. Most companies import their Hemp from Europe or Asia. These Countries have very low standards for growing hemp so you are not sure what you are getting. This is important because Hemp acts like a sponge, anything that is in the ground the Hemp plant will soak up like a sponge, i.e. toxins, heavy metals, and pollutants. These harmful chemicals will subsequently go into you.
Third-Party Lab Tested with Viewable Reports
Next, you will want your CBD Oil to have an outside Laboratory test each product so you will know exactly what the chemical makeup of the CBD Oil is, and how much actual CBD is in it. More importantly, whether there are any pollutants, heavy metals, or THC in the Oil. These results should be readily available on the Company’s website. Be wary of websites that do not show these reports or make it difficult in obtaining this information. Best to shop elsewhere.
Many brands utilizing imported hemp can charge relatively low cost for what appears to be high dosage bottles of CBD. This is simply because the Hemp is of poor quality and usually no oversight or lab testing. These company’s costs are minimal and can be transferred to the consumer by way of a cheap substandard CBD Oil. Every reputable CBD Brand has to pay more for U.S. Organic Hemp, Third-Party Lab testing, and other expenditures. Hence, the higher prices for a trustworthy brand. In common sense terms, what’s the point of ingesting a low-grade mystery oil for health and wellness. It defeats the point. For example, if you see a 5000mg CBD tincture oil selling on Amazon for $19.99, DO NOT BUY! It is best to shop elsewhere. You only get what you pay for when it comes to a high quality American CBD Oil product. A well respected American CBD Brand will have ballpark price points around $40-$150 for 250mg-1500mg Oils respectively. SHOP NOW!