Taking CBD Oil for Gaming
Whether you are a professional mmorpg player, playing World of Warcraft or New World, an amateur playing Resident Evil, or you on the couch playing Angry Birds or Fortnite on your cell phone. As of today, 1 in 3 people actively participate in some sort of gaming. That is an estimated 2.3 billion people globally. That ain’t just Nerds!
With an approximate quarter of the planet playing some sort of video game, there is always health concerns that go hand in hand with sitting and stressing for long periods of time. As well as, many gamer’s diets are not the best! You know who you are.
I remember when Silent Hill came out in 1999, I think that summer I played for 12-14 hours a day! What might come to a shock to older generations, is that this is the time dedicated to these types of games.
Whether it is the stunning realism of the graphics of today or the intricate game designs and methodology involved. Whatever draws you in, games of today are certainly a far cry from Donkey Kong or Pac-Man of the 1980’s.
With this level of technological advancement comes with it more health concerns. Whether it is more mental focus and strain, more stress, more adrenaline, and/or more wear and tear on the joints and muscles. These games can take a lot out of you and your health. More importantly, for professional players the chance at winning millions of dollars at tournaments, just increases all of these issues tenfold.
In this article we will discuss what exactly CBD Oil is. How it works within the human body (pets too), and how one who is a gamer can benefit from taking CBD as part of a nutrient-rich supplement so one can compete at the highest levels.
WHAT IS CBD?
We will forego the scientific mumbo-jumbo here and explain CBD in simple terms. Cannabidiol or CBD Oil is a chemical that is processed out of the Hemp plant. It is one of approximately 113 chemicals contain within Hemp, called “phytocannabinoids“.
Another well-known Cannabinoid you may have heard of is THC, the chemical in marijuana that gives the user a “high”. But, unlike weed, cbd extracted from Hemp contains 0.3% THC.
Most brands will even filter this tiny amount out to make the Oil completely THC-Free. So no worries about it getting you “high”, and hurting your mental focus when it comes to gaming, it most certainly will not. Preliminary studies suggest the Hemp CBD will actually combat the effects of THC.
WHAT NUTRIENTS ARE IN ORGANIC HEMP?
Many don’t know but the Hemp plant is chock-full of vitamins and minerals, as well as terpenes, proteins, phytosterols, enzymes, essential sugars, polyphenols, antioxidants, flavonoids, and essential fatty acids.
- Iron, Zinc, Carotene
- Vitamins B1/B2/B6/D/E, Calcium, Magnesium
- Sulfur, Copper, Potassium
- Phosphorus, Amino Acids, and Omegas.
- Hemp is also a great protein source.
Recently discovered in the 1990’s, the Endocannabinoid System or ECS is within all mammals bodies and it lies mainly on the periphery of the Central Nervous System. This is a cell-signaling system and is responsible for pain, appetite, mood, and sleep.
The two main receptors are CB1 and CB2. These receptors are in your brain, your organs, and everywhere else.
(Your pets have the same EC system as you do!)
Now, how CBD Oil works is that it does not go into these receptors but acts like a doorway to allow helpful nutrients in or keep harmful compounds out.
For example, you’ve been binge-playing Warcraft for 16 hours straight and trying to obtain B’aal the demon goat, and your hands are killing you! Now, you obviously want to block those discomfort signals, that is where CBD comes in. You reach for an all natural CBD topical, rub a little on, and your back in the game!
- Calming Sense, Relaxed but Alert (Note: too much may cause drowsiness)
- No “High” effect
- Discomfort Issues-Joints/Muscles
- Nutrient-Rich Oil
- Better Mood/Emotional State
- Restful and Rejuvenating Night’s Sleep
- Hemp CBD contains 0.3% THC
The bottomline is CBD might not work for everyone, but if you are sedentary for long periods of time while your brain is working overtime. You still have a lot of physiological functions going on within your body. With gaming the adrenaline and stress levels are through the roof, so you always want to be in a calm, centered mental state, alert and focused.
Moreover, many users take CBD in multiple forms, be it a topical lotion for a targeted application to your neck or hands, and an ingestible for full body coverage.
Most importantly, we suggest even if you are a gamer, that you start an exercise routine to combat the long hours of sitting, and start or move towards a plant-based diet to lower inflammation in the body.
Remember, everything in life goes hand in hand. The benefits you will gain with adding a quality CBD Oil in your daily regimen along with eating better and some sort of exercise, will only work to your advantage over your competition in the long run.