8% of the 517 professional rugby player in the UK regularly use CBD and an additional 17% have taken CBD in the past.
Some of the biggest names in Rugby including Finn Russell, Jerome Kaino and Jim Hamilton are all advocates for Cannabidiol (CBD) and champion the benefits of using the natural plant compound to aid in recovery from impact sports.
Anti-inflammatories and strong pain killers were previously the chosen option to medicate for injuries occurred in what is a very demanding and physical sport. This has caused some to suffer with gut pain and even opioid addiction.
We know that cannabis enhances many things; creativity, relaxation etc but its certainly not going to enhance the performance of a 100m sprinter!
Thats what makes the WADA’s (World Anti-Doping Agency) decision to include THC in their list of banned substances so bazaar. Especially given the (newly reformed) legal status of cannabis across almost all US states.
Last week, the International Olympic Committee banned Sha’Carri Richardson (currently the fastest 100m female sprinter in team USA) for 30-days after she tested positive for THC. Sha’Carri was informed of her biological mothers death from a reporter she had never met and she…
Cold-Pressed Cannabinoids are coming at you live with our new hip and sustainable cafe and bar, bringing the south coast a CBD experience like no other. Sitting on the seafront of popular holiday town Bognor Regis, Cabaña Verde is a CBD destination cafe and bar, showcasing its love for all things hemp plant.
Customers can enjoy a CBD twist on their favourite coffees, smoothies, cocktails and food. Add a side of chill to your breakfast with a hemp latte and omega packed toasted croissant with CBD butter, or take it to the next level with the filled croissants and paninis…
CBD (cannabidiol) is a phytocannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. According to a report from the World Health Organization, “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential”. CBD is legal in the UK and many countries across the world.
Here we will explain the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and how CBD works with the ECS in plain English. The ECS is responsible for regulating and balancing many processes in the body. These include pain, memory, mood, appetite, stress, sleep, metabolism, immune function, and the reproductive function.
How does it work? — The system is made up…
What is the entourage effect and why is it so important when talking about CBD? A great place to dig deeper into this topic can be found here. Below, we pick out some of the key areas and explain why we believe in its merits.
It is believed that these compounds work together to produce a combined effect thats significantly more effective than a single active ingredient.
In the research here, the analysis revealed that pure CBD…
Hemp is a variety of the cannabis sativa plant. The main differentiating factor between cannabis and hemp is its very low THC content. As hemp only contains trace amounts of the psychoactive cannabinoid it is legal in many places throughout the world. Like cannabis, there are many strains of hemp containing different cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids. Some produce more seeds whilst others have been bred for their fibres.
Hemp is one of the most versatile plants in the plant kingdom. It is used to produce the following;
The seeds from hemp are high in protein, fat, fibre, B vitamins and…
We have all become very aware of how important sleep is for our well-being. It enables the body to repair and getting the right amount of sleep may also help prevent excess weight gain, heart disease, and recovery period.
CBD has emerged as a popular and natural solution to help with sleep. Many studies show promising signs that CBD can be effective at improving your sleep patterns.
The ‘Cannabidiol can improve complex sleep-related behaviours’ research published in the national library of medicine summarised with the below;
“Four patients treated with CBD had prompt and substantial reduction in the frequency of…
Terpenes are produced by a variety of plants including the cannabis plant. They are organic compounds found in the same glands that produce the cannabinoids. They tend to have a strong odor and have developed to protect the plant. More than 100 terpenes have been found in cannabis and they combine in different ways to create distinctive strains. Research into the entourage effect looks at how terpenes work with cannabinoids to aid with anxiety and mood disorders.
The five mostly commonly found terpenes identified in cannabis include;
This is the most commonly found terprene in modern cannabis. It’s thought to…
Cannabinoids are compounds found in the cannabis plant. There are at least 144 separate cannabinoids that have been isolated, each offering different effects. They bind to receptors in our bodies and you can find out more information on the endocannabinoid system here.
Below we look at the 5 most commonly identified cannabinoids found in the plant:
Research is currently underway which aims to highlight the wide range of therapeutic and medicinal benefits of this specific cannabinoid. It binds to our CB2 receptors and is though to assist with pain relief, decrease inflammation and increase mood whilst reducing anxiety and depression.
As CBD looks set to be a $2.3 billion dollar industry by 2025, its no surprise that the fitness industry has opened it eyes to a supplement loved by many. Here we will explain why it has become common place to see CBD in a health and fitness regime and how and when it can be taken.
3 reasons you may chose to add CBD to your fitness routine: