WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH ATHLETES AND VAPORIZATION?
Did you know that endurances athletes are utilizing vaporization to improve their performance? With vapor being a relatively new delivery method, many people are unaware of the health benefits that it can provide.
So, what exactly is it? A vaporizer produces vapor, not smoke. Vaporizers are a great way to reap the benefits and effects of what you’re putting in it, while avoiding the harmful effects of smoke. In the case of athletes, CBD vapor is taking over the scene, with numerous training, management, and recovery benefits.
For athletes, the benefits of CBD vapor abound:
- Alleviate pain
- Increase speed
- Improve endurance
- Reduce muscle spasms
- Protect heart, lungs, and brain
- Reduce inflammation
- Enhance sleep and relaxation
- Decrease nausea
- Relieve mental and physical stress
YOUR FYI ON CBD
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the most prevalent chemical compounds in the cannabis plant. Unlike THC, its more famous component, CBD is non-psychoactive, so users can experience the body relaxation benefits it offers without feeling the “high.”
When using CBD vapor, the compound enters your lungs and diffuses directly into your bloodstream rather than passing through your gut and liver. This allows nearly four times as much CBD to enter circulation, which means you can achieve the same beneficial effects with a much smaller amount of CBD.
Additionally, vaping decreases the amount of time it takes for CBD in your body to activate since it doesn’t have to travel through your gut. By vaporizing a CBD liquid, concentrate, or oil, you could potentially feel its effects in 30 to 60 minutes for maximum effect. This makes vaping CBD an extremely efficient delivery method.
“Everything you need to know about Cannabidiol.” www.herb.co., July 26, 2016.
“Should I be vaping CBD?” www.Leafly.com.