Having to go through rehab can challenge an athlete physically and mentally. Here’s how taking CBD can augment your sports rehab regimen.
Rehabilitating after an injury can be a physical and mental grind. You want to be doing everything you can to move forward as you manage progress and setbacks. Incorporating CBD and its natural restorative benefits can help you keep your body and mind at their best while you’re deep in the rehab process.
What is CBD?
CBD is an all-natural and non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in cannabis plants. As the most abundant cannabinoid in hemp, CBD and other natural constituents can be easily extracted from the plant’s stalks and seeds in the form of a type of cannabis oil called CBD oil.
Cannabinoids like CBD, once absorbed by the body, interact with receptors of the body’s endocannabinoid system. This complex system is constantly monitoring and making adjustments to make sure that crucial functions like immune system response, mood, sleep, appetite, and metabolism, are balanced and running optimally. By stimulating the endocannabinoid system, CBD encourages its efforts to maintain homeostasis in a wide array of functions.
Unlike THC, the intoxicating cannabinoid found in high amounts in marijuana, CBD itself does not cause any euphoric effects, or a “high.” Hemp naturally contains no more than 0.3% THC, far less than the amount needed to cause intoxication.
Once extracted from the hemp plant, CBD oil can be infused into an array of different products – including CBD capsules, CBD tinctures, CBD vape oil, CBD edibles, and CBD topicals – and used as a daily supplement to help the body run at its best.
CBD oil can also be filtered to remove other plant material to create concentrated CBD products — such as CBD isolate.
How Can CBD Benefit Your Sports Rehab Program?
Incorporating the natural balancing properties of CBD into your sports rehab sessions can be an innovative way to make them more effective.
In recent years, a growing number of physical therapists, health practitioners, and physiotherapists have become curious about the natural balancing benefits of CBD and how they can augment the efforts of athletes managing and overcoming physical limitations.
When you’re healing after an injury or other type of issue with your musculoskeletal system, chances are your body is thrown off balance. It’s important to take steps to promote overall balance and health so that you can fully and properly recover.
These natural balancing benefits of CBD are why so many athletes have started to incorporate hemp-derived CBD oil supplements into their daily regimens. The endocannabinoid system’s ability to keep systems balanced directly influences athletic performance and recovery.
CBD supplements can be taken just before your sports injury rehab session to help encourage balance while you’re completing therapy exercises and other treatments. They also work well when taken afterward, allowing you to capitalize on CBD’s many restorative benefits.
Additionally, taking CBD supplements on a daily basis, in between scheduled rehab sessions, can be an all-natural way to promote movement back toward homeostasis, and to help encourage health and wellness.
Because hemp-derived CBD products are non-intoxicating, you can feel comfortable taking them any time without having to worry that they will get you “stoned.”
Best CBD Supplements for Sports Rehab
Within the Dixie Botanicals® line of high-quality CBD supplements are an array of products that work particularly well for those are going to sports rehabilitation or physical therapy.
Our Dixie Botanicals® Dew Drop CBD tinctures are perfect if you’re interested in a supplement with a low CBD potency. CBD tinctures are also perfect for microdosing, a consumption technique popular among athletes that involves taking small servings of CBD throughout the day.
Our CBD tinctures combine award-winning hemp CBD oil with vegetable glycerine, and feature a convenient dropper lid so you can easily add a few drops under your tongue.
With the 1 ounce bottle with 100 mg CBD, you get 1.66 mg of CBD per 2 drop serving, while our 2 ounce bottle containing 500 mg CBD provides 4.16 mg CBD per serving. Dew Drops are available in delicious cinnamon, peppermint, and natural flavor options. Want to increase your CBD intake? Just consume a second or larger serving.
CBD Gel Caps
Interested in a no-nonsense way to add CBD to your systems? Those who value ease often prefer our Dixie Botanicals® CBD Gel Caps, which can easily be incorporated into your already-established daily vitamin routine.
Our CBD capsules contain full-spectrum hemp oil with 25 mg of CBD, as well as medium chain triglyceride (MCT) oil to boost absorption. Packaged in a compact 30-count jar, these soft gel caps can be easily slipped into your therapy or gym bag.
Designed to address tight and tired muscles and joints, our Dixie Botanicals® Salvation Balm offers 50 mg of CBD per jar. It can be massaged right into the body, allowing CBD to be absorbed through the skin for targeted revitalization of muscles and joints.
Our CBD topical salve combines full-spectrum hemp oil with natural ingredients like cedarwood, beeswax, and camphor and lavender oils. Massage it into areas that need CBD’s natural balancing benefits the most.
CBD Vape Oil
With our CBD vape oil products, you can take a few draws of CBD-filled vapor before or after your rehab sessions. Vaping allows CBD to be quickly absorbed by the lungs, bypassing the digestive system, for fast balancing effects.
Our Dixie Botanicals® CBD Vape Cartridge is a pre-filled cartridge containing 250 mg CBD made from pure CBD distillate, plus botanical terpenes for a slightly sweet citrus and pine taste. It pairs with nearly all vaporizer batteries on the market.