Challenging the Status Quo in Sports Recovery August 4, 2020
More athletes are turning to cannabinoids for relief and recovery. It’s easier than ever to add this natural alternative to your workout regimen.
Athletes know first-hand the way training can impact the body. Hamstring strains. Tennis elbow. Back aches. Whether a professional athlete or a living-room warrior, niggles big and small can derail the ability to perform. But with studies showing potential health risks associated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), no wonder athletes are looking for healthy, natural alternatives for relieving aches and reducing inflammation. Athletes are increasingly turning to CBD to aid training, manage recovery and support wellbeing, more so since the World Anti-Doping Agency removedCBD from its list of prohibited substances.
CBD quality, though, can vary across the market. Huna, a family-owned CBD brand, was launched on the principle of delivering pure and potent, non-GMO and 100% natural CBD that fits into your daily routine. Huna is taken from the phrase ho’omana, a combination of “to make” and “life force”, which together mean “empowerment”. With that spirit in mind, Huna created a powerful range of lab-tested CBD products that can be easily integrated into workout programmes given the wide array of products and delivery systems available. Here are four simple ways CBD can be incorporated into fitness programmes:
START THE DAY WITH CBD-POWERED PROTEIN
During those hours of restful sleep, your body may be lacking fuel to burn. When that happens, your body goes into a catabolic state, using the muscle mass you have for fuel.
Protein, first thing in the morning is a good way to counter this. Huna’s CBD Whey Protein Powder helps kick-start the anabolic process and is powered-up with pure CBD.
SUPPORT WELLBEING THROUGHOUT THE DAY
The arrival of natural CBD to athletes’ recovery programmes is a game-changer for those seeking an alternative to over-the-counter products. But cannabinoids have more to offer as a supplement for everyday wellbeing.
A recent survey by HelloMD and the Brightfield group (2017) shows people in the UK take CBD for a wide range of conditions, from anxiety to insomnia, and inflammation to arthritis.
To support overall wellbeing, Huna’s CBD Oils range goes from a calming 6% CBD tincture up to a potent 26% CBD oil, depending on individual needs. A sustained and discreet delivery system is available with Huna’s CBD Derma Patches.
REBUILD AND REPAIR POST-WORKOUT
Following a workout, many fitness pros already use protein powder to speed up recovery, improve protein synthesis and reduce muscle damage. Huna’s CBD Hemp Protein Powder is a vegan, plant-based workout partner infused with 100% natural CBD and rich in Omega 3 and Omega 6 essential fatty acid
TAKE CARE OF THE WEAR AND TEAR
Whether it’s the calves after jumping jacks in the garden or a sore back from downward dogs, aches can persist even after post-workout stretches. Huna CBD Tribal Balm is a powerful topical packed with CBD, cooling menthol and clove and to help refresh tight muscles and sore joints. For more tranquil scents to soothe body and mind, switch to Huna CBD Warrior Rub. This warming topical CBD treatment is infused with ginger and turmeric, and it’s ideally suited for relaxing and restorative sports massage. With the lifting of CBD from sports bodies’ prohibited substances lists—and the worry over long-term health risks from pharmaceuticals —cannabinoids are offering athletes of all fitness levels a natural alternative to support relief and recovery. And with the CBD industry’s continuing innovation it means athletes can live with optimal health in harmony with nature.