Why CBD?

CBD AS A TRAINING & RECOVERY AID

To perform at your maximum you need to be able to train well. And to train well you need to aid your recovery as much as possible.   
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 Our products we stock have had customers say that CBD has helped in numerous ways:

 

Improvement of sleep quality
Pain / soreness relief
Inflammation reduction
Anxiety reduction
Nausea relief
Stress relief

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     We all know the importance of the above in our everyday lives, but in the context of Sport & Fitness these are some of the key components that help us be at the top of our game.
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     Like any good personal trainer, dietitian and subject matter expert will tell you: Recovery is just as important to the practical element of sport & fitness. 
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    Whilst legally we can not advise using any CBD based products for specific complaints, conditions and/or diseases, we can however reference studies to this date and also draw on anecdotal experiences from the countless individuals around the world that use these products. 
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    The good news is that there is more & more scientific research happening in this field that supports the claim that CBD has a positive effect on our well-being & health. Well over 23k published studies over a decade to put some numbers and time frames around this!
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    HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT CBD PRODUCT & DOSE FOR YOU? 


     If you’re new to the CBD world, then pick 1 or 2 product types that you can incorporate into your current lifestyle. 
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     For example - You might not want to take it daily and use only Topicals on an “as and when” basis on a targeted area of your body. 
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    If you are having a protein powder mix drink a couple of times a day and a Creatine powder drink mix it's probably not practical to take your CBD via a powder solution. 
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     Make it work for you, on your terms
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    Only buy products you can see all the ingredients and the amount of testing that it has gone through - Look for Third Party Testing as a good indicator.
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    Look at how the CBD has been manufactured. The most common methods are CO2 extraction & Ethanol extraction. 

      

      CBD DOSAGE

      

    Some products like capsules, edibles and powders (with Scoops!) will show how much CBD the product contains per item/scoop. For Oil’s with tinctures you need a bit of maths!
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    The Maths.. Know the total amount of CBD in the bottle and know how much the bottle holds in volume. Then you can work out the what each serving is via the tincture. 
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     A rough guide - If a bottle contains 30 milliliters of CBD then each tincture will be 0.3 milliliters of CBD per serving. So that is 30 Servings of CBD. (always check the bottle containment max & the tincture max)
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     To apply common sense to all of this, if it's your first time taking a CBD product, start on a  small dosage and see how you feel. You can always increase the dosage, just make sure you don't exceed the recommended daily dosage.
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     ..and of course, if you feel uneasy about it. Don’t try it. Do more research and inform yourself to make the best decision for yourself.. ask us on the Contact page. 
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     Again, make it work for you, on your terms.

     

     

     

    HOW TO TAKE CBD PRODUCTS

     Gaining as much information is vital before you make the decision “To take CBD”. 
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    Let's put it in some context..
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    Remember the day you said “you’re going to start going to the Gym”? 
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     As Scott Douglas (Former NFL) player points out in his book “The Athletes Guide to CBD” (Rodale, 2019) you needed to answer some questions on that decision.

     

    How often are you going to go?
    Are you going solely Cardio or weights or a mixture?
    How long are you working out for each session?
    How are you going to measure your progress?
    How do you know when you’ve done enough?
       
       Remember all those things running through your mind?
       What now seems like second nature to you was once a minefield!
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       Over time you’ve informed yourself as much as possible in order to make decisions and the right choices for you before attending.
       This isn't dissimilar with taking CBD products. 
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        These products come in a variety of ways: 

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      Oils - Currently the most commonly thought of CBD product presentation. Small Brown bottles with the dropper screwed at the top. The CBD oil within isn't the oil from the plant itself (like Olive Oil), it's actually the Cannabidol (CBD) mixed with a non hemp Oil, commonly extracted from coconut Oil. Usually recommended to be dispensed under the tongue. 
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      Balms/Serums (Topicals) - To be applied directly to the skin in a targeted area 2 or 3 times a day usually. Sometimes used as an add on to Oral CBD products. 
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      Capsules - Convenient way of taking CBD. Think of this as like taking a Vitamin capsule in the morning, It’s really easy to incorporate into your daily routine. Each capsule will have a certain milligram level of CBD containment, so you know exactly how much you are consuming each time. 
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      Powder - We mean in terms of Drink Powders - like Whey Protein mixture powders. It's a growing market and these can come in a variety of flavours. Again, a good way of knowing exactly how much you are consuming providing you use the measure provided/recommended and scoop!
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      Edibles - Usually in sweet “Gummy Bear” format and other gimmick shapes. A good way of knowing your consumption. Some often come as concentrates which then should be used like the drinking powders. It can come in the form of other foods, like cookies, cakes etc. 
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      Suppositories - They do exist! In all honesty, it is a good thing you can get CBD in this form. As unfortunately some people can not take things by mouth. So along with using Topicals, this is a sure fire way of getting CBD into your body. 
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      Vapes - They exist, we don't stock them! It’s not really our thing
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       There are more ways to take CBD, but the above are the most common. You’ll even start to see the beauty industry incorporate CBD into their products and also use CBD as a marketing tool! 
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        You don't have to take CBD one way exclusively. It’s whatever you prefer

       


      WHEN TO TAKE CBD?


      It all depends on what your reasons for taking CBD products are. Each item will have its own recommendations and its important not to exceed the recommended daily dose per product(s). It would be worth consulting with your Doctor & health professional on when to take CBD.
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       Consistency is key like with all things but for the various reasons people take CBD in some cases it may be better to take your CBD product as symptoms flare up or you can feel the early onset of the symptoms/reasons you are taking CBD for. 
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       Again, make it work for you, on your terms. 


      IT IS NOT A WAY OF DOPING


       The World Anti-Doping agency has not listed CBD on their prohibited list. 
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      I am sure we have experiences with BCAA’S, Creatine etc. If we apply that logic, So long as you are buying from a reputable source, you know that what you are buying is within the legal limits then there should never be any adverse analytical findings if ever dope tested.
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       Ideally you want to be purchasing 0% THC products as a general rule. Like anything, it's at the athletes/users own risk to take a product and you should always consult your doctor first. 
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       We have carefully selected brands and produced our own range ,that we have used ourselves and where its presentation of CBD lies on the spectrum of intellectual honesty.