There are thought to be over 100 different varieties of cannabis. Researchers have found that CBD has therapeutically beneficial properties and that its comsumption is good for human health. But how can we use CBD for workout recovery ?
Dr Titus PhD, the President and CEO of Medical Marijuana, Inc. thinks that CBD could be even more beneficial than vitamins found in supplements. He says that cannabidiol has much greater antioxidants effects than vitamin C or vitamin D. That’s why “many athletes are using this to deal with inflammation”. Not only used specifically for rehab purpose, he believes it could soon become an essential component of a healthy lifestyle. "We really believe that at some point there will be a fixed daily recommended serving size of CBD. Just like people take something like vitamin C on a regular basis to improve their overall levels of health and wellness, at some point these non-psychoactive cannabinoids could garner that too, with enough research."
CBD supplements come in different forms; pills, pastes, oils or sprays you can use directly on the source of the pain. "I think some of the best information comes from the US government's patent" he says. "It actually mentions very specifically that the non-psychoactive cannabinoids like CBD are more preferable to use, because you can give larger doses without any of the intoxicating or negative side effects."
But the HHS patent (Department of Health and Human Service) also states that cannabinoids have both antioxidant and neuroprotectant properties, and could be useful in treating for example Alzheimer's disease. The compounds could be good for both your body and your brain—and that's the official stance of a department of the US government.
But the doctor even goes further. "Many people report that utilizing CBD actually helps sharpen their mental skills" he says of his research findings. Indeed, one of the branches of his company is currently studying how CBD could be used to treat CTE, the degenerative brain disease linked with concussions manifesting in numerous former pro football players.
Before using CBD for medical purposes, he recommends to talk about it with a doctor.