A Quick Guide to Everything CBD-Related

As an active lifestyle brand promoting CBD wellness and health, the team here at Fusion wants you to be informed on using CBD before you jump into our selection of hemp-derived CBD products.

From CBD for athletes to the effects of vaping, we’ll touch on a few subjects we think are important to our customers.

CBD for Athletic Performance and Recovery

Exercise and activity put added stress on our bodies, for both better and worse. While training stress stimulates adaptation and improved performance, it also causes physical pain and injury through ongoing wear and tear.

To manage the pain safely and effectively, more and more people are turning to cannabidiol, or CBD, for athletics. Consistent use of over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen and naproxen sodium can lead to more negative health risks than they alleviate. With CBD, athletes can limit pain and inflammation safely, without the risks associated with pain relief alternatives.

CBD oil has outstanding anti-inflammatory properties. Studies done by the World Health Organization (WHO) suggest CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties aren’t a placebo. CBD binds with your endocannibinoid system’s (ECS) – which is responsible for neuron activity – CB2 receptors, which triggers an inflammation response when your muscles are under stress. By binding together, CBD acts like an adaptogen, regulating your body’s response to exercise and pain.

CBD is an all-natural solution. Although we’ve been conditioned to reach for Tylenol or Advil whenever we’re in pain, these medications aren’t risk-free. With continuous use, over-the-counter pain relievers can damage your gastrointestinal system, thin your blood, deteriorate your liver, and…you get the picture. CBD oil, comparatively, is all-natural solution that doesn’t come with these adverse health risks.

CBD is a highly-effective sleep aid. If sleep is the best medicine (or was it laughter?), then CBD oil is the best medicine to enhance that medicine. Confused? Well, while you rest, your body manufactures muscle-building hormones and repairs damaged tissues, so you need a good rest for proper recovery. Sometimes the pain can get so severe that you can’t even get to sleep. CBD oil can not only get you catching some Z’s faster, but improves your quality of sleep for expedited muscle and tissue recovery.

Vaping CBD Oil

We all know smoking cigarettes isn’t the healthiest for you, so what about vaping?

Vaping CBD can provide that same calming effect as smoking cigarettes, except your body is more well equipped to handle a puff of CBD rather than a puff of tobacco. When you use a vaporizer to vape CBD oil, the temperature at that the oil is burning is far lower than burning tobacco plants. As a result, you get the best of both worlds: You can still enjoy the therapeutic effects of smoking, while lowering your addiction to cigarettes and even improving your health in a number of different ways.

Because of the mechanics of vaping, it’s a good way to help you quit smoking, too. Recent studies suggest that CBD oil can be a useful tool in weaning off cigarettes. For example, in an article published in the Addictive Behaviors medical journal by the University College of London found that the non-psychoactive chemical in cannabis or hemp (“cannabidiol”, also known as CBD), was effective in reducing the number of cigarettes consumed by smokers who were trying to quit.

Combining CBD Oil and Coffee

Blending the beneficial properties of CBD oil with coffee makes for an energizing morning that’s a notch above your bacon-and-eggs routine.

It’s all about balance. While coffee has a number of health benefits, its caffeine content can increase the levels of cortisol, a stress hormone, in the body. Adding a few drops of CBD oil, however, can counteract that with its own relaxing properties, creating a perfect balance that’s not-too-drowsy and not-too-energetic.

Combining CBD oil and coffee also:

  • Increases your mood and energy, while simultaneously relieving anxiety and stress
  • Boosts your overall mood by increasing your serotonin levels (the happy hormone)
  • Provides antioxidants, which are needed to get rid of toxins in your body and help protect our DNA and cells from being damaged
  • Enhances concentration and clarity
  • Increases brain function, and protects your brain neurons from degeneration
  • Promotes a healthy lifestyle and balanced body and mind wellness

For best results, look for coffee beans and grounds that are sourced specifically for CBD-infused drinks.

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