Medical Marijuana for Athletes
As we see more and more acceptance of medical marijuana use, we see more and more athletes utilize the medicinal plant to treat sports-related injuries & aid in training recovery.
More recent research has now shown and proven that the use of cannabis and cannabis products does have medical benefits, especially CBD oils, creams, and edibles.
All athletes, if not most, constantly subject their bodies to rigorous physical wear and tear. Which can then easily lead to not only fatigue but more commonly; injuries.
And at the end of a long day of training, a sports event, or even practice every athlete feels the effects and strains on the mind and body.
The time you take to recover and how well you do will greatly determine how you perform come game-day.
Medical marijuana offers a long list of medical uses that any athlete can benefit from implement into their training and recovery routines.
From the recreational weekend warrior to the professional athlete. Marijuana has a wide variety of uses and ways of using it.
There are now many different ways of using medical marijuana in ways that it can give you the same (if not more) benefits than smoking it, without the harmful effects.
Most over-the-counter painkillers really don't do anything but "mask" of the pain you are experiencing. Many leave you drowsy or put you to sleep. Medical marijuana is a much safer way to help against pain without leaving you drowsy or sending you to bed. Most medical marijuana topical creams work just as well if not better than the alternative odor fused BENGAY.
They say "a little anxiety is healthy". But sometimes with all the training and dealings with daily life, it can get overwhelming. And before a big game or performance, nerves are the last thing athletes want to deal with.
Medical marijuana can help reduce nervousness and relieves some of the anxiety associated with performing.
Marijuana is widely known for its anti-depressant and calming effects. This is why many athletes and patients have turned to medical marijuana products instead of traditional anti-depressant drugs such as Xanax, Zoloft, and Prozac.
Injuries are going to happen. But now more than ever, athletes are turning to medical marijuana and it's natural benefits instead of the over-the-counter painkillers such as Percocet, Vicodin, and Methadone to name a few.
These painkiller medicines really only help with the pain. Medical marijuana helps with the pain, but also helps with the recovery time from injuries.
Marijuana products can help athletes recover from injuries much faster in a natural way compared to pharmaceutical narcotics.
Research studies have recently revealed that the use of marijuana has many benefits in regards to injuries to the head.
Researchers have found through a study that about 97% of patients who used cannabis before suffering a TBI, or Traumatic Brain Injury, survived the injury.
There has also been evidence found that supports the theory that cannabis not only helps in the recovery and treatment of brain and head injuries but also prevents the brain and head from suffering the injuries in the first place.
And for many athletes who are more prone to suffering head traumas, this can really be the difference-maker in the outcome of a brain injury.
You can train the hardest. You can practice hard every day. You can be the best. But if you're sick right before the game, that can (and will) affect you. Medical marijuana products have proven to help keep your immune system up and running well.
It will help you keep you healthy while you train. And help you right before a big game or practice session. Especially in the cold season where people tend to get sick more often.
This is true as one of the properties in marijuana known as CBD is high in antioxidants which is great for your heart and helps combat infections.
Many think that marijuana is associated with eating a lot of foods, or having the "munchies". This is mostly true with the THC properties of the cannabis plant. But with the CBD properties, you can help curb your appetite and actually use it to help keep up with your training diet routines.
Athletes struggle daily to keep up with their diets. They are constantly keeping up with the latest healthy foods that will help them perform better and longer.
Medical marijuana products can help athletes stick to diets and control their appetite and weight. This will lead them to perform better.
The CBD in marijuana can help slow down your appetite and keeps you feeling full for a longer period of time. It has also been found to helps you by improving your insulin function which tends to make you feel better after eating causing you not to eat more than needed.
Medical marijuana is really making some moves in the sports world. As more and more studies are conducted more benefits and uses will be found.
The world has changed. Not more is marijuana just some street drug that you smoke down dark alleys hiding from authorities.
This is the new, healthy, clean, LEGAL way to benefit from the medical marijuana revolution.