When people think about cannabis products, it is not uncommon for their mind to immediately gravitate toward recreational uses. However, there is a reason that cannabis has been approved for medical use in the state of California for over 20 years. One group who can benefit from regular cannabis use are endurance athletes. From increasing focus and energy during races, to allowing for a smooth and healthy recovery, cannabis products, specifically tinctures and topicals, have become a great resource for competitive athletes.
CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of the most well known cannabinoids found in cannabis plants. CBD is ideal to use in recovery, as it is a powerful and natural anti inflammatory. King Harvest’s Restore tincture is great for daily use. It will decrease an athlete’s recovery time as it gives their body the opportunity to heal from within. This is a great option for strength training, as well as during an event. CBD is non psychoactive and can be used before, during, or after an athletic event.
THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is perhaps the most well known cannabinoid. THC can be found in both sativa and indica forms. For an endurance athlete, sativa is a great resource to increase energy and focus, which leads to a higher competition performance. This can also lead to larger lifts and gains and more wins. The use of THC may not be welcome during a professional event, but for the serious nonprofessional athlete, the use of King Harvest’s Uplift is an ideal tincture to use before or during an endurance event.
For the athlete who wants the best of both worlds, a 1:1 product contains equal parts CBD and THC. King Harvest’s Synergy is made up of Restore and Uplift, and allows for an athlete to gain the energy and focus, while also paying attention to their recovery. Synergy is also a great tool for strength training, as the combination of energy and anti inflammatory properties will allow the athlete to focus on training, without distraction from pain or discomfort. Synergy can be used before, during, and after an athletic event. A professional athlete can benefit from Synergy during the off season, as it will allow them to focus on their training and recover before their competition.
Tinctures are ideal for athletes as they allow for microdosing. Microdosing is when one takes a small, controlled amount of THC or CBD, which allows the user to gain the benefits, such as increased energy and focus, without the high feeling that is often associated with cannabis.
Many athletes also find great relief from a cannabis based topical. King Harvest’s Blue Emu is a topical that can be applied directly to joints, muscles, or other areas of discomfort. The CBD and THC found in the topical will alleviate inflammation, while bringing relief from pain and discomfort. This is a crucial element of the recovery process. Blue Emu topical can be used before or after an athletic event.
The products from King Harvest have been proven to assist athletes during training, performance, and recovery. For more information, we invite you to call 877-469-4584.