What CBD Products Are Available?
Athletes in the UK and beyond have embraced CBD as an essential component of their training regime and for good reason. CBD has benefits that go beyond general health and wellness, and include focus benefits for energy products, powerful sleep support, and soothing pain relief. No wonder more and more workout warriors consider CBD to be a valued part of their training table.
But just what is CBD, and how can this hemp-based product help you reach your fitness goals? Today, we’re going to take a deep dive into CBD to get a better understanding of its various benefits. And given the breadth of CBD products in the UK marketplace, we’ll also give you a handy guide to help you choose the best CBD products for your own personal needs.
Finding The Right CBD Product
There’s a wide range of CBD products available in the UK. The trick is finding the best CBD products for your particular needs. Here’s a quick rundown of the types of CBD products you can find online or in stores. Pay particular attention to how long these various products take to kick in, and how long their CBD effects last.
There are two main types of ingestible CBD products for athletes: CBD edibles and sublingual CBD oil tinctures. Each type of product has its pros and cons.
Edibles And Drinks
Basically edible CBD products are products that must pass through your digestive system in order for the CBD to be absorbed into your bloodstream. This could be gummies and capsules to snacks or drinks.
The downside of this is that it can take 30 minutes to two hours for the CBD to take effect, depending on personal factors, such as height, weight, body mass, metabolism, and CBD tolerance.
The upside is that edible CBD products have the longest-lasting effects of any type of CBD oil product, potentially allowing you to experience CBD benefits for six to eight hours. Another benefit is within the variety of products in the category, giving you greater flexibility to work them into your routine or lifestyle. Gummies are among the most popular of all CBD products, given their delicious flavour and easy portability, as well as the consistency of CBD dosage in every chew.
Oil tinctures can be held under the tongue (aim for 60 seconds) and absorbed into the bloodstream through the capillaries of the mouth. This allows you to feel the CBD effects quicker than you can with CBD edibles. With CBD oil tinctures, you can potentially feel the cannabidiol effects in 15 to 30 minutes, again depending on personal factors. While the effects of a sublingual CBD oil product don’t last quite as long as those of a CBD edible, they are still considerable: four to six hours, for most.
Cream And Other Topics
Topicals are applied directly to the affected area of the body and are absorbed through the skin. Products like CBD cream or lotion can deliver almost immediate relief for aches and pains in the muscles and joints, as well as anti-inflammatory benefits. These products can also soothe irritated or inflamed skin.
There are a variety of CBD products available in this category, including water-based CBD creams and lotions, which sink more deeply through the layers of skin, and oil-based CBD balms, which stay closer to the surface and deliver moisturised protection there.
Hopefully, this run through the world of CBD and how it can help you was useful. Perhaps have a glance next time you’re out shopping or have a look online and see the effects first hand.