Topicals are empowering athletes to do what they love, pain free and naturally.
The myth that cannabis and athletes are not a great mix is quickly being dismissed. In states where Cannabis is legal, a recent study has shown that 8 out of 10 users partake either shortly before or after exercise. These users are reporting that Cannabis actually helps to motivate them during workouts and, more importantly, improves their recovery. While not all athletes are cannabis users, most ARE looking for a means of improved athletic recovery. Cannabis topicals help bridge this gap.
Canna-Fusion‘s home state of Oregon is full of athletes and outdoor enthusiasts. With annual events such a Cycle Oregon and the many Portland area races hosted by Terrapin Events, you better believe there are some serious “cannathletes” out there competing.
Not all of them are recreational users though. Many are turning to products like Canna-Fusion Ultimate Salve to help battle their post-workout pain and inflammation. Cannabis topicals applied directly to the site of injury provide fast-acting relief without any psychoactive consequence.
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Topical cannabis products produced from full spectrum extracts are most effective. Full spectrum extracts obtained from the whole cannabis plant contain high levels of cannabinoids and terpenes and therefore maintain all of their therapeutic properties. With solvent extractions many of these properties are lost. Full spectrum topicals, like those produced by Canna-Fusion, contain not only THC and CBD but also THC, THCV, CBG, CBGA, CBDA, and CBC.
When applied topically the combination of THC with CBD and other cannabinoids delivers a balanced effect without any high whatsoever. Natural terpenes complete the therapeutic picture by decreasing inflammation/pain and increasing absorption of the topical product.
Topicals are a great option when selecting a product that contains cannabis for athletes. They offer a safe and effective means of controlling post exercise “DOMS” or “delayed-onset muscle soreness”. When you exercise your muscles experience micro-trauma, which typically results in pain or discomfort. Once your body becomes accustomed to a type of exercise, DOMS tends to become more minimal, but even for the most elite athletes a bit of soreness is completely normal.
Topical cannabis empowers people to do what they love, pain free and naturally.
Topicals work by binding to the millions of cannabinoid receptors found within the skin. With most topicals (transdermal patches being the exception) THC and of other cannabinoids do not actually enter into the bloodstream at all. They only bind to the body’s CB2 receptors which is what allows them to work their magic.
Because topicals do not enter the bloodstream, even products that contain THC, will not induce the typical “high” that smoking or ingesting cannabis would. This is what makes topicals a perfect option for athletes.
Cannabis and sports have long been thought of as not mixing well with one another. It is time to overcome this way of thinking and recognize the many benefits that cannabis for athletes has. We all know that living a healthy, active lifestyle is a vital component of wellness and cannabis helps promote well-being in a variety of ways as well. It only seems natural that the two join forces.