What You Should Know About CBD Exercise and Recovery

How CBD Can Help With Joint and Muscle Pain

Most people have heard about CBD and how it helps manage pain, stress, anxiety, and many other conditions, however like most, being unfamiliar with the product leads to uncertainty and questions when trying to decide if CBD is right for them.  As a CBD educator and someone who is in the business of CBD, I like to share some information on what consumers should know about CBD when considering it in their exercise & recovery programs.

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Will CBD Make Me High Before A Competition?

CBD will not get you high, it’s non-addictive and non-toxic.  If you consumed a full bottle of CBD oil at one time the worst that would happen is you’d get a stomach ache and feel sleepy, however you would not get high, or develop an addiction. CBD can be a great natural alternative to pharmaceuticals in dealing with pain, joint inflammation, sore muscles, anxiety, stress, depression, and many other conditions.

Can I Pass A Drug Test If I Take CBD?

And the answer is……….it depends on what type of CBD you’re taking and what the drug test is testing for.  Many CBD applications have legal trace amounts of THC in them.  THC is the compound in the Hemp plant that makes you high and is illegal.  The trace amounts of THC in CBD products (less than 0.03%) will not make you high, however, it would show up in a possible drug test.  There are many CBD products on the market today that contain 0.0% THC in them.  This is known as non-detectable THC and would not show up on a drug test, however, you need to know what the drug test is for.  Most drug tests are for THC, however, some older tests may be for any cannabinoid, and CBD is a cannabinoid.  It is becoming more common that drug tests now test only for the illegal cannabinoid THC due to the fact CBD has become more popular among employees.  Another important note is that you have a legal right to what is called a Confirmatory Drug Test.  A confirmatory drug test breaks down for the employer or tester each chemical compound in your body and at what levels.  This allows the test examiner to look at the THC vs CBD levels to determine if you are really on CBD or consuming a potential illegal drug like marijuana.

In short, CBD is a great natural alternative to pharmaceuticals in regard to one’s exercise & recovery plan.  It does not get you high and is non-addictive and non-toxic as opposed to pharmaceuticals.  CBD naturally works with your body in managing several ailments such as pain, joint inflammation, anxiety, stress, and many other conditions.  A prescription is not required to purchase CBD and CBD comes in many applications such as tinctures, edibles, topicals, and smokable products.  Each application has slightly different effects and duration times of relief.  If deciding to try CBD, make sure you talk with a reputable vendor, one who has documentation of CBD Training and is more interested in providing you with CBD education rather than just trying to sell you a product

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