CBD for Winter Sports
3rd Jan 2022
CBD for winter sports like snowboarding, skiing, snowshoeing and more might be exactly what you need to keep active this season.
It’s that time of year again. The hills are white and winter sports activities are calling. Hitting the slopes is a great way to break free from the stresses of everyday life. Unfortunately, after a busy day of skiing, snowboarding, or snowshoeing, you may find that your body doesn’t appreciate the extra work you’ve done (even if it didn’t really seem like work at the time). Stiffness and soreness may make it harder to get back on the lift that next day. Or, if you are only doing a day trip, getting back to the office may also prove a daunting task.
Why is sitting so painful?!
Skiing and snowboarding and many other winter sports activate muscles all over the body, which is especially evident if you haven’t been using those muscles recently. Work them enough and you may find that both walking and sitting become difficult (everything hurts and I'm dying!).
How can CBD for Snowboarding and CBD for Skiing Help?
Everyone has a natural endocannabinoid system that serves the purpose of restoring and maintaining balance (homeostasis) through all systems in the body. We aren’t talking about the type of balance that keeps you from falling down or crashing into a tree, but that would sure be nice. This is the type of balance that regulates things like internal temperature, blood pressure, inflammation, circadian rhythm and more.
CBD interacts with cannabinoid receptors all over the body to find areas that are out of balance and even things out. These receptors are scattered strategically throughout the body, including in the skin which is the largest organ in the body. Endocannabinoid receptors are located directly under the skin and have the ability to absorb CBD and other cannabinoids when they are applied topically.
Why is Receptra’s Targeted Topical CBD Different?
Receptra’s all-natural hemp CBD Targeted Topical contains arnica and jojoba to help minimize swelling and inflammation. Arnica has been used for centuries as a natural way to care for bumps and bruises. Camphor has also been added to the formulation to increase absorption in the skin so that all of the ingredients can reach the receptors under the skin and incite beneficial reactions.
This topical CBD is naturally scented with soothing jasmine, ylang-ylang to promote calmness and vitamin E for overall skin health, which is pretty important in the cold weather. Receptra’s Serious Relief Targeted Topical formula was rated #1 CBD Topical of 2020 by The CBD Insider. It is also one of our best-selling products.
The Science Behind Topical CBD for Skiing and CBD for Snowboarding
Here’s how the science works: Naturally occurring anandamide is a molecule that blunts the perception of stress and discomfort. This molecule is inhibited by an enzyme called FAAH. CBD interacts with FAAH to allow the influx of anandamide, thus producing less discomfort on your winter sport adventure.
CBD also works to reduce inflammation and has been patented as an antioxidant by the U.S. government, which is a pretty big deal. Antioxidants serve the purpose of reducing inflammation-inducing free-radicals. Inflammation does serve a purpose, but if left unregulated can result in prolonged injuries and illness.
Skiing or snowboarding when you are injured or physically compromised is not only uncomfortable but can also be dangerous. This is especially true for those shredding tricky terrain. Naturally reducing inflammation can make for a much smoother ride, safer, and more enjoyable ride.
How to Combine CBD and Winter Sports
According to the World Health Organization, CBD is non-addictive and has no harmful side effects, even in high amounts. Applying Receptra CBD before skiing or snowboarding can help reduce discomfort and allow you to focus on what you are doing. Applying CBD for snowboarding or skiing afterward can help you stay limber and comfortable throughout the day and be able to sit down without significant pain.
Receptra now has limited edition Targeted Topical CBD for winter sports in winter sport-inspired packaging. It includes the same great Serious Relief topical formula that many have come to depend on for natural pain relief and to keep them moving through their active days.