Athletes of all walks of life are touting the benefits of pure hemp CBD including mountain bikers.
It’s important to understand that wellness isn’t a magic pill, but rather a journey that requires support from the best products available.
CBD and Mountain Biking
Long hours in the seat as the mile tally continues to rise... Hills get steep, corners get sharp and all the while your body is constantly engaged. CBD oil has recently emerged as a popular choice for both professional and casual athletes to optimize performance and recovery without the use of less-than-healthy pain alternatives. Mountain bikers and cyclists have a lot of reasons to consider CBD to help keep them on the road.
The legs and back are obvious areas that can experience discomfort after a long ride, but really it’s a whole-body ache. Arms, neck, feet. . . and sometimes it’s not even after the ride; it’s during the ride. Pure hemp CBD oil for mountain biking has the ability to keep you pedaling by interacting with receptors in your body’s own endocannabinoid system.
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 ride.
CBD has been patented as an antioxidant by the U.S. government. 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.
Cycling when you are injured or physically compromised is not only uncomfortable but can also be dangerous. This is especially true for mountain bikers on tricky terrain, commuters in traffic, and competitive cyclists. Naturally reducing inflammation can make for a much smoother ride, safer, and more enjoyable ride.
Ok, so your mood as a cyclist may not seem important, but it really is. A day can easily go south after you start to see clouds roll in overhead. Maybe you got a flat tire or are having trouble navigating the rough terrain. Even worse, what if you took a wrong turn several miles back? The endocannabinoid system has been shown to help you keep your cool by assisting your body to remain in a state of homeostasis (balance) both mentally and physically.
Which CBD to take for Mountain Biking
There are several different ways to use CBD. The most common, and arguably the most effective for mountain biking are topically and sublingually.
Topical CBD for Moutain Biking
Receptra Serious Relief Targeted Topical is thoughtfully formulated to target irritated areas of your body and speed recovery. This all-natural pure hemp CBD topical keeps you at peak performance, with added arnica and jojoba to help minimize swelling and inflammation, soothing jasmine and ylang-ylang to promote efficient recovery for muscles and joints, and camphor to open pores for better delivery. This salve is highly-concentrated with 800mg of cannabinoids in each 2.5-ounce container and was recently ranked the Best CBD topical of 2020 by CBD Insider.
How Receptra Targeted Topical Works:
Endocannabinoid receptors are located throughout the body in virtually every organ. The largest organ in the body is the skin. Receptors located directly underneath the skin are able to absorb and interact with CBD applied topically to achieve immediate relief for physical discomfort, bumps, and bruises to help keep you get through that extra mile.
Sublingual CBD Tincture for Mountain Biking
Using CBD sublingually (under the tongue) has shown to be one of the most bioavailable ways to take CBD, which means it is the most effective for the amount you take. Receptra Relief 66 + Turmeric tincture’s proprietary blend meets the needs of those who take their active lifestyle to the next level. This formula includes the anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric. Omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, MCT, and avocado oil increase bioavailability, provide focused energy, positive metabolic impact, and faster recovery. With 66mg of cannabinoids per serving, Receptra’s Relief 66 formula is used by professional athletes and weekend warriors as well as those who have advanced health concerns or discomfort. This tincture was rated Best CBD Oil of 2020 by Herbonaut.
How Receptra Relief 66 + Turmeric CBD Works
Some people work best alone and others prefer to be a part of a team. CBD is a team player. Receptra full-spectrum Relief CBD oil includes all of the cannabinoids in the hemp plant and hundreds of additional plant compounds such as vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, flavonoids, and terpenes. This creates a synergy between cannabinoids, providing the ideal environment for CBD to interact with your body’s natural receptors. This concept is called the “entourage effect.” When taken sublingually, Receptra CBD is most bioavailable and capable of helping your body restore balance.
About Receptra Naturals
Receptra Naturals is a hemp CBD company based in Colorado. Unlike many other CBD brands who provide questionable claims and “instant cures” while producing sub-standard products. We are vertically integrated and focused on transparency from the planting process until the products reach our customer's hands. Our in-house chemist directs research and development with our organically-grown proprietary genetics to create products which are manufactured by our laboratory technicians. All Receptra's products are third-party tested with results publically available for each batch produced.
"I use receptra Targeted Topical to reduce inflammation while training for and running 100 mile ultramarathons in the mountains. While I’m consistently beating up my legs, Receptra helps me to recover and continue training without the use of ibuprofen. I’d highly recommend Receptra to anyone looking for a quality recovery product.
-Patrick Garcia (ultra runner, cyclist)
"I started using Receptra’s Relief CBD oil to facilitate healing after a mountain bike crash. I’ve kept using it to alleviate the daily aches and pains resulting from years of an active lifestyle."
- Amber D. (PetuniaMafia Cycling Club President)
"As an ultra runner recovery is key. Since using Receptra I've noticed less aches and pains and better sleep. It's become a very valuable tool for training and racing. Receptra has been a key component to running and racing ultras. The Topical is amazing for pain relief and when I use the tincture I notice less inflammation and better sleep which is crucial to better recovery.
-Luke Jay (Ultra runner and winner of the 2019 high lonesome 100