Due to all the myths and social stigma, people never really came across the good side of marijuana and its positive effects on an individual. But since many countries and states have started legalizing the use and consumption of cannabis, people have begun to realize and research the health benefits of the plant. Athletes and fitness freaks openly support and speak about using cannabis to help them in their sport. Usually, weed lovers are said to be lazy and smoke sitting on a couch but many cannabis users prefer hitting the gym along with hitting the blunt.
Here are ways in which marijuana helps you in athletics and workout:
- Reduces muscle and joint inflammation– One of the most effective benefits of marijuana in the workout is that it helps in reducing muscles and joint inflammation. According to researches, it is found that the CBD and cannabinoid in cannabis help in easing inflammation caused during exercise or on the field. Many athletes and professional yoga or fitness gurus themselves have found the plant to be helpful in reducing the pain and inflammation, which also helps in recovery from injuries or surgeries, either by smoking or using cannabis-infused products.
- Helps in treating cramps– Be it on the sports field, gym, or any workout place, cramps are one of the most common problems faced by individuals. Results from a few of the studies show that cannabis has positive effects and helps in treating muscle cramps and can also help athletes suffering from spasms. It is said that due to marijuana’s anti-inflammatory properties, the plant can also be used for treating or reducing pain caused due to muscle cramps.
- Gives you better sleep– For athletes and fitness gurus, sleep is also very important for overall good health. The CBD in cannabis not only helps in improving sleep but also helps suppress dreams which are beneficial for people suffering from PTSD. It helps with insomnia and hence maintains a better sleep cycle which is very beneficial for the athlete’s overall health and performance.
- Improves and gives you positive mental health– It’s a myth that marijuana affects your brain. In fact, according to studies, it is said that marijuana can actually have a positive impact on your mental health. Positive mental health affects the players’ game on the field and also improves their overall focus on the ground. It also helps in reducing anxiety and maintains calmness during the game.
All this proves Marijuana to be a wonder drug, which is worth considering.