When starting a CBD regimen, many athletes wonder, “how much CBD should I be using?” The answer is – it depends. There are many reasons to start using CBD, and your reason for using it will help guide how much you should be using. However, each person’s body responds in a unique way to CBD, […]
The science around CBD is continually evolving, thanks in large part to revolutionaries who have been willing to go against the grain, push the boundaries, and go beyond the conventional, textbook medicine on which western medicine is based. In her 2019 TedX Portland talk, Dr. Knox speaks simply and clearly about the Endocannabinoid System – […]
Why Every Athlete Needs CBD – Interview with Venga CBD CEO & Diaz Human Performance Coach Richard Diaz
Venga CBD founder and CEO sits down for a chat about CBD for athletes with Coach Richard Diaz of Diaz Human Performance.
CBD is the primary active ingredient in hemp. It’s one out of hundreds of similar compounds, called cannabinoids, that are made and used by the endocannabinoid system.
CBD oil is a natural, concentrated oil that is extracted from the flowers and leaves of the cannabis plant. You can think of it kind of like an essential oil; what lavender Essential Oil is to the lavender plant, CBD oil is to hemp.
The temperatures have dropped, the leaves have fallen and fresh powder is right around the corner. Know what else is? The holidays. What is a joyous time of year for some, can quickly turn into a stress fest for others. And when you layer in 2020 with its pandemic, work/school from home, election season, murder […]
Among endurance athletes who put their bodies through the wringer on a regular basis, the percentage of those who regularly take OTC drugs like ibuprofen is extremely high. And taking ibuprofen or similar drugs during endurance efforts has been shown to have a long list of harmful side effects, with one study showing that for […]
Based on who you are and what you do, pain and inflammation are always going to be part of the equation. Every athlete gets that. But here’s the rub-a-dub-dub. Anytime pain shows up, it always brings along its good friend inflammation. And if you know anything about inflammation, it likes to arrive early, spread out […]
People who take CBD report many benefits, including improved sleep, increased focus, and reduced recovery times from hard workouts. There are actually 2 ways CBD helps speed workout recovery, explained here. Have you ever had one of those days where it felt like you just had the hardest workout of your life, and you could […]
Many of us have sleep issues. Some nights you may have no problem hitting the hay but more often than not you might find your mind racing beyond control. For many, and possibly even you, a struggle with sleep can be a difficult reality. But the truth is that about 70 million people in the […]
Reduced Risk of Illness So you’re coming home from the gym or finishing up a run and you feel it. That scratch in the back of your throat or a faint achy-chill that runs down your back. This is the point where the panic sets in… “Oh no, I’m starting to get sick!” Having a […]
Getting Back In The Game Athletes face a nearly ever-present battle against sports injuries and chronic pain. That much is clear. What’s a little less obvious is the fact that this battle, unlike so many others, has driven surprisingly little innovation… and surprisingly few real solutions. And since it’s been a while since anything genuinely […]