CBD & Endurance Sports

Endurance athletes around the world are discovering the benefits of this all-natural, plant-based remedy. Learn how CBD can benefit you.

How CBD Helps Endurance Athletes

Pain during endurance training & racing is a given but there’s often a different kind of pain and discomfort that shows up to tell you to slow down or even STOP.

It appears in the form of inflammation.

Inflammation is the #1 source of pain — and it uses pain, stiffness, and immobility to send the message it wants you to do things differently.

And to you, this is unacceptable.

Inflammation is the result of your body’s immune system kicking into high gear to respond to an injury or infection. As a result, the damaged cells release chemicals (including histamine, bradykinin, and prostaglandins) that cause blood vessels to leak fluid into the tissues, causing swelling. And while the inflammation does help isolate the tissue and thereby quarantine the problem, it also causes pain.

In response, you may turn to either prescription drugs or ibuprofen, often lots of ibuprofen, Tylenol, Alleve, Percogesic, and the like, which help address the problem, but at a steep price. Each of these drugs has a long list of side effects that can, over time, harm the very body you depend on.

CBD works with your body’s innate Endocannabinoid System to release neurotransmitter molecules that suppress the inflammation mechanisms and thereby reduce pain and allow the tissues to heal faster.

CBD helps you recover from workouts more quickly, recover from injury more effectively, and alleviate pain during competition or endurance training.

CBD And Endurance Sports
Endurance Octagon

8 Areas of Endurance Life

CBD can provide significant benefits in training, recovery, and competition.

Your Life as an Endurance Athlete

Training day, after day, after day, a key aspect of endurance life, requires your body to be resilient. To maintain a resilient body there are 8 areas of endurance life you must manage, nurture and prioritize.

We call it the endurance octagon.

As you well know, effectively managing these areas is critical to being a successful endurance athlete. When any one area gets too out of balance it has a negative effect on all the rest. So while we may manage them separately, they are all interrelated. To illustrate this we created the graphic to the right.

It also shows that CBD can play a significant role in helping keep at least 6 areas in balance and to help target pain. The 6 areas are:

  • Mental Stress and Anxiety
  • Inflammation
  • Injuries
  • Sleep
  • Training Recovery
  • Pain Management

Read below to see how CBD helps in these areas.

How Venga CBD Helps Endurance Athletes


Aids Injury Recovery

Approved by the World Anti-Doping Agency as safe to use, athletes around the globe are now using CBD where in the past their injury treatments often relied on addictive narcotics.


Speeds Recovery

CBD plays an enormous role in regulating & stabilizing the immune system which enhances your body’s ability to quickly and efficiently recover from physical exertion.


Reduces Stress & Anxiety

CBD has been shown to reduce anxiety and modulate the same systems in the brain as prescription anti-anxiety medications like Prozac and Xanax.


Enhances Sleep

CBD works to maintain homeostasis in one’s body, which helps regulate your ability to naturally unwind and fall asleep.


Alleviates Pain

CBD has been shown to effectively relieve pain in both muscles and joints by reducing inflammation and working with your body’s endocannabinoid system.


Fights Inflammation

CBD is known to be one of nature’s best anti-inflammatory remedies. In fact, CBD reduced joint pain, swelling, and inflammation by as much as 47% in a study published in the European Journal of Pain.


CBD works with your body’s innate Endocannabinoid System to release neurotransmitter molecules that suppress the inflammation mechanisms and thereby reduce pain and allow the tissues to heal faster. This works to help you recover from workouts more quickly, bounce back from injury more effectively, and alleviate the pain during competition or endurance training. 

Just getting started with CBD? Read more about how CBD works.

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