Find the Right CBD Product to Support your Active Lifestyle in 5 Simple Steps
For many people, exercise isn’t just a way of improving health and physical appearance, it’s a way of experiencing a higher quality of life all round. The benefits of regular exercise are boundless — lower body fat, improved mental health, greater sense of self esteem, and the establishment of a regular sleep pattern, just to name a few.
Over the past couple of years, CBD has become more and more popular with those who form part of fitness and/or sports communities. It’s thought to be a natural product, supportive of an active lifestyle, for numerous reasons; one of those being its power as a potent anti-inflammatory, making it the perfect natural product to help calm joints and deal with chronic pain.
From the mildly active to seasoned professional athletes, and everything in between, it’s clear that many have found a place for CBD in their active lifestyle routine. At GetEvoke, we know that wellness is a way of life and that staying active is good for the soul, which is why we develop premium CBD products that are 100% designed to support and enhance your active lifestyle.
Step 1: Define your active lifestyle goals and why you want to give CBD a try
At GetEvoke, we champion the regular use of CBD as a complement to all kinds of physical exercise and we’re not the only ones. Many professional athletes are advocates of CBD too. But today, we’d like to know why you’re considering giving CDB a try, so that we can help match you and your needs with the perfect CBD product for you.
- Do you want to run further or faster?
Some of our CBD products can help you with muscle soreness and inflammation. Others act as cognitive enhancers to increase focus and improve alertness. Many people find that when turning to the natural powers of CBD for fitness and exercise purposes, they’re able to reduce their intake of over-the-counter drugs. Cool, right?
- Do you want to train harder?
No matter how fit you are, or how accustomed you are to exercise, working out places a great deal of strain on your body, causing damage to your muscle fibers and forcing your body to work harder to repair that damage, post-workout. Some of our CBD products can help with muscle recovery, post-workout. Why? Because CBD is a natural anti-inflammatory that helps the body to repair muscle fibers at a faster rate. Interesting, right?
- Do you want to stay calm and focused?
If you’re suffering from an inability to concentrate when you exercise, it isn’t something you should ignore. Finding a solution to improve your focus should be a priority. Without the ability to focus, our daily lives are affected and our enjoyment levels during exercise are reduced. This is because CBD is a cannabinoid that interacts with certain receptors that form part of the human Endocannabinoid System (ECS) and are located in the brain. These receptors can help calm our racing thoughts when triggered by the soothing presence of CBD.
- Do you want to reduce anxiety?
Anxiety disorders are among some of the most common mental illnesses in the U.S., affecting both adults and young people. Although anxiety disorders are highly treatable, only a very low percentage of those people who suffer from anxiety actually receive any kind of formal treatment or support. If it’s important to you to reduce the feelings of stress and anxiety, and to establish moments of calm, whenever and wherever you need to – just before the final putt of the game on the closing green, for example – then maybe it’s time to include CBD into your routine daily. At GetEvoke, we have a number of CBD products to help those who live active lifestyles reduce anxiety fast.
- Do you want to sleep better and deeper?
Most of us are aware that sleep disorders are common. Our modern lifestyles push us to the limits and we sometimes don’t have time to sleep or we find it hard to enjoy the kind of deep, restorative sleep we need. For example, did you know the amygdala is the area of the brain that controls emotions? Lack of sleep forces this area of our brain to become 60% more active, meaning that we become 60% more emotionally charged, more impulsive, and more likely to react to negative situations. Highly emotional states can affect our performance during sports and exercise. What’s more, according to Medical News Today, there’s evidence to suggest that CBD can reduce cortisol levels, helping us to sleep better. All food for thought, right?
Step 2: Decide which kind of consumption method best appeals to you
CBD is available in a variety of forms, giving you the opportunity to choose the product type that best suits your needs and the kind of active lifestyle you lead.
- Do you try to avoid ingesting products? In this case, CBD topicals would be a good choice for you.
A CBD topical is any kind of CBD product made available as a cream, lotion, or ointment , which is applied directly to the skin. They’re used to treat sore muscles and joint pain and can also be used to help manage a number of skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis. CBD topicals also offer a novel way to destress the body after exercise, by reducing inflammation and speeding up the process of internal muscle fiber repair.
- CBD oils/tinctures: the versatile CBD product
While the term “CBD tincture” is often used interchangeably with “CBD oil,” the two are in fact slightly different. Tinctures are crafted by soaking CBD in alcohol, while oils are made by suspending CBD in a carrier oil, like olive oil or coconut oil. Both of them are the oldest, simplest, and most popular way to take CBD, mainly because of their versatility. Not only do they range in potency and flavor, but you can choose to ingest directly under the tongue or add creatively to your food and drink.
CBD oils and tinctures are generally crafted by extracting CBD from hemp strains that deliberately contain high levels of CBD. They’re convenient, they have a long shelf life, and they’re absorbed easily when taken under the tongue. The dose can be adjusted by increasing or decreasing the number of drops taken, or by investing in an oil or tincture infused with a greater amount of CBD. If you want versatility and flexibility from your CBD product, then tinctures and oils are the way to go.
- Do you love taking a bath? A CBD bath bombs is the perfect CBD product for you
Most people find hot baths relaxing, and science has found out why. Hot baths counteract the stress response by expanding blood vessels, lowering blood pressure, and helping tight muscles to unclench. A hot bath in the evening can also stimulate the production of melatonin, according to research. By adding a CBD bath bomb to your relaxing tub, you can enhance these qualities can reap the additional benefits of a calming and anti-inflammatory soak. Just throw one into your bath at the end of a long day and benefit from an intensive CBD therapy that you can enjoy any day of the week.
Step 3: Find the best CBD dosage for you
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the many active compounds found in the hemp plant. CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, brimming with therapeutic benefits for the human body. Awesome! Hemp products that don’t get you high, but that do help to control pain, relieve anxiety, de-stress, and even improve your sleep. That sounds great, right? But how much CBD do you have to take?
The first thing you should know about CBD and CBD products is that dosage varies depending on factors like weight, age, the condition you’re treating, the potency of the oil you’re using, and more. However frustrating it is to hear, the truth is that the optimal dose of CBD is different for everybody.
It’s common for two people with identical weight to respond very differently to the same dose of CBD. One person may find the ideal dose for them is 30 mg of CBD, while the other responds better to just 10 mg. The ideal dose of CBD for you will depend on a variety of factors, including: your tolerance to CBD; your individual body chemistry; and the specific make up of the CBD oil, capsule, or gummy, you’re consuming. So, what do you need to do?
The best advice when it comes to CBD dosage is to start with a low dose and increase it slowly over time, recording the reactions in your body as you go. It’s important to start with a low dose so that you can monitor little by little how your body reacts to CBD. We’ve mentioned that dosage depends on the product you choose, but what about how each product type affects and interacts with your body?
CBD edibles are CBD products that are ingested, including anything from drinks, to candy, to capsules. Absorption of the CBD edible can be slow, erratic, and variable. If you eat an edible, it actually takes a while to hit the bloodstream because it has to be digested and metabolized by the liver. So, the feeling of the effect is delayed, but lasts a lot longer than quicker-functioning CBD products and tapers away more slowly.
Topicals are those types of products that include lotions and balms; products that can be applied directly to the skin. Topicals can be just as effective as edibles, but they work differently. They work more locally, making them a great option for problems related to muscle soreness or niggling joint pain. They also tend to contain a greater amount of active ingredients, like CBD, in order to be effective and the time required for them to kick in and take effect can vary.
CBD oils and tinctures are usually extracted from the hemp plant and then diluted in a carrier oil. The resulting oil or tincture is then typically placed under the tongue using a dropper or sprayed on the inside of the cheek, where it’s absorbed directly into the bloodstream. This is why oils and tinctures are the second-fastest way to feel the effects of CBD (coming in directly after vaping). The effects can usually be experienced within 30 minutes, but some tinctures are specially formulated – like our LEVEL500 tincture – to kick in even quicker and offer calm in an instant.
Step 4: Choose a CBD brand with products designed for the active
Although CBD products are available in abundance, it’s important to note that they’re not all created equally. The FDA hasn’t yet approved any OTC CBD products, so it’s very important for each consumer to take a close look at what they’re buying and where they’re buying it from.
It’s important to know where the hemp used to make the product in question was grown and how it was cultivated. It’s important to have information about how the products were made and what the additional benefits are of the other ingredients used. It’s also essential that you ask to see the third-party lab results. Without the centralization of FDA monitoring, the one thing that consumers can rely on are third-party lab results. If a CBD brand doesn’t have them, doesn’t display them on their website, or doesn’t want to show you them when asked, then don’t trust that CBD brand.
The GetEvoke team works to ensure that all the premium CBD products that we offer contain less than 0.3% THC. This means that our CBD products will never get you high. We provide Certificates of Analysis (COAs) for all our products, which clearly describe the results of our third-party lab tests and you can view all reports for each and every product we offer on our website.
We also make sure that the application and packaging of our products make it easy for people who live active lifestyles and who are always on-the-go. From convenient roll-on gels, to super quick softgels, our products are designed to make staying active even easier and hassle-free.
Step 5: Select your active lifestyle CBD product
If you’ve followed the four previous steps carefully… If you know why you want to try CBD, what kind of product types you’re most interested in, and what you’re hoping CBD will be able to do for you and your active lifestyle, then in this last step you’ll only have to decide which of our premium CBD products for the active you’re going to choose…
The CBD tinctures at GetEvoke are tinctures that have been specially formulated to support and enhance your active lifestyle, using differing levels of CBD and the natural flavors of mint, lemon, and cinnamon, to brighten up your exercise program. Our Level500 tincture increases focus and gives you that injection of calm, whenever and wherever you need it most. Our Level1000 is the perfect formula for post-exercise recovery. Our Level1500 improves the quality of your sleep.
The CBD topicals at GetEvoke are industry-leading topicals for the active lifestyle community. Our CBD botanical salve warms, relaxes, and soothes sore muscles post-exercise. Our CBD freeze gel is a cool, convenient roll-on product that tackles niggling joint pain and soothes smaller surface areas on the body through the power of CBD and the cooling sensation of menthol.
Our CBD bath bombs offer a relaxing way to experience all the benefits of CBD post-exercise, available in five rejuvenating aromas: Lavender, Eucalyptus, Sandalwood, Birthday Cake, and Coconut Lime.
When you buy CBD softgels from GetEvoke, you’re investing in the best cannabidiol extraction on the market for those who live an active lifestyle. Like all GetEvoke products, our CBD softgels are non-GMO and free from harmful chemicals and contaminants. They have also been carefully formulated to improve overall body balance and to keep you in ship-shape condition to enjoy all your favorite activities to the max.
If, after having read this blog, you’d still like to learn more about how CBD can improve your exercise regime, keep in mind that starting off small and finding the ideal dosage for your needs is the most important task on your list. Trying out different products, playing around with CBD doses, and talking to us is a great way to ‘test’ CBD out for yourself, and to discover what it can do for you long-term.