Many people know cannabis for its THC, which is a natural compound that causes the effect of “feeling high”. However, not nearly enough people have heard that the cannabis plant has another ingredient (known as a cannabinoid) that is available naturally and potentially even more beneficial.
CBD oil (or Cannabidiol oil), which you may have heard about, is extracted from the hemp plant and comes with a host of unique benefits that no other product can replicate. Unlike THC, this product has no psychoactive effects, and is completely legal in all 50 states, and much of the rest of the world!
Amongst many of the incredible benefits of CBD, one of its primary uses and benefits is the treatment of chronic and inflammatory pain; making it perfect for athletes.
Although CBD has been legal throughout the US for some time now, in 2018 CBD will officially be coming off of the World Anti-Doping Agency banned substance list.
This is important because for the first time, athletes will now have a viable replacement for pain medication such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen and Aleve.
Think about it, even if you only have ever played recreational sports, wasn’t that tendonitis painful and annoying? I’m guessing you used some sort of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug to cover up that pain!
Well now, there is finally a viable natural solution!
Along with this, although the compound THC is generally thought to be more of a direct replacement for opioids and opioid addiction, CBD is also a replacement for opioids (which are currently causing a massive addiction epidemic in our society).
Recent studies of CBD has shown its ability to replace the “rewarding” effect of opiates, giving it an incredible future for treating opiate addiction!
When suffering from chronic pain, there is a high percent chance that you will use (at the minimum) a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug for relief.
Unfortunately, when used for extended periods, these drugs cause severe side effects to your body.
Infinite CBD and My Herniated Disc
In September I suffered a L5-S1 herniated disc while playing for my basketball team in Bulgaria.
Since CBD is not available there yet and is still on the WADA banned substance list for a few more months, I was forced to rely on ketoprofen and ibuprofen to calm the pain while playing.
Also, my team gave me a few corticosteroid shots. Although these products are “approved” by the WADA when administered by a doctor, they make you feel horrible.
I could not sleep, and I was sweating uncontrollably all day.
I hated these medications.
Fortunately, you can relieve the side effects of these drugs by using CBD oil.
Now that I am out of season and home from Bulgaria, I have begun using CBD topicals and CBD pills to treat my back issue.
Luckily for me, I found Infinite CBD
Infinite CBD has an incredible line of CBD products, that are all the highest quality.
After the first day I got home and started to use the Infinite CBD products, that pain began to subside immediately, and my quality of life improved dramatically.
I went from needing almost 2 hours per day to get my back to stand up straight, to being able to get out of bed and start moving around immediately.
Honestly, I am even surprised myself how well CBD works!
So far, the research and my own personal experience on CBD has proved that it has numerous benefits over NSAIDs and other anti-inflammatory drugs.
Along with this, my herniated disc began to cause me another issue which CBD has also helped with.
Since I was about 10 years old I have dealt with Tourette Syndrome, and subsequent motor tics. When I have an injury, these tics and twitching become incredibly worse.
My guess is that their is some connection between the twitching, and cortisol in the body.
Cortisol is the stress hormone, and nearly any type of stress at all causes me to twitch more often, and more violently.
Luckily, CBD has provided me relief from this as well. You might not believe me on this, and sometimes I don’t even believe it myself!
I will discuss more about this below, but it is one of the most astounding benefits of CBD to me!
Infinite CBD truly has an impressive line of products, and below I’ll give my own personal review of the products I have tried so far.
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A.M. Capsules, P.M. Capsules, Isolate Capsules
These capsules all contain 25mg of CBD, and they pack a powerful anti-inflammation and pain-relieving punch!
Personally, I am taking 2-3 capsules per day, but that’s because I am dealing with what I would consider pretty severe pain.
The A.M. capsules are amazing, especially since they contain 100mg of caffeine sourced from organic coffee beans.
I take one of these as soon as waking up, and I couldn’t think of a better way to start my day anymore!
One of the effects of CBD, which you will notice, is that it truly mitigates the “jitters” of normal caffeine consumption. Even one American coffee can have me on edge, but the CBD in these products helps you to feel energized but stable.
I especially liked that this is in capsule form, so you can literally roll to your A.M capsule and start your day!
CBD Oil and Fasted Cardio for Weight Loss
The A.M. capsules are especially useful for anyone who is looking to burn fat from their body, because they can be used in conjunction with “fasted cardio.”
Fasted cardio, for all intensive purposes, is the act of performing cardio after a night of sleep, but before you have ate or drank anything that can raise your insulin levels.
True fasting would necessitate that you do not drink or eat at all, but for what we are looking to accomplish this would be unhealthy.
Fasted cardio is relatively debatable for most people in the fitness world, but in my opinion it goes excellently with the overall CBD oil benefits.
Fasted morning cardio is restorative and replenishing for your body because it helps your body through a process known as “autophagy,” which is one of the most effective ways of speeding your metabolism, cleaning your digestive system, and even curing several different diseases!
Infinite CBD A.M capsules fit in to this because the caffeine helps mobilize fat, and the CBD oil gives a certain amount of healthy nourishment for your entire body before you head out for your actual cardio.
My suggestion is to take 1-2 A.M. Capsules and then head out for a nice 30-45 minute walk. Try this for a week straight, and you will quickly feel the difference in your body!
If you want your fasted cardio to be even more effective, add in a 500mg to 2g of L-carnitine! L-Carnitine is excellent for helping your body metabolize fat, and become drastically more lean!
I highly recommend you combine the Infinite CBD Oil A.M. capsules with L-carnitine before fasted cardio training!
In my opinion, the P.M. capsules are about the absolute perfect way to end your day. About 1 hour before I plan to go to sleep I take one of these, so that I don’t feel pain while trying to sleep, and the melatonin can fully set in to my body. Melatonin, as I have written about before, is an excellent natural sleep aid. 3mg of melatonin, as included in these P.M. capsules, is the perfect dosage for you to take.
Combining CBD and melatonin not only allows you to fall asleep quicker, but also stay asleep better.
You will feel this effect from the first night!
If you are a person who struggles with sleep issues due to stress or anxiety, taking the CBD Infinite P.M. Capsules is one of the best way to naturally mitigate these issues.
Unlike synthetic drugs which will put you to sleep, but create a dangerous dependency, these P.M. Capsules are a natural solution!
Using CBD for sleep benefits is a holistic approach to improving sleep quality.
There are reports that CBD can be stimulating when taken by certain people, so I personally suggest using these pills about 1 hour before you head to bed.
This stimulating effect is not something like what caffeine does to you, but simply is stimulating your body to work better. Still, it can be disruptive to your sleep.
Taking the Infinite CBD P.M. Capsules about an hour before you would like to head to sleep will help the CBD and melatonin settle in to your system, slowly helping you to a full night of rest!
The isolate capsules are what you will consider to be your “anytime” CBD. Whenever you feel your chronic pain (or whichever issue you are treating) setting in, you can take one of these capsules to help mitigate your problem.
They are effective at any time of the day, and are an amazing replacement for any common NSAID.
Of course, these CBD Isolate Capsules work best if you can mange to take them about 30 minutes before you are expecting to start feeling some pain.
For example: if you know that your back starts hurting about halfway through your work day, take an isolate capsule 30 minute before this time hits.
Good plan, right?
The asteroid gummies contain 25mg of CBD as well, but come in a variety of flavorful gummies!
Really, these are good!
The gummies work just as well as the capsules, but are just another option for you.
I recommend you take both the capsules and the gummies, because you never know when you will be in the mood for a tasty asteroid gummy instead of swallowing another pill!
The isolate dropper is another incredibly effective Infinite CBD product. The dosage I tried with their 2,500mg option, which is giving 6mg of CBD per drop. Their dropper bottle comes in lower amounts as well, while also having a 5,000mg/12mg per drop bottle as well.
In the mornings I have been starting with the A.M. capsule, but when I drink my first coffee of the day I am always including a few drops from the isolate dropper.
The recommended usage for this is to put the drops underneath your tongue and hold them there, but I really prefer to add this to my morning coffee.
Infinite CBD did not mix their product with any unnecessary or unnatural additives, using only Coconut Oil and CBD Oil in their formula.
I only need to use this product once per day along with the capsules, and it keeps me almost completely pain free from my morning coffee, until night!
It’s hard to say exactly which product has helped me out the most, because I have been combining them every day.
When I first went to try Infinite CBD, my thought was that the topical Freezing Point cream and salve would make the most difference.
Although I can’t say it has worked better than anything else, it has definitely worked!
The formulas for the cream and the salve are slightly different, but generally speaking they are the same.
The salve is a little bit more “fatty,” and spreads on your body a little more.
I apply either the cream or salve on my back 2-3 times per day, and it immediately brings pain relief.
Especially if I am sitting at my computer and working a lot on any given day, these topicals are especially helpful.
Also, as I will discuss below about my chronic Tourette’s Syndrome, the topicals are especially awesome for easing the pain in my neck from constantly twitching.
Compared with Bengay or any other regular topical “pain relief” products, the Freezing Point cream and salve blow them out of the water!
CBD Oil and Tourette Syndrome
This is not a topic that I talk about a lot, but I have dealt with Tourette Syndrome since I was about 10 years. Although sometimes I will go through phases where I don’t suffer from any twitching, motor tics are pretty much a constant in my life.
I first began learning about CBD due to some research I once found about its ability to control motor tics for people with Tourette Syndrome, and it absolutely works for me!
After injuring my back in Bulgaria, my Tourette Syndrome became uncontrollable; as it usually does when I have any type of injury.
I still am not sure of the connection between Tourette’s and physical injuries, but the stress or the pain has always caused my tics to become worse in these times.
I am incredibly thankful that I have now found CBD for Tourette Syndrome, because it is the first product I have ever tried which I feel legitimately helps
In the past 2 weeks my tics have become controlled and much subtler, allowing me to live a much more comfortable life than in a long-while.
I suggest anyone with my condition first to talk to their doctor, but CBD is a recommendation of something which has worked for me!
If these aren’t enough reasons for you to give Infinite CBD products a try, I don’t know what ever will be!
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Infinite CBD has been an incredible help for me recovering from this back injury, and dealing with my constant motor tics.
I hope you will be able to find benefits in these products just as well, too!