As an athlete looking to bring CBD into their preparation, performance, and recovery routines, you’re probably wondering what CBD can do for you. While there are multiple types of CBD available to consumers these days, with broad-spectrum and isolate being the other primary forms, full-spectrum CBD offers athletes and competitors the greatest potential for training benefits. Full-spectrum CBD products are widely recognized as the most potent and effective form of CBD because they utilize the full range of naturally occurring plant compounds present in the plant for maximum benefits.
To fully understand the potential of full-spectrum CBD, let’s begin with the basics. The industrial hemp plant contains over 120 naturally occurring plant compounds, known as cannabinoids, with cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) being the ones most people are familiar with. Additional cannabinoids include CBG, CBC, CBN, as well as terpenes and flavonoids, the non-cannabinoid aromatic molecules produced by plants. All of these compounds play important roles in the overall effectiveness of CBD products.
Full-spectrum CBD undergoes less processing when extracted from the hemp plant than other forms of CBD, and includes the complete range of plant compounds present in hemp. In order to be legal for sale in the US, CBD supplements cannot contain greater than 0.3% THC, an amount low enough that it does not contain psychoactive properties associated with being “high”. While broad spectrum and isolate varieties of CBD remove THC entirely, its inclusion in full-spectrum CBD formulations enables what’s known as the “entourage effect”, in which the total benefits from the entire range of cannabinoids is greater than the sum of the individual parts as they work together to enhance the overall impact on the body.
At Champions + Legends we have chosen to use full-spectrum CBD in all of our products because we believe it’s the most effective form of CBD with the greatest potential to help athletes of all types train to the best of their abilities. In order to ensure the high quality standards demanded by elite athletes, our full range of CBD tools are tested six times throughout the manufacturing process. Everything we do reflects our commitment to excellence so you can train harder, for longer, with confidence.