CBD Benefits For Athletes

9 Reasons to Incorporate CBD into Your 2021 Fitness Goals

This past year has been very difficult for all of us. Many of us are looking at 2021 as a ceremonious and symbolic turning of the page towards a better life. The balance in our life has been offset in every aspect, including our physical and emotional health. Thankfully, CBD helps promote the balance we need to start 2021 off on the right foot. Here are 9 reasons to incorporate CBD oil into your fitness routine.

1. CBD Oil Promotes Balance for Performance

You hear the word “balance” thrown about in everyday conversations quite regularly. As humans, we struggle with things like balancing the checkbook or maintaining work-life balance. 

Our bodies require balance as well. In science, we call this “homeostasis.”

Whenever things are amiss within the system, cannabinoid receptors on our cells let out distress signals. The mind intercepts these messages and draws our attention to these imbalances. 

Cannabinoid receptors influence many factors of our daily lives, including mood, inflammation and workout recovery. Activating these sensors triggers our endocannabinoid system to promote endocannabinoids. 

Endocannabinoids stimulate or bind to cannabinoid receptors. In turn, the receptors change their signals. This process ultimately brings balance (homeostasis) back to the endocannabinoid system. 

CBD oil contains phytocannabinoids. These compounds also interact with our endocannabinoid system. Like endocannabinoids, CBD oil promotes homeostasis throughout the body. 

2. Easy to Use for Everyday Maintenance

CBD oil is one of the most versatile additions to your wellness routine. It complements so many physiological functions that you can benefit from using it every day.

Many of us are accustomed to daily vitamins, supplements, and medications. Ikthus CBD Softgels are a great addition to your daily wellness routine.  Add the bottle to your medicine cabinet, sort the softgels into your pill organizer, or plop the bottle right next to your toothbrush as a visual reminder for some daily self-care!

Taking a CBD softgel in the morning is an excellent way to kickstart your day. Your body must break down the outer shell and absorb the phytocannabinoids in the formula. So, it takes a little time to feel the effects. 

Taking one or two softgels as you start your day will allow you to feel the effects by the time you’re ready to get productive and slay that workout! 

3. Fast-Acting Mood Support 

Life’s stresses can pop at a moment’s notice. These curveballs can really take us out of our game and into our heads, possibly causing us to skip the workout or derail our nutrition regimen. CBD tinctures are an excellent way to experience real-time support for your mental state. 

Ikthus CBD's Tinctures are fast-acting CBD oil drops. This is one of the quickest ways to experience CBD’s benefits.  

CBD tinctures also allow you the freedom to adjust your serving to meet your needs. Plus, they taste so darn good! 

4. Promotes Energy Not Pre-Workout Jitters

The endocannabinoid system has cannabinoid receptors in the brain. These receptors might influence your mood or ability to focus. 

Phytocannabinoids in CBD oil help soothe these receptors. This reaction promotes a calming effect throughout the endocannabinoid system. In turn, you are able to perform with mental clarity. 

Many of us turn to coffee or sugar-laden energy drinks for our daily pick-me-up or pre-workout prep. We love a good cup of coffee as much as the next person. However, too much caffeine and/or sugar from these options can cause you to become anxious and result in physical withdrawals during a comedown or sugar crash, not to mention those shaky jitters.  

Ikthus CBD's Gummies are great tasting, easy to use and low dosage so that popping a few before during and after your workout could keep you going not only through the day but during intense exercise.

5. Supports Healthy Joints and Muscles 

CBD oil is excellent for daily joint support or spur-of-the-moment post workout recovery. Phytocannabinoids target cannabinoid receptors within problem areas. 

CBD influences the cannabinoid receptor to have the opposite effect it’s promoting. This homeostasis is why so many people use CBD oil to support healthy joints and reduce everyday muscle soreness


Some of us really like to massage our achy joints and muscles. Enhance the power of touch by incorporating Ikthus CBD's Sports Cream into your self-care routine and keep the soreness from causing you to skip a workout.

6. Assists Natural Sleep Cycles 

If you are going to be fit in 2021, you need plenty of rest. When we sleep, our body relaxes and repairs itself. After a night of healthy sleep cycles, you wake up refreshed and ready to tackle the day ahead. 

Unfortunately, stress can keep your mind racing all night. Therefore, your body doesn’t get the rest it needs and deserves. 

CBD oil helps ease some of this chatter so that you can fall asleep peacefully.  

7. CBD Is Non-Habit Forming 

Many of us turn to over-the-counter remedies or mask our issues with alcohol or caffeine. While these “solutions” seem like the right answer at the time, they can also have potential long-term effects. For one, they can become habit-forming. 

CBD oil is non-intoxicating. You don’t have to worry about any potential negative mind-altering experiences that can cause a physical dependency. Plus, you won’t experience physical withdrawal symptoms if you decide to stop using CBD oil. 

Broad spectrum CBD oil contains zero THC, the psychoactive molecule in marijuana. Ikthus CBD oil doesn’t have habit-forming or mind-altering side effects. It just promotes wellness. 

8. Hemp is Natural and Sustainable

In 2020, we have been forced to become more aware of how we treat our bodies and the planet. The human race is looking for more ethically-sourced, environmentally friendly and natural products. Many CBD products check off all these boxes!

Hemp is one of the oldest commodities which humans have used since the beginning of time for food, clothing, and wellness. 

It takes very little water or resources to grow hemp. Also, different strains thrive in various regions. So, you can grow hemp all over the world!

9. It’s Fun!

Adjusting to new fitness routines can be monotonous and intimidating. CBD oil is none of these things. It’s a lot of fun!

There are so many CBD products that can support a healthy and active lifestyle. You can mix and match your wellness routines to meet your needs and preferences. 

 When it comes to supporting your health with CBD, the sky’s the limit. There is no shortage of options for infusing CBD oil into your wellness routine. 

The important thing is to not stress it. Implement different products and lifestyle changes into your routine to see what works for you.