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HAVE YOU EVER WORKED OUT, OUTDOORS? IT’S AN EXHILARATING, QUASI-SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE FOR SOME, AND ONCE YOU GIVE IT A TRY YOU MAY FIND YOURSELF PREFERRING TO STAY ACTIVE IN THE FRESH AIR AND GREEN EXPANSES OF NATURE. IT’S ALMOST AN INSTINCT TO EXERCISE OUTSIDE – AFTER ALL, PRE-CIVILIZATION WE USED TO GET ALL OF OUR PHYSICAL EXERTION JUST BY SURVIVING THE ELEMENTS.
A growing number of people are adopting more natural fitness practices, and these trends are also dominating health & fitness products. Plant-based diets, supplements and remedies are quickly becoming the top choices for clean, healthy & sustainable living… and for good reason! Plants are powerful and they can provide just about everything we need. Plant proteins like hemp, pea and soy have steadily replaced a lot of whey powder products over the last decade, and you can find superfoods and micro-greens added to many protein products. Plant-based products have begun to creep into every aisle of your local health & fitness store as vegan & vegetarian lifestyles continue to grow in popularity, and the benefits of plant-based diets become more well known. There’s a revolution taking root in the vitamin and food departments when it comes to plant-based products, but there’s also a surge in plant-based medicines. Hemp CBD for pain & inflammation, naturopathic remedies for skin conditions, and a host of plant-based remedies for the common cold have become some of the most popular items in the country when sickness or ailments strike. If there’s something you need, there’s probably a plant-based alternative already on the market – and if not, there’s always the ultra-versatile Hemp CBD (but more on that later).
Whether you’re a ‘beleafer’ in the validity of plant-based alternative products or not, the science is steadily showing that many people can benefit greatly from a reduction in animal-derived products and an increase in their intake of fruits, vegetables and a variety of plant-based supplements. Allergies to products containing dairy, gastrointestinal issues related to ingesting too much animal protein, and the overarching problem of toxicity in many conventional foods today has led many health & fitness conscious individuals to seek out the clean, natural and nourishing power of plants.
What kinds of plant-based products, diets and lifestyles are out there? Which ones are best for you? It’s time to eat your vegetables, blend up your daily servings of fruit and take your hemp CBD because we’re going to adjust our focus to the world of plant-based living and show you just how beneficial it can be for your health & fitness.
MIGHTY MENDING POWER REMEDIES: Plant-Based Medicines & Supplements
Before we get into plant-based diets and all the nutritious power of plants, let’s focus in on how they can heal us and help us achieve our fitness goals. Plant-based medicine is one of the oldest traditions on the planet – since our earliest days, humans have relied on what nature provides to soothe aches, cure diseases, and support our health & fitness in order to not just survive, but thrive. There is archaeology, in cooperation with botany and the natural sciences, has discovered many examples of ancient peoples using plants in a remedial capacity. Certain plants were revered for their spiritual significance, such as cannabis and psilocybin, but they also have helped to shape our biochemistry over the centuries. We almost unwittingly improved upon our mental and physical health by consuming certain plants like these, and some studies are even delving into the possibilities of psilocybin having impacted our actual evolution by ways of neurogenesis (the creation and mapping of new pathways in the brain).
If you don’t already subscribe to the cultural, medical and psychological importance of plants, what’s holding you back? We probably understand why you’ve never invested much time or energy into the efficacy of plant-based medicine: there are cultural and societal stigmas swirling around plants like cannabis, hemp and mushrooms like a kicked-up nest of hornets. In ancient times, healing plants and their remedial products were simply a part of everyday life; today, we have modern medicine, a greater scientific understanding, and endless amounts of data to rely on for matters of health. It may not be apparent why we have strayed away from natural medicines over the years, but the usual suspects are lack of research data, lack of support for health professionals, and a general negative attitude towards any changes to the current”pharmaceutical medical system.
As many people all over the world are rediscovering plant-based medicines that were once prominent in centuries past, the medical community is playing catch-up with analytical testing and applying their findings to this growing industry. One plant-based remedy that has taken the worlds of health & fitness by storm is Hemp CBD. Recently legalized by the Federal US Gov’t with the passing of the Farm Bill (December 2018), CBD derived from hemp is now accessible to all Americans where before only a small number used, or even knew about CBD from cannabis or its close-cousin hemp. Cananbidiol (CBD) has been used by millions of people for reducing their pain & inflammation and treating a variety of ailments such as Parkinson’s, Epilepsy, Insomnia, Depression and PTSD. CBD is so widely used that it has also been unrestricted by WADA (World Anti Doping Agency), therefore approved for professional athletes to use at all levels of competition.
Although CBD is now approved for both fitness and health professionals, it’s the fact that everybody – young, old, fit, infirm – can wield it as a powerful, natural defense against sickness and injury. Cannabidiol has gained a lot of traction in the United States this past year for its ability to combat soreness, reduce swelling, enhance energy & focus, improve rest & recovery, and soothe a long list of conditions like nausea, stress or anxiety. If it seems like CBD is a bit of a ‘cure-all’, you’re not wrong in thinking so; Cannabidiol derived from hemp is being applied across the spectrums of health, from providing neurological to cardiovascular benefits, gastrointestinal support to muscle development.