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Salve Herbal's MMA Fighter - THE HAYMAKER

The impact of Active Hemp in the MMA world is being discussed more and more.

The physical nature of an MMA fighters training day is explained by Mike Dolce here

 

Salve Herbal support Jamie Hay as an MMA fighter. We're so proud of him winning his first fight in 11 seconds.

If you want to find out about why Active Hemp is so great for high impact sports carry on reading!

1. Active Hemp Can Help You Sleep Better

The endocannabinoid system is involved in managing all kinds of bodily functions.

One of those functions is sleep.

As an athlete, I’m sure you understand the importance of a good night’s rest.

When we sleep, certain systems within our body kick into gear to help us recover and repair from the stress of training and get ready for the day ahead.

We know, for example, that most muscle repair and growth happens when we’re resting.

That’s because your body produces more muscle-building hormones like Insulin Growth Factor and testosterone while you sleep.

We also know that systems like the glymphatic system work while we rest to clear the body and brain of toxic chemical build up.

Our blood pressure and heart rate also drop while we sleep, which some sleep experts refer to as a “reboot” of the cardiovascular system.

Besides knowing the benefits of sleeping, we also know that not getting enough shut-eye can lead to a wide variety of health problems.

Luckily, there’s a growing body of research that shows Active Hemp and other can help athletes get better sleep.

Studies show, for example, that Active Hemp can help us get to sleep faster, avoid waking during the night and leave us feeling rested and refreshed in the morning.

Here are a few studies that look at Active Hemp and how it can affect sleep:

 Sleep: a Review of the Literature (Current Psychiatry Reports, 2017)

Active Hemp Affects The Sleep-Wake Cycle In Rats (Journal of Psychopharmacology, 2013)

Endocannabinoid Signalling Regulates Sleep Stability (PLoS One, 2016)

Cannabidiol, a Constituent of Cannabis Sativa, Modulates Sleep in Rats (FEBS Letters, 2006)

2. Active Hemp is Great for Fighting Pain

There’s a lot of “ums,” “ifs,” and “buts” when it comes to cannabis research.

And that’s to be expected.

After all, cannabis and its derivatives have been so heavily criminalized over the last 70 years that it’s been almost impossible to study and, therefore, understand the plant and its compounds.

But if there’s one thing we know for certain about cannabinoids like Active Hemp, it’s that they are very effective at relieving pain and inflammation.

In fact, the anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects of Active Hemp is what makes it so popular among people with arthritis and other chronic pain conditions (even including fibromyalgia).

That’s because the endocannabinoid system plays a key role in managing how we experience and process pain.

Stimulating the endocannabinoid system can activate anti-inflammatory processes and relieve both acute and chronic inflammation.

This is great news for all kinds of athletes, especially MMA fighters who often have to deal with pain either from a fight or from training.

Something as simple as a Active Hemp-rich balm, for example, can help reduce the pain, tenderness, and swelling of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (which, as an athlete, I’m sure you’re all-too-familiar with).

For a great overview of how Active Hemp and other cannabinoids can help fight pain and inflammation, I highly recommend reading this review from the European Journal of Rheumatology.

3.Active Hemp Can Help You Recover Faster

As I mentioned earlier, recovery is super important for MMA fighters.

Without recovery, your body simply can’t perform at its best.

Luckily, Actrive Hemp can help here too.

Thanks to its ability to enhance sleep, fight pain and soreness, and relieve inflammation, Active Hemp can help you recover both from training as well as injury.

 

4. Active Hemp Has Neuroprotective Effects

Besides helping you sleep better and recover faster, Active Hemp can even help protect your brain cells.

Again, this is big news for MMA fighters and any other contact sports athletes who regularly suffer from head trauma and/or concussions.

Knockouts or concussions happen when our brain suffers blunt trauma by hitting against our skull.

This blunt trauma damages brain cells and can cause neurons to fire rapidly, resulting in an overload of the central nervous system and causing us to lose consciousness.

Acrtive can help MMA fighters protect against and recover from brain damage caused by this kind of trauma.

That’s because Active Hemp is neuroprotective and can also stimulate the growth of new, healthy brain cells.

In fact, Active Hemp’s neuroprotective properties make it a promising treatment alternative for patients with neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, and more. For more information on the neuroprotective effects of Active Hemp , make sure to check out this review:

Plastic and Neuroprotective Mechanisms Involved in the Therapeutic Effects of Cannabidiol in Psychiatric Disorders (Frontiers In Pharmacology, 2017)

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