What Is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring chemical which is extracted from the flowers and leaves of the cannabis sativa plant. It is used by people all over the world for many purposes. Broad spectrum CBD oil contains a variety of active compounds such as cannabinoids and terpenes. Broad spectrum CBD does not contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is an illegal substance which forms part of a drug test screen in athletes.

The CBD oil in RuckScience’s products is made from a CBD-rich strain known as “PCR hemp”. PCR is short for “phytocannabinoid rich” and it contains as much as ten times the concentration of CBD as generic industrial hemp.

There are written records of cannabis plant extracts being used in topical ointments and teas for wellness dating back nearly five thousand years. The cannabis plant is the most terpene dense plant known to humans, and our noses are highly sensitive to them. Terpenes have been used for hundreds of years in aromatherapy.

Why should CBD be incorporated into your daily routine?

CBD is commonly used as a natural remedy for pain management, anxiety, or stress disorders as it may support emotional stability. Preclinical and clinical studies show also that CBD has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Our bodies contain a sophisticated cell-signalling network called the human endocannabinoid system which plays an important part in regulating some processes including sleep, mood, appetite, memory and fertility. Endocannabinoids are molecules made within and by your body and these components interact with endocannabinoid receptors. CBD influences levels of the endocannabinoid anandamide, which is produced by the nervous system to stimulate the uptake of serotonin in the brain.

When taken before bed, CBD may help you wake up feeling fresher and better rested the next day.

CBD might help with some diabetic complications. Tests on human cells found that CBD helps reduce the effects of high glucose levels on cells in the body, which typically precedes the development of diabetes and various complications.

Many of the details of how CBD works with the endocannabinoid system are still being researched.

How do I take CBD?

CBD comes in a variety of forms, but RuckScience offers CBD as a tincture, in skin cream and via soft gel capsules. Our broad-spectrum soft gel formulas have been enhanced with water-soluble nano emulsion technology to boost absorption and efficacy. This means that they have the best bioavailability of all the products, meaning that after consumption your body processes the highest amount of the product compared to other delivery methods.

For those that prefer traditional droplets rather than capsules, we provide the tinctures in a delicious cool mint flavor. These are dropped in the mouth, under the tongue; tinctures are one of the most popular methods of taking CBD. The bioavailability of CBD tinctures may be twice as much as CBD edibles or gummies.

Lastly, we offer a sports cream that is applied topically on the skin and has a soothing fragrance and contains menthol. Rub this on sore muscles after a hard day’s work on the track or in the gym.

It is considered best to start using CBD before bedtime. CBD can sometimes make people drowsy; it is not that common for a serving size of CBD to cause drowsiness, but everyone is different.

Why RuckScience CBD?

RuckScience CBD products are 100% THC free. Most of our customers are sportspersons who require this when wanting a plant extract CBD product. Often CBD products that do not highlight this still contain THC because the cost of producing a broad-spectrum THC-free formula is high.
It is also important to know that the amount of CBD we display on the front of our labels is the amount of CBD in our products. Some companies show the amount of hemp oil in their products, rather than the amount of CBD.

The actual amount of phytocannabinoid rich (PCR) Hemp Oil in our products is 15-25% higher than the amount of CBD displayed on our labels. This additional PCR hemp oil contains other naturally occurring cannabinoids as well as more than thirty terpenes, flavonoids, and other healthy plant extracts.

You do not have to be a rugby player to take any of these products. The human endocannabinoid system helps maintain homeostasis in the body and therefore you do not have to be a sportsperson to take CBD.

Like all our great products at RuckScience, enter your rugby club’s code at checkout and we will donate 10% of the sale back to them. Everyone wins!

Medical Disclaimer

This product is not for use by or sale to persons under the age of 18. This product should be used only as directed on the label. It should not be used if you are pregnant or nursing. Consult with your doctor before use if you have a serious medical condition or use prescription medications. A doctor’s advice should be sought before using this and any supplemental dietary product. These statements have not been medically reviewed or evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not FDA approved. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

This article contains information that will help people make educated decisions about why and how to use CBD oil. It is not intended to provide medical advice.

It is important that the reader seek the advice of a qualified medical professional who is well versed in CBD education before beginning use.

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