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How to Use CBD (Cannabidiol) to Optimise Your Performance and Recovery

Do you want to optimise your performance in CrossFit® and support your body during regeneration? Then you should try using CBD preparations. This secret weapon of many athletes is already part of the daily routine of a lot of CrossFit® athletes.

CBD (also known as Cannabidiol) belongs to the family of cannabinoids extracted from the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. This family also includes THC, which is psychoactive. CBD, on the other hand, has been in the focus of clinical research for years because it has no intoxicating and psychoactive effects, but many positive benefits for your body.

That’s why according to the latest case law, CBD oil is legally available in Germany. So you can use its positive effects in drop form without hesitation. However, it is important to note that CBD oil is not the same as cannabis oil.

Train hard, recovery well

In order to understand the diversity of effects, it is particularly important to understand the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The endocannabinoid system is part of the animal nervous system and consists of two receptors (CB1 and CB2), as well as several enzymes and signalling molecules, including CBD.

If CBD now docks onto these special receptors, like the right key being put into a lock, the ECS is set in motion. This in turn activates various mechanisms which are interesting for you as an athlete.


Each intensive training session leads to minor inflammatory processes and injuries of the muscle fibres.

This is a natural process which leads to an increase in performance in the long term. CBD supports the healing process through its anti-inflammatory effect and ultimately leads to you being able to resume training faster. CBD is also involved in pain perception. If you suffer an injury through sport, you can use it to relieve pain. Many CB1 and CB2 receptors are located in nociceptive (pain-regulating) areas of the central nervous system.

In the case of pain, they are increasingly activated and contribute to relief. So you’ll be fit for your next competition more quickly. In this respect CBD has another advantage: As a professional CrossFit® athlete it does not fall under doping restrictions, because in 2017 it was removed from the list of prohibited substances by the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency).


CBD also helps you to regenerate properly. Because you know: Every intensive training session includes relaxation and regeneration, so that you get better and better. CBD does not have a direct effect on sleep. The ECS is involved in the regulation of the emotional state. CBD can therefore have an anxiety-relieving and stress-reducing effect. As a result, you can sleep better and regenerate your muscles optimally. For the next training session you will be full of energy again.

Enhance performance

Good sleep also leads to more precision when you perform exercises. Because your focus is sharper and your thoughts more concentrated. In CrossFit® every movement and every reaction counts. You can only reach your full potential if nothing stops you.

Improve your recovery and performance now


You can now buy CBD in various forms. These include oil, capsules, tablets, crystals and many more. CBD drops offer a very good absorption by the body.

These are dissolved in oil and can be placed on or under your tongue if required. CBD is thus already absorbed in the mouth through the mucous membranes and can unfold its effect more efficiently. According to studies, there is no uniform dosage recommendation. Once you have decided on a CBD oil, you should start with a small amount. Read the package insert carefully. After a few days you can increase the amount until you have achieved the desired effect.

Be your best self

The amount depends on your body weight, your metabolism and the area you want to optimise. Once the desired effect has been achieved, you no longer need to increase the dose. CBD oil is particularly well suited for this, as you can dose very precisely and individually with the pipette. Just try it out!

For even better regeneration, BRAINEFFECT has developed a CBD oil with an innovative combination of active ingredients. Because in addition to CBD you will find vitamin E, astaxanthin and curcuma in the oil. Vitamin E gives you exactly what your muscles need after exercise or in stressful times: a protective shield for your cells. Astaxanthin and Curcuma are natural antioxidants which provide additional support for your cells and ensure that you can quickly keep going again after intensive training sessions, and give everything you need. Try the RECOVER CBD from BRAINEFFECT now and convince yourself of the effectiveness coming from this ideal after-workout companion.

From now on nothing stops you from perfect recovery and performance in CrossFit®.

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