You may know CBD as one of the major chemical compounds found in hemp or marijuana. There are two major chemical compounds or Cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. The first is Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is commonly known for its psychoactive effects (such as getting high) on the brain. The other is Cannabidiol (CBD) is known for its wide range of medical applications in our world today. THC and CBD have distinct qualities that help to differentiate one chemical compound from the other. Both Cannabinoids have their own unique characteristics and effects on the human body.
Over the years, extensive research has been conducted on the use of Cannabinoids as dietary supplements. This research has yielded a lot of fruits as there has been humungous progress in the use of Cannabinoids to aid muscle building and athletic performance. Body builders, sports people, athletes and even ordinary people looking to gain some lean muscle can today make use of Cannabinoid supplements to improve their results. So how do Cannabinoid supplements help to built muscle In the muscle building industry, there are two main types of dietary supplements used namely anabolic and anti-catabolic supplements.
Anabolic supplements are designed to increase the production of anabolic hormones in the body. cbd gummies on drug tests in anabolic hormones results in an increase in protein synthesis in the body. When this happens, the body is able to grow muscle faster. Anabolic supplements or steroids as they are more commonly known are however not the best supplements to use for muscle building as you will learn shortly. Gaining muscle is not all there is to muscle building as you also have to keep or maintain the gains you have made.
Now, the body loses muscle and strength very fast. Experienced weight lifters can easily testify of what happens when they stop lifting for a month. Athletes who get sick or injured and stop intense exercise and sustainable protein intake also suffer from the same fate of losing muscle fast. This is mainly caused by more use of anabolic supplements and less use of anti-catabolic supplements. Anti-catabolic supplements help to reduce the production of catabolic hormones that are responsible for rapid muscle loss as well as loss of strength.