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CBD and exercise

Can CBD Improve Your Exercise Performance?

Do you like to exercise and would you like to get the best out of yourself? You could do what other athletes do: use CBD to help yourself. You don’t need to be a professional athlete to do this. CBD can always give you a nudge in the right direction. It can help you deal with stress, it has analgesic potential and  anti-inflammatory properties – all completely natural.

How CBD Could Help Your Sports Performance

Your body was made to move. Long ago, humans were creatures that lived in nature and were actively looking for food, day in, day out. Nowadays, we sit inside every day of the week and most of the time we don’t move a muscle. Exercising is important to get that body moving again. Through exercise, you stimulate blood flow, get muscles and tendons flexible again and you train your hart and lungs. It’s impertinent to get into action on a regular basis, whether you do that by walking or doing an intense HIIT workout.

Still, it’s possible working out causes some complaints. This might be sore muscles or a strained tendon or muscle. Maybe you participate in competitions. Although you might enjoy that, it could also be that competitions cause performance anxiety or cause feelings of stress. You can take CBD (a cannabinoid), like CBD oil, CBD tablets or CBD edibles. Use it to alleviate pain, stress or other symptoms that could occur during or after exercise.

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Helping Natural Recovery.

CBD As An Analgesic

Whatever kind of exercise you do, a long walk, a kickboxing workout, a tennis match or soccer training, there’s always the possibility of sore muscles afterwards. Muscle strain means you taxed your muscles and that caused a buildup of waste products. Your body needs to eliminate this, but that takes some time.

Another reason you can feel pain after exercising, is because you overtaxed a muscle, tendon or joint. This causes inflammation, which can be very painful. Whatever the cause of the pain you feel, CBD has an analgesic effect. That is why it’s a good idea to take it after exercising.

Improve Your Results With CBD

It doesn’t matter which sport you do, CBD can help improve your performance during exercise. Even though scientific evidence is still being gathered, increasing numbers of people experience that CBD works for them; from amateurs to top athletes.

  • CBD may help improve circulation circulation. In that case, CBD helps to get more oxygen to your muscles and organs. It ensures your body can perform better, make a larger effort and also helps improve you reflexes.
  • CBD could help stimulate muscle recovery.
  • CBD can also have a positive influence on your emotions. This makes it easier for you to get in the flow. Being in the flow means you can engage with the here and now and get absorbed in what you’re doing. You’re totally in the moment. This helps improve focus and have faith in what you do. Being in the flow usually allows people to perform just a little better.
  • Positive effects on your mood will improve your motivation in turn.
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Go For Natural Balance With CBD

Better Stress Management

Competition is part of many sports. But exercising usually equals a pressure to achieve for many people. This, and being physically active in a group, can easily cause performance anxiety, if you’re prone to that. For both professional athletes and amateurs, CBD can be the solution.

Taking CBD regularly can help you relax. But it’s also possible to just take a single dose before a match. You’ll notice that you start to feel that stress decreases in your body and that you feel less panicky. A body that’s totally stressed out will not be able to perform well. So it’s important to decrease anxiety and tension. And when fear diminishes, there’s room for pleasure. Of course, that’s the most important thing, because you should feel happy and healthy during exercising.

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Gegard Mousasi and SupMedi CBD

Gegard Mousasi! You may have already heard of him; and if you haven’t, this is the perfect time to get familiar with Gegrad! Gegard Mousasi is a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter sponsored by Amsterdam Genetics and using SupMedi CBD during his training and preparation. Today, we give you a peek at Gegard’s world, his reasons for using CBD, and some background info on this impressive man!

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Mousasi Is Ready For The Match!

Gegard Mousasi and MMA

Gegard Mousasi is an MMA fighter who, with an impressive series of 46 matches won out of a total of 55, belongs to the absolute world top in middleweight class. This Amsterdam champion – known in MMA as “The Dreamcatcher” – fought for the sports federations PRIDE, Dream, Strikeforce, UFC and (currently) Bellator.

With his deadly mix of judo, boxing and kickboxing, he managed to become world champion in his class in May 2018, after a thrilling match. He beat Rafael Carvalho in 3.35 minutes KO that day, reaching the peak so far in his impressive career.

Take a look at his legendary KO in this short review!

Gegard Mousasi and SupMedi CBD

Gegard’s reputation helps spread his fame through his impressive track record. What many don’t know, however, is that Gegard Mousasi is a strong believer in CBD supplements provided by SupMedi.

Fighting matches and training for this hugely popular sport are extremely intense and challenging, demanding the utmost from the human physique and mind. These top athletes have to stay in absolute fighting-fit shape 365 days a year. That calls for an exactly tailor-made training program, specifically tailored to their daily routine and competition schedule.

Gegard uses SupMedi CBD especially after his workouts to recover faster from possible aches and to dose his energy even better. CBD has been known for years for its healing effect and positive influence on the human body. More and more top athletes are becoming familiar with CBD and the benefits of its use every day. Obviously, sports fans and amateur athletes across all disciplines are discovering these advantages, too.

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Gegard Beaming With Health And Confidence…

Upping Your Own Game

Amsterdam Genetics encourages everyone to stay in shape – body and mind, heart and soul. Of course, we can’t all become MMA champions like Gegard Mousasi. Fortunately, that’s not the point: your own way works best for you. If CBD supplements can help you up your own game and recover faster after your workouts, then so much the better.

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Does CBD Help Against Stress?

Could CBD be a good remedy for stress? If you suffer from stress, it can manifest itself in a variety of ways: from headaches to sleeping problems and from brooding too much to digestive symptoms. Stress can lead to some serious health consequences. CBD could help you to better relax, allowing you to feel the benefits both mentally and physically. That’s why this natural remedy is recommended daily, if you suffer from the ramifications of stress.

The Influence Of Stress On Your Health

When you are stressed, in fact you are continuously under pressure. Tensions can arise anytime, anywhere: problems at work, a failing relationship, worries about money or illness. Whatever it is, because of these problems, you feel stressed all the time. This has an effect on your body and mind.

Stress starts in your mind. You worry and you can’t seem to let go. You think about it more and more and these aren’t positive thoughts. When you concern yourself with worrisome thoughts, you’ll start to feel this physically as well. People who are stressed often have tense muscles, high blood pressure, headaches and digestive complaints.

Living with stress for a short time is not that problematic. But often, stress is longer lasting. And that means that the body is subjected to stress for a prolonged period of time. The consequences of this can be serious: high blood pressure can lead to  heart and blood vessel damage. Stress takes a mental toll as well. Worrying and brooding for months on end can eventually increase the risk of a depression. So it’s important to address your stress symptoms sooner rather than later.

The Positive Influence Of CBD On Stress

To tackle stress, you could use CBD: a remedy that influences both body and mind. CBD is obtained from the hemp plant. It is a cannabinoid, whiche are also produced in the body itself. Because CBD is recognized as a cannabinoid, even though it’s originated from a plant, it can work together with your body. It functions the same as the body’s own endocannabinoids.

The endocannabinoid system regulates numerous processes in your body. Sleeping, blood pressure, memory and emotions are examples, and in the end, also how you handle stress. When the ECS is out of sorts, CBD can have a positive influence and restore the balance.

You can recognize the influence of CBD on stress in the following ways:

Less Brooding Thoughts

Your thoughts calm down. You won’t think 1,000 thoughts per minute. You manage to focus and keep your thoughts away from the things you often worry about. Because of that you feel less anxiety. You’ll find it easier to relax.

Better Mood

Precisely because you spend less time brooding, you can focus on other topics. These diversions will help you feel more cheerful. But CBD will also promote a more positive mood. You’ll feel better about yourself and the world. Consequently, the risk of becoming depressed is also diminished.

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CBD Oil To Stress Less.

It’s Easier To Relax

When you feel stressed out, relaxing is incredibly difficult, if not impossible. Your muscles feel leaden, your stomach is tangled up and your thoughts go with the speed of light. When you take CBD, this will improve. You can definitely feel a sense of peace and quiet that comes over you. It will help you sleep through the night, resulting in more energy during the day. Also, a good night’s rest is very important to be able to cope with stress.

During the day, your body and mind are capable to unwind, which will make it easier for you to relax and be happy. When the tension in your body has been reduced, many physical symptoms you had will also subside, like headaches or painful intestines.

Use CBD And Feel Good About Yourself

It’s possible for you too to be yourself, even in times of stress. You’ll be better able to cope with stress in your life when you take CBD every day. It doesn’t matter if you take CBD oil or CBD tablets. Just pick a CBD product that fits your daily life. Keep in mind that everybody reacts differently, so it’s best to take your time to see how you respond to it. Start with low dosages and then build this up, over a couple of days.

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Caring For Healthcare Heroes With Moak

In these weird weeks when COVID-19 clouds the news and our daily lives, we’re all looking for some silver lining. Well, if you fancy some tasty positive vibes, check this out. We have a cheering Amsterdam initiative to lift your spirit and fuel your smile. The loveable local chefs at Moak Pancakes have got something good on the stove. They’re baking and delivering stacks of free American Pancakes to the healthcare professionals our city depends on right now. SupMedi is a fan, prompting the Amsterdam CBD manufacturers to chip in with a healthy batch of their own CBD Bars.

Moak, CBD And TLC

Moak’s loveable gesture soon snowballed into a huge pancake offensive once health professionals, the media and a small army of volunteers caught on. At first, the doors of the Amsterdam pancake imperium opened up to all the vital staff of the city’s healthcare sector. A quick stopover for a pile of pancakes and back to work was the basic idea. By now, however, hospitals, care facilities and ambulances are so busy dealing with the crisis that takeaway is no longer an option. So what do you do when you feel like splashing your dough around? You guessed it: that’s when you get a full-blown delivery service up and running from scratch! Now, volunteers are racing across town to keep all those hungry medics going. Moak cares for caregivers with pancakes, fruit juices, CBD bars and a healthy dose of Tender Lovin’ Care.

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Nurses Returning The <3

Let Your City’s Heart Show

When you see your hometown make an effort like that, you can’t help but wonder what you can contribute yourself. At SupMedi, they felt the exact same thing. Last week, they were supplying Volksbond Foundation with a van full of food and kombucha drinks for fellow citizens in vulnerable positions. This week, they sent a big fat load of CBD bars over to Moak. A quick healthy dessert to go with the pancakes, or a wholesome snack for halfway through the shift.

That’s how everyone can do something to help. Do you have anything good and tasty to share? Why don’t you join in! Sponsors and a host of volunteers allowed Moak to prolong their action, but they can still use your support. Let them know you’re here to help on Moak’s Instagram or send them a quick email. Every contribution counts, so let your Amsterdam City’s Heart show and tag along!

Proud Of Those Amsterdam Genes

So there you have it: a finger-licking delicious initiative straight from A-Town. We think that’s a great vibe to start the weekend on. Sure, everything is a bit weird, uncertain, and scary as we’re headed for the spring of 2020, but this just goes to show what we’re capable of as long as our Amsterdam genes are still in the right place. Meanwhile, the thank-yous and big-ups from doctors and nurses keep on coming. They’re now being joined by police officers and firefighters as they show their appreciation to the baking badasses at Moak. Here at Amsterdam Genetics, we wholeheartedly agree. This is exactly how we plant the tiny seeds of hope that will allow the city to blossom in the summer up ahead…

Citizens of Amsterdam, stay kind to each other, be safe, and show the world what your Amsterdam Genetics are capable of!

 

 

 

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SupMedi CBD Makers Team Up For Social Entrepreneurship

It feels good to do something positive in times of crisis. All around us, we’ve seen our beloved Amsterdam change in a matter of days. At times, it’s hard to recognise the city where our Amsterdam Genetics were first conceived. Some things never change, though. This week, the Dutch capital’s CBD brand SupMedi got an opportunity to join in on the efforts to protect the health of our most vulnerable fellow citizens. As a company with strong ties to the local community, SupMedi jumped at the chance and teamed up with the Volksbond Foundation.

Hard Times For Amsterdam’s Homeless

Anyone familiar with Amsterdam knows that the city isn’t all cosy bars, high-end coffeeshops and 17th-century architecture. Like all urban areas, we have our share of social inequality and other problems to deal with. Call it Amsterdam’s dark underbelly, call it anything you like; for some of our residents, everyday life is a constant struggle. Now that the coronavirus pandemic is sweeping through our streets, homeless people are particularly vulnerable to its consequences. Fortunately, we have organisations working hard to look after these people. As the crisis escalates, however, they need our support more than ever. And that is exactly where socially responsible enterprises like SupMedi come in.

Teaming Up With Volksbond

Earlier this week, the SupMedi management were contacted by the Nieuw-West City District. Local city authorities were racing to link up the city’s entrepreneurs with organisations trying to help our less fortunate fellow citizens through the crisis. True to its West-Amsterdam roots, SupMedi agreed to team up with the Volksbond Foundation. The organisation has been active in the town’s western districts and beyond, looking out for those who call the streets of our capital their home. Sharing that social connection with the neighbourhood was all it took. The newfound partners agreed to team up, and SupMedi staff scrambled to see how they could help out.

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Helping Out The City.

A Big Stack Of Healthy Support

Before long, SupMedi came up with a big stack of healthy support for Volksbond to share out. Pasta, rice, peanut butter, fresh and canned vegetables; even a batch of their own kombucha beverage was added to the pile of goods waiting to be distributed. Of course, it’s not enough to keep all of the city’s homeless people on their feet, but it sure feels nice to chip in with a sizeable donation of wholesome food and drinks. That makes sense: keeping people healthy and balanced is what SupMedi’s CBD business is all about.

 

Returning The Favour

Between all the bad news we get during the coronavirus outbreak, little rays of light like these keep the community going. When the citizens, companies, and organisations in a city like Amsterdam join forces, they add welcome sparks of hope in dark times. We all need a bit of hope and positivity to make it through this situation; those of us without a home even more than most. As we’ve said before, we need to keep looking after each other as a community; whether it’s the cannabis community, the businesses that keep the city employed, or all the people of Amsterdam together. At SupMedi they’re  just glad to be able to return the favour – after all, this city brought them where they are today.

Take good care of yourself and of your neighbours. It will make Amsterdam and cities around the world come out of this pandemic stronger than we were before!

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Is CBD Safe For Children To Use?

Could children safely use CBD? Many adults use it, for headaches, stress or trouble sleeping. If you have a child and would like to give CBD, you might ask yourself if it is safe. There hasn’t been done much research into CBD for children, but already, there is a CBD-based medicine. Developments certainly are ongoing. Read all about CBD for children below.

What Exactly is CBD?

CBD is a cannabinoid and it’s extracted from the hemp plant. After you take CBD, it can influence the endocannabinoid system. This system controls a great deal of processes in our body, like feeling pain, dealing with stress, regulating blood pressure, sleep and emotions. Spread out through the body and the brain, there are endocannabinoid receptors. CBD, which is a cannabinoid, has the ability to bind to these receptors. From there, it can create a new balance in the endocannabinoid system. In short, CBD can help you feel good.

Furthermore, it’s important to make the distinction between CBD and THC. THC is also extracted from the hemp plant, it’s the psychoactive compound of weed. THC also has an effect on the endocannabinoid system, but the influence it has is completely different. It gets you high. With CBD, that certainly is not the case. CBD has an entirely different effect. In the Netherlands, CBD contains very little or no THC, which is the reason you will not get high.

What Are The Benefits Of CBD For Children?

More and more people are using CBD. Adults notice the many benefits it can have. But for children, it can also have positive effects. We can’t make any hard medical claims, as we still need more clinical evidence to do so. Still, CBD is already used to treat the following symptoms and disorders:

Autism

Researchers have done experiments on animals, which show that CBD can affect autistic behaviour. Of course, we need more research to see what it can signify for people with autism. They scheduled more studies, and research will focus on the influence of CBD on behaviours that occur with autism. Like auto-mutilation, aggressive and repetitive behaviour. CBD could be used instead of or next to regular medication.

Epilepsy

In America, the FDA approved the first CBD-based medicine in june 2018. The medicine, called Epidiolex, is used to treat epilepsy. This is an important step in spreading knowledge about CBD.

The most famous story about using CBD for epilepsy, is that of Charlotte Figi, a little girl who had up to 20 seizures every day, all of her life. After her parents consequently administered CBD, the attacks were brought back to only 1 a month. And she’s not the only one who was helped by CBD. It really is a very good reason to do more research into the possible benefits of CBD.

ADHD

The benefits of CBD when treating ADHD have not been studied extensively. The cannabinoid surely has a lot of potential and could give hyperactive children, who have trouble focusing and are very restless, some much needed tranquility. Children with ADHD often have trouble regulating their emotions, and CBD could also offer some support in that area.

Restlessness And Anxiety

Many children feel pressured nowadays. Expectations are really high, but they also have to process an excess of stimuli. Unfortunately, many children experience difficulty handling this pressure. They feel anxious and/or restless. This also influences how well they sleep, because their sleep gets disrupted easily. Your child may sleep lightly or have nightmares. You could give your child CBD, to help it cope better with stress and anxiety.

As it happens, CBD could create more peace and quiet in a child’s mind. Endless thoughts decrease, promoting a sense of calm and optimism. Physically, CBD makes it possible for your child to relax. Both during the day as at night, he or she will be better able to wind down.

How Do You Administer CBD To Children?

We recommend to give CBD to children aged 4 years and older.

Children aged 4 years and older:

2 to 3 drops per day, 4% CBD oil

Or try the tasty CBD Gummies, who contain 4 mg per Gummy, ideal for kids.
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Tips for administering CBD to children

  • Start with a low dose and build up, until you see the desired results.
  • When you administer CBD to your child, the best way to give it, is to put the drops under the tongue. The oil is very quickly absorbed by the body through the mucus membrane. Try to convince your child to hold the oil in the mouth for 30 seconds.
  • CBD oil has a strong taste that’s not very appetizing to children. In case your child has trouble taking it, try putting the drop(s) on a piece of bread or mix it with some water.

If you would like to give CBD to your child, you should consider buying good quality CBD. SupMedi’s CBD oil is always strictly monitored. This way we guarantee that we supply you with high quality CBD oil, rich in active compounds.

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Can CBD And Vitamin C Boost Virus Defences ?

 

There’s no denying it: all around, people are worried about their health. It’s hardly surprising in times when new viruses like COVID-19 are a global concern. Are you looking for your own way to boost your health? Need a natural means to support your body’s defences? Perhaps it is time you gave our Supmedi CBD tablets with added vitamin C a try.

The Health Effects Of CBD

Amsterdam Genetics knows that the cannabis plant has much more to offer than just THC. Every day, more people experience the health effects of CBD, another compound naturally found in the plant. Now more than ever, we are glad to have Supmedi CBD tablets with added vitamin C in our product range!

Progressing Scientific Insights

Scientific research is thorough, and therefore slow. That’s why definitive medical proof for CBD’s effects is still some way off. We can see how medical studies make slow progress in today’s coronavirus crisis as well. A possible vaccine is still months away at least. It explains why everyone is looking for other ways to boost their health. That makes the combination of CBD and vitamin C in a dietary supplement an interesting option for all of us. Whether you’re young or old, fighting fit or out of shape; an added boost for your natural defences always helps – now more than ever.

Does CBD Help Boost Your Natural Defences?

CBD is a plant-based way to help maintain your body’s natural balance. This equilibrium is a vital part of staying in good condition. It’s a good way to keep your own defences against pathogens up and running. Your body’s endocannabinoid system, a part of your nervous system, uses compounds very similar to CBD. This explains its many effects. Here are some of the conditions people use CBD for:

  • Stress-related issues and hypertension;
  • Muscle aches, headaches and back pain;
  • Depression, mood swings and eating disorders;
  • Rheumatic symptoms and inflammations;
  • Acne and other skin problems

The list of applications keeps on growing. On that list, CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties are of particular interest these days. Doctors claim that Ibuprofen is a risky way to suppress inflammations during this corona epidemic. They suggest paracetamol as a replacement, but CBD hands you a plant-based alternative for inflammations. Nonetheless, it is always wise to consult your doctor if in doubt.

Using CBD gives you a way to bolster your own body’s balance and defences without side-effects. Obviously, that’s a smart move whenever there’s a flu or some other virus going around. So how do you pack some extra punch on top of that? Simple: just add a good dash of vitamin C to the mix! SupMedi CBD tablets with vitamin C are the best we can offer you at this moment when it comes to sensible ways to supplement your diet.

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CBD Melt Tablets are very effective and easy to consume on the go

CBD + Vitamin C = A Sensible Combination

Vitamin C is a great companion for CBD. Also known as ascorbic acid, Vitamin C speeds up your body’s capacity to absorb CBD, further adding to the effect. It protects you from free radicals and strengthens your skin, bones, vascular system and your general resistance to disease. Your body can’t produce its own vitamin C. That makes a packet of CBD tablets in your pocket a quick and convenient alternative to hauling a bag of oranges along when it comes to powering up your body. Our SupMedi CBD tablets have a fresh orange flavour and can be taken without water. That’s your personal anytime, anywhere health booster right there. Increasing your natural defences is always a good idea – especially in tough times like these!

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