What if we told you that you can maximize your jiu-jitsu performance with the help of CBD? It may sound too good to be true but CBD —along with other cannabinoids— has incredible potential to enhance focus, recovery and overall performance. Don’t believe us? Take it from jiu-jitsu legend, Royce Gracie.
We are happy to announce that Gracie has recently joined the Pachamama family. With missions aligned, a harmonious partnership was ensured. Read on to learn how CBD has helped Gracie and how it can help you too.
jiu-jitsu encompasses both physical and mental demands
Gracie jiu-jitsu is an art form based on technique. It’s not about competition or beating your opponent. It’s about sharpening the mind, keeping a steady focus and getting stronger both physically and mentally as a tool for self-defense. A physically and mentally demanding full-contact sport, requiring endurance and stamina. In this sport, the psychological pressure comes into play just as much as the physical pressure, so it’s crucial to maintain a healthy balance between the two.
refocus and recenter
Clear your head above all else. No matter what your skill level is, when you’re about to step into the ring you must be focused. Being able to refocus and recenter yourself when it matters the most is a skill that takes time to cultivate, and sometimes it’s nice to have a little help. Luckily, this is one of CBD’s strong suits. With consistent use, CBD nurtures a mind of clarity by supporting cognition. Supplementing with cannabinoids has been shown to have a balancing effect on the entire body, starting with the brain. Grasp your focus, manage your mind, and let CBD help you adapt to the mental pressures of jiu-jitsu.
Recovery time is when your body adapts to the physical stressors of strenuous exercise. It’s essential to the training process because effective recovery routines offer the support your body needs to get back in the ring —feeling stronger than before. In the same way that CBD helps you mentally adapt to occasional stress, it has the ability to assist your body in adapting to physical stress so you can get the most from your workouts.Pachamama’s athlete-tailored broad spectrum topicals offer targeted relief to exercise-related aches and strains. Support your body by using topicals made with plant extracts and ingredients that work synergistically. Give yourself a break from the discomfort and a chance to recover naturally.
finding the right product for you
The gentle art of jiu-jitsu encompasses composition —and our products are a perfect fit for finding the balance necessary to be the strongest fighter that you can be. Whether you need more mental or physical support, Pachamama is here to assist you.
broad or full spectrum?
We have two different types of extracts available for topical application and one for internal. The only difference between the two is THC. Our full spectrum tinctures have trace amounts of THC —0.3% or less, which is just a touch— so the amount able to enter the bloodstream or fat cells is extremely minuscule. However, we understand that taking a product with any THC may feel like taking an unwanted risk for some athletes. That’s why we created our broad spectrum topicals to eliminate any fear surrounding the use of CBD. By using a broad spectrum topical, you’ll be able to obtain all of the same compounds of a full spectrum product, but without any trace of THC! Topical absorption rates are also incredible, so those cannabinoids are able to enter through your subcutaneous cells on the skin and reach your endocannabinoid system (ECS) which has a strong balancing effect on the body.
royce gracie on pachamama cbd
We could talk about our CBD all day, but we want you to hear it from Royce Gracie himself. Check out our video with Gracie speaking on why he believes in Pachamama here!