Top 5 Cannabis Strains Providing Discomfort Relief for Athletes
Like many things on Earth, Cannabis comes in a variety of different options. For example, if you like apples, there are 3 primary categories: Red, Green. And Yellow. Within each of those categories, there sub-categories. In the Red Category, you can Gala or Red Delicious. In the Green Category you can get Granny Smith or Crispin. In the Yellow Category, you can get Opal or Golden Delicious. Cannabis works the same way, as the consumer has a variety of options to pick from based on their needs (whether for medicinal purposes) or their wants (for recreational purposes). Currently, there are upwards of 770 strains of cannabis that have been recognized by those within the marijuana community (Med Well Health). If you think that is a lot, this number is expected to continue to increase, as the Cannabis Industry continues to flourish and grow. With that, what I want to cover today is listing and going in depth about the top 5 best cannabis strains for athletes to use to provide discomfort relief. Namely, those strains are Royal Medic, Lemon Power Haze, OG Kush, Amnesia Skunk Automatic, Sweet Tooth and Casey Jones (MM Recs).
Royal Medic is the first strain that I want to look at. This is a Sativa-dominant hybrid strain that is known for its medicinal nature, hence the reason for its name. It contains 75% Sativa and 25% Indica. Also, it contains a high level of CBD at 12%, and a relatively low level of THC at 10%. With this combination, Royal Medic is one of the best strains to use in treating a variety of different conditions. A nice high will take over the body without taking over the mind, as a normal high would in traditional recreational usage. Some of the conditions that this strain is known to relieve are inflammation, chronic pain, muscle spasms, chronic fatigue, and chronic pain. All of these are conditions that any athlete can face, especially more physical sports such as boxing or fighting, football and basketball, so it makes sense why this is one of the best strains for athletes to use (All Bud).
Lemon Power Haze
Lemon Power Haze is next on the list and is very similar to Royal Medic in its makeup. This strain is also made up of 75% Sativa and 25 % Indica. As the name indicates, the parents of this strain is Lemon Skunk and Amnesia Haze. The Lemon Skunk helps give it half of its name and is the reason for its powerful and sweet-smelling aroma. The THC levels in this strain, however, are high at 20%. This makes it extremely potent, and the high experienced after consumption lasts for hours. Some of the side-effects of taking this are feeling energetic, motivated, euphoric and creative. It also relieves anxiety and stress, allowing one to feel free. This is perfect for athletes because at any level there is stress and anxiety from the sport itself and outside distractions. This allows the athlete to play their sport at a very high-level, as well as freely (Cannaconnection)
Perhaps the most popular and universally recognized strain is of course, OG Kush (Especially in the West Coast). Even if you’re not in the world of cannabis, you’ve probably heard of this strain multiple times, whether from rap songs or just hearing people who smoke talk about it. It is made up of 55% Sativa and 45% Indica. It has anywhere from 23-25% THC, which is very high, and not much, if any CBD at all. That makes this another extremely potent strain that produces a long-lasting high. Some of the side effects after consumption include feeling calm, euphoric, cerebral and uplifting. For athletes, it is mostly used when they have any kind of chronic pain, inflammation or have trouble sleeping. It is also very good to use after engaging in an intense workout because it’ll calm down the body and the mind, which allows for the best possible recovery (Way of Leaf).
Amnesia Skunk Automatic
With one of the more interesting names, Amnesia Skunk Automatic is next on the list. As its name suggests, it’s a combination of amnesia haze and skunk. This strain is made of 45% Indica, 45% Sativa, and 10% cannabis ruderalis. It contains around 17% THC, and a medium level of CBD. With these levels of THC and CBD, Amnesia Skunk also produces a good high throughout the body but allows one to still function properly. This strain is perfect for athletes during weight-training, as they will be able to fight through the pain much easier than they would without consumption of it, allowing them to do more reps and complete the final reps with relative ease. This is also a good strain to use after working out and exercising, as it reduces pain tremendously and it contains anti-inflammatory properties. With this, the athlete will be able to rest and recuperate at a faster speed than normal (Cannaconnection).
Last on the list today has the most normal name, which sounds like it could be a person’s name: Casey Jones. This is yet another sativa-dominant strain. It contains around 80% Sativa and 20% Indica. It also holds around 19% THC and about 0.2% CBD. When consumed, Casey Jones will make you feel very happy, uplifted, and motivated. In turn, this gets rids of anxiety and replaces it with the aforementioned emotions. This is very important for athletes and is one of the reasons why it’s one of the best strains for an athlete to take. The high caused from consumption lasts long, especially on the body, and will in turn get rid of pain. It also eliminates inflammation, enhancing an athlete’s performance. It’s also good to use when trying to recover and recuperate from a hard-played game or intense workout session (Way of Leaf).
The end! You’ve reached the end of our look into the top 5 best cannabis strains that athletes used to get rid of pain, feel rejuvenated, and recover quickly from the physical nature of their sports. From Royal Medic to Casey Jones, all have their own uniqueness, as well as similarities, and are useful across a wide variety of sports. If you’re an athlete and are looking for some strains that may work for you, you’ve come to the right place. If you’re just looking for recreational use, you probably also came to the right place. Either way, there are many strains of cannabis to pick from, but which one is right for you?