What iKOR Does
PREPARATION + RECOVERY + BALANCE
Recovery from intense training is an essential component of the overall training program and is essential for optimal performance and improvement. When we recover faster and more effectively, higher training volumes and intensities are possible without the detrimental effects of overtraining.
iKOR Labs 300mg Liposomal Hemp Oil Extract can play an important role in protecting you body from the damage during intense workouts, improve the rate of recovery after workouts and help maintain a positive mental state throughout your training.
PREPARATION: PROTECT AGAINST OXIDATIVE STRESS
Oxidative stress occurs when the production of reactive oxygen is greater than the body's ability to detoxify the reactive intermediates. This imbalance leads to oxidative damage to proteins, molecules, and genes within the body. Since the body, on its own, is incapable of keeping up with the detoxification of the free radicals, we need to supplement the body's natural defenses from oxidative stress.
Hemp oil has antioxidant properties exceeding vitamin C or E in intensity. When your body tissues use oxygen to burn food as fuel, the reaction produces unstable particles known as free radicals, which have negative effects on your tissues.
Hemp oil gives the body the ability to protect itself against inflammation and stress that these free radicals induce.
RECOVERY: REDUCE INFLAMMATION
Intense training provides many health benefits, while simultaneously causing damage to several systems in your body. For example, you affect both acute and chronic inflammation when working out. You can experience acute inflammation after exercise while reducing your overall level of systemic inflammation. Acute inflammation that occurs after exercise can cause temporary discomfort but the reduction of chronic inflammation can have a long-term, positive effect on your health.
Acute Inflammation vs. Chronic Inflammation
Acute inflammation is a natural response to the damage done during intense exercise. Without it we wouldn’t get a positive adaptive response in the body. So if you do a stellar strength session in the gym or a long run that leaves your legs feeling pretty torn up, your muscles need to be rebuilt. That process is made possible through the inflammation that takes place in the damaged muscles.
Chronic inflammation is a component in the development of cardiovascular disease. Routine bouts of intense exercise results in increased production of free radicals. If left unchecked this may lead to a state of chronic inflammation which may lead to pain and soreness, premature aging, and, ultimately, to the development of diseases like atherosclerosis and cancer.
Research shows hemp oil can stop inflammation by activating CB2 receptors found in the endocannabinoid system.
BALANCE: MAINTAIN A POSITIVE MENTAL STATE
Having a positive mental attitude can certainly help you achieve your training goals. Anxiety is an emotional feeling that you may experience sometimes, especially when you are worried about things that matter to you most. However, if it occurs for longer periods or is caused by things that ordinarily should not cause anxiety, and if it goes unchecked for a long time, your life might become unbearable.
One of the known hemp oil benefits is calming the nerves and, therefore, helping to lower any feelings of stress and anxiety. Hemp oil administered on its own can reduce anxiety, intense stress and panic, all without causing any psychoactive effects. Furthermore, hemp oil may be the best alternative because, unlike pharmaceutical drugs treating this condition, it does not become additive or harm your organs such as the liver and kidneys even when used for an extended period of time.