Smart Restart is Reakiro’s brand new range of products which contain all the benefits of CBD with zero THC.
CBD (cannabidiol) is one of over a hundred phytocannabinoids found in the cannabis plant (or more specifically, the hemp plant), these cannabinoids interact with the human body through the endocannabinoid system — built up of receptors in the skin, central nervous system, and auto-immune system. While CBD is experiencing a boom in popularity in the health and wellness industries, due to its therapeutic benefits, the stance on THC can vary.
THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the cannabinoid with effects that are most commonly associated with marijuana. THC has a psychoactive effect which provides the ‘high’ which people connect with smoking weed. While certain people greatly enjoy this side effect of marijuana, this is not why people take CBD.
Legally, across the EU and the US, to sell CBD based products the THC content must be lower than 0.2%. This means that it is impossible to feel any mind-altering effects from legally distributed CBD. However, for some, a completely THC free option is more desirable — particularly athletes (as THC is still a prohibited substance in professional sports drug testing).
The use of CBD is no longer prohibited for professional athletes, in accordance with the article 4.2.2 of the world anti-doping code. Many athletes include CBD into their work out and recovery programs due to its anti-inflammatory and restorative properties. Dominic Day, star of the Saracens rugby team explained that he started using the natural compound after his knee surgery: “I was probably taking prescription anti-inflammatories and painkillers four or five times a week just to get to the weekend to play. It wasn’t where I wanted to be at all. I just don’t take that stuff now, I stick with the CBD oil.”
Reakiro have extracted the CBD extract for the Start Restart range with the utmost care as to preserve all the other cannabinoids and natural elements, such as flavonoids and terpenes. Using Smart Restart products will still bring you all the natural benefits (the entourage effect) of the components found in hemp.
With this new range of THC free products, Reakiro hopes to open up the conversation and education surrounding CBD and how beneficial it can be — hoping some to reduce some of the stigma which makes it less accessible to those in the sports world.