The Benefits of CBD | HCC Journal 16

Summer is well and truly underway, and with it comes competition and the thirst for the outdoors. As HCC members, we want to remind you of CBD's wonderful benefits on the mind and body so you can make the most of the summer ahead.

As outdoor enthusiasts, we know the importance of ensuring you have a quality recovery process after any training session or adventure. During this recovery period, your mind and body can rest, repair and get ready to return to the outdoors and do what you love most.

We're firm believers in the plethora of benefits yielded from CBD, which is why it's the primary active ingredient in the Hill Country Collective range. Whether you take CBD for one ailment, there are plenty of other uses and benefits CBD has that you may not be aware of!

Pain & Inflammation

Your body undergoes a lot of physical stress during activity, exercise and love for the great outdoors. This strains the muscles, leading to inflammation and soreness, needing sufficient recovery time to repair and grow.

CBD has been scientifically proven to help reduce muscle and joint inflammation by binding to the body's endocannabinoid receptors. CBD has even proved to help control Type 2 Diabetes due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Although it's not just inflammation that CBD can help combat, chronic pain also, including fibromyalgia, neuropathic pain, and cancer-related pain.


Anxiety, PTSD and other mental health illnesses can manifest symptoms in various ways, and no two cases are identical. However, the broad benefits of CBD help target facets of these ailments to help control and manage effects.

Clinical groups have provided evidence to show that regular CBD intake can calm restlessness by activating CB1 receptors in the brain's amygdala, which, when blocked, can increase the effects of anxiety.


When you rest, your body and mind have the time to recover and repair themselves. But it's not just about how many hours of sleep that's important, but the quality of sleep too.

Thanks to its calming effects, CBD has been proven to promote healthier and more restful sleep while reducing grogginess and daytime fatigue. By having a better quality of sleep each night, your mind and body have a better opportunity to recover after a hard day on the hills.

Heart Health

We don't need to tell you that caring for your heart health is paramount.

Another amazing property of CBD is its ability to help reduce blood pressure, which can prevent health conditions including stroke, heart attack, and metabolic syndrome. Not only has repeated CBD intake proven to help lower blood pressure, but it's shown to reduce arterial stiffness and improve blood flow too.

But that's not all...

The benefits of CBD are vast, and due to its infancy in mainstream and medical fields, the complete picture is still being revealed, with many trials and studies ongoing.

Although there is evidence suggestive that CBD can also help treat epilepsy, opioid addiction, arthritis and improve digestion.

So whether you regularly take CBD for inflammation or to improve sleep, you're actually benefiting from a whole host of valuable and healthy properties.