• CBD stands for cannabidiol, and it is one of the main active ingredients in cannabis. CBD has been known for a long time, first being discovered back in 1940, though full and conclusive research into its effects are still in motion. In most places, the active ingredient within the cannabis plant, CBD, is legal while the cannabis plant itself still remains illegal. Scientific studies, and an vast array of anecdotal evidence has pointed to conclusions that CBD can have a vast range of health and wellbeing benefits, including possibly supporting better sleep, improved cognitive function, pain relief, and support with anxious thoughts.

  • THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the main psychoactive element of the cannabis plant. It is the agent primarily responsible for the “high” associated with the recreational use of cannabis. THC works partly by imitating the effects of neurotransmitters known as 2-AG and anandamide, which the body naturally produces. They help to control many bodily functions, such as eating and sleeping habits, and the body’s perception of pain.

  • THC and CBD are both secreted by the glands of the cannabis plant, but there are some very important differences between the two. The main difference is that CBD is legal and THC is not. This is because THC is psychoactive and CBD is not. CBD contains 0% THC, meaning that you won’t feel any psychoactive effects when you use it. For example, CBD won’t increase your appetite like THC, and it won’t result in any motor skill impairment. Another difference lies in how the two substances are sourced. CBD is harvested from hemp, which contains no THC. While the molecular structure of CBD and THC is very similar, there are differences in the arrangement that result in different effects on the human body when consumed.

  • WADA is the World Anti-Doping Association, created by the Olympic Committee. They are responsible for monitoring the use of illegal, performance-enhancing drugs in professional athletes. CBD products are subject to rigorous testing to make sure they meet label claims, and contain below 0.2% THC. WADA are responsible for enforcing this standard is met amongst the sporting community. Puresport’s products contain 0% THC, setting and raising industry standards for CBD manufacturing. Puresport’s products are triple lab-tested, and many are approved for usage by the BSCG (banned substance control group). This means they are approved for usage by professional athletes, meeting the standards set by WADA.

  • Puresport’s CBD is subject to rigorous third party testing. Products are tested by three separate, independent laboratories throughout Europe. This ensures products meet label-claims, contain 0% THC, and are free from other chemicals and additives such as synthetic cannabinoids, herbicides, pesticides, and heavy metals. All products are also vegan, GMO free & gluten free. Many products are tested and approved by the BSCG (Banned Substance Control Group). This ensures products can be used by drug-tested professional athletes.

  • CBD binds to the body’s endocannabinoid receptors, affecting each individual differently. The efficacy and perceived benefits of CBD can also vary depending on a range of personal factors such as height, weight, and activity levels, as well as how much CBD is being consumed, and how it is consumed. We recommend using Puresport’s CBD and other natural products on a long-term basis. This allows natural ingredients to work within your body over a period of time. This means the benefits of CBD are best felt after sustained and consistent usage. CBD should not be regarded as an instant solution, or quick-fix to health and wellbeing concerns.

  • Adaptogens are ancient plants and herbs that have the unique ability to enhance human resilience to stress. Adaptogens help us "adapt" to numerous environmental stressors that challenge our internal balance. Adaptogens are different from other natural ingredients, like nootropics in the sense that adaptogens have a non-specific response within the body - i.e. adaptogenic benefits are widespread, instead of focussing on a particular concern. Adaptogens control our bodies natural response to stress by regulating the release of cortisol. Adaptogens enhance three distinct body systems: the nervous, immune and endocrine system.

  • Nootropics are a specific type of adaptogen which act as ‘brain supplements’, or natural, legal ‘study drugs’. Nootropics seek to improve cognitive function, cerebral processing, and heighten mood in users. Nootropics also can act as de-stressing compounds that interact with the brain’s neural pathways to potentially relieve anxiety. Nootropics work by potentially boosting the flow of oxygen and important nutrients to the brain. Nootropics may increase the brain’s antioxidant capacity, especially when facing stress, and therefore helps protect brain cells from chemical damage. Nootropics could also expedite the recovery of brain cells so that they can quickly return to their most productive state: this naturally leads to more efficient mental processing and better cognitive health.

  • Medicinal mushrooms are several types of fungi including the 6 present in Puresport’s Mind & Body mushroom Blend complex. These include: Lions Mane, Reishi, Chaga, Shiitake, Cordyceps & Maitake. Medicinal mushrooms have been used in Eastern Medicine for centuries back to help with a variety of health and wellbeing concerns. Modern Western medicine has mostly neglected the power of medicinal mushrooms, but the modern wellness world is re-discovering them, and their potential benefits Medicinal mushrooms are not the same as Psilocybin or “magic mushrooms”. They are completely legal, and are often consumed in a powder form in order to derive full benefits.

  • Medicinal mushrooms are ordinary fungi, cultivated and grown for health purposes. Medicinal mushrooms are not the same as ‘magic mushrooms’ - or psychobilin mushrooms - which are illegal in most countries, and contain compounds which effect the brain, and can cause hallucinations. As medicinal mushrooms contain no psychoactive ingredients, and are harmless, they are fully legal, and act as a trusted resource by wellness experts, herbalists and naturopaths.

  • Puresport has crafted a range of nootropic and adaptogenic supplements, designs to nourish health and wellbeing. All of our supplements are in capsule-from, designed to be taken 1-2 times daily with water. The time of day when the capsule is to be taken can vary depending on the desired outcome. Puresport products are created to be taken in conjunction with each other, aiming to compound potential benefits of adaptogens and nootropics, to have overall health and wellbeing benefits. Adaptogen and nootropic supplements can be taken in conjunction with CBD. Do not exceed more than 70mg of CBD per day. We recommend consulting a medical professional before introducing any new substance into routine.