We want to share our thoughts and perspective on a plant based medicine that will improve your life.
Everyone is talking about CBD. Everyone wants to know more and how can or will it help me out?
At The Cyclist's Menu we view active recovery as a blend of message, muscle activation with Roll Recovery units, proper rest, eating well & strength training. Pain killers such as Ibuprofen or Aspirin have never really been a part of our lives unless faced with a pretty severe situation like surgery or some massive injury. With that said, we've considered alternative forms of pain relief in those moments too. CBD has become our go to for many reasons and we excited to share them with you.
"I've tried a few CBD formulas before giving Onda Wellness a go. Each seemed to provide the usual benefits we're all familiar with; muscle recovery, lowering the build up of lactic acid, deep sleep. However, none of them gave me any real notion of it's effects in my body. It seemed more like a guessing game than actual results. Onda let's you know it's working with your body to aid in recovery from your active lifestyle. it's specific combination results in a euphoric state, where your body runs smoothly through your day, your workout or simply time with your feet up off the ground." Chef Zander Ault
Chef Z rocking his sock tan & enjoying a day off the bike during The Cyclist's Menu road camp in Mallorca, Spain.
In the past, we've discussed the thin line between CBD being a product athletes can support and not be viewed as a stoner. It's the grey area right now that has many questioning the validity of these products and whether or not it's just a gimmick. At least it seems this way. Yet, how is anyone supposed to know or have an opinion unless they try it themselves. Seems obvious to us, but this is the same problem with many things, not just a product that bodes the question, "Am I using a sports enhancing drug." Many might think so right now, but if something is able to create a greater awareness of your body when in need of a balanced method of recovery and state of mind, who's to judge? Plus, WADA/USADA removed it from the banned substance list in 2018 after some pretty compelling evidence. Guess we will just keep riding our bicycles and living life the way we please!
Coach HR & Chef Z riding their Ibis Hakka MX gravel bikes (with road slicks on em'!) into the Mallorcan sunset.
To keep things short, Onda Wellness CBD is a game changer. It's a beautiful product that will promote an increase in athletic abilities among many other results, too. From our experience with any CBD product, using it regularly delivers the best outcome. It compounds itself inside your body and begins to take shape in different ways for different people.
"I've noticed it begins to take effect about 30 minutes after consuming a capsule or dose of tincture. However, it responds to how your body is feeling. If your experiencing soreness or fatigue you'll notice a lifting effect of these symptoms over the course of the day, especially as you begin to incorporate it into your life for 10 or more days in a row. Onda CBD reacts to a healthy diet and healthy fats, too. We have noticed an increase in results due to what foods we're eating versus others. Our bodies have hundreds of CBD receptors living inside us already and when you add it into the system, it lights up!" Chef Zander Ault
Chef Z taking a quick break from an enormous road ride on Mallorca!
"I'm a professional guide and I direct endurance cycling camps. It's a tough job, but it's my passion and I wouldn't trade it for anything. My career as a professional mountain biker lead me to realize that I simply have a love for riding into the unknown, for hours on end. That ability to compete with myself and find community amongst those who enjoy it the same way I do, is incredibly fulfilling. Road Camp Season on Mallorca, Spain this year was a biggie. I was lucky to ride 850 miles, 65,000 feet of climbing and 65 hours in the saddle. It's been a while since I had that time and I rode harder than I ever have before. It's hard for me to describe this feeling and it's emotional connection to being my best person each day. But, challenging myself is what I live for, especially when my goals are so far from what I typically choose to achieve. Onda CBD has been a driving force in pushing me to go farther, to dig deeper and push my boundaries as an athlete." Director Heidi Rentz
Coach HR riding as hard as she could up the mountain, to make it back to Campanet (Homebase for The Cyclist's Menu on the Island of Mallorca) before it got dark. She was ecstatic when she rolled in from her ride that evening, "HOLY SHIT YOU GUYS. I feel as strong as I did 6 years ago when I was a full time pro".
At The Cyclist's Menu it's about discovering balance and sharing our style of life with those who choose to travel with us. One aspect of what we do that we love is our guests arrive with unknowns. We don't deliver your typical cycling vacation, where your daily schedule is laid out for you beforehand. We feel this is too normal. Plus, life doesn't operate this way for anybody, so why should we try and mimic something that actually doesn't exist. For these reasons and others, we've enjoyed sharing the beneficial results and stories of why CBD works for us with our guests from around the world. Once you travel with us, you're a part of the family.
"I've struggled with anxiety, depression my entire life. I'm an over achiever in what I love and passionate about. These characteristics help me define myself, help me achieve my goals; but they inhibit me, at times, from being my best self. It's challenging to explain, especially if you have never lived through an anxiety attack or been dealt a card where you had to find your best route through what is a depressed moment. They're tough, especially when you want to succeed above all else. When I first tried Onda CBD, I went into it thinking about the recovery and athletic benefits as a cyclist and runner. What I actually realized is it suppressed my bodies chemical in-balance. Onda CBD has given me the opportunity to succeed when I'm under stress, when my body wants to otherwise explode with internal energy. It's a force to recon with and when I realized CBD had this power, something I had never experienced other than while using western medicine, I knew my athletics and career as a chef would increase ten fold." Chef Zander Ault
Chef Z in his zone as he creates the perfect mid-ride fuel at our favorite beach on the island of Mallorca.
We hope this look into how CBD has been a driving force in our success as athletes and humans will provide a more balanced equation for you to consider researching this plant based medicine. Onda Wellness is a full spectrum product and offers the highest available purity in the industry. We encourage you all to read more about CBD, ask those you know who have tried it and if you want to learn more from us, feel free to reach out anytime. #ridebikeseatfood
CHEF Z & COACH HR