How Hashish Enhances Train with Flavie Dokken · Marijuana Mommy


Hashish Customers Have a Decrease BMI

Stereotypes of a lazy stoner have lengthy been pushed by the prohibitionist agenda, however really, cannabis customers have decrease BMI’s and decrease charges of weight problems. Analysis has additionally proven cannabis positively impacts train. Each day skilled athletes, like Flavie Dokken, come ahead to share how cannabis acts as a efficiency enhancer and restoration agent.

Whereas it’s true that some cultivars of cannabis could cause the munchies (in some people), the stereotype of the lazy stoner is a fallacy.

Wana Athelete & Ultrarunner, Flavie Dokken

Hashish Will increase Train

Specialists have lengthy theorized that cannabis balances metabolism aiding in weight reduction. However now analysis shines extra mild on this phenomenon. Not solely does cannabis assist in weight reduction, however a research revealed in Frontiers, exhibits that cannabis use additionally boosts exercise ranges and will increase train.

The research, revealed in April of 2019, exhibits that 81.7% of the research’s topics used cannabis as an train assist. Hashish customers “reported participating in additional minutes of cardio and anaerobic train per week.”

Why does cannabis use improve train? There are a couple of causes. The research states that cannabis “enhances their enjoyment of and restoration” when utilizing it earlier than or after train. Not solely that, however “almost half reported that it (additionally) will increase their motivation to train.”

Wana Athlete, Flavie Dokken isn’t any stranger to using cannabis for restoration. Watch as Flavie Dokken and I focus on cannabis for train.

Wana Manufacturers Athlete & Ultrarunner, Flavie Dokken



Falvie Dokken’s Bio

Wana Athlete Flavie Dokken is an endurance and power athlete who goals to dispel stereotypes about cannabis use, particularly for these main an energetic way of life. Since 2018, she has partnered with Wana Manufacturers to lift consciousness concerning the constructive function of cannabis in athletic coaching and bodily restoration.


A enterprise graduate of the College of Colorado Boulder, Dokken is a former bodybuilder and a veteran of the U.S. Military, the place she served as a army police officer in Fairbanks, Alaska. After her army profession, she returned to Colorado to heal a number of stress fractures associated to her military coaching and pursue new athletic challenges and enter the cannabis trade as her subsequent profession transfer. Her athletic objectives led her to coach and compete in a number of marathons and ultramarathons whereas nonetheless sustaining a full-strength coaching routine.


In 2018, she positioned third in Colorado’s Working Up For Air occasion, through which she ran up and down Granite Peak for 3 hours. That very same yr she additionally positioned fourth within the Mad Moose Pueblo Half Marathon, which she accomplished in lower than one hour and 35 minutes. In 2017, she took residence trophies for her second-place end within the Silverton Alpine Marathon and her third-place end within the Pikes Peak Extremely 50Ok.


Dokken, who was born and raised within the French Alps area of Chamonix, believes that non-public progress comes from stepping out of 1’s consolation zone. “I imagine anybody can obtain objectives with psychological fortitude and resilience,” she says. “I thrive off of pushing my limits and at all times discovering a wealth of latest data about life and assembly inspiring individuals doing so.”

Wana Athelete & Ultrarunner, Flavie Dokken

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Jessie Gill: (01:48)

Hello, I’m Jessie. I’m a cannabis nurse and the founding father of Marijuana Mommy and also you’re watching, Sufferers are the Proof, the place we speak about the true well being advantages of cannabis. At present I’m speaking with Flavie Dokken Wanna Athlete, Flavie Dokken, is an endurance and power athlete who goals to dispel stereotypes about cannabis use particularly for these main an energetic way of life. Since 2018, she has partnered with Wana Manufacturers to lift consciousness concerning the constructive function of cannabis in athletic coaching and bodily restoration. A enterprise graduate from the College of Colorado. Flavie Dokken is a former bodybuilder and veteran of the US military, the place she served as a army police officer in Fairbanks, Alaska. After her army profession, she returned to Colorado to heal a number of stress fractures associated to her military coaching, pursue new athletic challenges and enter the cannabis trade as her subsequent profession strikes. Her athletic objectives, led her to coach and compete in a number of marathons and extremely marathons whereas nonetheless sustaining a full power coaching routine. Good day, Flavie.


Flavie Dokken: (02:59)

Hello Jesse. Thanks a lot for speaking to me at the moment. I actually, actually recognize it.


Flavie Dokken: (03:04)

Nicely, I’m, one who’s at all times a contented to assist, and lend their voice within the cannabis area.


Jessie Gill: (03:11)

So I’m, I’m very excited to speak to you and also you’ve in all probability heard about that article that was revealed or the paper that was revealed in April 30th, that, um, , actually simply challenges these outdated stereotypes that folks have about cannabis customers.


Flavie Dokken: (03:28)

Sure. I imply, it was nice progress to see that research.


Jessie Gill: (03:32)

It truly is. And, um, , it confirmed that individuals who use cannabis are likely to train extra and so they assume that cannabis may very well be a motivating consider that. However, , it’s superb to take a look at the trade and see what number of athletes are, , starting to pursue cannabis and select cannabis as, , a efficiency assist or, , particularly as a restoration assist. Um, I’d love to listen to somewhat bit about, , about your story. How did you uncover cannabis? Did you come to cannabis anticipating it to assist along with your athletic efficiency and your restoration or did you uncover that by chance?


Flavie Dokken: (04:12)

Um, sure, really I used to be a really late consumer of cannabis. And so so far as how I found for athletic goal, it was positively by chance. The buddies–some buddies–athletes, physique builders that had been partaking. And so though I did begin recreationaly, with my buddies as a result of I used to be already type of a part of that athletic group shortly, I used to be conscious of, my good friend advised me about, uh, the precise use additionally for restoration or for coaching goal. So type of intertwined positively.


Jessie Gill: (04:54)

That’s superb. So how do you’re feeling that it helps you?


Flavie Dokken: (04:57)

So the primary means–and I’ve actually used the, the, the, the results of cannabis actually full-spectrum actually. And, it began with weightlifting, the place it was extra the earlier than coaching a method to have higher focus throughout my coaching. After which after coaching to type of assist unwind, uh, and relaxation higher. Form of decrease your coronary heart charge or any nausea that might be created from the gorgeous intense coaching. In order that’s type of these primary results, , the main target, as a substitute of perhaps utilizing espresso or some, , pre-workout drinks or power gum, every little thing else that different individuals use as a substitute, I take advantage of cannabis.


Jessie Gill: (05:49)

That’s superior. Um, and it’s superb. It must be superior for, , it’s anti-inflammatory functions as properly.


Flavie Dokken: (05:57)

Sure. After which shortly after that. I joined the military and really acquired injured throughout my time. So the following type of assist I acquired from cannabis was from a pain-relief standpoint. I had a couple of stress fractures, accidents that, , had been lagging and cannabis helped me actually get better and take care of them so much higher afterwards.


Jessie Gill: (06:27)

it’s, it’s superb for ache. That’s how I found it too. It’s exceptional. And, thanks to your service. Really. How was it within the army? Had been you utilizing cannabis at the moment or was it after?


Flavie Dokken: (06:42)

No, and that’s the, , now, I’m so glad to have a voice as a result of, , after I acquired harm throughout my army time, clearly it’s unlawful to make use of cannabis, so I didn’t. However I acquired prescribed loads of ache medication. So I shortly knew, , how addicted we might be and I actually type of put them apart. It’s by no means one thing that I actually wished to, uh, particularly my damage, essentially required that robust of ache medication, however that’s how shortly even docs outdoors the military prescribed painkillers. Having that have firsthand actually gave me additionally, , it somewhat little bit of credibility to speak about, , utilizing cannabis as a substitute of ache killers.


Jessie Gill: (07:29)

Yeah. It’s, um, it’s a world of distinction, Ache killers versus cannabis. It’s unbelievable. It’s simply with the dangers and the expertise of uncomfortable side effects. You’re so lucky to be in an space like Colorado the place you’ve a lot entry. Right here in New Jersey, we don’t have manufacturers like Wana Manufacturers which can be giving us, , um, particularly dosed, constant merchandise. Right here in New Jersey we’re making all of it ourselves. It’s type of loopy. Did you discover that docs there have been fairly receptive if you confirmed curiosity in pursuing cannabis?


Flavie Dokken: (08:06)

Yeah, so really, sure, I labored with a couple of athletic specialists in Boulder which can be aware of the advantages that particularly additionally CBD along side cannabis THC can have. And uh, once more, very lucky to dwell in Colorado in Boulder, the place within the athletic group because the research exhibits that, use is fairly prevalent. Not essentially talked about. I’m one that’s vocal about it. I’m open about it, however loads of athletes that use it identical to I do can’t, be open about it as a result of they’ve mainstreams sponsorships or work in an area that also frowns upon cannabis. You understand, it’s nonetheless additionally actuality right here. However in any other case, , it’s one thing that for those who inform your physician loads of them can be very receptive and have data.


Jessie Gill: (09:04)

How concerning the group itself, like your fellow athletes, do they are typically extra receptive or is that, is that stigma nonetheless actually prevalent in that group?


Flavie Dokken: (09:17)

Yeah, that’s the factor. You’d assume in Boulder, Colorado, everyone is open, but it surely nonetheless is determined by the circle that you simply gravitate in the direction of. I feel loads of totally different communities reminiscent of street runners or triathletes which can be extra mainstream sports activities, are nonetheless very a lot, quiet about it.However in the case of path runners and those that have extra, outside and divers, it would actually rely upon in the event that they make their dwelling out of it from mainstream manufacturers like Patagonia and North Face, and so forth, they received’t have the power to alternative to speak about it. They may use it, however not essentially be open. And I perceive that I put myself of their footwear.


Jessie Gill: (10:11)

Completely. I imply, I feel that’s all individuals who, whose careers or livelihoods are in danger. It’s a disgrace.


Flavie Dokken: (10:19)

Precisely and it’s, and it’s nonetheless, and it’s a actuality. Even in Colorado, in Boulder.


Jessie Gill: (10:23)

Wow, that’s superb. Um, , it’s, I’m amazed you’re an extremely marathon runner, which is what, 46 is it 46? What number of, what number of miles is an extremely marathon?


Flavie Dokken: (10:35)

Extremely working is something over a marathon distance. So something over 27 miles is taken into account an extremely working occasion.


Jessie Gill: (10:44)

That’s superb. And , persons are in all probability shocked after they hear you’re a cannabis consumer as a result of individuals typically assume that it negatively impacts your lungs and your respiratory and you may’t probably run. So how do individuals react after they discover out that you simply’re working these unimaginable distances and at a aggressive degree and that yr, an everyday cannabis consumer,


Flavie Dokken: (11:07)

So typically, the group or spectators are, um, really that’s the place I see essentially the most change within the stigma, actually shifting is everyone moostly excessive fives me and is worked up to see the model. They are saying, “Oh, I take advantage of the gummies by Wana Bransd”. Uh, so it’s overwhelming, overwhelming, constructive from the group. There have been some doubters. I did get a couple of feedback on social media. However then the naysayers actually acquired quiet and really circled, after they noticed that I used to be really making it to the occasion and doing good. In order that’s actually nice to see when individuals flip round and type of reframe their ideas on cannabis. And I’m positively not the one one. Similar to the research exhibits who,who does loads of issues climate with sports activities or has a profession, and who additionally partakes in cannabis.


Jessie Gill: (12:11)

Yeah, positively. There’s loads of, lot of individuals on the market who partake and so much much less who speak about their consumption,


Flavie Dokken: (12:20)

However usually I see the most important change at virtually at each occasion, I see increasingly more constructive feedback. Um, and folks reaching out and simply being supportive.


Jessie Gill: (12:34)

That’s unbelievable. Um, what’s your favourite technique of cannabis consumption? Do you utilize like strictly edibles or do you smoke or vape as properly?


Flavie Dokken: (12:43)

So I principally vape and use edibles, due to the lung facets and I even have very delicate longs. It has been proven that smoke can really increase your lung capability. Uh, now as a result of I don’t profit from that, uhI have varied delicate lungs. So I principally use edibles, which additionally edibles are–I devour, whether or not in gummy kinds or capsules,–really work higher for coaching. It’s a special sort of impact with edibles that I can… Now they’ve turn out to be so correct and you may dose it proper. And so they last more and so they’re extra dependable. And so from a coaching goal, I’ll gravitate in the direction of edibles, particularly longer sort coaching. If it’s an hour coaching, particularly for my power coaching, I’ll vape perhaps beforehand. I’ll vape a sativa for an power increase increase and be actually in tune, , it positively helps to be in tune along with your kinds and, and simply be extra current.


Jessie Gill: (13:57)

That’s a terrific level. I imply, cannabis actually does do this to you. It like type of facilities you and provides you that just about like meditative focus. Completely.


Flavie Dokken: (14:06)

And so it simply goes actually. And that’s one other facet that goes nice with coaching to only be current with the motion within the preset.


Jessie Gill: (14:14)

How about your races? Do you really use cannabis through the race or simply after or earlier than? Um, , are you, are you stopping to your water and a vape, when do you utilize it?


Flavie Dokken: (14:31)

So, sure, it’s a part of my coaching routine now. Hashish remains to be an unlawful substance throughout sports activities occasions. Um, so I don’t devour through the occasions. Uh, I’ll use CBD merchandise, one-to-one, after the occasion is finished, for restoration. It’s principally to have a greater coaching in order that finally carry out higher through the precise race.


Jessie Gill: (14:51)

That’s level. And what’s it, the, the world doping affiliation..they contemplate it a efficiency enhancing drug? Proper. That’s superb.


Flavie Dokken: (15:03)

Yeah. And I don’t assume it will change till there may be federal legalization. You understand, I get that query. And, I feel that the truth is I don’t assume that the doping bans are going to alter, um, with out federal legalization.


Jessie Gill: (15:22)

Proper. I agree. I feel we’re even with federal legalization, I feel, , we’re a methods off. Perhaps when like Europe legalizes. We’ve acquired a methods to go till the world is accepting.


Flavie Dokken: (15:36)

I see. You understand, I do work additionally within the trade, and I feel it’d occur earlier than later. You understand, I used to say 10 years, I feel I’m going to be extra constructive now seeing, , all the large corporations becoming a member of in. So perhaps 5 years.


Jessie Gill: (15:54)

Wonderful. Proper? So I feel that’s a terrific place to complete on how can individuals join with you.


Flavie Dokken: (16:02)

Um, so yeah, I like connecting and answering any product questions. So Fb and Instagram, for those who sort in my identify underneath Instagram at Flavestir. However so Fb, Instagram are my two primary social media venue, proper?


Jessie Gill: (16:24)

And I’m going to checklist them down beneath so individuals can simply click on on it within the feedback and verify you out. And Wana Manufacturers. The place can individuals get that? They’re in Colorado, however they’ve launched, are you aware what different states they’re in? I feel Michigan, Florida.


Flavie Dokken: (16:40)

We’re, uh, in Arizona, Nevada, and California is coming quickly equal. Undoubtedly take a look at the Wana Merchandise, they’re very constant, very skilled.


Jessie Gill: (16:54)

It’s actually, actually essential for individuals, for edibles, to get that constant dosage. And never each product out there may be constant.


Flavie Dokken: (17:01)

No, and that’s essential. Know your dose. You don’t want a lot to have nice results, particularly for coaching.


Jessie Gill: (17:08)

That’s a very good level. Yeah. All proper. Begin low. Go sluggish.


Flavie Dokken: (17:12)



Jessie Gill: (17:14)

Thanks a lot for speaking to me at the moment. It’s been a pleasure. Thanks for all you’re doing for the plant, for the trade, and truthfully, thanks to your service within the army. It’s, it’s actually appreciated.


Flavie Dokken: (17:24)

It was a pleasure, Jessie. And thanks for having me in your present.


Jessie Gill: (17:26)

Okay, I’ll discuss to you quickly.


Flavie Dokken: (17:28)



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