CBD for Athletes

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When it comes to supplements and substances being used by athletes, especially professional athletes, it can be challenging to find what is safe, effective, preferably natural, and allowed by the anti-doping laws. Thankfully, there is a new player in town. Welcome to the team, CBD.

When it comes to supplements and substances being used by athletes, especially professional athletes, it can be challenging to find what is safe, effective, preferably natural, and allowed by the anti-doping laws. Thankfully, there is a new player in town. Welcome to the team, CBD. When it comes to supplements and substances being used by athletes, especially professional athletes, it can be challenging to find what is safe, effective, preferably natural, and allowed by the anti-doping laws. Thankfully, there is a new player in town. Welcome to the team, CBD. CBD is continuing to grow in popularity amongst athletes who recognize the recovery benefits CBD has to offer. These benefits can also lead to improve sleep, and less stress surrounding what is coming next. Perhaps a big game? A competition? It is important to always check with your organizations rules for what is allowed and what is not. Although, with CBD no longer being on the World Anti- Doping (WAD) list of controlled substances, we could be seeing CBD make big moves in the sports industry.

As we already know, CBD interacts directly with the human endocannabinoid system, aka ECS. This system is known for controlling pain, inflammation, mood and appetite. By interacting with these receptors, the impact on the body and the brain response is proven beneficial. So, you might be wondering, can CBD improve athletic performance? How exactly can it help my training? Recovery?

“In a 2020 review published by Sports Medicine, preclinical animal studies and clinical trials with non-athletes, researchers found that CBD could help promote both physiological and psychological as well as biochemical benefits that could help athletes. A key factor in this was found directly linked to CBD’s ability to alleviate inflammatory pain linked with tissue damage, and neuropathic pain due to nerve irritation or damage. This could be a gamechanger for action and endurance sport athletes who are subject to high-intensity and impact movements as well as repetitive and long-distance workouts that can lead to inflammation and irritation or injury” (BikeMag).  It goes without saying that adding CBD to any sports training regime would be smart. CBD can aid in reducing pain and inflammation due to athletic injuries as well as lead to a shorter recovery period. CBD for athletes can be consumed through oil and tinctures for overall body wellness  or through a topical ointment to target specific areas.

If you have any questions about how CBD can be beneficial for your training regime, please do not hesitate to ask. We have oils and topicals to chose from. Click here to shop. When it comes to supplements and substances being used by athletes, especially professional athletes, it can be challenging to find what is safe, effective, preferably natural, and allowed by the anti-doping laws. Thankfully, there is a new player in town. Welcome to the team, CBD.

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