What could enhance your performance at the gym? What could help you recover faster from the gym? The answer to both of those questions is CBD. It might sound surprising, but it is a growing trend in professional and not so professional athletes’communities.
How can it help? With its anti-inflammatory properties, its sleep-enhancing side effects and many other health-improving benefits, how could it not help? Athletes are always looking for ways to boost and increase their results. CBD has been reported to further body stretch when ingested before a workout and minimizes inflammation and pain when ingested after a workout. The use of CBD balm after a workout can even decrease recovery time.
Athletes and organization promoting CBD and Cannabis
Organizations like Athletes for care are now starting to promote the removal of the cannabis ban for athletes. They are doing their best to help athletes deal with all kinds of metal and physical conditions like chronic pain, depression, anxiety, PTSD, CTE, TBI, substance abuse and opioid dependency. On their website, they are thoroughly educating people on both THC and CBD and how they can enhance our overall health.
Among others, the Runner's World magazine published an article on the impact of CBD on sports performance. In this specific article, they qualify CBD as a natural alternative for ibuprofen. The article also explains what CBD is, how to use it, how it works, the claims made about it, and much more. It is a very complete article with the purpose of educating the athlete's tribe on CBD. They even reported the reviews and experiences of some athletes with CBD tinctures and balms:
A lot of athletes were first charmed by CBD because of its natural provenance. After trying it, some had their sleep improved immediately. They noticed they were less anxious and recovered quicker from their hard training, it even reduced flare-ups of their older sports-related injuries.
Andy Macdonald a professional skateboarder is now the spokesperson for a CBD company. After 35 years of skating, he is now able to relieve himself from the pain of his past injuries with CBD.
Another professional athlete Brittney McGuire also became a spokesperson for a CBD company. She is a Spartan Pro Team athlete and loves to use CBD balm to run farther and alleviate her hip pain.
The MLB (Major League of Baseball) changed its regulations regarding the use of cannabis and the NFL (National Football League) is also changing the way they will handle a player who tests positive for cannabis.
The popularity wave of cannabis for athletes keeps growing. Will you be the next or the last athlete to try it?
**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration and are in no way intended to treat or diagnose any physical ailment or disease. Please consult your Doctor before adding CBD or any supplement to your diet. Most workplace and competitive sports drug screens focus on delta-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and do not screen for Cannabinol (CBD) or other legal and natural hemp-based compounds. Be advised, studies have shown that consuming hemp foods or oils can cause a positive result when screening urine and blood specimens. Therefore, if you are subject to any form of drug testing or screening. We recommended (as does the United States Armed Services) that you DO-NOT ingest CBD or hemp oil before consulting your healthcare practitioner or your drug screening testing company or employer.