CBD for athletes
November, 13, 2020 | posted in
Since 2018, cannabidiol is no longer banned by the World Anti Doping Agency. In publishing their Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes, 2018 Prohibited List, the WADA wrote, under Substance 8: Cannabinoids, that “Cannabidiol is no longer prohibited.” All other cannabinoids are still banned.
This news has had a significant impact on athletes, both professional and amateurs, and athletic organizations worldwide. Attention all athletes and fitness professionals: if you’ve waited to try CBD, you’ve been cleared for take off!
But first, because serious athletes want to know exactly what they’re putting in their body, let’s learn what CBD is and what it’s good for.
What is CBD oil?
Derived from the inflorescences of cannabis plants (hemp), cannabidiol (CBD) oil is a natural botanical concentrate. It’s also called a “cannabinoid”, which is a class of active chemical compounds produced by the cannabis plant.
CBD oil is extracted from hemp, not from flowering marijuana buds. Therefore, it contains no more than trace levels of THC, the psychoactive property that gets users “high” or “stoned.” Basically, with CBD oil, you and your body get all the medicinal benefits of hemp, without the THC high.
What can CBD do for athletes?
The ECS is a complex system that works within the body and controls a variety of biological processes like appetite, immune responses, mood, and sleep. The ECS also contains a network of cannabinoid receptors found in the brains and digestive systems of all mammals. By connecting with the two main types of cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2, which are found on cells throughout the body, cannabinoids interact with the endocannabinoid system, helping it in striving to achieve homeostasis – the body’s natural state of balance.
Athletes claim that their post-routine recovery period is shorter.
Once the workouts, exertion, and competitions are over, athletes use CBD in topical form. Simply rub or roll a CBD topical on the tired muscle area.
We encourage you to browse the thousands of reputable studies regarding CBD published online and talk with your doctor to see if a CBD product is right for you.
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