If you got to our website and to this blog post, you are probably familiar with what CBD is and its benefits. Today, we are going to look into how CBD can help you if you are doing some sport, training intensively or you just need something to help you with rest. Athletes put a lot of stress on their bodies, to positive and negative effect. Training stress stimulates adaptation and increased performance, but physical trauma and prolonged wear and tear also lead to injuries and pain. Current methods of pain management are effective, but they’re also killing people. In search of improved sports recovery and safer pain relief, many people are asking about cannabidiol or CBD for athletes. Should you? (CTS, 2019).
In the sports domain, cannabis is prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) across all sports in competition since 2004. However, the few studies that have been conducted on physical exercise and cannabis focused on the main compound i.e. Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol – THC. Cannabidiol (CBD) is another well-known phytocannabinoid present in dried or heated preparations of cannabis.
Unlike Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol - THC, CBD is non-intoxicating but exhibits pharmacological properties that are interesting for medical use. The worldwide regulatory status of CBD is complex, and this compound is still a controlled substance in many countries. Interestingly, however, the World Anti-Doping Agency removed CBD from the list of prohibited substances – in or out of competition - since 2018. This recent decision by the WADA leaves the door open for CBD use by athletes.
Preclinical studies suggest that CBD could be useful to athletes due to its anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anxiolytic, neuroprotective properties and its influence on the sleep-wake cycle (Gamelin et al., 2020). H3: The main benefits of CBD in sports for athletes:
• Athletes could benefit from CBD to manage pain, inflammation and the swelling processes associated with injury
• CBD could be useful to manage anxiety, fear memory process, sleep and sleepiness in athletes.
• CBD could be interesting for the management of mild traumatic brain injury and chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
Have you done a really intensive workout and now you are sore all over your body? Good! Means you worked hard. To help you ease the pain and soreness, you can try a CBD Muscle Balm.
It is 100% Natural, organic, not tested on animals, parabens free, sulphate free and made in the UK. It contains 250mg of CBD and only 100% natural ingredients including whole plant, broad spectrum cannabis extract, produced from organically grown USA hemp.
This muscle balm has been formulated using olive oil, beeswax, raw coconut oil, essential oils of teatree and eucalyptus plus 250mg broad spectrum cannabis extract.The tea tree has been used for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties whilst the cooling effects of eucalyptus improve blood circulation assisting with muscle recovery. All ingredients combined soothe and ease tired and aching muscles.
We always recommend doing your own research with CBD products, what they are good for and how to use them. Here at The Dab Lab, we supply you with the highest quality CBD certified products for all your CBD needs. Our goal is to provide our customers with a safe and reliable gateway to CBD and its products. We’re committed to delivering the highest quality selection of CBD products, from the best, and most trustworthy CBD brands.”
[Source: Gamelin, F., Cuvelier, G., Mendes, A., Aucouturier, J., Berthoin, S., Di Marzo, V. and Heyman, E., 2020. Cannabidiol in sport: Ergogenic or else?. Pharmacological Research, 156, p.104764. CTS. 2019. CBD For Athletes: What You Need To Know About Cannabidiol - CTS. [online] Available at: <https://trainright.com/cbd-for-athletes-cannabidiol/> [Accessed 27 May 2020].]