CBD & Athletes
If you put your body through vigorous workout regimes, like athletes do, CBD can be extremely beneficial in the recovery stage. The stress on your joints and muscles can really take a toll as well as cause some pain.
The NFL (National Football League), American Football ;-), has gone back and forth about the use of Cannabis for pain managements for their players.
"The NFL-NFLPA Pain Management Committee is a jointly formed committee tasked with providing advice to the league and union regarding recent developments in the area of pain management for elite athletes," the league and the players' union said in a joint statement. "In furtherance of its duties, the Committee has been asked to brief the parties on the current state of pain management and alternative therapies, including cannabis, cannabinoids and CBD. The Committee invited manufacturers of CBD products to share their research today so the Committee may hear and consider the possible scientific evidence base for CBD use as a pain management alternative. This meeting was an educational and scientific exercise and does not impact the jointly administered Policy and Program on Substances of Abuse. We look forward to the continued cooperative work of the Joint Committee."
The NFL's current drug policy includes a ban on THC, the psycho-active substance found in marijuana and some CBD products, which are both derived from Cannabis plants. NFL players have long called for the league to allow the use of marijuana for pain management. The issue has become even more urgent as states continue to legalize the use of medical marijuana, and as the abuse of opioids originally prescribed for pain relief has become a national crisis.
It's not only the NFL that is quite progressive when it comes to the use of cannabis for relief.
MMA fighting and boxing are massive proponents of the subject and there are actually a lot of fighters who have even started their own CBD brands.
The PGA and Pro Tennis allow players to use CBD for their recovery.
You also may have heard of FourFiveCBD which was started by two professional rugby players here in the UK to help handle their pain management after multiple surgeries.
If you participate in strenuous activity and looking for a natural remedy, I can't recommend trying CBD enough. The best products to use after a workout would be the balms/roll-on as they are extremely effective for targeting specific areas of pain pretty immediately. Oral drops and gel capsules are also great for helping you relax and fall asleep.
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