CBD IN SPORTS: Cannabidiol removed from the list of prohibited substances.
I want to start this article not by listing the many beneficial effects and the various medicinal properties that differentiate CBD from the rest of the cannabinoids we know, but with a piece of news from a few months ago:
“The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has officially removed the CBD from the 2018 list of prohibited substances.”
The World Anti-Doping Agency is a public-private foundation that aims to coordinate the fight against doping in sport. Every year in September, it draws up a list of substances banned from athletes that will come into force the following year.
Since 1st January 2018, cannabidiol is no longer a doping substance in the world of sport.
This decision is supported by the numerous data provided by scientific research that confirm the beneficial effects of CBD, especially in the case of injury and after physical activities with a high physical impact.
Those sports with a high level of stress for our body are the ultra-marathon, contact sports like fighting, boxing or American football.
However, What Are The Benefic Effects Of The Cbd for sporty guys?
Anti-Inflammatory And Analgesic Effect
The anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties of cannabidiol are already known, which is why its use is recommended to speed up the recovery phase after any sports activity. Thanks to its regenerating and relaxing effects, it is recommended for people suffering from chronic pain or inflammation. For example, there are many cases of use among football players and on sports games with a high level of physical stress and heavy long-lasting consequences on the health of athletes.
Physical Recovery Through Cbd
CBD is indicated for post-exercising muscle recovery, especially in those moments when fatigue is greater. At the end of sports activities, it is essential to prevent the concentration of lactic acid by relaxing the muscles. Therefore, this molecule, extracted from Cannabis, can intervene in the recovery of the organism through the action on receptors of our endocannabinoid system.
It is good to know that there is a very strong bond between sleep and sport. Sport helps sleep and sleep helps sportsmen. While we sleep, the fibres of the injured muscles are repaired thanks to the growth hormone. During the REM phase, the body slows down, restores organs, builds bones and produces immunity cells. It is important to remember, however, that an intense physical activity before falling asleep can hinder our sleep. Several studies have shown that the use of CBD can calm the effects of adrenaline and stress, thus regulating sleep.
Relaxation Of The Mind
CBD helps to alleviate generalized anxiety states, just as a sport does. Together they could give both mental and physical benefits. But it is also true that improperly practised sport can cause anxiety and stress both for our mind and body. It can happen that a sports activity, like a race, is a cause of anxiety for us, because of the pressure of the competition or expectations. This would prevent us from living this experience in a positive way, and here CBD can help us!
Cbweed supports the use of CBD for therapeutic purposes but still treats it as a food supplement. If you do not feel confident about how to use the CBD, ask your doctor for more information. In our online shop, you can find different products based on CBD such as CBD oil or the new soft gelatine CBD capsules.