As you already know – espcially if you’ve been reading this blog – CBD has anti-inflammatory and pain relief properties but for pro athletes and weekend warriors, it can be a game changer. Because Anna Symonds boyfriend had a medical marijuana card, she saw first hand the comforting role it played when he had to have a bone marrow transplant. A competitive rugby player, she became curious when he started telling her how CBD could help her. She was still active in her sport but after she turned 35, she was dealing with more and more pain due to muscle extertion. Serious about sustaining her lifetsyle, she stopped drinking, started martial arts and gave CBD a try. That was seven years ago. She uses a ‘microshot’ of CBD and THC in her practices and workouts.
There are other pro athletes that are singing the praises of CBD. Gabby Douglas, Kerry Washington Jennings as well as Tampa Bay tight end Rob Gronkowski said CBD has been life changing. Megan & Rachel, sisters on the Womens Soccer Team use CBD daily. Rachel was so impressed with how CBD works, she co-founded and is CEO of Mendi.
For athletes, CBD is a powerhouse. A study was conducted over 100 pro athletes and the results showed CBD oil improved performance in all major areas or exercise. It also helped with muscle fatigue and maintian energy levels during intense workout sessions. During a workout, muscles become inflamed. As the muscle tries to heal itself, it becomes sore and stiff.
By bringing down pain and inflammation, athletes will be able to recover faster and feel better overall. Not to mention CBD has neuroprotective properties that can help repair nerve tissues damaged during an injury or surgery. With what we know at this point, CBD offers great health benefits and if it helps athletes reduce consumption of NSAIDS, opioids, and prescription sleep aids, those are big victories.