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Potential Therapeutic Benefits of THC-Free CBD Oil for Professional Athletes

Friday, October 2, 2020   (0 Comments)
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There is no question that being involved in athletics can take a toll on the body. Over time, athletes may need to find forms of relief, whether it is from pain, inflammation, stress or anything else. If you are a professional athlete or active person seeking relief, you may have heard about the potential therapeutic benefits of cannabidiol or CBD. As a cannabinoid, CBD is derived from the cannabis plant. It is used to create pills, oils, tinctures and lotions. While more research needs to be done on the benefits of CBD for athletes, CBD does show its usefulness as an anti-seizure and neuroprotective agent, with the latter linked to anti-inflammatory capability.

How Can CBD Help Athletes?

Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) the cannabinoid most commonly associated with marijuana, CBD does not cause psychoactive effects. CBD can come in different forms from broad-spectrum to isolate, with different variations containing other rare cannabinoids. Research shows people can well tolerate CBD with few side effects.

Professional athletes around the world are turning to CBD. They may take CBD to alleviate muscle soreness after a difficult workout or a long competition. In other cases, athletes use CBD for pain relief following...