CBD and Sport... As more & more sports stars and professional athletes flock to CBD, the questions we commonly are; can athletes take CBD? Will CBD show up on a drug test?
Did you know many of our favourite sport stars incorporate CBD into their performance prep and daily lives? CBD in sport is becoming more & more popular and we are not surprised as to why.
MMA champion Conor McGregor, US women’s football star Megan Rapinoe, wrestling's Rob Van Dam, boxing sensation Mike Tyson, and the NFL’s Rob Gronkowski are just some of the famous sports stars publicly supporting the case for using CBD.
And they’re not alone.
We have a growing number of professional athletes, who are playing at the top level of their Sport, using CBD supplements. The reasons being are varied, some to improve recovery, ease injury pain, help sleep and anxiety pre & post game and some for general wellbeing.
Many athletes incorporate CBD into their recovery and maintenance routines as this plant extract is known to help reduce inflammation, aid muscle recovery and promote better sleep. All of these are of course essential for anyone on track to win gold or look to be the very best within their sport.
Studies show that CBD has a high safety profile and that is further supported in the UK by the Food Standards Agency which gives manufacturers strict parameters to operate within. All of this means that British made CBD products are probably among the safest, best quality CBD products in the world in 2021.
In January 2018, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) clarified its take on CBD use among athletes. Remember, these are the 1% in sporting circles, the fittest people in the world! What WADA says goes for them so this was a huge move for athletes.
The Agency decided athletes could take CBD after considering the mental and physical benefits to their health and wellbeing, but warned against using products which may contain detectable levels of THC.
That is exactly why CBD Performance created a Pro Series range where we use only pure CBD Isolate, meaning there is 0% THC, as shown on test results both in-house and through our Informed Sport tests also. Our CBD supplements go through some of the most stringent tests for use in Sport which we take huge pride in & athletes feel safe and confident to use CBD supplements to enhance recovery, wellbeing & therefore overall performance.
If you look at all test results on our website, you will see that CBD Performance products are completely safe for athletes to take, whether that is our CBD Protein Powder, CBD Oils or CBD Night Sprays.
Yes, many athletes are incorporating CBD into their routines, but you do not need to be an athlete to benefit from CBD thanks to the Endocannabinoid System! This is the chain of receptors found throughout the body which works with CBD in reducing inflammation and restoring the body to a natural state of balance.
In addition to the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits from CBD, scientists believe this internal system in the body may be a key part of keeping our circadian rhythm on track.
This is our natural sleep-wake cycle, which is thought to reset roughly every 24 hours. It regulates how we sleep, how we recover when we rest and how we function when we are awake, all vital when leading an active lifestyle.
If you haven't yet tried CBD, what are you waiting for? If you have any questions around CBD then please let us know, we'd love to educate further on our game-changing CBD supplements and the natural power of CBD!