Former Ohio State football star and Fox Sports analyst Chris Spielman is the latest athlete to enter the ever-expanding and occasionally controversial world of cannabidiol, a supplement used to treat all manner of ailments.
Cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD, comes from cannabis but contains no THC, the intoxicating ingredient in its cousin marijuana.
While science and medicine have yet to fully embrace CBD, millions of people use it and swear by it. Spielman said he agreed to put his name on a line of cannabidiol products from the Kansas-based company CBD Health Connection after he used the cannabis extract to alleviate aches and pains.
Cannabidiol products aimed at athletes have proliferated in the past couple of years. Last year the Westerville-based Motive Wellness LLC introduced a line of CBD products specifically marketed to athletes.