Cannabidiol – the cannabis derivative known more commonly by its abbreviated name, ‘CBD – has gained popularity among people from all walks of life. The cannabinoid has been adopted by people of all ages looking for relief from a variety of symptoms. But CBD has gained particular popularity among sportspeople and athletes.
‘Why do athletes seem to be attracted to CBD?’ -you may ask. There is a huge amount of anecdotal evidence and a growing body of clinical research suggesting that the cannabis compound may be beneficial for symptoms such as pain and anxiety. A growing number of athletes are using and endorsing CBD products for this reason.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of over 100 compounds known as cannabinoids found within the cannabis plant. It is one of the more commonly occurring of these compounds – second only to Tetrahydrocannabinol Delta-9 (THC). Unlike THC, however, CBD does not cause a ‘high’ that is often associated with cannabis.