CBD Use Boosts Athletes Sports Performance: New Research Surfaces

CBD News Aggregator – CBD is a non-psychoactive compound that is derived from cannabis. Researchers found evidence of inflammatory relief, neuroprotective effects, and pain relief, based on preclinical studies involving animals.

Cannabidiol, or CBD, was only recently legalized through the 2018 Farm Bill, but advocates of this compound have been studying the impact that it can make for quite a while. Notoriously approved by the FDA as a way to treat certain types of childhood epilepsy, studies have also shown that CBD plays an important role as a pain and stress reliever, especially when used topically. Now, a new study (found in Sports Medicine) reveals that CBD use may be usable as a performance-enhancer in sports.

Though CBD and the closely-related THC compound from cannabis are both among the most popular to reach the public, there are actually over a hundred compounds found in the plant. Both THC and CBD have provable and beneficial effects on wellness. However, only THC is prohibited for use by the World Anti-Doping Agency in sports, due to its psychoactive effects. CBD, on the other hand, can be freely used, as the impact is more therapeutic.

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