Here we answer your basic questions about CBD, but if you're interested in learning more check out our Blogs for more in-depth articles on specific topics. What Is CBD? CBD, or cannabidiol, is a natural compound found in the flowers, leaves and stalk of the hemp plant. It’s one of over 110 powerful cannabinoids found in hemp, and is known for supporting the body and mind in various ways.
How Does CBD Work?
The human body and all mammals have a large network of receptors, called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The purpose of this system is to help our body stay balanced and in good overall health, even when external factors and certain lifestyle choices negatively impact our wellbeing. CBD and other cannabinoids interact with the receptors of the ECS, helping the body do its job and keep us in good health by supporting many of the its physical processes.
CBD in Sports
As of 2018, the World Anti-Drug Doping Agency (WADA) removed CBD from the list of prohibited substances, allowing athletes to use CBD while training and competing.
Why should athletes consider CBD?
- Recovery from the external stress they place on their bodies.
- Reducing muscle inflammation.
- Relieving muscle and joint pains.
- Improving sleep quality.
- Reducing the effects of performance anxiety and stress.
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Is CBD Safe?
CBD is generally well tolerated and considered safe. According to a report from the World Health Organization, "In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…. To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD."
As with any other supplement, there is a chance that it could cause adverse reactions for some people, and/ or could interact with certain medications. Please consult your physician before use if you are pregnant, nursing, have or suspect a medical condition or are taking any medications.