Athletes put a lot of stress on their bodies. Training stress stimulates adaptation and increases performance, however physical trauma and prolonged wear and tear can also lead to damage and soreness.
Current methods of tolerance are effective, however there is the danger of harm and in some instances fatalities.
People are gravitating more and more towards natural alternatives to restorative methods of well-being, as opposed to typical methods found over the counter.
As CBD awareness increases, many people are now enquiring about Cannabinol or CBD for athletes and want to understand whether it is safe, or whether it will incur a failed drug test due to banned substances?
Firstly, we would like to say that CBD is a natural compound, which is regarded by health experts as very safe to consume.
Secondly, to answer the questions about whether it is a banned drug in sport and will I fail a drugs test if I take CBD?
The answers are that it is absolutely safe and WILL NOT cause you to fail a drugs test. The World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) has removed it from the list of banned supplements in sport and therefore it is an authorised substance.
That being said, there are many companies selling CBD that have not had lab tests completed on their products, and may well have contained other added ingredients that are detailed on the banned supplement list.
This is why it is thoroughly important if you are a tested athlete that you ensure that the supplements consumed are from reputable companies, that have conducted lab tests with results available for all to see on their website or upon request.
We believe in true transparency and we thoroughly lab test all of our products and report all of our results on our website.
Our products do not contain any harmful chemicals or banned substances. All of the ingredients contained in our products are:
- Plant based
- Free from any harsh chemicals
- Free from Parabens and Phthaletes
- Free from Pesticides, Insecticides, Herbicides and Chemical Fertilisers
All of our CBD comes from Organically grown plants and is extracted without the use of any chemicals or solvents, to ensure that our end product is pure and just how we want it.
We believe that everyone should have access to the highest quality supplements free from additives and chemicals. This is why we started Fit CBD, as most companies are adding harmful ingredients to their products to increase profits at the expense of customers health.
We believe health conscious individuals should have access to Organic, Plant Based CBD products that are perfectly safe for:
- High level elite athletes
- The average gym goer
- The hobbyists
- Everyday men and women
In fact, we want our products to benefit the health of all individuals looking to enhance their well-being without the risk of using chemically laden products.
If you care about your health and your loved ones and want access to reliable lab tested CBD products, Fit CBD is the choice for you!
6 Benefits of CBD for Athletes
Support the Maintenance of Pain
Studies have shown that CBD is effective for supporting damage and soreness to joints and muscles incurred through exercise.
A study from the European Journal of Pain depicted, using an animal model where CBD applied on the skin could help lower pain and inflammation due to arthritis.
Our Fit CBD Freeze Roll On is a fantastic product that can be applied onto the skin to support and ease discomfort caused by damage or strains and comes in 3 different strengths and sizes.
Our product contain over 25 plant based ingredients, which provides a relieving effect and targets irritability caused by discomfort as a result of strains and sprains.
Feedback received from our wide range of customers pinpoint the speed at which they feel the effects of the roll on after application.
They also report that the smell of the product is very appealing and relaxing in itself, as it contains a citrus and menthol scent with strong hints of eucalyptus, camphor and menthol.
We have also had many reports of this product being fantastic at clearing mucus and blocked airways from phlegm and reducing nasal swelling. This is no surprise as our product contains the natural goodness of camphor oil, ginger root oil, cinnamon leaf oil, eucalyptus oil, menthol and capsicum.
All of the ingredients in our products are clearly stated on the product label or on our website.
CBD to support Muscle Soreness
One of the main ways that Athletes use CBD is as a supplement to support an uplift in their performance when suffering from sore muscles or strains post workout, recreationally or at a professional level.
CBD Oil is seen by many to be a natural source of support to compliment existing approaches, due to how it helps our internal endocannibinoid system (ECS), and the link to happiness and wellness, whereby the CBD helps to create a restorative effect.
This can be absorbed through oil drops, vitamins, infused massage oils, creams and balms.
Our Freeze Roll on is used by many athletes and sports professionals, as a great natural supplement, which is available to purchase in 3 difference sizes and strengths.
CBD to Ease Gut Discomfort
For athletes discomfort in the gut area tends to come down to inflammation of the small and large intestines.
Whilst CBD cannot solve these stomach problems it can help to ease and target irritability.
Improve Sleep Quality
The importance of a good nights sleep has a massive impact on performance and is one of the most effective ways that an athlete can achieve greater recovery, and ultimately benefit from training gains.
Moreover, athletes that consume CBD report the ability to go to sleep easier and more peacefully.
We have had some fantastic feedback from customers who use our Organic CBD Oil, including that of Professional athletes who need to perform at an optimum level.
‘Great product. Used since I’ve been injured and my recovery is coming in really well. And the sleeps I have been having are so good. Best sleeps I’ve had in ages!’
(Greg Eden – Professional Rugby League Player).
Our Organic CBD Oil is available in Peppermint and Orange Flavours, and across 4 different strengths and sizes to suit a variety of needs and budgets.
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The reason that CBD may help to ease you off to sleep is by supporting the shift in your body from REM rest to a deeper NREM sleep due to calming effects of its natural ingredients.
CBD and NSAIDs
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are medicines that are used widely to reduce inflammation, relieve pain and reduce a high temperature.
These type of medicines can be found in medicines such as Ibuprofen (Advil) and Naproxen Sodium (Aleve) for many, many years. They are used to relieve colds, flu, arthritis, strains and sprains, painful periods and headaches.
Using CBD can assist in creating that relieving effect they are aiming for. However, it is a good idea to consult a pharmacist or doctor for advice if you are interacting with other medication.
CBD and Opioids
Opioids involve the use of a broad group of pain-relieving drugs, which work through the interaction with the opioid receptors in your cells, that essentially relieve short-term (acute) pain and end of life pain.
They can be made up from morphine (the poppy plant) or synthesised in a laboratory, as in the case on fentanyl (Duragesic, Actiq and others).
The concern amongst athletes is the danger of opioid addiction, whereby studies have identified three phases, which highlight symptoms to include intoxication, dependence and relapse.
As a result it is said that CBD can potentiate the efficacy and support a means of calming the tolerance to opioids.
Early epidemiological data in favour of this potential for a easing the need for opioid, highlights that overdoses and abuse have been significantly lower in US states that have legalised cannabinoids and marijuana.
Moreover, according to the Psychiatric Times, the World Health Organisation describes CBD as follows, ‘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’.
Research on CBD is still in the early stages, and there’s a lot we don’t know yet. However, what we do know so far is promising.
At Fit CBD, we are passionate about providing the highest quality CBD supplements for health conscious individuals, who demand the best products.
We firmly believe that CBD is absolutely safe for athletes and we are supported by countless reports and feedback from our customers, that Fit CBD products provide the highest quality of CBD available.
Our products continue to demonstrate that through the use of our various CBD supplements they have helped to calm, relax, sooth, support and invigorate them in many ways to encourage a better quality of life and enhance performance.