Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is a popular new marvel to hit the market. CBD is a cannabis compound that has significant medical benefits but does not make people feel “high” and holds no psycho-activity which is a common side effect of THC. Athletes who compete in sports look for different way to enhance their overall good health and improve their bodies in sports. Regardless if one is a coach, athlete, parent of an athlete, or just generally looking for healthier methods for better health, CBD can help fulfill that need.
C.J. Harris has been a standout football player who is plagued by a neurological disorder. He led his high school to the state championship game and committed to play for Auburn University. The NCAA notified Auburn coaches that the they will not allow him to play if he continues to take CBD, according to CNN affiliate WGXA. Another oil aside from cannabis that produces CBD is hemp, but they seem to also be an issue. CBD is helps Harris allowing him to live a normal life, and yet the NCAA is part of a long list of organizations that keep implementing rules against cannabidiol.
CBD is very controversial in sports despite its natural health benefits because of its association with Cannabis. Proponents of CBD in the sports world are creating change through awareness. As CBD is approved throughout the country and the world, student-athletes look to their institutions that have an event app which serves as an intra-network for the information they need to make decisions. CBD helps athletes recover and the hope is it will eventually be available in the school store. CBD super supplements can be ingested or used as a topical in several forms including Oil, Balms, CBD Capsules, CBD Isolate, CBD Edibles etc. Athletes have used protein supplements, weight gain syrups like apetamin and creatine powders to enhance their physique for competition. Many advocates have taken the event app route to host festivities in order to inform people of the benefits of cannabidiol especially in sports.
The U.S. marijuana laws are not federally legal, how marijuana has been legalized in Canada. Awareness today thanks to social media is at an all-time high and information is readily available at an unprecedented rate. Many hope the U.S. is not far behind. Until then, hemp is federally legal throughout the United States and CBD will be a healthy source for many athletes.
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