It’s fast becoming more and more apparent that those who are physically active and wish to maintain a healthy lifestyle are now using CBD oil products as part of their daily health and fitness routines, both in preparation and recovery. Our research has shown that this is not just leisure and amateur sports personnel, but also many professional athletes are now including CBD as part of their routines too. With increased interest of CBD for athletes more research is being done on the cannabinoid with lots of positive outcomes and articles. The research suggests that CBD products can potentially improve health and wellness, and athletes are just one group of people who are increasingly embracing its benefits!
Alex Montagnani is a British Mixed Martial Arts (BMMA) top professional artist. He has 10 victories and competes at welterweight. Recently he has shared on his social media platforms, his personal benefits of CBD, “The way that CBD has affected my training has been amazing, it’s really helped with recovery, it’s made me have such an amazing night’s sleep which I have been missing and just in general you know, it’s great”.
Well known as one of the biggest names in the UK body building discipline, who gained recognition when became the UK Bodybuilding Fitness Federation (UKBFF) Northwest champion. Tomas has been taking CBD oil over the past few years and has been sharing his experience with this profound cannabinoid since then. In one of his recent social media posts, he opening shares his story and promoting the ability of CBD to reduce anxiety, he also talks about how the consumption of CBD can help to control his appetite, which is a massive impact on his improved training routines.
Dom Day & George Kruis
At Saracens Wales club, George Kruis and Dominic Day take CBD oils, capsules and balms which they say help with their overall body maintenance. They believe in the recovery effects of cannabidiol (CBD) and have started their own business selling CBD products. Dom started to take CBD after his knee injury in 2018: “I was probably taking prescription anti-inflammatories and painkillers four or five times a week just to get to the weekend to play,” says Day. “It wasn’t where I wanted to be at all. I just don’t take that stuff now; I stick with the CBD oil.”
Birmingham City Football Club
Birmingham City become the first football club in the world sponsored by CBD oil brand. The Championship side, signed a yearlong deal with one CBD business to supply a range of CBD products and drinks to the club which is available on match days throughout the Trillion Trophy Stadium. Birmingham City are delighted to be one of the first sports brands to actively support CBD products in its sponsorship partnership. As CBD industry grows in the UK, it is expected more sports sponsorship from brands to happen over the coming years.
Nathan Donald Diaz is an American professional mixed martial artist, currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. MMA fighter used a CBD vape pen during a press conference and this act influenced an important change to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)’s policies, and helped reduce the stigma around hemp and CBD. Now CBD is allowed by both The World Anti-Doping Agency and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.
Rickie Fowler is one of the World’s top professional golfers and has become an active promoter of CBD products. Rickie explained to his represented brand recently that, “As a professional athlete, I’m constantly looking for ways to improve my performance. CBD has been an instant game-changer for me”.
Future for CBD in the Sports World
Our research has shown that there are still man sports stars who use CBD, but don’t share their experience publicly. It’s very likely we will see more articles about the athletes using CBD as the market continues to grow, together with more and more sponsorship from CBD brands to various sport disciplines. CBD is allowed by both the World Anti-Doping Agency and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, but there are some important rules every sport professional should follow. CBD is the only allowed cannabinoid in sports, you have to be sure that the product you’re buying doesn’t contain any other banned cannabinoids. The CBD companies must clearly state that the product is 100% pure CBD. We recommend to purchase pure CBD oil, and not full-spectrum CBD.
You’ll also want to only make your purchases from companies that can provide third-party lab test results to prove that their product does not contain THC and other banned cannabinoids. Summary, it’s an exciting time for CBD and the benefits related to athletes, sports and improved performance but as always do your research first!
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