The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has formally changed its anti-doping policy, removing restrictions on carboxy-THC, the active ingredient in cannabis. As martial arts competition can put a real strain on the body, this is seen as great news for many athletes, allowing them to use cannabis and CBD allows them to treat pain without the adverse side effects of pharmaceuticals.
CBD and cannabinoid products approved by the UFC.
The UFC martial arts has determined that hemp poses no problem for competing athletes and now approves all CBD and cannabinoid products for use. This is great news for many athletes but also for many consumers who buy CBD for their well-being.
UFC takes a step forward on CBD for the well-being of athletes
Now that the UFC has removed CBD from the list of banned substances, we can now see that cannabinoids have also become popular for martial arts practitioners.
For a long time, executives had been protesting claims that fighters, who tested positive for hemp during testing, should be disqualified. In the current statement, in fact, the vice president instead refers directly to the beneficial effects of marijuana.
After a fight in the octagon, pain and inflammation are often unavoidable and CBD and cannabinoid products seem to offer athletes relief, without side effects.
It would be absurd to keep talking about doping, especially since even THC, as a psychoactive component, has no influence on sports performance during competitions.
This kind of honesty and realism is rare to find in today’s sports world. This news could also mean a turning point for an increasing presence of industrial hemp both in the gym and in everyday life.
Detectability of cannabidiol and THC
It certainly makes a difference if the athlete has consumed cannabis in the weeks before a fight or on the day itself, and you can’t determine that from UFC testing.
This is just one of the reasons why industrial hemp and CBD, cannabis, and THC are being removed from the list of banned substances with immediate effect, and fighters are being advised to treat their physical and “spiritual” injuries with full-spectrum CBD.
CBD in sports is highly valued by professionals and amateurs alike.
The UFC is a world-renowned association and the fighters involved are the best in their class, so they should receive the best care for their bodies if tired.
CBD is also very popular for particularly intense sports that require a lot of physical exertion such as boxing and rugby. It seems useful for athletes to relieve both muscle pain and inflammation, but also stress, sleep and fear issues before the match.
Many therapies are considered doping in sports, the UFC also makes it clear that performance-enhancing substances, if not part of the permitted substances, are prohibited.
Marijuana research and the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
The goal of the new CBD research is to create a new link between cannabidiol products and the health and relaxation of athletes.
The legalization of cannabis for non-medical purposes is progressing. One company benefiting from this development is Aurora Cannabis. The group has established itself as a leading cannabis company and now sees one more opportunity to sell its products in a new industry as well.
CBD products for athletes
The Ultimate Fighting Championship, or UFC, is an American mixed martial arts organization. The company has become a market leader in MMA events, allowing Aurora Cannabis to enter the sports and fitness industries.
Research and studies are currently underway with examinations of over 500 athletes over the past two years. The goal is to provide athletes with the best possible training conditions and great importance is placed on good nutrition and necessary relaxation.
Aurora Cannabis intends to leverage the UFC’s image as a worldwide sports organization to develop CBD-based products specifically for athletes. The focus is on the health and well-being of UFC athletes, but various uses can involve millions of athletes and even athletes from other disciplines.
(Featured image by Evopure CBD from Unsplash)
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