By / December 3, 2018

CBD a godsend for athletes suffering from long-term injuries

CBD, or cannabidiol, in particular, has become popular with athletes. CBD has anti-inflammatory properties that help regulate pain, something that athletes deal with on a daily basis. It helps them recover from the physical strains and injuries that result from contact sports in particular, such as football.

As it has anti-anxiety benefits as well, this ensures that athletes can compete with a clear mind and optimal performance.

Recognizing the merits of CBD, the World-Anti Doping Agency, or WADA, saw fit to remove CBD from the list of banned substances for athletes in 2017. This has allowed athletes to take advantage of CBD as a source of pain relief without fear of repercussions.

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CBD from cannabis is life-changing for athletes who already retired from sports. (Source)

How CBD functions

While the body creates its own cannabinoids known as endocannabinoids. CBD can be used to introduce additional cannabinoids that enable the body to combat various illnesses and diseases.

CBD impacts the endocannabinoid systems by activating receptors though indirectly. This promotes proper regulation of the body through the endocannabinoid system.

Professor Prakash Nagarkatti, Vice President for Research at the University of South Carolina, says: “Most of our research demonstrates that endocannabinoids are produced upon activation of immune cells. They may help regulate the immune response by acting as anti-inflammatory agents. “

“Thus, interventions that manipulate the metabolism or production of endocannabinoids. This may serve as a novel treatment modality against a wide range of inflammatory disease.”

This enables CBD to increase the body’s resistance to stress and properly maintain the immune system as well. This further bolsters the strength and capabilities of athletes who participate in rigorous sports.

CBD can help former athletes suffering from CTE such as football players. (Source)

Endorsed by athletes

CBD products are widely available through companies that extract CBD oil from organic hemp such as PotNetwork Holdings, Inc. (OTCMKTS:POTN).

The company understands the needs of professional athletes and has developed an effective pain treatment. They create topical creams through a partnership with legendary NFL Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor.

With Taylor’s experiences in dealing with pain both on and off the field, POTN created the LT Pain Master CBD. They make cream and oral drops to help athletes quickly recover from strenuous activity and all too common injuries.

Featuring extra strength CBD oil, it provides instant relief from soreness. Furthermore, it relieves other pains associated with the daily life of an athlete.


POTN also provides other forms of CBD products. They are all procured from quality organic hemp through supercritical CO2 extraction. They feature edibles such as chewable gummies and honey sticks, tinctures, vapes, as well as other forms of CBD consumption such as drinks on the go.

CBD continues to become a mainstay of athletes around the world. It helps them deal with serious injuries such as brain damage through CTE. With growing research and strong results on CBD’s medicinal efficacy, organizations such as WADA, WHO, and even the FDA started to approve it.

It would seem that the sky’s the limit for CBD’s applications to help people suffering from health disorders, as it continues to be a hot topic of discussion for researchers eager to uncover more of its untapped properties.

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