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Professional Sports and CBD

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The CBD revolution has started. As more and more people realize the amazing healing properties that CBD has, it keeps popping up in the most surprising places.

Nate Diaz, UFC Fighter, Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Nate Diaz, UFC Fighter, Credit: Wikimedia Commons

In 2016, Nate Diaz helped bring CBD into the world of sports by using a CBD vape pen in a post-fight press conference after his fight with UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor at UFC 202. What makes this story interesting is the fact that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) recently released their 2018 prohibited substances list and CBD is no where to be found.

Once the US based counterpart, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), catches up, I believe this means we will be seeing more and more CBD use by professional and amateur athletes alike.

Why? It’s simple, the benefits of CBD are real.

The World Anti-Doping Agency recently released their 2018 prohibited substances list and it contained one surprise: Cannabidiol (also known as CBD) is no longer a banned drug. The WADA is the anti-doping agency created by the International Olympic Committee and is used to test Olympic and other international athletes during competitions.

CBD has many documented medical benefits that can help professional athletes, primarily its ability to help treat chronic pain. The drug gained some attention in 2016 when UFC fighter Nate Diaz used CBD in a vape pen during a post-fight press conference. He explained that it helped him deal with post-fight conditions.

“It’s CBD,” Diaz said. “It helps with the healing process and inflammation, stuff like that. So you want to get these for before and after the fights, training. It’ll make your life a better place.”

World Anti-Doping Agency Allows Athletes to Use CBD

The change takes effect on January 1st, 2018. Read the WADA Announcement by clicking here.

If you are ready to try CBD for yourself, then I recommend TheraJoy Organic CBD Salve. As I mentioned in my previous article “Which is the right CBD product for me?“, I personally use TheraJoy after my particularly hard workout sessions, and can vouch for its effectiveness. That’s why I’m proud we offer our customers an all-natural, organic, vegan, gluten-free and kosher option, made with 99% pure CBD and 100% pure organic coconut oil.

Always consult your doctor before you begin taking a new supplement or make any changes to your existing medication and supplement routine. This blog post is not intended to be medical advice; it is information you can use as a conversation-starter with your doctor or medical professional at your next appointment.

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