Why do athletes use CBD?

The CBDor cannabidiol, is a compound found in cannabis plants. This substance is recognized for its numerous therapeutic benefits. While scientific consensus has yet to attest to its benefits in terms of pain relief, anxiety and sleep, CBD's qualities in terms of general, everyday well-being have yet to be proven. And if the scientific community is increasingly interested in CBD, it's because, unlike many drugs that come with a list of potential sideeffects as long as your arm, CBD has none.

One of the many uses is that it can be used to help athletes with their practice. Athletes use CBD for a number of reasons. Are you a sports fan and interested in CBD? Naturalpes tells you more about the usefulness of CBD for athletes.

" I use WELLNESS 20% CBDoil before races to calm my agitation and the CBD balm after a fall or on my muscular pains ", Kylian Nestola, 600STK rider Naturalpes

Is CBD legal in professional sports?

First of all, it is necessary to know if CBD is legal in Switzerland. This substance is not psychoactive, it does not have high effects and no legal reason to ban it.

In addition, in Switzerland as elsewhere, it is the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) that is responsible for establishing which substance can be used without risk to health and without distorting performance. However, in 2017, WADA removed CBD from banned substances in sports competitions. Aside from any controversy, then, CBD is completely legal in professional sports.

But it's important to choose quality products that contain only a tiny amount of THC. This is the case with WELLNESS 0% THC oils from Naturalpes, which retain all the benefits of CBD and pass THC anti-doping tests.

Because if you test positive for THC, you will be banned from participating in professional sports competitions.

Why are athletes interested in CBD?

Athletes, especially professionals, are always looking for a way to live their passion as intensely as possible while preserving their health. This is why some turn to prohibited substances while others prefer to stay within the law.

CBD has many advantages to allow athletes to reach their full potential without any side effects. It is a completely legal substance, not being considered as a doping product.

If athletes are interested in CBD, it is because it is a natural alternative without risk that promotes their well-being in competition or training.

If Mother Nature is likely to help us in the practice of sports, then why deprive ourselves?

Does CBD increase sports performance?

CBD has, in some respects, similar properties to certain stimulants such as coffee.

It would allow a revival of energy by increasing the cardiac rhythm and thus, indirectly, the sporting performances. However, this virtue must be put into perspective because it has yet to be proven. Secondly, if CBD significantly increases sports performance, it would be considered as a doping substance. It cannot be said that CBD increases sports performance, but rather promotes it by bringing a mental and physical well-being before, during and after the effort.

" Your only limit is yourself ", Johan Fernandez, Ultra Trailer Naturalpes

What are the benefits of CBD for an athlete?

More and more athletes are integrating CBD into their routine. This phenomenon is all the more interesting as athletes, especially professional ones, are particularly vigilant about their lifestyle.

They use it on the one hand becauseit seems that CBD can relieve muscle pain. In case of injury, indeed, inflammations are common and can paralyze a sportsman during long days. According to some studies, CBD would participate in the recovery and to find a sporting practice quickly.

They use it on the other hand thanks to its presumed faculties to relieve the pain. Between cramps, aches, micro-injuries, and others, athletes put their bodies to a lot of stress and expose themselves to recurring pain. However, according to many testimonies, CBD would be useful to reduce pain.

Finally, some athletes also find that CBD helps them cope with the jitters and stress before competitions. And it can even help them relax the evening and night before a competition or after a tough workout.

" We are the average of our food and our choices: choosing to eat with quality food & supplements is a non-negotiable basis for health as well as performance CBD helps me to improve my recovery and therefore my sports performance ", Ilénia Moix, Sports Coach / IFBB Competitor and Athlete Naturalpes

What are the risks of CBD for an athlete

The use of CBD products would involve certain risks for health. However, it should be noted that none of these risks have been the subject of scientific studies to date.

Factually, the main risk is to fall on CBD of bad quality. Either a synthetic product, containing harmful products, or CBD containing a high level of THC. This is why sportsmen must at all costs be vigilant about the origin of the products they buy.

The second risk concerns doping tests. Some products, especially cosmetics, are less careful about the level of THC contained. The athlete Lauren Goss has paid the price, and was suspended 6 months of competition because of a CBD lip balm containing too much THC.

Summary: everything you need to know about CBD for athletes

To summarize, CBD for athletes:

  • Is totally legal in Switzerland;
  • passes the anti-doping tests of all world competitions;
  • Can promote focus and mental clarity during training
  • Improves daily comfort in sports practice
  • Safe if purchased from a quality shop.
" CBD in oil and balm has taken an important place in my sports practice! During intense training, competitions or shooting, it helps me to recover and to link the days! ", Olivier Cuvet, Rider Freebike MTB & Athlete Naturalpes

In our store, you will find the best CBD for athletes!

The CBD industry is booming and it's no wonder. CBD has been used for centuries around the world and its reputation is well established. The renewed interest in this substance has seen the emergence of hundreds of stores, physical or online, offering products of varying quality. However, as we have seen, if you are a high level athlete, that your practice is professional, you expose yourself to big problems by buying your CBD anywhere. At Naturalpes, you will find flowers, oils and cosmetics of quality which will not slow you down in your sports practice. You are a sportsman and consume CBD? Do not hesitate to share your experience with us in comments!

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