CBD has gained popularity in the sports world for its powerful and all-natural ability to speed up recovery and improve health. Learn about 4 of the biggest names in professional sports that have made the switch to CBD.
It’s a powerful new supplement that can help with post-workout pain and inflammation, game-day stress, and can speed up the recovery process.
Professional athletes from every sport are turning to CBD oil to manage injuries and swelling. We’ll also reveal who are the 3 biggest names in professional sports that are using CBD oil to enhance their health and performance.
Keep reading to find out more about this incredible new health supplement.
What is Cannabidiol?
CBD is a non-intoxicating substance derived from the Hemp plant. It doesn’t get you high or cause the mind-altering effects associated with THC, the main psychoactive compound in cannabis. That’s because, although Hemp and Marijuana are from the same plant family, they have different chemical compositions.
Hemp-derived CBD contains less than 0.3% THC and is legal in all 50 states as well as in a growing number of countries around the world.
Now that we know a little about CBD, let’s take a look at 3 professional athletes who use CBD and how they use it to boost their performance, recovery, and health.
CBD for Athletes
1. Eugene Monroe
Recently retired Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle, Eugene Monroe, has been a long-time advocate of medical Hemp. He’s also a very generous philanthropist, donating some $80,000 to When the Bright Lights Fade, a campaign that funds Hemp research for athletes.
Monroe’s retirement is rooted in pain, he explains. He cites difficult injuries, and also that he doesn’t want to keep taking toxic pain pills to be able to stay in the game.
Monroe played seven seasons in the NFL, retiring at the age of 29, and says he prefers to vape CBD oil and use topical salves on his joints and muscles.
2. UFC Fighter Yair Rodriguez
Yair Rodriquez says he uses CBD oil to speed up recovery time between training sessions. Training can be hard on the body, especially for UFC fighters.
CBD helps reduce pain and inflammation and boosts the body’s natural healing abilities.
Also known in the ring as, “Pantera”, Rodriguez claims CBD oil has helped him through tough training to sleep better, improving his performance in the ring.
Rodriguez holds a 10-2-0 record in MMA fighting, is a Taekwondo black belt, and won the featherweight title fight on The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America.
3. Kyle Turley
When you play professional sports, injuries are more than likely to occur. 10-year NFL offensive lineman, Kyle Turley, found out first hand what 100-plus concussions could do the body. According to Kyle, medical Hemp saved his life. Until he discovered CBD he struggled with pharmaceutical addiction, violent thoughts, and suicidal tendencies.
Turley was diagnosed with CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a common brain disorder in football players and professional athletes caused by excessive head injuries.
The disorder causes inflammation in the brain, which leads to dysfunction and illnesses due to brain damage.
Kyle Turley went on to found the “Gridiron Cannabis Coalition” where he uses his story, and those of other players, to advocated dialogue and discussion around CBD oil, Hemp, and Cannabis.
Learn More About CBD
The main use of CBD for athletes is as an all-natural recovery-aid to reduce pain, swelling, and inflammation from training and playing hard.
Everyone from fighters to footballers is using CBD as a way to relieve their aches and pains in a natural way. Less pain and inflammation means better sleep, better recovery, and better overall health and performance.
Beyond recovery, CBD serves athletes as a neuroprotective substance in the case of head and spinal cord injuries, as a metabolism booster, and an all-around health and performance enhancer. It may also be able to relieve your symptoms of stress and anxiety from competing on, and off, the field.
Be sure to link up with us on social media and join the fast-growing community of CBD users and advocates.