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Why Are Athletes Ditching Ibuprofen For CBD?

Anyone who has engaged in active sports or athletics knows the true meaning of constant pain. You are always sore and in need of relief from the aches and pains that plague you. Professional athletes spend days training for upcoming tournaments, and the training involved is not an easy task. It consists of a lot of physical activity that requires the body to give more than it can handle at times.

Inflammation is a constant complaint that many athletes have due to the tough training regimen. Pain relief, for many, comes in the form of painkillers such as ibuprofen. But, of late, this painkiller has proven ineffective for athletes, especially with more serious injuries. Reaching for CBD products like CBD oil seems the better option for most.

The legalization of CBD has many athletes turning to it for pain relief when conventional medicines don’t work. They notice immediate relief when using CBD that was not the case with drugs such as ibuprofen. CBD stands for cannabinoids and is extracted from the hemp plant. Unlike THC, CBD has is not psychoactive and won’t alter your state of mind.

Pain medication is rapidly changing, with many people discovering just how effective cannabis products are. CBD works on many ailments, including anxiety and pain, that plague many professional or amateur athletes daily. The best CBD products to use are those that are 100% natural. It means they don’t contain any harmful additives that cause more damage than good. CBD oils are some of the most effective to use for instant pain relief.

Acceptance of CBD as a Better Option

With the recommendation of the World Anti-Doping Agency, many athletes are turning to CBD for pain relief. The agency advocates for the use of CBD, which has proven to be more effective than ibuprofen. This endorsement has been a green light many athletes were waiting for to switch sides. The agency took the necessary step and removed CBD from its list of banned substances athletes should not use.

The federal government still ranks marijuana as an illegal drug, but continuous research on it has been helpful. With the recent FDA approval of an over the counter cannabis drug, the future seems bright for the industry. Many states have made it legal to use CBD products, and you don’t even require a prescription for most of them. The CBD market is growing and experiencing a boom in business. Now that athletes have joined the list of users, its growth potential is limitless.

Much more research needs to be done, and it’s important to research a CBD product before using it. For professional athletes, it’s best to use with the advice of a physician to manage doses well. It’s hard to determine the right dosage on your own. A physician is better poised to advise you not only on the dosage but the quality of the CBD product you choose. CBD oil, for example, comes in three concentrations from low, mild, to high. There are many manufacturers out there, but not all produce quality CBD products.


CBD products are proving more effective for pain and anxiety relief among athletes. Since CBD was removed from the list of banned substances by the anti-doping agency, many more athletes are using CBD products. And the best part, it is 100% natural without harmful additives. CBD oils are at the top of the list of many users.

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