Ever finished a run or a workout and suddenly felt really good about yourself? A great part of this feeling can be attributed to a little chemical called anandamide. Anandamide is a fatty acid neurotransmitter that is extremely similar to THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), the element that is responsible for getting one ‘high’.
CBD is wonderful for inhibiting pain and inflammation by affecting the TRPV1 receptor, glycine receptors, and adenosine receptors.
It can also reduce any feeling of nausea that my strike you during or after training. It supports a healthy appetite and relaxes strained nerves, muscles and joints.
CBD is so popular amongst the sports fraternity, that even Olympians like Ross Rebagliati have been harnessing its benefits for quite a while.
Former NFL players like Eugene Monroe, Jake Plummer, Jim McMahon, Ebenezer Ekuban – and even Joe Montana – are speaking out in favor of removing marijuana from the NFL banned substances list:
“Legalization is picking up steam on a global level and I feel like now is the time to spread information about the curing capabilities of this plant.”
– Joe Montana, Hall of Fame quarterback
“It’s time for the NFL to change its archaic standards to better protect its players. For too long, I’ve watched my teammates and good friends battle with opioid addiction and leave the game with a long road still ahead; it’s time to make a change.”
– Eugene Monroe, former offensive tackle
“There’s years I don’t remember, just because I was in such a fog. That’s when I really started using cannabis to combat my pain. I’ve been an advocate for it for a lot of years, and I’m not ashamed of it.”
– Jim McMahon, former quarterback
“I think in due time, the NFL is going to realize that CBD is not a performance-enhancing drug.
– Ebenezer Ekuban, former defensive end
If you are an athlete, CBD is a tool which can absolutely change your life.
Talk to us today and we will be happy to get you familiarized with CBD and support your journey to better sports performance.