CBD for Sports Recovery – Should it be Considered?

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CBD for Sports Recovery – Should it be Considered?

Having those fond or not so fond memories of the days back in school PE lessons, when you would get “decked” as it was called or smashed to the ground like pins when getting a strike in bowling, by the school bully during a football match. The teacher would blow the whistle and tell you to “run it off” even though you knew you could easily be stretchered off to hospital in an air ambulance. A lot has changed and the possibility of using CBD for sports recovery seemed a million miles away since those dark, wet winter mornings in England.

If you are not up to speed with what CBD is and stands for, have patience and I will explain later.

Importance of Recovery in Today’s Game

Trying to compete with a badly twisted ankle or severe rotator cuff tear (your shoulder) soldiering on and grabbing that bag of peas out of the freezer onto your swallon body part have passed thankfully. Now your considered a neanderthal if you don’t have some kind of recovery schedule. So, where do we start? The obvious one is to warm up before you train and warm down afterwards. Sometimes this isn’t enough and if you have been carrying a knock, ligament damage or muscle tear, something is needed to take that edge off and paralysis away. Not only to help that bruised and battered body, but also mentally having a supplement that can help you relax is a game changer!

Sleep is a major factor and CBD oil can help greatly with this. Can you imagine if we all got 7-8 hours a night? Wouldn’t the world be different place? Not being bothered by that moron cutting you up in the other lane while driving and the silly little things that can really get to you would just – deep breath – disappear.

Physiotherapy is a must providing the injury warrants it and regular work on the injured area will increase recovery time tenfold. CBD for Sports RecoveryWith CBD in your recovery program, having that elbow sunk in that bit deeper to that damaged muscle tissue because you are that bit more relaxed (and in less pain on the CBD) is only going to reduce the time needed on the recovery bed.

When training we tear the muscle fibres in our body which causes inflammation, along with aching from DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) the introduction of CBD products with the above can reduce this and you could be reaching for the dumbbells sooner than you think.

Kindergarten CBD for Newbies

This is where the water gets murky. So many elemental compounds, dosages, and articles flying around can confuse most people who are looking to try them out.

CBD for Sports Recovery
Breaking it down in the most basic form below for a newbie.

  • CBD (Cannabidiol) doesn’t get you high.
  • It is one of the main elements identified in cannabis plants – Cannabinoids
  • it doesn’t contain THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) which is the main psychoactive compound in marijuana.
  • Products can be split into three categories – full spectrum, broad spectrum and isolate.
  • There are various different strengths from 500mg to 10000mg.

There is not a standard dosage or baseline for anyone, so starting off with a lower dose is recommended (around 500 – 750mg) and its always worth seeking the advice of your doctor/GP before considering the use of products.

The Trend and Association

Everywhere you turn there are athletes using CBD products. Without name-dropping like a Hollywood wannabe, the snowball effect of endorsements by athletes and other celebrities’ means there’s no hiding the fact that people are finding it more acceptable to use such products. In the past you would have been considered a pariah had you been open about using CBD for recovery. There’s now more testimonials singing the praises of it and the anecdotal impact is another reason CBD is in the lime light.

Having very close links to that pesky marijuana plant (said as a scooby doo villain) this incestuous family member has begun to sprout in the media and gain serious momentum.

We can’t dismiss the fact there needs to be more studies done on CBD, new studies are being published all the time with varying results. Some of these could be seen as skeptical due to the companies who have financed them and the motives to which they are being done. Either way, raising awareness across the board is only a good thing and time will tell if CBDs reputation will continue to grow (pun intended).


CBD for Sports Recovery


What Products to Choose?

With such a plethora of items on the market it can be difficult to decide on which to use. It does seem to be a lottery when trying to choose a product for recovery. Its worth mentioning that everyone can react differently when using certain products. First and foremost its worth deciding if you want an Indigestible or topical product.

Digestible – capsules, edibles and tinctures.

Topical – skin or hair products.

Next decide on the strength of the above, this is more for indigestible products. Remember to start off small and then judge how it feels and affects you. Remember to always read the label and take the recommended dosage.

Hopefully soon you will start to feel less pain and over time feel a lot of pain relief, not just on the ailment but increased amounts of sleep may happen.

Is There a Future?

Looking into my CBD crystal ball it will become more common practice not just for athletes but the general public to use CBD for sports recovery. Used with a good dose of sleep and rehab, there’s no reason you can’t be back in action days if not weeks sooner than you thought.

CBD for Sports Recovery

Manufacturers are also jumping on the bandwagon, making food and drink with CBD extracts. It seems like CBD is here to stay for a while yet, with the buzz and all the other health benefits becoming known with clinical trials, maybe the myths and old stereotypes could evaporate like fog on a brisk morning, allowing the many fields of plants growing/extracting CBD to face an interesting and exciting future.


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8 thoughts on “CBD for Sports Recovery – Should it be Considered?

  1. How much significant research has been done on the benefits of using CBD products for recovery from sports injury to date?

    1. There have been studies, but there definitely needs to be more. Research is being carried out all the time and this can only be a good thing for CBDs reputation.

  2. Interesting topic. CBD from an outsiders perspective is blowing up, everywhere I turn there CBD is popping up, from the Vape store to the gas station convenience store. There is still a stigma attached to it, especially with people from my generation and older. Posts like this and others that de-mystify the checkered past, explain away the myths and highlight the benefits are helpful. Thank you for the post


    1. You are right Bob, CBD is gaining momentum but its worth noting not all of it is legitimate.

      People have to be careful what they buy as not all manufacturers comply to regulations.

      Speak soon

    1. There can be negative side effects like nausea and headaches from taking CBD. These cases are rare and remember everybody reacts differently. Theres no difference if its added to food or taken as a food.

      This depends on the individuals allergies and health.


  3. There is strong evidence to support the notion that sports-related injuries need formal treatment. I mean, everything doesn’t repair by itself.
    I am a gymnast and I haqve carried those early injuries into my life now. But if sports medicine had been developed as it is now, I would probably have been better off today.
    CBD is a great reliever for sports pains.
    Aparna B

    1. Hi,

      I completely agree that sports related injuries do require proper physiotherapy to help people recover from whatever injury they have. CBD for sports recovery has been known to help people with dealing with the pain they feel, as well as helping with sleep and mood. Im the same as you, I still carry knocks and injuries from the past, had things been different back then things may have been different and I could have been walking around injury free. However, CBD can help those to compliment the treatment they are getting.

      thank you.

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