Coaches and medical staff are always working to keep their players in the best shape possible. Teams are often forced to subject the players to an array of treatments that can include pain medication (opioid addiction?), shots, and muscle relaxants just to get them through the game. While some sports, like the NBA, have worked to distance themselves from using these methods of treatment and focusing more on mental strength and other physical treatments that are safe for players. Luckily for athletes, there is an old remedy that has come back to us and been removed from the banned list by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), CBD.
The NBA is not the only sport that has brought CBD to the front of the line for treating athletes. The NFL, NLB, and the Olympics are all joining the CBD movement. What is this you ask? CBD to treat athlete struggles, no… Yes! CBD to treat anxiety, depression, pain/inflammation, recovery, and even sleep.
Luckily for Pro Sports and CBD the rules are on their side. Rule makers have been listening to the medical community, athletes, and coaches when they say CBD is an extremely beneficial treatment option.