Cannabidiol – or CBD – has been making big waves with good reason: it has demonstrated its ability to serve as an alternative to multiple traditional drugs, from pain relievers to anti-depressants and beyond.
Lately, it’s been gaining attention in another area: CBD may provide targeted benefits to athletes looking to recover from regular workouts, heal nagging injuries and even increase stamina.
But, a cannabis plant derivative like CBD for improving athletic performance and post-workout recovery? It might not be that far of a stretch. The need – and industry to meet that need – is growing rapidly. From CBD sports supplements to creams to vaping oils, athletes are taking notice of serious potential health benefits and adding the compound to their routines.