We see sports teams and pro athletes endorsing it, and we see it taking on instagram by storm. But what is the real deal and why are these athletes’ loving it? In the UK we saw WADA remove CBD from it’s banned substance list allowing pro athletes to start experimenting with it and we don’t need to tell you how many of them are swearing by it including IMPACT’s very own Rugby all stars James Haskell and Ben Franks who rave about it on their own social media even way before launching their own brand.
CBD for maintaining and supporting athletic performance
In sports, whether you are a pro athlete or just training at the gym, we are always looking for the latest supplements to help support muscle exertion and maintain top level fitness standards on a daily basis. “The popularity of CBD oil is growing month to month. When I started taking it a few years ago I didn’t really know anyone taking it. When I first started taking it was a bit of a taboo supplement. Fast forward 2 years more people are taking it, the more educated they get. In sport you are always looking for those 1%ers in performance.” says Ben Franks.
Sports Teams onboard the CBD train!
USA triathlon – The national governing body for triathlon will become the first organization of its type to sign a deal with a company that sells products containing cannabidiol.
UFC – Aurora Cannabis is teaming up with the UFC to lead a team researching CBD as an effective treatment for pain, inflammation, wound-healing, and recovery.
Toronto Rugby Team – Wolfpack has just announced that they are also launched a CBD infused cream this fall.
Athletes raging about CBD.
From MMA to NFL athletes and coaches are loving CBD. Here are just a few famous sports players among different sports using CBD and some are swearing by it to help support their bodies in retirement.
Nate Diaz – MMA fighter Nate Diaz
Derrick Morgan – NFL player
Ryan VandenBussche – Retired NFL player
David Ahrens, 60, retired NFL
Riley Cote, 36, retired NHL
Rob Gronkowski – NFL player
Anthony Pettis – MMA and UFC fighter
Sergio Pettis – MMA and UFC fighter
Gordon Ryan – submission grappler
Mickey Gall – MMA fighter
Bubba Watson – PGA Tour Golfer
Who better to follow then these pro-athletes who clearly know what they are doing. If you think you want to try adding some CBD as a supplement to your fitness regime make sure you find a reputable company like IMPACT. You can always ask for batch tests to get the full cannabinoid amounts found in each bottle. And if your still not sure follow us on instagram and drop us a question!