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The Safety and Efficacy of CBD—A Pharmacist’s Perspective

The Safety and Efficacy of CBD—A Pharmacist’s Perspective

Here in the United States Cannabidiol (CBD) is legal in all 50 states if the Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration of the product is no more than 0.3%. The largest retailers of CBD in 2019 were located in California, Florida, and New York, which sold $730 million, $291 million, and $215 million, respectively.

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Managing Sports-Related Body Aches with CBD Topicals

Managing Sports-Related Body Aches with CBD Topicals

Professional athletes and amateurs alike experience pain associated with training and engaging in sporting related activities. Many choose to rely on over-the-counter topical analgesics to manage their discomfort, however, a growing number of active adults are turning to CBD infused topicals to deal with pain as well as inflammation associated with repetitive activities.

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Managing Sports and Other Physical Activity-Associated Pain With CBD

Managing Sports and Other Physical Activity-Associated Pain With CBD

Athletes and other physically active people commonly suffer pain as a result of training and other related activities. While there are plenty of OTC medicines that help people deal with pain, an ever growing number of elite and amateur athletes alike are turning to CBD to help them mange the symptoms of pain associated with their sporting routines.

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Cognitive Ability and Sports Performance

Cognitive Ability and Sports Performance

While there is yet to exist conclusive scientific data supporting the belief that CBD can play a direct role in improving sports performance, there are studies linking CBD and improvements in cognitive functioning. This at least allows for an indirect link between improvements in athletic performance and the use of CBD as there is plenty of evidence linking high performance in athletics with high cognitive functionality.

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Anxiety and Sports Performance

Anxiety and Sports Performance

Anxiety can be classified into three categories: cognitive anxiety, somatic anxiety and behavioral anxiety. Each of these anxieties can negatively impact the performance of an athlete. Because CBD can be effective tool for managing symptoms associated with anxiety, athletes are now turning to CBD as way to indirectly boost their sports performance.

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