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.
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.
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.
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.