CBD-based products derived from the Cannabidiols contained in marijuana are making major inroads into the sports arena.
As cannabis continues to change public perceptions of a substance once regarded as taboo, and what with the World Health Organization giving CBD its nod of approval, manufacturing companies have been quick to endorse high-profile athletes leading healthy lifestyles thanks to the healing properties of Cannabidiols.
The trend that is continuing towards the use of CBD products as an alternative and natural remedy in the treatment of sports injuries has been further fueled with both the World Anti-Doping Agency, as well as the United States Anti-Doping Agency, giving CBD the go-ahead.
Both professional and amateur athletes are now openly using CBD to maintain their healthy lifestyles and include such household names as:
- FL Linebacker, Derrick Morgan, of the Tennessee Titans
- NFL Tackle Eugene Monroe now retired from the Baltimore Ravens
- Mixed Martial Artists Gina Mazany and Nate Diaz
- Professional kickboxer and mixed martial artist Chris Camozzi
Then there is the growing trailblazing celebrity train of CBD supporters, including Whoopi Goldberg and Betty White who, now in her nineties, attributes her continued healthy lifestyle to the healing properties contained in these cannabis-based products. Both of these high-profile women have personally endorsed CBD product ranges.
Add to this the results of a recent study that revealed that people who use cannabis are:
- Upper-income earners
- Achieved above-average levels of education
- Hold down full-time jobs
The study was conducted by BDS Analytics and polled the opinions of 2,000 residents from California and Colorado.
The findings also indicated that these cannabis users lead well-balanced and successful lives.
Today there are more than 1,000 legally approved marijuana dispensaries scattered throughout the country, and the steady growth in sales indicate a growing acceptance of cannabis as a safe alternative to prescription drugs, an alternative that is offering Americans a way in which to lead active and healthy lives.
Enter CBD Product Manufacturers
The World Health Organization’s statement that CBD doesn’t appear to lead to addiction is safe to use and shouldn’t be regarded as a scheduled substance – its present federal government label – has seen the emergence of a plethora of CBD-based products in the marketplace. Here we look at three Canadian companies all listed on the stock market.
Phivida Holdings bottles hemp oil extracts and is now in the process of manufacturing iced tea and CBD-infused mineral water. According to the company’s CEO, John-David Bellefontaine, this production line can be used on a daily basis and will promote healthy and active lifestyles because there are no disruptive compounds in hemp oil.
Isodiol International sells hemp oil products including concentrates, drinks, moisturizing creams, and tinctures. These are available under branded labels such as ISO Medical, ISO Sport, and ISODIOL.
A new kid on the CBD-market block is Naturally Splendid that is proud of its recently trademarked brand, HempOmega – a supplement that combines both hemp and omega fatty acids.
The company’s product range includes CBD capsules, and oils with hemp protein to maintain a well-balanced, active and healthy lifestyle. These products received much international attention at Japan’s FOODEX expo last year.
CBD-based products are making a major contribution to the medicinal marijuana marketplace, and are expected to reach a 21 percent growth rate by 2022.
What Exactly Is CBD And How Does It Work?
CBD is devoid of the psychotic THC compound found in marijuana and is probably best-known for its anti-inflammatory properties.
It is also an anti-oxidant and an effective medication to fight cancer and depression. CBD reduces nausea and is a recommended medical alternative in the suppression of seizures.
CBD is both a preventative and symptomatic treatment that controls anxiety, inflammation, and pain. CBD goes right to the root of the problem, healing and regenerating bones, nerves and tissue damage.
Because of all these attributes, CBD can allow users to maintain an active lifestyle without disruption because of its anti-psychotic make-up and promotes physical performance because of its anti-inflammatory elements.
From drinks to ointments, sprays to tinctures, CBD products are taking the marketplace by storm as more and more people endorse the health benefits of cannabis-based medications.
Both professional and amateur athletes can now openly use CBD products without fear of disqualification or lost sponsorships.
Celebrities are becoming more vocal and forthright about their pro-marijuana beliefs.
With the legalization of marijuana now sweeping across the country, Americans – and Canadians come June 2018 – can now openly use cannabis-based products without stigma.
And, perhaps most importantly, a growing understanding of CBD’s undisputed value as a non-intrusive medication is rapidly changing long-held public perceptions of long-haired, unkempt hippies smoking bongs in dark and dingy rooms to upwardly high-earning family-orientated professionals who make cannabis part of their daily healthy lifestyle regimes.
Author Bio: John Levy is a blogger for Pot Valet, a leading company providing information on marijuana delivery. He has 5 years of experience in the marijuana industry and loves sharing the health benefits of marijuana and related products.