CBD oil is gaining popularity among athletes every day. Some of the most famous athletes in the world use it, including Lawrence Taylor, who helped develop our LT Pain Master CBD line. Nate Diaz, a UFC fighter from the August 2016 UFC 202 event, openly spoke about vaping at a press conference.
Can CBD Improve Athletic Performance?
The players, like any grassroots movement where people are at the forefront of change, are driving the gradual adoption of CBD in professional sports. Rugby player Anna Symonds, who is a part of the USA Rugby Women’s Premier League, says CBD has been integral to her performance on the pitch. Symonds says, “I’m 38 years old and I am in my 19th year of rugby. Despite being old by the standards of the sport I play, my overall health and physical condition are the best they have ever been in my adult life.”
Can NCAA Athletes Use CBD?
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is known for having the highest marijuana testing threshold among athletic organizations. The NCAA Banned Drugs List does not include CBD, but the rules state that “any substance which is chemically similar to any of the classes above, even if they are not listed as examples, is also prohibited.”
In December 2017, the NCAA approved a recommendation to adopt the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) list of prohibited drugs, which did not include CBD. However, implementing this recommendation will require the support of the NCAA’s governing members.
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