Athletes of any level can now legally consume cannabidiol (CBD) products in Canada – but what is it, what does it do, and why would you use it?
Here’s a quick breakdown on the effects of CBD to athletic performance and recovery.
But first, what is CBD?
Cannabinoids already exist in our bodies through what scientists call the endocannibinoid system (ECS), which is responsible for the activity of neurons. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a phytocannabinoid that’s found naturally in cannabis plants. But unlike THC, which too comes from cannabis, CBD is not psychoactive.