Some high-level athletes rely on cannabidiol (CBD) products to speed up muscle recovery and improve their sleep.
These athletes who rely on cannabidiol (CBD) to shine!
Cannabis almost cost Fabien Barthez and Bernard Lama their place in the France team for the 1998 World Cup. This psychotropic substance also threatened Michael Phelps’ participation in the American swimming championships.
All athletes are not straddling their lifestyle. Some have even seen their careers take a turn at the first positive cannabis test. Others, probably wiser and better advised, have opted for another substance extracted from hemp: cannabidiol. Non-psychotropic and non-addictive (in the opinion of the World Health Organization), this molecule is now acclaimed by renowned athletes who are full of praise for it.
#1 Megan Rapinoe, Women’s Soccer Legend
Double world champion, Ballon d’Or 2019, named FIFA’s Best Player in the same year, Olympic champion in 2012, included in the list of the 100 most influential people in 2020… Megan Rapinoe is undoubtedly “THE” figure in football global female. The captain of the American selection is also known for her activism off the field, in particular for the LGBT cause, the fight against police violence against African-Americans and gender equality in sport, in particular the soccer.
Very publicized, the American player is not stingy with details on her daily life as a high-level sportswoman. She indeed spends her days to train or rest your body after an intense session “. Megan Rapinoe has repeatedly stated that she consumes natural cannabidiol to speed up the recovery phase. She uses CBD oil to relieve muscle pain, CBD tablets to reduce stress and anxiety and improve sleep quality, and capsules to aid recovery.
#2 Alex Morgan, co-captain of the American team
Alex Morgan, teammate of Megan Rapinoe and co-captain of the American selection, went a little further. The San Diego Wave FC player who went through Olympique Lyonnais even teamed up with Klay Thompson, Travis Pastrana and Paul Rodriguez to launch “Just Live”, a brand offering cannabidiol products for athletes.
” CBD has been instrumental in minimizing muscle soreness and helping me relax and fall asleep after games”, she said at the microphone of Forbes Magazine. And to continue: CBD Tackles Some of the Biggest Barriers Athletes Face on Pain Management and Recovery “. Like Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan is an Olympic champion and two-time world champion.
#3 John Isner, 17and in the ATP ranking
John Isner has won 16 singles titles on the ATP Tour, including the Miami Masters 1000 in 2018. The American tennis player has also marked his sport by winning the longest match in tennis history (11 hours and 5 minutes ) against Frenchman Nicolas Mahut at the Wimbledon tournament in 2010. John Isner is also the first athlete to sign a sponsorship contract with a brand offering cannabidiol-based products. It must be said that the athlete has never hidden his consumption of CBD, which he describes as ” key factor in his recovery process to get back on the courts faster than expected “.
In France, cannabidiol has found its audience
With more than 7 million consumers according to figures from theInterchanvr relayed by the LSA Conso media, CBD-based products have largely found their audience in France. The number of specialist shops has even multiplied by five in less than two years, going from 400 in 2020 to more than 2,000 at the end of 2021 thanks to unabated demand.
To buy a CBD product, the French can now go to a specialized store, shop in supermarkets (Monoprix and Carrefour have been offering CBD products since the beginning of the year) or have them delivered to their homes. In France, CBD products that contain less than 0.2% THC can be freely marketed as an oil, flower, leaf, food or drink.