Contact sports can be painful. Day in and day out, fighters engaged in mixed martial arts, boxing, and other fighting disciplines are exposed to crushing blows to their head, body, arms, and legs.
And though Road House martial artist Patrick Swayze notably dismisses such pain following a bar brawl when he says, “pain don’t hurt,” the fact is that sometimes after a long day’s work in the ring, you’re going to feel it.
Pain on this level is traditionally treated with massages, ice baths, ointments, and painkillers. In recent years, however, many fighters have added a powerful natural medicine to their daily relief regimen.
CBD may be just what the doctor ordered and is available over the counter in the form of broad spectrum CBD oil, softgels, edibles, and creams.
CBD, known in scientific circles as cannabidiol, is a hemp-based medicine that is extracted from the plant in concentrated form. Millions of people use it to relieve everything from stress and anxiety to everyday aches and pains.
Clinical studies show that it possesses nociceptive and analgesic properties, which may explain why those who take CBD regularly report lowered pain sensation and overall relief of pain. It also acts as an anti-inflammatory that may reduce swelling and improve muscle recovery.
In a study involving 800 participants, CBD combination therapies were found to reduce certain types of pain by up to 30%. The potential therapeutic effect is significant for those experiencing bumps and…