A recent survey, called Athlete PEACE Survey, analyzed the pattern of cannabis use and the impact that it had on adult athletes. Although several states have legalized cannabis for adult-recreational or medical use, cannabis is illegal under federal law. The results of the study determined that 301 athletes out of 1, 161 used cannabis. Further, half of the cannabis users in the study used the substance three or fewer times per week.
Based on the study, some of the findings indicated that adverse effects occurred at a low frequency, and the athletes also experienced anxiety relief, compared to those who experienced pain relief. The study also looked at the impact of full spectrum CBD isolate, and found that it was the most beneficial in providing calming qualities and low adverse impacts.
In another report by Clinical Today, it examined the benefits and disadvantages of CBD oil in muscle recovery. Of the negatives identified, one was that the substance may interfere with other drugs that one takes. This has the potential to negatively impact one’s system. On the other hand, there are also advantages, such as that it may be able to help with muscle recovery.
At the end of the day, though there are some surveys, there is still no definitive answer as to whether one should use CBD after a workout. Further, there is no answer that applies to everyone, especially because every person is different and responds to a CBD post workout in their own way.
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