We know the medicinal benefits of CBD. They are manifold and the reason why professional athletes from fighters to football players have embraced the drug, even if that means doing so on the down-low. Cannabinoids have the ability to relieve pain, act as an anti-inflammatory, and decrease injuries.
Following the World Anti-Doping Agency removing CBD from the banned substances list, professional boxers have discovered how CBD can benefit the body. Two US boxers have openly discussed using CBD in their training regimen. One is 20-year-old lightweight Teofimo Lopez, who is a Honduran-American boxer on the rise. He’s also become an advocate for athletes using CBD in recovery and earned himself a sponsorship from Green Roads Athletics. He will feature the company’s logo on his gear and apparel for the remainder of 2018.
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Lopez continues to use CBD to enhance his training and for quick recovery times. Like many other athletes, Lopez uses CBD pain relief cream on the skin, for quick absorption into the muscles. He also uses oral CBD oil for more holistic relief.
Natural remedies are proving extremely popular in all walks of life. Lopez wants to educate other boxers and elite athletes about the benefits he has found in using CBD. He says it can shorten recovery times, clear the mind and help with pain.
On the opposite side of the spectrum is Shannon Briggs. The 46-year-old veteran has seen it all in the boxing world and will soon launch a line of CBD products through his ChampRX business venture. Briggs revealed that CBD helped him battle depression and assist with recovery times in a recent interview.
I’ve suffered from depression since I was a kid. I’ve battled with it on and off throughout my life,” Briggs told UPI.
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“I was prescribed Cerritos … Xanax, Zoloft. They ballooned me up to 400 pounds. I wanted to kill myself, but fortunately this plant saved my life. Why is it not being sold to the world? Big pharma must be involved. We gotta stop this. We gotta come together and save lives.”
“CBD changed my life,” he added.