Increasing numbers of countries and US states are allowing recreational and medicinal cannabis use. We see CBD oils, creams, and tinctures sold in stores across the country and online, and athletes of all types are testing the waters to see how the substance might fit into their regimens for training and the aches and pains that training can bring.
Sports professionals around the world have become ambassadors for CBD oil and CBD products. Even the NFL is exploring CBD as a potential aid for players. Many retired sports professionals have also publicly stated their CBD oil and CBD balms, creams, and topical products.
Some of the professionals using CBD products are:
- Former NFL players Steve Smith, Tiki Barber, and Rob Gronkowski
- Retired NHL players Riley Cote and Ryan VandenBussche
- NBA players John Salley, Kenyon Martin, and Matt Barnes
- MMA fighters
- Olympic Athlete Lolo Jones
- Surfers such as Alana Blanchard
- Golfer Bubba Watson
- Hockey players
- Other athletes
As the stigma surrounding cannabis use continues to disintegrate, the list of professional athletes using alternative products to promote reduced inflammation and muscle soreness.
But CBD still has some research hurdles to overcome. The cannabinoid has been studied in increasing depth since the legal market began to materialize. Nevertheless, human clinical trials need to be performed before the benefits of CBD can be cemented.
The NFL players’ union is set to study the effects of cannabis and see how pain management could fit in. The USADA and the World Anti-Doping Agency removed CBD from the list of prohibited substances. More athletes from around the world, from Europe to the USA, are using CBD products– in particular, CBD balms, oils, and tinctures. The WHO has also declared CBD a ‘safe’ compound, with minimal negative side effects.
The continued study of the cannabis plant will allow the public perception on cannabidiol (CBD) to be based on objective findings provided by the results of studies such as the NFL and NFL Players Association to identify CBD’s properties and how the body responds to pain management, boosted immune system and pain relievers.
One of the most popular products is CBD topicals. These are typically full spectrum lotions, balms, and creams that can be used by applying it directly to the skin. There are hundreds (if not thousands) of CBD products such as these and CBD isolate products on the market.
But how do you know which one to choose?
If you are a sportsman or woman looking for a little extra support and relief, you might be curious about the effect of CBD. Take a look at our topical range products that contain a combination of wellness properties. While there are many to choose from, we use technology to help the skin absorb the active ingredients. Despite many CBD companies’ promises, many products on the market are not as efficient as they may advertise. Why is this?
It all comes down to absorption.
How does the skin absorb topical creams?
Chemical absorption through the skin is not as simple as you might want to believe. To begin, there are two classifications:
- Skin penetration, and
And here’s the thing; not all the active ingredients can absorb directly in the skin without some extra assistance. Penetration through the skin happens in the following way.
The active ingredient, or the chemical, passes through the skin’s outer layer (the stratum corneum) and penetrates the skin’s deeper layers. In contrast, absorption is when a chemical doesn’t necessarily enter the deeper layers of skin but is absorbed into the bloodstream.
Skin penetration and skin absorption may sound deceptively similar, but they are starkly different.
Why does this matter with CBD for athletes?
When you want to take care of your skin, penetration is the best kind of treatment. For the active ingredients to be assimilated via the bloodstream, absorption needs to be a top priority. But you can have both, with a quality CBD product made with ingredients that penetrate the deeper skin layers and uses technology that improves absorption as well. Canzon CBD products are made with liposomal technology that enhances both the delivery as well as the absorption.
Canzon CBD Sports Products
Crafted with Sativa Seed Oil & Chamomile Flower Extract, this gel is specifically formulated to provide some relief for tired and painful muscles. The rapid absorption of the active ingredients can offer a fast sense of ease.
Created using Sativa Seed Oil & Sunflower Seed Oil, this topical cream is designed to offer support for long term relief, help in maintaining balance within the body, and encourages hydration for supple skin.
CBD Sports with Canzon
Our line of sport-focused CBD products are certified organic and are enjoyed throughout the world to enhance a sense of relief and support overall health and well being. When the body is put through muscular tension, it can thrive with a little extra support for optimal recovery.