Why athletes are using CBD?

CBD in sports is increasing. Since several studies have shown that Cannabidiol (CBD) has many beneficial effects on the human body and now with THC taken out of our products, many athletes at different levels use are using Orlo Health to improve their performance. 


In 2018, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) removed CBD from the list of prohibited substances for professional athletes, this was due in part to a large volume of evidence supporting CBD claims to speed up the body’s recovery process and optimize muscle functions combined with the growth of CBD products such as Orlo that are THC free. Athletes exercising at a high level – and are therefore regularly subjected to anti-doping rules or checks –are using THC free CBD products so that they do not lead to a violation of anti-doping legislation.

Here a list of the benefits of THC free CBD in your wellness and sport regime 

Relieve Pain

When the body is trained too hard, pain can occur, which can have a major impact on your recovery.  CBD has shown to helps athletes to increase their pain threshold and at the same time ensures that muscle cramps and pain are reduced after using CBD. 

Strengthens Your Immune System

The properties of CBD help the athlete to strengthen the immune system so that your body is more resistant to stress and infections. That means keeping the body and all organs in top condition. 

Stress And Anxiety Reducing

The body can experience stress and anxiety through intense training and exercises.  CBD helps the body to suppress anxiety and stress, allowing athletes to continue training without the body reacting in a negative way. CBD helps the body to limit the stress response to workouts by creating the right amount of anti-stress and anxiety hormones in the brain.

Speeds Up Recovery

Use of CBD in the form of lotions, creams or ointments are useful in alleviating the pain associated with recovery. Especially since the anti-inflammatory effect of CBD helps to speed up the recovery process, especially when it is taken as a capsule or droplets.

Helps Sleep And Relax Better

It is suggested that CBD gives you a certain calmness that is necessary for a good and relaxing sleep. And that sleep is incredibly important for the recovery of the body, CBD products are naturally excellent for athlete’s muscle retention, and sleep which improves physical performance.

Preventing Inflammation

One of the best features of CBD is that it can have an anti-inflammatory effect. Inflammation is a natural response of the body to injury or excessive exertion during strenuous workouts. Due to the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD it can suppress the symptoms of inflammation. This way the body ensures that no injury or muscle strain occurs.

Increases Endurance And Fitness

By activating and balancing the endocannabinoid system in the human body, both the endurance and the overall condition of your body increases. As a result, CBD offers an athletic advantage in sport, which is useful as an athlete.

Increases Muscle Gain

CBD in sports helps muscles to grow through the recovery process. In the area of muscle gain, CBD products are particularly beneficial for athletes whose primary goals are power building and muscle gain. Through an enhanced recovery process and prevention of inflammation, athletes can build and expand their muscle mass faster.

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