This article was originally published on CBD-Rubs. To view the original article, click here.

The use of CBD is growing among athletes after the World Anti-Doping Agency removed CBD from the list of prohibited substances. This cannabinoid compound offers a wide range of health benefits that are beneficial for athletes. Today, CBD is being widely used for alleviating pain, anxiety, insomnia, etc.

Here are some of the reasons why experts are recommending CBD for athletes.

Reduces Stress

Athletes often experience mental and physical stress prior to the competitions. This will have a negative impact on their performance. One of the main reasons for physical stress is intense training and exercise. The use of CBD can help athletes to alleviate physical and mental stress to some extent. Studies have shown that CBD has the ability to limit the stress response by creating the right amount of anti-stress hormones in your brain.

Enhances The Immune System

It is very important for athletes to have a healthy body. For that, athletes should have a healthy immune system that prevents infections and the common cold. This means the athletes need to keep their bodies in top condition. According to recent studies, CBD can act as a powerful antioxidant and helps in strengthening your immune system.

Helps In Muscle Recovery

After a heavy workout, athletes often experience muscle tension that needs to be alleviated quickly. The pain associated with the muscle tension is very severe and it can even affect their performance. Recent studies are claiming that CBD can aid muscle recovery by alleviating the tension, pain, and inflammation in the muscles.

Reduces Inflammation

The anti-inflammatory properties of CBD are very beneficial in alleviating many health problems because chronic inflammation is one of the major risk factors of many health disorders. Inflammation is a major problem for athletes because it can affect their performance. Using CBD will help you to reduce the inflammation in your body and make sure that your body stays healthy.

Improves Sleep Quality

Just like regular practice, adequate rest is also a key ingredient of an athlete’s success. An athlete should have a relaxed sleep for aiding the recovery of their muscles. This will help in improving their performance in competitions. Taking CBD can help athletes to improve their sleep quality. It also allows them to increase the duration of their sleep.

Increases Muscle Gain             

Another benefit of CBD for athletes is that it helps in increasing their muscle gain when in the recovery process. The anti-inflammatory properties of CBD and its ability to enhance the recovery process help athletes to increase their muscle mass faster.