A number of professional sportspersons are now turning to CBD oil to treat pain and inflammation caused by nagging injuries, especially after the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) removed Cannabidiol (CBD), the non-psychoactive compound in cannabis, from the list of banned substances recently.
Professional Rugby players Dom Day and George Kruis now regularly use CBD and often recommend it to others. Kruis, in fact, uses CBD oil every evening to calm himself down and fall into a sound sleep.
The trouble, however, with using CBD oil is that it can still make an athlete fail a drug test because of the ‘complimentary’ trace amounts of THC that come along. Notably, a rigorous process is required to ‘almost completely’ separate CBD from THC, and thus, for athletes, it is extremely important that they carefully look at the amount of THC mentioned on the label of the CBD product that they are using.
American free-skier Devon Logan would perhaps better identify with this post as she received a 3-month suspension from USADA for testing positive for THC, which she says was because of using a CBD-based product, which, unbeknown to her, contained relatively higher traces of THC.
Athletes should refrain from buying CBD products from shops or over the internet because these products aren’t well-regulated and one doesn’t really know what they contain.
To address this issue on their part, Dom Day and George Kruis have founded a company named fourfiveCBD, which makes use of a technology that provides ‘certified’ CBD oil with zero cross-contamination with THC.
Notably, fourfiveCBD uses pressurized carbon dioxide to separate the chemicals from the hemp plant.
“We’ve gone a step further to take out that trace THC level,” Day was quoted as saying to a leading newspaper.
Since the two rugby players are selling their product as a health supplement, they can’t legally make any claims about their product’s pain-killing and anti-inflammatory properties.
The product which boasts 0% THC by weight and no contamination with other banned substances, is available for £74.99 (1000mg).