CBD for Boxers: A Strong Match
Back in 2018, the World Anti-Doping Agency made the wise decision to remove CBD from the banned substances for athletes, inspired in many instances by a campaign from MMA fighter Nate Diaz who made the controversial decision (at the time) to vape CBD at a press conference.
At the time, Diaz famously talked about CBD helping with “the healing process and inflammation.” And following his lead, more big-name athletes started to reveal now they had turned to CBD to manage recovery without prescription medications.
Professional kickboxer and UFC veteran, Chris Camozzi, is one fighter who has been particularly vocal about his use of CBD, saying:
“I am not a doctor and this is not medical advice this is just my personal journey and how CBD has helped me.
“This wasn’t my first knee injury and I can probably recite the same orthopedic instructions they give me every time. I knew how long recovery was supposed to take, it was after my fight date. I didn’t have that much time. Our bout was looming and I was in camp.
“I wanted to focus on recovering from my torn MCL so I tried the CBD oil.
“I healed my knee faster than my docs had ever seen. I’ll never forget the Dr. saying “I’ve never seen anyone recover from an injury this quickly.” After everything I had heard about CBD, it wasn’t a shock and I was a believer. CBD and blood flow restriction therapy healed me in ways I have never before experienced.
“But it wasn’t just my knee, my whole body started healing faster. I was recovering faster after workouts, less sore, less down time, able to rebound in ways I never had. Even the bursitis in my shoulder feels better. Everything feels better. I know even telling the story it sounds crazy but that is how incredible and noticeable this was for me.”
What’s the best way to take CBD as a boxer?
As an athlete, there are a number of different ways to take CBD to support wellness and balance performance both in, and out of the ring. So, we asked our ambassadors; British Professional boxer Shannon Courtenay (aka “The Baby Faced Assassin”), and British, European, Commonwealth Champion, Robbie Davies Jnr to share the products that work for them:
CBD muscle rub
Our 2000mg CBD muscle rub is perfect to instantly soothe tired and aching muscles after a tough workout. And by helping to increase the blood circulation, it can encourage faster recovery. Shannon said: “I swear by the CBD Muscle Rub after an intense training regime, I don’t know what I’d do without it.”
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CBD Athlete Range
We know how important it is for athletes to know what they’re putting into their bodies, so we can guarantee that our 0% THC CBD oil is safe to take, and won’t put you in danger of failing a drug test. This oil also comes with a unique measurement pipette so you can be 100% sure of your dosage. Robbie said: “The CBD Tincture is brilliant, I use it to relax and unwind after a hard day’s training.”
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