Can CBD Assist Muscle Recovery?

Can CBD Assist Muscle Recovery?

Athletes, therapists, clinicians, and average folks report significant benefit from CBD in treating muscle spasms, cramps, and pains. Much of the current popularity is promoted by producers of hemp-derived CBD. Their extensive marketing press is leading to Federal concerns with the efficacy of CBD, and that should concern anyone enjoying the medical benefit. This contribution hopes to clarify and differentiate science and propaganda. I also want to stress the benefit of cannabis-derived CBD treatments. Having said that, let’s look at the science. Mechanism of action CBD (cannabidiol) is the non-psychoactive element (THC) in the sativa and Indica cannabis strains we know. Because hemp is a sub-species of the cannabis family, it contains CBD and a minimal amount of THC. In the early 1960s, I...