Can Cannabis Help with Inflammation for Athletes?
|Can Cannabis Help with Inflammation for Athletes?||Darrell Miller||12/24/16|
December 24, 2016 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (email@example.com)
Subject: Can Cannabis Help with Inflammation for Athletes?
With opioid dependence and overdose deaths reaching epidemic levels, athletes suffering from injuries need alternatives to widely prescribed painkillers. Research suggests that components of the cannabis plant, including THC, CBD, and terpenes can play a role in reducing pain and inflammation. Although it is not as powerful a painkiller as opioids, cannabis could be used to help wean athletes off of opioid medication, as well as manage long-term chronic pain.
- Athletes today are bigger, stronger, and faster than they were just a decade or so ago.
- Men and women are becoming more competitive thanks in part to technological advancements designed to improve workouts and recovery time.
- With these innovations, however, come drawbacks.
"One possible alternative to prescription painkillers may come from certain components of the cannabis plant. Recent studies have found that cannabis could possibly reduce inflammation, acting almost like Tylenol."