Cannabidiol (CBD) in Sport and Exercise Performance

Literature Search Methodology The clinical and preclinical literature was reviewed to identify studies investigating the effects of CBD that might be relevant within a sport and/or exercise context. The online databases PubMed (MEDLINE), Web of Science (via Thomas Reuters), and Scopus were searched between April and October of 2019 using terms such as: ‘cannabinoid’ ‘cannabidiol’, ‘CBD’ and ‘cannabis’. This review focuses primarily on effects that have been demonstrated in vivo and generally avoids attempting to predict functional effects on the basis of target-oriented in vitro data, given the numerous molecular targets of CBD [92] and the fact that exercise itself induces complex biochemical changes. Nonetheless, some potential interactions are noted. As our intent was to summarise evidence on a range of potentially relevant topics, rather than provide a detailed assessment of the literature, the reader will be directed to more focused reviews, where appropriate. All doses described are oral and acute (single), unless…

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More Canadians turning to cannabis to help deal with pandemic pressures

Increased stress, boredom, loneliness cited as reasons for using cannabis Using cannabis products to cope with the pandemic 20 days ago News SharePauseMute0:086:40Turn Captions OnMiniplayerToggle fullscreenCannabis use has risen during the COVID-19 pandemic, even among people who didn’t consume it before. Two new users say CBD has helped them cope with the anxiety and stress of the past year. 6:403470 comments Kacie Fann had three kids and a full-time job as a realtor when the pandemic hit last year. Like so many others, her life was turned upside-down and she found herself at a loss as to how to cope. "I didn't know how I was going to do it," Fann said. "I started having severe anxiety attacks because I was so overwhelmed with the news and everything else." Fann walked away from the career she had spent years building, taught herself how to trade stocks to generate some income, and turned her attention to helping…

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