CBD use in Sports helps athletes recover and reach their goals, and set new ones!

The same year the Farm Bill was introduced, CBD was removed from the banned substances list by the World Anti-Doping Agency. While CBD is often marketed as a lifestyle wellness product, the global policy changes have led to increasing popularity in CBD usage among athletes.

“The World Anti-Doping Agency, the institution controlling prohibited substances in sports worldwide, has accepted CBD among professional athletes”


By alleviating pain, CBD can potentially enhance an athlete's ability to perform optimally during training and competition. Reducing Inflammation is a consistent goal. Intense physical exercise often leads to inflammation and oxidative stress.  

CBD helps the body return to optimal balance. It does this via the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system has been shown to have a homeostatic role by controlling several metabolic functions, such as energy storage and nutrient transport. It acts on peripheral tissues such as adipocytes, hepatocytes, the gastrointestinal tract, the skeletal muscles and the endocrine system.

Some great information can also be found on CBD use in sports on this Realm of Caring website… https://realmofcaring.org/cbd-in-sports-exploring-the-potential-benefits-for-athletes/

The professional baseball athletic trainers society offers this article on the subject…

https://pbats.com/sports-medicine-2023/ and they have an official CBD sponsor in Charlotte's Web. So certainly professional baseball is sold on the use of CBD in sports for both the mental and physical benefits. 

“Coaches, athletes, doctors, therapists, and scientists are constantly concerned with finding ways to improve the performance of athletes by making athletes faster, more resistant, more agile, rest and recover better from efforts and feel better.”


All of these references are addressing internal CBD use in sports. Using CBD topically to affected areas is a perfectly safe and effective way to use it. Applying CBD directly to the tissues that need it, vs taking drops internally can provide immediate results. Plus, there is no competition for absorption, essentially no risk of testing positive for thc even if there is the acceptable limit, and the relief is apparent. 

Here at Be Rooted Botanicals, we like to highlight the powerful balancing effect of CBD by blending it with herbs for specific purposes. For example, our first product, Molly’s Cream is a blend of CBD, arnica, st john’s wort and other herbs that calm nerves, get the body in rapid recovery mode and balance tissues. CBD on its own is great but when it is blended with complimentary herbs for a particular outcome it becomes a powerhouse. 

High level athletes and weekend warriors alike can benefit from using CBD. Sports and CBD are a perfect pairing. 

Here is a short list of professional athletes who use CBD….


James Haskell

Ben Franks

Megan Rapinoe

Rob Gronkowski

Eugene Monroe

Mike Tyson


Soccer, basketball, baseball, football and hockey players, both men and women, are looking to reach their goals, set new ones and have longer injury-free careers. CBD can help, and the word is on the street and on the court!