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Rugby and CBD (cliff notes from):
“Five years ago it was quite an easy conversation: ‘It may be useful, it may not – I didn’t know much about it – but it’s prohibited by WADA (the World Anti-Doping Agency)’.
“Then in 2018 they removed it (from the banned list). As an academic/practitioner, that was not a good enough answer anymore.
“The starting point for me was with all the anecdotes you hear about how often it’s being used, (we had to) assess as many pro rugby players as we could, how prevalent was its use, why are people turning to it, what are the main reasons? How much do they know about it from an anti-doping perspective, and what are the perceived benefits so far?”
You may have seen rugby personalities talk about CBD – the cannabinoid found in the hemp strain of cannabis that has been linked to enhanced recovery, better sleep, relief with muscle soreness. Yet as was suggested by Dr Mark Ware in our companion piece, Chronic Pain, Cannabis and Rugby, with quality research “there is nothing on human pain and CBD. It’s astonishing that we don’t have data on that.”
Although not prohibited by WADA, CBD often contains traces of other cannabinoids such as THC (the psychoactive compound tetrahydrocannabinol, the part of cannabis that creates the ‘high’), which is prohibited and illicit in quantities above 1mg per bottle. The real risk is that there is evidence to show that many CBD products have much higher levels of THC than stated on product packaging.
Close takes a balanced view. He tells Rugby World: “We published a paper, maybe five years ago now, which basically shows that rugby league players are in pain every day of their life during a competitive season. It subsides as it gets towards the game day but you’re never back down to zero.
“What we also know is that with some traditional pain medication (like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)), even Ibuprofen, if you take it long enough it’s related to stomach ulcers. Then you move on to the opiates like tramadol, and we know that they are addictive. There are problems with players who have openly admitted at the end of their careers to being addicted to opiate-based painkillers.
“So if we’ve got something with a side-effect profile that appears to be less than the traditional (painkillers), and the anecdotes suggest it’s effective in pain relief, I do think as academics we’ve got a responsibility to investigate it.
“You’ve got to remember that the way all this was discovered was people were trying to work out what was going on with cannabis, particularly THC – why was it having all these effects on the human body?
“And then we discovered the human endocannabinoid system. There’s a system in place whereby these cannabinoids bind to receptors and have major effects, and then you find a body producing its own endocannabinoids. It’s got so much potential.
“Then you say, ‘Graeme, as consultant nutritionist with England Rugby, is this exciting or worrying?’ I’d say it’s terrifying because it’s a failed drug test waiting to happen!”
He again brings up recent studies that showed it’s “the wild west out there”.
And in February, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) set a deadline of March 2021 for CBD businesses to provide more information about CBD products and their contents. It also advises the pregnant, breastfeeding or those taking any medication not to consume CBD products, and said healthy adults should take no more than 70mg a day.
How CBD for Rugby may Aide Recovery and Performance
CBD oil for rugby. How is cannabis helping rugby players perform and recover, legally?
Now we know what you're thinking… how is it possible that the same organic compounds found in the cannabis plant, a plant associated with recreational drug use and effects far removed from performance, is not only safe under anti-doping guidelines but might also be of benefit for a sport as physically demanding as rugby. well cbd for rugby is here and many professional and amateur players are finding it aids performance and recovery.
what does the science say?
cannabinoids, especially cannabidiol (cbd) are reported to influence a number of different pathways, primarily through the endocannabinoid system. this system has two main types of receptors dotted throughout the brain and central nervous system as well as other tissues and 'systems' in the body and are how cannabinoids cause many of their effects.
More recently, research into cbd appears to show that it interacts with several other types of 'receptor' in the body that control everything from inflammation to perceptions of pain. this research shows much promise and it is easy to see how cbd would be important in contact sports including rugby, to help us regulate injury related pain, control inflammation, reduce joint and muscle pain and help us relax and sleep to put us back together as quickly as possible and get us back in the game.
are cannabinoids safe in sports?
the two main phytocannabinoids found in cannabis plants are thc and cbd, thc in concentrations of above 0.2% is not legally allowed for sale in the uk. cbd however, has no restrictions and is available for consumption in several forms, the most popular being cbd oil.
cbd is not on the 'banned substance' lists of the world anti-doping agency (wada). this means that it is acceptable to use at all levels of sport, and in all sports (including rugby), that fall under these guidelines.
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