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CBD AND PROFESSIONAL SPORTS – AN IDEAL ALTERNATIVE TO OPIOIDS

March 14, 2018 40 Comments

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CBD and Professional Sports – An Ideal Alternative to Opioids

In a previous blog, we talked about how  CBD helps relieve chronic pain and inflammation, which is a far better alternative than addictive opioids. Furthermore, since itdoes not provide the psychoactive affects found in its cannabis-brethren THC, CBD is becoming a major source for healing amongst professional and amateur athletes.

CBD Legal in UFC as of 2018

Personal opinions aside, if your occupation involved getting beat up for a living, would you want a supplement that, as stated in  this Oxford Academic study, “in comparison with placebo, the cannabis-based medicine (CBM) produced statistically significant improvements in pain on movement, pain at rest, and quality of sleep, [with] no adverse effect-related withdrawals or serious adverse effects in the active treatment group.”

In a September 2017  press conference, UFC championship contender Nate Diaz was seen smoking a CBD vape pen. When asked what he was thinking since he could have been suspended, Diaz replied, “It helps with the healing process and inflammation and stuff like that. You want to get this for before or after the fight, in training, to make your life a better place.” He was never tested positive “in-competition,” further noting the minimal traces of THC in typical CBD products.

But that was 2017. As of January 2018, the World Anti-Doping Agency who governs drug testing in sporting leagues ranging anywhere from the UFC to the Olympics,  issued the statement that, “Cannabidiol is no longer prohibited,” but further clarified that THC is still prohibited – good thing PureKana products contain less than .5% THC!

Legalizing CBD in the UFC is a major step forward in the demonstration for the efficacy of medicinal marijuana as a pain reliever.

NFL and NBA athletes add to the debate

Marijuana in the NFL has been a highly publicized debate in recent years, just ask Ricky Williams:

https://www.si.com/nfl/2017/08/01/nfl-nflpa-marijuana-study

But from the player’s point of view, is it reallyjustabout “recreational” use?

In a recent  study on drug abuse amongst professional athletes, 99% of former NFL players tested positive for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a disease found in many athletes with multiple concussions and traumatic brain injuries and is often treated with addictive pain killers.

Former Tennessee Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan  told CBS News, “For me, it was the neuroprotectant qualities of it. It’s not about getting stoned. It’s not about, you know, guys getting high and abusing it. It’s about the medicine behind it.”

Which is what makes the  announcement that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has offered to work in tandem with the NFL Players Association to study the potential use of marijuana as a pain management tool for players.

As for the NBA, former Denver Nugget Al Harrington, who was even quoted in an  interview to NBA.com saying, “I was one of those guys who grew up thinking if you smoked weed you had no future,” started rubbing CBD creams on his knees where the majority of his inflammation occurred. The article went on to state, “[The creams and drops] didn’t bring the high that smoking marijuana delivers. But it brought Harrington relief. He says that after using anti-inflammatory pills for seven and a half years, he hasn’t had to use one since. And it opened his eyes to the possibilities that medical marijuana could bring to people in pain.”


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  1. Hello, I am having terrible time coming off of my morphine pump they just changed out on July 11th I had this pump for 14 years and they said the reason I am having so much problems is because the pump might of been leaking. I was also on morphine sulfate 2 times a day. Plus hydrocodine for break thru pain. All of that for the past 14 yrs. Needless to say the State e reason I am having so much problems is because the pump might of been leaking. I was also on morphine sulfate 2 times a day. Plus hydrocone live in and the rest of this country are taking away all opiodes. I am after a product that will stop me from going thru these terrible withdrawal systems especially the shaking I am having. Do you recommend anything for this. And yes I get drug tested every time I come in.

    1. Hello,

      The 600mg potency would be a good place to start. Our oils do contain .02% THC, we can not guarantee you will or will not pass a drug test as every drug screen is different. The recommended dose is 1/2 the dropper 1-2 times a day.

  2. I just received my oil, can’t wait to try.
    I have cancer, lung and bone. My pain is so bad. I pray it helps.

    1. We hope you get wonderful relief! Always feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. 🙂

  3. I have knee, wrist, and finger joint pain especially after playing golf. I generally take advil before I play and that has taken care of the pain during play but unless I keep taking the pills, I will have pain for weeks afterwards. Recently, the pain cannot be relieved by advil or prescription medication, but I haven’t gone to opiods as of yet. What is the best strain and product for me?

    1. Hello,

      For chronic pain the 1000mg. is best. The topical ointment is also wonderful as it contains menthol so it gives an instant relief while the CBD absorbs into the skin. 🙂

  4. I have celiac for two year diagnosed. I need an autoimune buillder. Im not assimilated nutrients as a result and I’m extremely tired all the time. Like anemic tired. What would you recommend.

    1. Hello,

      Starting with a low potency would be best! You can start with the 600mg. potency and start with taking 1/4 the dropper 1-2 times a day. If you do not get the desired relief within a day or two you can increase the dose as that is not harmful and essentially adds to the potency being absorbed. Our products metabolize differently in each individual so find what works best for you! 🙂

  5. If I am buying the 1000mg sublingual oil, take a 1/2 dropper,,,,, how much is actually in the 1/2 dropper as my dose?

  6. Hello I’m Ricardo, I suffer from herniated disk from L1-L5, have lower back pain most of the time. Also have scoliosis and degenerative disc decease, I don’t like taking opioids because of the side effects, already took an epidural shot but still have discomfort, also don’t like taking advil because of the long term effects. Would like to try CBD for my pain, but don’t know how many mg should i take. What mg should i purchase?

  7. Hello, I suffer from scoliosis and all my lumbar disk are herniated plus have degenerative disk desiease in my lumbar and mi thoracic region. I don’t like opioids and don’t like taking non steroid anti-inflamatory like Advil. I want to leave a active life in the best way i can, how much mg should i take in form of pills? Would like to give CBD a try?

    1. Hello,

      For chronic pain the 1000mg. potency is best. The recommended dose is 1/2 the dropper 1-2 times a day. Our products do metabolize differently in each individual so we do have customers who take it in the morning, afternoon, and evening as they found that is what works best for them. If you do not get the desired relief within a day or two you can increase the dose as that is not harmful and essentially adds to the potency being absorbed. The topical ointment is also wonderful as it contains menthol so it gives an instant relief while the CBD absorbs into the skin.

      If you are looking for capsules instead of sublingual, our capsules are equivalent to our 1000mg. potency containing 25mg CBD per dose. 🙂

    1. Hello,

      You can shop at purekana.com and keep in mind that Visa and MasterCard are the best forms of payment. You may need to contact your bank to verify they are not blocking the transaction. Due to our processing center currently being located in the UK and our site so secure, some banks do not recognize the site and they block the transaction. I apologize for the inconvenience.

  8. I have chronic pain from IC. My bladder and pelvic area hurt all the time. Opioids are the only thing that brings relief, but I hate taking them every day. Would this help with bladder pain?

    1. Hello,

      CBD does help with chronic pain, and has many health benefits! The 1000mg potency is best for chronic pain. The recommended dose is 1/2 the dropper 1-2 times a day. Our products do metabolize differently in each individual so we do have customers who take it in the morning, afternoon, and evening as they found that is what works best for them. If you do not get the desired relief within a day or two you can increase the dose as that is not harmful and essentially adds to the potency being absorbed.

  9. Broken back from wreck hernited disc knee arthritis is left and right knee and elbows and neck always in severe pain need relief from severe rithritis pain

    1. Hello,

      For chronic pain we recommend the 1000mg. potency. The recommended dose is 1/2 the dropper 1-2 times a day, if you do not get the desired relief within a day or two you can increase the dose as that is not harmful and essentially adds to the potency being absorbed. We do have customers who take it in the morning, afternoon, and evening as they found that is what works best for them. The topical ointment is wonderful as well because it contains menthol so it gives an instant relief while the CBD absorbs into the skin.

    1. Hello,

      When you click on the picture it will give you the choice to choose the potency, once you choose the potency you can then proceeed to shopping or checkout. 🙂

  10. Hi, ,,,,,Mc Kayla,…………I have suffered all my life from SPONDYLITIS, I have refused the fusion suggestion many times,,,,,,,,,,,I was taking 200mg to 300mg a day ( not good for the lining of my Stomach, suffered a bleeding ULCER, hospitalized for a week I want to find out how much CBD I should take and what kind and how often.I’m not very well read it CBD as of now, but i’m reading now Please help and THANK YOU

    1. Hello,

      I recommend the 1000mg. potency as it is best for chronic pain. The recommended dose is 1/2 the dropper 1-2 times a day, if you do not get the desired relief within a day or two you can increase the dose as that is not harmful and essentially adds to the potency being absorbed. The topical ointment would also be beneficial as it contains menthol so it gives an instant relief while the CBD absorbs into the skin.

  11. Hi, I have been a nurse 33 years, and so I know the stereotype “pain pts” carry. Unfortunately, I have found myself in this predicament. I have tight knots and bands in neck, particularly scm muscles, also knots in back chest and arms. Ive tried all muscle relaxers except soma, no relief. Advil Aleve no relief. Tried P.T., chiro to no avail. Bext step pain clinic for trigger point injections….BUT if you can make a suggestion for me I give it a shot. I am sick of this pain, can hardly turn head side to side and it causes frequent headaches. I finally started lexapro 10 mg daily a year ago for what that’s worth to see if decreases muscle tension.

    1. Hello Gina,

      I recommend the 1000mg. potency as it is best for chronic pain. We do recommend speaking with a physician before ingesting with other medication. Our topical ointment is also wonderful as it contains menthol so it gives an instant relief while the CBD absorbs into the skin. I hope that you get wonderful relief. If you have any other questions shoot us an email or a message on facebook! 🙂

  12. What about drug tests and hair follicle test i work in the oilfield service will it affect those kinds of tests will it be detected causing a failed test

    1. Hello Robert,

      PureKana can not guarantee you will or will not pass a drug test as every drug screen is different and our full spectrum products do contain .02% THC. At this time we have purepicks and gummies which are isolate based, meaning there is no THC. We will be adding more isolate based products in the near future!

  13. I bought the cbd oil t help me sleep. Unfortunately it doesn’t work for me. I struggle with sleep and back pain. I was really hoping this would help me.

    1. Hello Rene,

      I apologize for the inconvenience, our products metabolize differently in each individual. Did you try to increase the dose and experiment to see what works best for you as that may help with both your insomnia and your pain? Email or facebook us if we can assist you with anything!

    1. Hello Thomas,

      Our products are legal in all 50 states with free shipping! For chronic pain we recommend the 1000mg. potency. The topical ointment is great as well due to it containing menthol so it gives an instant relief while the CBD absorbs into the skin.

    1. Hello William,

      For chronic pain we recommend the 1000mg. potency. The topical ointment is also great as it contains menthol so it gives an instant relief while the CBD absorbs into the skin.

  14. I suffer from lower back pain,I was in a bad storm ,which caused a tornado to form and was tossed around like a rage doll.I get lower injections in my back from a pain management clinic I go see and I also have been on pain meds for 5-6yrs.
    I want a different method of dealing with my chronic pain other than pain killers daily. I tried to stop taking them but my body starts going through bad with drawls and hurt badly..Wanting to try this product to see if it works

    1. Hello Jason,

      For chronic pain we recommend the 1000mg. potency. The topical ointment is also great as it contains menthol so it gives an instant relief while the CBD absorbs into the skin. CBD does help with withdrawals as well!

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