How relevant are CBD products for rugby players?

Kirsty McCullough
Kirsty McCullough

As we all reflect on the recently concluded Rugby World Cup, you might be considering – whether you are a professional or amateur in this sport – how you can optimise your own approaches to training and recovery.

In recent years, there has been an ever-greater discussion around the use of cannabidiol, also known as CBD, among elite athletes, including rugby players.

But why is that the case, and why might you directly apply fourfive CBD products to your own recovery regimen to help you achieve optimal condition and peak performance?

Rugby is one of the most physically testing sports – but CBD can rise to that test

It might not exactly be “news” that rugby is one of the most brutal and punishing of sports on the body. However, it is important to remind ourselves of this when we contemplate how CBD products have gained particular traction in this sport.

We can relate to that very directly here at fourfive. Our business was founded by two long-time professional rugby players, George Kruis and Dom Day.

They are both highly familiar with the challenges that the process of injury recovery can bring in this sport. As a result, they are also both well-acquainted with the reality that prescription drugs can sometimes have adverse effects on the body and mind.

Their story has much in common with that of rugby players at all levels, who have found that embracing the natural remedy that is CBD can bring a multitude of advantages for pain management, muscle tissue recovery, inflammation, and sleep.

It is important to appreciate that it is only in relatively recent years that scientific studies have focused much on CBD. Indeed, many of the reported benefits among rugby players down the years have been anecdotal.

Still, those studies are continuing to filter through, with encouraging results. One study published in the European Journal of Pain, for example, found that CBD could well be effective at treating chronic pain. Such lingering pain is an especially common issue for rugby players, given the constant hits that they are subject to from one game to the next.

It has also been found, again through medical research, that this non-psychoactive compound derived from the cannabis plant could help to lessen neuroinflammatory disorders.

The prospect has been raised that as a consequence of taking CBD, rugby players might be able to achieve improved cognition, concentration, and focus – all things that could make the difference between winning and losing a vital game.

But there’s CBD, and then there’s fourfive CBD

Whatever promises CBD products in general hold for rugby players’ recovery, if you are interested in trying them as part of your own routine between matches, you are likely to be reassured by a CBD brand that has taken the steps necessary to ensure the utmost quality and safety.

In the case of the fourfive CBD range, such steps have included all of our CBD plus+ offerings – such as our Pro CBD Oil, CBD Muscle Rub, and CBD Thermal Joint Gel – having undergone stringent Banned Substances Control Group (BSCG) testing.

This will give you the confidence you might need that there are no hidden drugs or other banned compounds in the fourfive CBD products that have been subject to such testing.

And if you do try our CBD offerings and like what you experience, don’t forget that we can also give you attractive subscription options to help you save money in the long run!