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Let's Chat, CBD (Cannabidiol) For Recovery

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Welcome back to Chat Sh*t Get Fit Recovery. While this episode is in the recovery series we cover a wide range of claims made when it comes down to CBD. 

CBD belongs to a class of chemicals called cannabinoids. Most famous? THC (the main active ingredient in weed)

- THC can cause 

  • Analgesia (pain relief)

  • Relaxation

  • Euphoria

  • Anxiety

  • Paranoia

  • Sleepiness

  • Short term memory loss

  • Dizziness

  • Confusion

  • Reduced coordination

  • slurred speech

A big selling point is that CBD "supposedly" offers some of the positive effects of THC such as pain relief and relaxation without the negative stuff. Basically, people see CBD as a safe mild non-intoxicating alternative to THC and weed.


A reason we wanted to tackle this topic is due to numerous "notable" athletes promoting CBD related products. There is a lot of money to be made! (approx 25 billion dollars by 2027 according to some) so, of course, notable individuals wanna get in on it. Should you listen to them?


The claims we tackle are

  • Anxiety

  • Pain/Inflammation

  • Epilepsy 

  • Cancer

  • Sports/Drug Testing

Some pretty big buzz words there and it's really important we tackle this correctly and with the latest scientific data! Spoiler alert it's not looking good for this very expensive product!


New to the show? Head back to episode 1 "Let's Chat, Covid & Fitness" where we give an introduction into who we are and talk about the current state of ourselves and the fitness industry during this covid pandemic


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Studies Mentioned

Labelling Accuracy of Cannabidiol Extracts Sold Online

Clinicians' Guide to Cannabidiol and Hemp Oils

Cannabidiol Regulation of Learned Fear: Implications for Treating Anxiety-Related Disorders

Anxiolytic Effect of Cannabidiol during Public Speaking in Real Life

Neural basis of anxiolytic effects of cannabidiol (CBD) in generalized social anxiety disorder

Cannabidiol as a Potential Treatment for Anxiety Disorders

Transdermal cannabidiol reduces inflammation and pain-related behaviours in a rat model of arthritis

Cannabinoids in the management of difficult to treat pain

Trial of Cannabidiol for Drug-Resistant Seizures in the Dravet Syndrome

Effect of Cannabidiol on Drop Seizures in the Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome

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