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For current and aspiring performance nutritionists! The IOPN (Institute of Performance Nutrition) "We Do Science" Podcast, hosted by Dr Laurent Bannock, features a wide variety of leading guest experts (elite practitioners and scientists) with expertise in sport and exercise nutrition & related fields relevant to 'real-world' practice.

Jul 17, 2020

Episode 146 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition's "We Do Science" podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss "CBD for Athletes: Efficacious or Risky Business?" with Professor Graeme Close PhD (Liverpool John Moores University, UK).

Discussion Topics Include:

  • What is Cannabidiol AKA "CBD"?
  • Why is CBD of interest to athletes?
  • The claims for CBD and the actual evidence
  • Prevalence and rationale for use in sport such as professional rugby
  • CBD and anti-doping risks
  • Practical advice and warnings on usage of CBD

Key Paper(s) Discussed / Referred to:

  • High Prevalence of Cannabidiol (CBD) Use Within 2 Male Professional Rugby Union and League 3 Players: A Quest for Pain Relief and Enhanced 4 Recovery - In press

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