- Medical cannabis
NHS legalising Cannabis-based drugs
2019 has been a year of large steps towards the United Kingdom with the more widespread use of cannabis-based medicinal products. Following the legalisation of cannabidiol-based products in the market, unlicensed cannabidiol products have also become readily available to consumers.
On 1 November 2018 legislation was introduced moving cannabis products from Schedule 1 to Schedule 2 of the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001. This allows defined cannabis-based products to be authorised for medicinal use prescribed only by specialist certified doctors.
There are currently 3 cannabis-based or synthetic products being used in the UK’s medical community, with 2 of these emerging into the licensed market over 2019:
- Nabilon – Licensed in the UK since 2011, Nabilon is a synthetic cannabinoid, used in the treatment of vomiting and nausea caused by chemotherapy.
- Sativex® – The first natural-cannabis based licensed product in 2019, Sativex® is created from cannabis extracts containing both THC & CBD, used in the treatment of spasticity in multiple sclerosis patients (a condition in which some muscles in the body are continuously contracted)
- Epidyolex® – A natural cannabidiol-based product, used in the treatment of epileptic seizures.
With such huge leaps in the last year of the decade, 2020 is looking to be a promising time in the development of the UK’s licensed, cannabis-based medicinal products. More and more products are emerging and our being listed for clinical testing by the NHS; if we see an increase in licensed products, we will also see an increase in the number of people benefitting from the medicinal uses of cannabis.
A future goal of ours is to have affordable Pure CBD Health licensed medicinal products available to patients in the UK. We are currently exploring our own future in the medicinal market and have been developing multiple avenues towards creating the products we would like to see change the world’s future with medicinal cannabis.
Cannabidiol for Athletes and Sports People
Cannabidiol has a good rapport with sportspeople and athletes alike, who often find themselves putting a lot of strain on their bodies. Training stress caused by repetitive exercises stimulates adaptation and performance, but the payoff can often be physical trauma, prolonged depletion and injuries. So how can CBD make a difference to people engaging in this level of physical activity?
Current methods of pain management are effective, but pharmaceutical products can sometimes be damaging to your body. CBD could be a helpful alternative to some current health support products available to athletes.
CBD can be a good ingredient in products made to reduce inflammation.
Chronic use of over-the-counter pain relievers (ibuprofen and naproxen sodium) has been extensively linked to greater health risks – a fact presented in the current opioid addiction epidemic in the United States – with 47,600 people dying in the opioid crisis in 2017.
With such crises occurring in the world today, shouldn’t athletes be excited about the range of products containing CBD and other ingredients – such as turmeric and black pepper – for reducing inflammation without the risks associated with prescription painkillers?
Circumin, the most active ingredient found in Turmeric curcumin has several advantages to health. It’s a strong antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. However, one of the greatest downfalls of curcumin is that it’s not well absorbed in the body. This is why turmeric is most often mixed with black pepper – containing piperine, a compound that boosts the absorption of curcumin as well as helping relieve nausea, headaches and poor digestion.
Athletes that you may know using CBD
Nate Diaz, easily one of the most recognisable faces in UFC, has a record of 20 wins to 12 losses and is an avid user of and advocator for the use of CBD.
Eddie Hall is one of the strongest men to walk this planet, being the only World’s Strongest Man Competition competitor to date able to deadlift 500kgs. He has often spoken about his experiences with cannabidiol and his enthusiasm for other athletes to take the step.
Mike Tyson is a former boxer champion often seen on the news promoting CBD usage. Mike is a strong believer of the positive impact of cannabidiol
How Pure CBD Health can help athletes
We are currently developing a full-spectrum CBD, turmeric and black pepper to treat sports injuries, with the use of HempCAP™
If you are a sportsperson looking for pure, quality and affordable CBD products, why not take a look at our range of higher dosage cannabidiol oil tinctures?