Many prominent personalities in bjj and mma community support the use of cannabinoid. Among them are successful grapplers, mma fighters, legends and even great businessmen such as Hyperfly’s Pascal Pakter.
Bas Rutten is the latest to have spoken up about how badly painkillers were to him and how fortunate he was to discover CBD. He wrote for champions.co:
Painkillers are the drugs that the country wants to sell to you. They don’t want you to buy weed because they want you to buy their drugs. Alcohol is good at dulling pain as well, yet in 2010, its misuse cost the United States $249-billion. That’s a lot of money.
As for my own experience with CBD, it saved me a lot of trouble after I realized that I had a painkiller problem that started after my last fight in 2006. About five weeks before the fight, all my injuries came back with a vengeance. It starts with one pill, then it becomes two, four, seven, ten, and slowly but surely, you are upping the count, and before you know it, you’re taking insane amounts of painkillers.
So, my doctor told me that there is a lot of Tylenol in Vicodin, even some in Norco, and that would be bad for my liver since I take so many. My doctor told me, “it’s better you go to oxycontin.” I did, and boy that stuff is horrible. Sure you feel good, but it doesn’t help with the pain after a while, and you just take it because you are hooked.
. What I want to say is that if there would have been CBD at that time, I might have not become addicted to painkillers. I really hope that all fighters and other athletes will use CBD instead of painkillers.
CBD is really an amazing compound. You don’t get addicted, it really helps manage pain and it’s actually healthy for you. It’s also been found to aid in the treatment of, and in some cases cures, certain forms of cancer, helps people with PTSD, seizures, cigarette addiction, acne, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis—the list goes on and on.