CBD Helps Athletes Heal with Rachael Rapinoe

CBD Helps Athletes Heal with Rachael Rapinoe today on Hempresent with Vivian McPeak only on Cannabis Radio. Rachel, twin sister to Megan Rapinoe and also an accomplished soccer player, always saw CBD as a stoner thing. Now, as the Co-Founder of Mendi, a brand that formulates hemp-derived CBD products for athletes, she is convinced the compound is a wonder drug for athletes who need to recover from injury. Rapinoe, the former NCAA soccer champ, and captain of the Portland Pilots, the women’s soccer team at the University of Portland, found her true calling five years ago when another athlete introduced her to the health and wellness benefits of cannabis (CBD and THC). “It was the first time I had seen people use these products outside of stoner culture or a party,” she says. “It was being used as a recovery tool.” After she started to use cannabis for health benefits, she saw an opportunity to create a trusted CBD brand for athletes, and Mendi was born.

CBD Helps

Cannabis has many different compounds, but the most well-known are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). THC is the psychoactive compound in cannabis (it gets you high), and CBD is the calming compound, which can relax your nervous system and alleviate anxiety. It has no psychoactive effect (won’t get you high). You can find products made from pure CBD or those that include some amount of THC — trace amounts of THC are known to activate CBD, strengthening its effect. Many people who use CBD therapeutically use products that contain only trace amounts of THC, and, like pure CBD products, these don’t have a psychoactive effect.