Girls Can Get Concussions Too: CBD and Women's Soccer

There's been a ton of studies over the years on Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (or CET)--which were thrown into overdrive after Will Smith's turn in the movie Concussion. But because football is the most obvious case---huge guys slamming into each other like monster trucks in front of TV audiences of millions, not much attention has been paid to women's sports and the dangers of CET.

With the U.S. women's soccer team being one of the best in the world, and doing well in the World Cup so far, at least a little more attention is being paid to women's sports and and a new study shows CET is even more of a danger for women. 

What is CET anyway? It used to be something people thought was just for boxers. In fact it was originally called Dementia Pugilistica. It is a progressive degenerative disease that afflicts people who have had repeated concussions. The brain of the person with CET gradually deteriorates and loses mass. Some areas atrophy quicker than others and some can accumulate something called tau protein which can cause major interference with brain neurons. 

What can be done? Many studies have been done that show that CBD, the beneficial, non-psychoactive, cannabinoids in cannabis plants, can not only help with the effects of concussions and potential onset of CET, but they can help prevent concussions in the first place. How is that possible?

CBD products help female athletes normalize their endocannabinoid system to fight off any of the damage caused during and after their injury--like after a particularly brutal head shot into the goal. The curative properties of CBD help heal damaged or toxic receptors in an attempt to prevent further swelling, inflammation or pain.

When an individual continues to feel the symptoms of a concussion in the time following their injury, they likely are suffering from an overproduction of cytokines, cells that produce inflammation. CBD works to hinder the formations of these cells while stimulating the production of healthy minocycline instead.

Because CBD possesses many curative properties that help combat some of the side effects of post-concussion syndrome, it’s crucial to consider cannabis as a viable solution when suffering from this condition. As is the case with any health issue, be sure to consult with your physician about this manner first.

Choosing a CBD product with especially pure and powerful amounts of CBD--like Swissx's products at 30% CBD, is key to getting these benefits. 





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