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The Ultra- Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) is the “World Cup” of trail running. It is a 106 mile (171 kilometer) race around Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Western Europe. UTMB is considered one of the most difficult foot races across the globe and is also one of the largest with over 2,000 competitors. 

All athletes competing in any Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc races are now prohibited from using any painkillers within 24 hours and during races. This includes non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen and naproxen. This announcement was made after the UTMB’s Quartz Event Health program, where 3 athletes tested positive for NSAIDs in their drug test. 

Why did they ban NSAIDs? 

According to Doctor Patrick Basset, the Medical Director of Dokever, the regulations have been put into place as a protection for the athletes’ health. Anti-inflammatories can be very toxic to the kidneys and cause rhabdomyolysis, which is a serious condition that can be fatal or cause long-term damage. Rhabdomyolysis is most common in athletes, especially since dehydration plays a huge role in the condition. The NSAIDs were banned with the athletes’ best interests in mind regarding overall health and wellbeing.

Is CBD banned?

No, CBD is not banned. It is an effective, dependable wellness ingredient because it interacts naturally with the body, entering the bloodstream and working to promote homeostasis within the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is responsible for influencing a wide array of the human body’s typical functioning, and CBD engages harmoniously with it, delivering several head-to-toe benefits. According to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), THC-free CBD is not prohibited.  Because of this, many athletes are turning to CBD for natural, safe, and acceptable pain relief. 

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