CBD for Golfers

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CBD for Golfers

CBD for Golfers

CBD for Golfers is a short golf blog explaining what CBD is and how it can help.

What is CBD?

According to the NHS website, CBD is a chemical substance found in cannabis that has medical benefits.
It will not get you high, because it doesn’t contain THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), a chemical in cannabis that makes you high.

CBD Products

In 2018, the World Anti-Doping Agency removed CBD from its list of prohibited substances. Since then some products that claim to be medical cannabis, such as “CBD oil” or hemp oil, are available to buy legally as food supplements from health stores or pro-shops.
There is a huge variety of products containing CBD. You can consume some of the products such as capsules, oils and drinks including CBD coffee or pre-workout drinks. You can also rub products into your skin such as oils or balms.

The products tend to only contain very small amounts of CBD. Consuming products containing CBD can affect how other medicines work. Always discuss possible interactions with a specialist.

If you’re new to CBD, start with a low dose. When you grow comfortable with its effects, you can start using higher doses and consider taking it before your round of golf.

Benefits of CBD

Research shows some promise of CBD treating a number of conditions related to golf.  Joint pain, inflammation, and muscle soreness are just some of those conditions that golfers suffer from. So to hear that CBD is good for Pain relief (back pain), a reduction of joint inflammation (golfers elbow) and even reducing anxiety (pressure putting) is very positive news indeed.
Imagine arriving at the first tee with fewer nerves or remaining patient when others around you are pulling their hair out due to slow play. Increased concentration will also result in improved performance and better ball striking.

Another huge benefit of taking CBD is that it increases your sleep quality. There is nothing better than having a good nights sleep as a golfer. Sleep is a huge help in speeding up a golfer’s recovery.

Who is using CBD products?

Tiger Woods – PGA Tour
Phil Mickelson – PGA Tour
Catriona Matthews – Solheim Cup Captain
Andrew Oldcorn – Legends Tour
Bubba Watson – PGA Tour
In reality, there are more and more Tour players taking CBD products than you would think.
In 2021, CBD sales reached 1.2 Billion.

 

The most popular company supplying CBD products is Golfer’sCBD

What are your thoughts regarding CBD for Golfers?

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2 Responses

  1. Kara says:

    Have you tried cbd? Was given a bottle when I played in a golf tournament but I did not like the taste of the oil. I am assuming they have to have products like you posted in America.

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