Game Changer: Why Athletes are Choosing CBD

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Boxers. MMA and UFC Fighters. NHL players. Pro golfers. These athletes have all been in the news recently for the same reason: they’re taking CBD.

Playing sports, especially at the professional level, takes a toll on the body. With aches and pains competing with the drive to perform, athletes routinely seek ways to keep them in the game. While that often means special exercise routines, gear, and health regimens, it can also mean the search for a so-called “miracle drug.” Because of this, sports associations have had to set standards about what substances athletes can consume, and at what levels they can do so.

In 2018, the World Anti-Doping Agency removed cannabidiol (CBD) from the list of banned substances. While certain sports leagues can set their own rules about what substances players can consume, CBD has been increasing in popularity among athletes across the sports world. Buy why is it such a draw for athletes?

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6 Questions to Ask Before Buying a CBD Product

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With CBD stories in the news daily and CBD products for sale nearly anywhere, you likely have many questions. But are you asking the right questions? Before you purchase any CBD product, there are a few essential questions to ask the supplier or manufacturer to determine if the product is the right fit for your needs.

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How Much CBD Should I Take?

If you’re shopping for CBD for the first time, you probably have a lot of questions. One of the most common questions regarding CBD is, how much CBD should I take?

Well, I’ve got both good and bad news for you. The bad news is, I can’t tell you how much you should take. But the good news is, I can help you figure it out.

What is CBD’s Serving Size?

Everyone’s body is different, not only due to height, weight, and gender, but also because of all the other processes going on inside our bodies. Because of this, there is no one-size-fits-all serving size when it comes to CBD.

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Does CBD Interact with Other Medications?

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Major questions when it comes to CBD include: how will it effect my body? And will CBD interact with other medications I’m taking?

The good news is, the side effects of consuming CBD are generally mild. And, not all people who take CBD experience them. CBD’s reported side effects include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Upset stomach when large amounts of CBD are consumed
  • Diarrhea
  • Changes in appetite or weight loss
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What is Full Spectrum CBD?

Full spectrum CBD products

Have you come across the term “full spectrum” when shopping for CBD? When a product is labeled full spectrum, it’s an important qualification that savvy CBD shoppers should know about.

Sometimes products are labeled as “full spectrum CBD.” This can be confusing, because it’s not the CBD itself that is full spectrum. The term refers to the oil extracted from plants like hemp. The extracted oil contains numerous compounds, of which CBD is just one.

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What is Industrial Hemp?

What is Industrial Hemp Hemp Plant

If you’re shopping for CBD products, you may notice that some are listed as including industrial hemp extract. Industrial hemp is the source for the CBD in all our products, too. But what does it mean for hemp to be “industrial?”

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Can CBD Help Me Sleep?

Do you struggle to fall asleep at night? Do you wake up in the night and find your mind racing with thoughts, so that going back to sleep is difficult or impossible?

What if you could take an all-natural supplement to help you fall and stay asleep, with minimal side effects? That’s CBD. Today we’ll break down why an increasing number of people are choosing CBD to help them sleep.

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Tips for Traveling with CBD

If you’re taking CBD to supplement your body daily, you always want it to be accessible. That means bringing it with you when traveling. But the laws pertaining to cannabis-derived products differ greatly depending on where you are located and what type of product you have. 

The passage of the 2018 Farm Bill allowed for the expanded production of hemp across the nation, along with greater freedoms on the use of hemp derived products like CBD. However, it does allow each state to make its own decisions regarding the sale, use, and possession of CBD products. So, what do you need to consider when traveling with CBD for your next trip?

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Choosing a CBD Product

CBD product variety

With so many different CBD products available, it can be hard to determine which product to choose.  Each form of CBD is unique in its administration and features. To help you determine which form may best fit your needs, we’ve outlined differences between the major categories of CBD products: Hemp Oil Concentrates, CBD Tinctures, Vape Oils, Edibles, and CBD Topicals.

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Why Take CBD Products Sublingually?

If you’ve been browsing for CBD products, you may have noticed that some supplements recommend holding CBD oil under the tongue for 60 to 90 seconds before swallowing. This is called sublingual consumption.

CBD is certainly not the only supplement that can be taken sublingually. There are several prescription tablet, film, and spray medications that are designed to be held under the tongue. But why might you choose to consume a product this way?

Sublingual Application for CBD Tinctures
CBD Tinctures are designed to be taken sublingually.
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