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It’s football season, and you know what that means: lots of friends, delicious snacks, and occasional yelling at the TV – but don’t stress, we’ve got the snacks covered (in cheese)! Whip up this quick and easy Buffalo Chicken Dip for your crew to enjoy enjoy during game day or any day with the added bonus of CBDistillery™’s 33mg Isolate (0% THC) CBD Oil!

Buffalo Chicken Dip with 33mg Isolate (0% THC) CBD Oil

Ingredients:

– 3 boneless/skinless chicken breast fully cooked and shredded
– 1 tsp garlic powder
– 1/2 cup green onion
– 1 cup hot sauce
– 1 cup ranch dressing
– 1 tsp black pepper
– 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese
– 8oz cream cheese
– 1 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
– Your desired amount of CBDistillery™ 33mg Isolate (0% THC) CBD Oil

Directions:

  1. Heat the cream cheese, ranch dressing, hot sauce, pepper, and garlic powder in a small pot over medium-low heat.
  2. Whisk constantly until combined and creamy. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in the green onion, shredded chicken, one cup of the shredded cheddar cheese and one cup of the shredded mozzarella cheese.
  4. Add desired amount of Isolate (0% THC) CBD Oil to mixture. Whisk until combined.
  5. Transfer the mixture to a baking pan and sprinkle with remaining shredded cheese. Bake until golden and bubbly.

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Professional athletes put a considerable amount of stress on their bodies. Intensive training schedules and the physical demands of competition often cause tired, aching muscles, stiff, painful joints, and a significant amount of soreness and inflammation.

Since training and post-workout recovery are essential to career success, an increasing number of professional athletes are incorporating hemp-derived CBD into their daily routine. Knowing some of the many reasons professional athletes are turning to CBD could help you decide if CBD might also be beneficial for you.

Is CBD Legal in Sports?

The legality of CBD for professional athletes depends on the sport. While the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) removed cannabidiol from their list of banned substances, acceptance is not universal. Some leagues allow players to use CBD (and even THC) while others do not. It’s been reported that what most sports organizations seem to have in common is concern about players testing positive for THC.1

How Does CBD Work?

CBD is the commonly used scientific abbreviation for cannabidiol, a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in cannabis. CBD works by mimicking the effects of neurotransmitters made in your body and interacting with the receptors of the largest regulatory system in your body, your Endocannabinoid System (ECS).

To better understand how CBD could be beneficial for athletic training and recovery, it’s helpful to know how your ECS works and how cannabinoids keep essential systems functioning efficiently. Here’s a brief explanation:

The Endocannabinoid System

Your Endocannabinoid System regulates nearly every essential function in your body. ECS signaling influences your immune system, muscle function, emotional responses, pain perception, and more.

Many researchers believe the ECS regulates the processes of homeostasis2, the critical internal balance that all living organisms need to survive.3

Cannabinoids

Cannabinoids are the chemical messengers of your Endocannabinoid System. Your body is wired to respond to two types of cannabinoids, those made in your body (endocannabinoids) and those found in cannabis (phytocannabinoids). The cannabinoids made in your body are synthesized on demand and quickly broken down by metabolic enzymes. CBD works by mimicking the effects of the cannabinoids made in your body and interacting with the receptors of your ECS.

When Should Athletes Take CBD?

CBD can be used before, during, or after your workout. Many professional athletes use multiple CBD products, alternating or combining them as needed. For example, an athlete might start their day with a CBD tincture, use a topical after working out, and a nighttime gummy to promote restful sleep. There is no reason to worry about combining CBD products.

4 Tips on CBD Dosage for Athletes

The CBD dosage that works for you will depend on the type of product you are using, product potency, and the way your body responds to CBD. A dosage that works well for someone else could be significantly more or less than you need. To determine the dosage that’s best for you, consider the following suggestions:

CBD Products and Packs for Athletes

While the reasons a professional athlete might have stiff joints, aching muscles, or difficulty sleeping might be different than yours, their careers depend on their ability to rest and recover. If you are looking for a safe, natural product to help with concerns often shared by professional athletes, you may want to consider one of the following products:

Supporting Athletic Recovery with CBDistillery™

The lifestyle of a professional athlete can cause a significant amount of physical discomfort. A growing number of elite athletes are using hemp-derived CBD for it’s potential to support their fitness efforts and enhance post-workout recovery. Of course, you don’t need to be a professional athlete to experience CBD’s health and wellness potential. You may have reasons of your own.

To learn more about the Endocannabinoid System and the many potential benefits of ECS support, visit CBDistillery™ to download The Ultimate CBD User GuideThen consider taking a moment to view our quality selection of CBD tinctures, topicals, capsules, and CBD pet products.

  1. USADA. (2018 October 23) Athletes: 6 Things to Know About Cannabidiol.
  2. Journal of Young Investigators. C Sallaberry and L Astern. (2018 June 01) The Endocannabinoid System, Our Universal Regulator.
  3. Scientific America. K Rodolfo. (2000 January 03). What is Homeostasis?
  4. USA Drug Test Centers. J Schwab (2019 October 01) Can You Fail a Drug Test Due to CBD?

Yoga is well-known for its remarkable benefits for the mind, body, and spirit. The discipline’s focus on alignment and breathing improves strength and flexibility, enhances immune system function, promotes restful sleep, and alleviates the potentially detrimental effects of stress on your body.1

Like yoga, CBD also has significant health and wellness potential. Whether you are new to the yoga experience or a dedicated enthusiast, you may be quite intrigued to learn about the considerable advantages of adding CBD to your daily routine. CBD and yoga could be a winning combination, a fantastic duo.

Why Yogis Love CBD

Although yoga has been practiced for centuries, we have not always had a good understanding of yoga’s profound effects on physical and emotional health. It turns out there are several factors that come into play. As challenging poses improve muscle tone, yoga postures and focused breathing help restore balance between the opposing forces of your autonomic nervous system.2

If you are familiar with the health and wellness potential of CBD, you may not be too surprised to learn that the functions of the regulatory system that responds to yoga are directly influenced by your Endocannabinoid System (ECS), the regulatory system that responds to CBD.

CBD mimics the effects of key neurotransmitters produced in your body to interact with the receptors of your Endocannabinoid System. Yogis love CBD for its potential to support and enhance the many benefits of the discipline.

Yogis Are Loving CBDistillery Products

Hemp-derived CBD has generated a significant amount of attention. Since research shows that the ECS regulates many functions of the body from muscle movement to mental focus, numerous professional athletes are using CBD to help support their fitness goals, including our CBDistillery™ Brand Ambassador Yogis.

Bonnie Brazeau

As a 200-Hour Certified Yoga Instructor, Bonnie Brazeau is quite aware of the benefits of yoga for the body, mind, and spirits. Because yoga can also take a toll on overworked joints, muscles, and tendons, Bonnie uses CBD topicals for targeted relief.

“Leading life as a yoga instructor has made CBD an important part of my self-care routine. CBDol assists my body in recovery – something I struggle with through my very active lifestyle.”

  ~Bonnie Brazeau

Chelsey Korus

A philosopher and yoga instructor, Chelsey Korus has been a yoga instructor since she was 15 years old. After a decade devoted to traveling the world and teaching, Chelsey designed the concept of AWAKE, a “total package lifestyle.” Chelsey uses CBD to promote restful sleep.

“Being a yoga teacher who is always on the go, CBD has become an integral part of my post-flight routine. It had been hard to adjust when traveling between time zones, so I’ve become a big fan of CBDistillery’s PM Gummies, which help me get the rest I need.” 

~Chelsey Korus

Best CBD Products for Yogis and Yoga Students

There are numerous ways to use CBD to enhance and support the benefits of yoga. CBD can be taken in the form of delicious edibles, applied topically, or even stirred into your morning coffee. Here are some of the Best CBD Products for Yogis and their Students:

Enhancing Fitness and Recovery with CBDistillery™

While there are multiple styles of yoga, each discipline contributes to physical health and emotional well-being. Adding CBD to your daily routine could enhance your yoga experience and help your body recover from the physical and emotional challenges.

When selecting a CBD product, it’s important to know that the quality of the products you select will have a substantial influence on your CBD experience.

For the highest quality hemp-derived CBD tinctures, capsules, gummies, and topicals, visit CBDistillery™. CBDistillery™ relies on natural farming methods and CO2 extraction to ensure the safety and quality of every product we offer. You can verify the potency and purity of every CBDistillery™ product by scanning the QR code on your product label or viewing the third-party test results on our site. CBDistillery™ proudly displays the US Hemp Authority™ certification seal.

  1. NIH. (2019 May 15). Yoga: What You Need to Know.
  2. Yoga Journal. T McCall. (2107 April 05) The Scientific Basis of Yoga Therapy.
  3. Physiology.org. A Ligresti et al. (2016 September 14). From Phytocannabinoids to Cannabinoid Receptors to Endocannabinoids: Pleiotropic Physiological and Pathological Roles Through Complex Pharmacology.
  4. Neuropharmacology. A Sangare et al. Serotonin Differentially Modulates Excitatory and Inhibitory Synaptic Inputs to Putative Sleep-Promoting Neurons of the Ventrolateral Preoptic Nucleus.
  5. Project CBD. (2019) How CBD Works.
  6. Psychology Today. C Bergland. (2015 May 27) How Does Yoga Relieve Chronic Pain?
  7. Therapeutics and Clinical Rist Management. E Russo. (2008 February 04) Cannabinoids in the Management of Difficult to Treat Pain.
  8. StatPearls. (2019 March 19) Physiology, Temperature Regulation.

Many first-time CBD users feel slightly overwhelmed when trying to narrow down their product options. That’s understandable; there are numerous products to choose from and a significant number of factors to consider before making a purchase.

Since your first experience could determine if you are likely to continue using CBD products, we thought it would be helpful to let you know the types of products popular with other first-time CBD users and a few of their reasons for selecting those products.

What is CBD? 

CBD is the common abbreviation for cannabidiol, a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in cannabis plants. There are two potential sources of CBD, hemp and marijuana. 

How Does CBD Work?

CBD interacts with your Endocannabinoid System (ECS), a network of messengers and receptors that regulates essential functions within your body. CBD mimics the effects of the Endocannabinoid System messengers produced in your body and interacts with your endocannabinoid receptors to keep this essential system functioning efficiently.

The Top 4 CBD Products for Beginners 

CBD products generally fall into one of two main categories, ingestibles and topicals. When selecting CBD for the first time, it’s essential to find a product you will be comfortable using. Of the many product options, many first-time CBD users select from one of the following products. 

#1 CBD Oil: 500mg Full Spectrum Tincture  

A hemp-derived tincture is a blend of hemp extract and a carrier oil. Full spectrum CBD tinctures contain all the plant terpenes, flavonoids, vitamins, and minerals found naturally in hemp plants. CBDistillery™ 500mg Full Spectrum Tincture provides a moderate serving of CBD, ideal for those beginning their journey with hemp-derived products.

Why Full Spectrum Tinctures are Great for Beginners

The additional cannabinoids in a full spectrum tincture allow you to experience the fullest extent of CBD’s potential. CBD tinctures can be added to beverages, used in recipes, or taken orally. Many new CBD users appreciate the simplicity of the sublingual method, holding the tincture under their tongue 30-90 seconds before swallowing.

Our 500mg CBD tincture contains 17 mg of CBD per 1mL dropper. This is a relatively low serving of CBD, but high enough to see how CBD affects you while you determine if you might benefit from a higher CBD concentration in the future. 

#2 CBD Isolate: CBD Pure CBDelicious Powder  

New CBD users who would like to include CBD into their favorite recipes tend to prefer starting their journey with a CBD isolate. CBD isolate is 99+% pure CBD. All the other cannabinoids and plant compounds, including the THC, are removed during extraction and processing. CBDistillery’s™ CBDelicious Formulation Cooking Powder is a tasteless, odorless powder specifically formulated to dissolve easily.

Why CBDelicious is Great for Beginners 

CBDelicious can be used in small amounts while delivering big results. A single gram of CBDelicious contains 1000 mg of cannabidiol and is one of the most inexpensive ways to try CBD.

CBDelicious Formulation Powder can be added to your morning coffee, breakfast smoothies, or used to create your own CBD candies and baked goods. Since isolate products contain 0% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), they are popular with CBD users who want to avoid ingesting the trace amounts of THC (.3 percent or less) found in full spectrum products.

#3 CBD Edibles: 30mg CBD Gummies 

Of all the types of CBD edibles available, CBD gummies are one of the most popular. When selecting CBD gummies for the first time, it’s important to pay attention to the CBD content. If your gummies contain too little CBD, you may need multiple pieces to get the effect you’re looking for. CBDistillery™ CBD Gummies, contain 30 mg of CBD per piece and contain 0.0% THC.

Why CBD Gummies are Great for Beginners 

Some people say CBD gummies are popular with first time CBD users because they are familiar and delicious. While that could very well be the case, we also know that many CBD users are attracted to our gummies for their convenience.

Each flavorful bear contains a pre-measured, consistent serving of CBD. When your serving is pre-measured, you never have to worry about filling droppers, messy spills, or broken bottles, even while traveling. CBD gummies are easy to take with you when you are on the move.

#4 CBD Topicals: CBDefine Skin Care Cream 

The health of your skin is directly influenced by its ability to discard tired, old skin cells and generate healthy new cells. Since these functions are regulated by your Endocannabinoid System, many first-time CBD users are interested in the skin-soothing potential of CBD skincare products. CBDistillery’s™ CBDefine Skin Care Cream contains 500mg of full spectrum hemp-derived CBD in every jar.

Why CBDefine is Great for Beginners

CBDefine is a great introduction to the health and wellness potential of hemp-derived CBD. When selecting a CBD-infused moisturizer, you are investing in a familiar product that many people use every day.

New CBD users who are looking for a natural skincare product appreciate that CBDefine is made with skin-friendly ingredients. In addition to a generous amount of CBD, CBDefine contains olive oil, apricot oil, coconut oil, frankincense, lavender, and rosemary.

Tips for Choosing Your First CBD Product 

While knowing why people choose certain products can be helpful for beginners, there are a few more details to keep in mind before making a final selection. Consider the value of the following suggestions:

Beginning Your CBD Journey with CBDistillery™

When beginning your journey with CBD, it’s important to choose a product you are comfortable with, a CBD product that suits your lifestyle. Once you have narrowed down your product options, it’s essential to purchase those products from a reputable source.

At CBDistillery™, we want our new CBD users to feel confident about the quality of the products they select. That’s why we post our third-party test results. You can use those results to verify the purity and potency of CBDistillery™ products. The product reviews and user testimonials on our site are posted through a review verification service, so you can be confident that the more than 30,000 reviews on our site are posted by actual CBDistillery™ customers.

It’s officially autumn, which means sweater weather, cozy nights by the fire, and all of the pumpkin-flavored goodness you can fit into one season. We’ve put on our own spin on the modern classic Pumpkin Spice Coffee with our very own Pumpkin Spice CBD Latte! Watch this easy how-to video to try this delicious fall treat for yourself.

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Ingredients:

2 Cups of whole milk (almond works, too)

2 Tbsp of pure pumpkin puree

2-3 Tbsp of sugar (depending on how sweet you like it)

½ tsp of pumpkin pie spice blend, plus more for garnish

1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract

½ Cup of strong brewed hot coffee

Whipped cream

Cinnamon stick (for garnish)

Your desired amount of CBDistillery™’s CBDelicious powder

Directions:

  1. Combine the milk, pumpkin puree, sugar, pumpkin pie spice blend and vanilla extract in a saucepan.
  2. Place over medium heat until hot, but do not boil.
  3. Whisk milk mixture vigorously until foamy
  4. Remove the mixture from heat and add your desired amount of CBDelicious powder. Stir.
  5. Pour coffee into mugs, about halfway full, and pour the milk mixture on top.
  6. Top with whipped cream, a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice blend and cinnamon sticks.
  7. Sip, relax and enjoy!
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