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CBD Oil for Athletes: Four Professional Athletes Using CBD & Why They Use CBD 

Catherine DeMuro
July 2, 2019

Professional athletes put a lot of stress on their bodies to maximize their strength, endurance, and athletic performance. An intensive training schedule and rigorous competition can cause muscle pain, inflammation, joint pain, and stiffness. Because training and recovery are essential to their health and their careers, a steadily increasing number of professional athletes are turning to hemp-derived CBD to potentially help enhance their recovery.

Since so many athletes are speaking out on behalf of CBD products, you may naturally wonder why professional athletes are using CBD. Knowing why athletes are using CBD may help you determine if CBD could be right for you.

4 Professional Athletes Using CBD 

Hemp-derived CBD is being used by numerous professional athletes representing a significant number of sports. Several of these elite athletes have joined our mission to spread awareness about hemp-derived CBD products as CBDistillery™ Brand Ambassadors.  For a glimpse into the many reasons professional athletes are using CBD, it may be helpful to introduce you to the influential men and women who have joined the #CBDMOVEMENT™:

1. Yoga: Chelsey Korus

“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 has been a yoga instructor since the age of 15. A lifelong learner in numerous movement practices, this renowned yoga instructor and philosopher designed a “total package lifestyle,” the concept of AWAKE. Chelsey is passionate about helping others learn to be aware and present in their own lives through movement, meditation, and excursions through nature.1

2. UFC: Michelle Waterson 

“I love to use my CBDistillery gummies to help me recover. It puts my mind and body at ease, bringing everything back into balance.”

Mixed martial arts is a challenging sport, both physically and mentally. Considered one of the most dynamic of the full contact combat sports, mixed martial artists rely on a combination of punching, throws, holds, kicks, and takedowns to achieve dominance over the competition. Michelle Waterson uses CBD to help calm her mind, and enhance athletic recovery.

3. UFC: Anthony Pettis 

“CBD has become an integral part of my training and post-fight regimen helping my body’s natural healing process.”

Mixed martial artist Anthony Pettis competes in the Lightweight division of the UFC. Anthony was the final WEC Lightweight Champion before the organization’s merger into the UFC. Anthony Pettis uses several CBDistillery™ products to take full advantage of CBD’s health and wellness potential during training and recovery. 

4. Submission Grappling: Gordon Ryan

“Training 3-4 times a day, recovery is vital. I have to make sure I get at least 8 hours of sleep every night. I take CBD 30-45 minutes before sleeping. It’s amazing.”

Submission grappling is a demanding martial art form that requires a significant amount of strength and strategy. As one of the top competitors of his generation, Gordon Ryan also uses multiple CBD products including our CBD Night Time Gummies so he can fall asleep easier and wake feeling rejuvenated and ready to start a new day.

CBD Products and Packs for Athletes 

Professional athletes have sore muscles, aching joints, and difficulty sleeping, just like the rest of us. Their livelihood depends on their ability to rest and recover. If you are looking for a safe, natural product to potentially help alleviate similar concerns, the following products could help you recover like a professional athlete:

  • CBDol Topical CBD Salve

    CBDistillery’s™ CBDol Topical CBD Salve contains 500 mg of CBD for fast-acting, long-lasting relief. Simply apply the CBDol where you need it most. Specially formulated with the natural benefits of arnica, eucalyptus, lavender (and other botanicals), CBDol Topical Salve has the potential to soothe your tender muscles and painful joints without the risk of side effects commonly associated with over-the-counter pain relievers.

  • CBD Night Time Gummies

    Quality sleep is essential for athletic recovery. Our CBD Night Time Gummies contain 30 mg of CBD and the natural sleep-promoting benefits of melatonin. The sleep-promoting benefits of melatonin could help you fall asleep quickly and wake feeling refreshed. 

  • The Pettis Fight Pack

    You can recover like a pro while saving money with a discounted bundle pack that includes the three products used by UFC fighters Anthony and Sergio Pettis. The Pettis Fight Pack includes our 500 mg CBDol CBD Topical Salve, a 30 ml bottle of our 1000 mg THC-free Pure CBD tincture, and a 30-count bottle of our 30 mg CBD Night Time Gummies.

  • The King Gordon CBD Pack

    To train and recover like ADCC World Champion Gordon Ryan, consider the benefits of the King Gordon CBD Pack. This discounted bundle contains the three products Ryan relies on during training and post-fight recovery. The King Gordon CBD Pack contains our 500 mg CBDol Topical Salve, 30 ml of our 2500 mg Full Spectrum CBD Tincture, and a 200 mg CBD Vape Pen.

When Should Athletes Take CBD?

CBD can be used at anytime before, after, or during your workout. When you choose to use CBD depends on your needs. Many professional athletes start their day with a CBD capsule or tincture, then use topicals, vape products, or night time gummies as needed.

CBD is not a medication or treatment for any disorder. This supplement can work with the receptors of the system responsible for regulating nearly every essential function in your body, your endocannabinoid system (ECS).2 Since the ECS helps regulates metabolism, muscle function, inflammation, pain perceptions, and sleep cycles, supplementing your ECS with hemp-derived CBD has numerous potential benefits.3

A Natural Supplement to Support Athletic Recovery

A vigorous workout can disrupt the balance of your endocannabinoid system. That may be why so many professional athletes, including our elite team of brand ambassadors, are supplementing their endocannabinoid system with hemp-derived CBD.

To learn more about your endocannabinoid system and what CBD could do for you, visit CBDistillery™ to download The Ultimate CBD User GuideWhile you are there, consider the value of our CBD tinctures, topicals, gummies, and CBD vape products so you can recover like a professional athlete. 

Additional Sources:

  1. ChelseyKorus.com. (2019) Awake with Chelsey Korus Retreat.
  2. Project CBD. (2019) The Endocannabinoid System.
  3. USNews Health. K Fetters. (2018 May 11) Can CBD Improve Your Fitness Results?
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