There are a lot of CBD brands out there, but Hemp Daddy’s is truly the best CBD oil for athletes.
I founded Hemp Daddy’s Therapeutics after seeing many positive benefits from using CBD oil. I first started taking it to help with a chronic Achilles tendonitis injury. Huge results weren’t immediate, but I was sleeping better, and felt less stressed about some major changes going on with my business.
After a week of great sleep, I started noticing something during my morning mediation practice. I wasn’t as stiff in my back as I once was. I have chronic bursitis in my upper back from a car accident years ago, and the pain associated with that was significantly reduced, and major flair ups are now very rare.
It wasn’t long though before I started seeing improvements with the pain levels associated with my Achilles tendonitis…. I also had a tendonitis flair up in my other foot, and it ended up healing pretty quickly with the help of CBD oil, a transdermal pain cream, and active recovery.
Here I am a year later, and to be completely honest, my tendonitis isn’t 100% healed, but I would venture to say I’m 50-70% better. I don’t start my mornings off with a limp anymore, and my post-run stiffness is also significantly reduced.
I also notice that I recover a lot faster from my long runs. Doing back-to-back runs is rarely an issue anymore!
Top Benefits of CBD Oil For Athletes
- Reduced inflammation. CBD can easily replace over the counter pain and inflammation fighters, and CBD oil is much safer, and there is no risk of liver damage.
- Faster Recovery Times. Since CBD is responsible for battling inflammation. Recovery times improve. Allowing you to get back to doing your favorite activity, and at max effort, which also results in improved fitness levels.
- Better Sleep. This is the first thing people usually notice when taking CBD oil. As an athlete sleep is super important when it comes to recovery and getting the rest you need before a big race.
- Lowers stress and anxiety levels. Great for battling race day jitters, or just every day stress and anxiety. CBD is very popular amongst those battling stress, depression, and anxiety. When our athletic activities just aren’t enough – reach for CBD oil.
How to take CBD Oil
If you are new to CBD oil, you probably have a thousand questions. But mostly there are likely two that you really want answers to.
I’ve linked to previous posts on the topics above, but to put it simply…
Everybody is different when it comes to how much CBD oil you should take. But the general rule of thumb is, “start low and work up slow.”
Begin by taking about 5mg of CBD per day at night before you go to bed. After a few days work up to a 10mg dose, wait a few more days and continue to increase the dose until desired results are achieved.
You might also experiment with the time of day you take your CBD. I generally recommend taking a morning and evening dose. So, if you are taking 30mg of CBD per day. You would take a 15mg dose at night, and a 15mg dose in the morning.
As far as, “how long does it take for CBD oil to work.” That also depends on the person. For some people results are immediate. For others it can take up to 30-45 days for the CBD to really build up in your system and achieve maximum results.
Athlete Specific CBD Tips
When it comes to dosing CBD oil for athletes, more than likely you are going to want a higher dose than the general public. Especially if you are working out 5-7 days per week, or have chronic injuries.
I consider a 20mg daily dose to be the baseline dose for any athlete. But many of us will need more. However, don’t take more than you need to. Listen to your body. Once you see results, you can use that as your standard dose.
After long or hard workouts, it can help to take an extra dose of CBD to help battle the extra inflammation.
I’ve talked to some athletes that benefit greatly from CBD on race day. It calms their nerves and takes away from the race day jitters.
CBD can also help you with focus during a long workout, and also battle pain and inflammation during long endurance events. I usually recommend higher doses than normal during competition to help fight those inflamed joints and muscles.
You might also try an anti-inflammation cocktail. Mix CBD with your favorite ant-inflammatory, such as Omega-3’s and Turmeric. Our Water Soluble is also a great addition to your post-workout recovery smoothie.
Additionally you might try alternative products, like our transdermal cream. Many athletes actually prefer this over the oil. Especially when it comes to dealing with soreness or chronic injuries.
CBD has loads of benefits for athletes that extend well beyond athletic endeavors, but make no mistake. CBD can help improve your athletic performance by helping to battle inflammation and pain. Allowing you to get in higher quality workouts, and recover faster.
If you haven’t tried CBD yet, now is a great time to get started. I generally recommend starting with our Extra Strength tincture (in the 60ml size). This will allow you to experiment with your dosage more than the Regular Strength oil.
Experiment with different types of CBD products as well, so you know which ones work best for you.
If you have any questions at all about CBD oil, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly.
Hemp Daddy’s – Founder/Owner