Taking CBD Before Sport Competitions

May 15, 2018

Capitalize on the performance-boosting benefits of CBD by making CBD products part of your pre-competition routine.

As an athlete, you’re regularly pushing your body to the limit and subjecting it to high impact and physiological stress that can lead to aches, pains, and fatigue. No matter whether you’re a professional athlete or someone who participates in their local recreational league, playing a sport will take its toll.

Using CBD before sports competitions is an all-natural way to help your body stay balanced as it’s pushed to the max.

Benefits of Taking CBD Before Sports

Using CBD before a competition can help you perform at your best by encouraging your body to function efficiently.

A cannabinoid derived from the stalks and seeds of hemp, CBD augments your body’s own naturally-produced cannabinoids. CBD helps stimulate your body’s endocannabinoid system, a major regulatory network that constantly works to keep your body and its many functions in homeostasis.

Everything from energy balance, metabolism, and immune function – processes instrumental to your ability to perform at a top level — are regulated by your body’s endocannabinoid system. By interacting with cannabinoid receptors in your brain and throughout your body, CBD supports and strengthens the endocannabinoid system.

Many athletes have described the benefits of taking CBD before competition as it helping them to “find their flow” or “calm their mind.” Because CBD is non-psychoactive, you won’t get the high like you would with marijuana, but your body’s functions, and subsequently your athletic performance, will be at their best.

Athletes from all different sports – from football to basketball to long-distance running – have discovered the natural benefits of incorporating CBD into their pre-competition regimen.

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Incorporating CBD Into Your Pre-Competition Routine

Dixie Botanicals® offers a variety of CBD products that are convenient for integrating CBD into your pre-competition routine.

Infuse CBD Isolate Into Your Pre-Game Meal
You know that a high-carbohydrate pre-event meal keeps your glycogen stores full so that you can make the most of your sports performance. Now you can add a balancing boost to your pre-competition meal by adding Dixie Botanicals® CBD Isolate. A pure crystalline containing 99 percent CBD, CBD Isolate maximizes your CBD intake before you hit the field, court, or pool.

Two to three hours before competition, mix your serving of CBD Isolate into a bowl of hot cereal with fruit or applesauce, or blend the CBD crystalline into your go-to pre-game fruit smoothie. Odor and flavor free, Dixie Botanicals® CBD Isolate can be seamlessly mixed into your favorite pre-competition meal. Remember to avoid high-fat and high-fiber foods before competition to avoid stomach discomfort.

Rub CBD Onto Your Muscles and Joints
Are there particular muscles or joints that you know take most of the beating during your sport? Deliver CBD’s balancing properties right where they’re needed with Dixie Botanicals® Salvation Balm. Designed to be rubbed right into your muscles and joints, Salvation Balm allows you to address the overworked areas of your body head-on.

Formulated with 50 mg of CBD and all-natural, sustainably sourced ingredients like beeswax, camphor oil, and fragrant cedarwood and lavender oils, Salvation Balm can help prep your muscles and joints for the intense activity ahead.

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CBD With a Kick of Energy
More and more athletes are consuming caffeine before competition, because it can help fat cells to be used as energy source opposed to glycogen, allowing you to perform at a high level for a longer period of time Dixie Botanicals® Kicks Energy Chews combine 100 mg of caffeine with CBD and B vitamins for an all-natural energy boost.

Take a Kicks energy chew about one hour before your competition for peak stimulatory effects. With 5 mg of CBD and about as much caffeine as a cup of coffee, Dixie Botanicals® Chocolate and Sour Apple Kicks will give you the balancing energy you need to be at your best when it’s time to perform.

Dew Drops Before You Hit the Field
For the most simple way to add CBD to your pre-competition routine, Dixie Botanicals® tinctures allow you to quickly and easily add CBD to your endocannabinoid system. Available in peppermint, cinnamon, and natural flavor options, Dew Drops are taken under the tongue for quick absorption.

Available in compact 1 and 2 oz bottles, Dew Drops are convenient to carry with you to the field, court, pool, or ring so they’re ready to go when you are.

Keep in Mind

As you first start adding CBD to your pre-competition routine, it is recommended to be conservative and start with a lower serving of CBD.

CBD affects everyone differently, and some have reported feeling more relaxed and in some cases even drowsy after taking the product, which would not be ideal before a sports competition.

You may want to try adding CBD before a workout or practice until you have a better grasp of how your body will respond to the natural cannabinoid. Some athletes have found that using CBD after training or competition for recovery works best.

Add CBD to Your Pre-Competition Routine

Start adding CBD to your pre-game routine today by visiting the HempMeds® online shop. Interested in learning more about CBD and how it can help your performance? Visit the Dixie Botanicals® blog.