Harness CBD’s Benefits in your Morning Coffee for Greater Sports Performance

June 25, 2018

Infuse CBD into your pre-workout cup of coffee to promote balance and help you achieve your training and performance goals.

Athletes know that what they consume before a practice, training session, or competition will influence their ability to perform at their highest level. Pre-exercise meals provide the body with the fuel it needs, while pre-workout wellness products can help the body and its functions perform at their best during intense activities.

Today, two of the most popular pre-exercise natural boosts include CBD and caffeine. Each plays a unique role in enhancing performance and you can blend the two together in a easy-to-make CBD-infused coffee.

Benefits of CBD and Caffeine for Sports Performance

More and more athletes are beginning to incorporate CBD and caffeine into their pre-workout or pre-competition regimen to improve the quality of their training and boost performance.

CBD is an all-natural cannabinoid found in cannabis plants like hemp. Like all cannabinoids, CBD is able to interact with the body’s major regulatory network – the endocannabinoid system. By stimulating the endocannabinoid system’s receptors, CBD encourages the system to keep important functions like metabolism, energy balance, and immune response, balanced and running optimally.

Caffeine before a workout can increase energy levels and mental focus for greater sports performance. Researchers have found evidence that caffeine can have a positive impact on vertical jump height, strength, and fat loss. The NCAA points out that caffeine can allow high intensity athletes to go longer before reaching fatigue, and that it can improve focus, coordination, and concentration for up to four hours.

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How to Make CBD-Infused Coffee

You can easily make your own CBD-infused coffee using Dixie Botanicals® CBD Isolate, a fine white powder containing 99 percent pure CBD. As a pure crystalline containing only the CBD chemical compound, CBD Isolate offers all-natural CBD in its most concentrated and versatile form.

To add CBD to your coffee, you’ll want to first blend CBD Isolate into a nutritious type of oil. While CBD Isolate seamlessly blends into palm and avocado oils, we suggest coconut oil, which over the years has gained a reputation as a way to boost athletic performance.

Extracted from the “white meat” of matured coconut, coconut oil provides fast-acting energy in the form of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). MCTs are absorbed much faster than long-chain fatty acids, which mean they’re sent straight into circulation and ready to be used as an efficient source of fuel. They also serve well as a carrier for CBD, helping more of it reach the bloodstream and more quickly. Some evidence even indicates that coconut oil has anti-inflammatory properties, and that it can raise metabolic rates to help burn more fat while maintaining lean muscle mass.


  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • Selected serving of Dixie Botanicals® CBD Isolate
  • Cup of coffee


  1. Add coconut oil to a small pot set on stove over low heat, stirring constantly.
  2. Once the oil turns liquid, add in your serving of CBD Isolate and stir to blend thoroughly.
  3. Stir the CBD-infused coconut oil into your cup of coffee and enjoy.

As you’re measuring out your CBD serving, keep in mind that CBD isolate is over 99 percent pure and that each 1 gram jar of Dixie Botanicals® CBD Isolate contains 990 mg of CBD. This means that each milligram of the powder represents close to a milligram of active CBD. You can learn more about selecting the ideal CBD serving size HERE.

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Consumption Considerations

Keep in mind that not everyone responds to CBD or caffeine the same way.

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. Some of our consumers have reported feeling “awakening” effects, while others have said they feel more relaxed after taking a serving, which you may not find ideal before a sports competition. Gradually increase your intake over time.

Remember that caffeine’s peak stimulatory effects occur between 30 and 75 minutes after consumption. Also, keep in mind that too much caffeine can have a laxative effect, which could adversely impact your performance. Experts typically suggest taking in no more than 100-200 mg of caffeine, which is about 1-2 cups of coffee.

It’s a good idea to test whether CBD-infused coffee works for you before a routine practice or training session rather than before a big game.

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Get Started with CBD

Get the Dixie Botanicals® CBD Isolate you need to make your own CBD-infused coffee through the HempMeds® online shop. Looking for an easy way to get caffeine and CBD? Try our Dixie Botanicals® Kicks bite-sized energy chews, containing 5mg of CBD, 100mg of caffeine, and B vitamins for a boost of balancing energy.

You can learn more about how CBD helps you be at your best through the Dixie Botanicals® blog.