Some athletes have found greater success by incorporating more than one CBD product into their training routine. Here’s why that may work for you.
Athletes are regularly experimenting with CBD, discovering the right types of products, consumption methods, and schedule that helps them reach their best level of performance. While some are loyal to a particular CBD product, others have found greater success by incorporating more than one CBD product into their training routine.
Why would you want to take more than one CBD product? Different CBD products offer unique advantages. Plus, the full effects of CBD may only remain for a few hours to a half-day, depending on the product and method of use. For more sustained CBD levels, some athletes have found success incorporating multiple types of CBD products into their day.
Here’s why you may find greater success by using two or more types of CBD products.
Keep CBD Absorption Rate in Mind
While all of Dixie Botanicals® CBD products will deliver CBD to your systems and encourage balance, some can take longer than others because of varying methods of consumption. Some CBD products offer near-instant effects, while others can take up to an hour to be absorbed by the body.
For example, when you ingest and swallow an edible CBD product, such as Dixie Botanicals® Kicks CBD energy chews or Dixie Botanicals® CBD Gel Caps, the CBD and other active compounds must make their way through your digestive system and be metabolized by the liver before reaching the bloodstream. This process can take 30 to 60 minutes.
Some CBD products deliver CBD to your bloodstream almost instantaneously. Vaping CBD with CBD vape oil like Dixie Botanicals® CBD Vape Liquid, for example, allows CBD and other active compounds to be absorbed through the lungs so they reach your bloodstream in seconds.
Other CBD products, like Dixie Botanicals® CBD tinctures, are placed under the tongue so that the CBD and other active compounds absorb sublingually. The compounds diffuse through the mucous membranes of the mouth and arrive at your bloodstream in minutes.
There are even CBD topicals, like Dixie Botanicals® Salvation Balm, that are slowly absorbed directly through the skin. The CBD found within CBD topicals like salves and balms never reach your bloodstream, but instead gradually make their way through the epidermis and hair follicles to interact with receptors near the skin’s surface.
What this all means is that certain CBD products and consumption methods may work better for you, depending on the time of day, your practice or workout schedule, and your individual needs as an athlete.
Before, During and After Workouts
Different CBD products may lend themselves better to your pre- and post-workout routines, or even during your workout itself. That’s why Dixie Botanicals® offers a full line of CBD products, so you can find the types that work best for you and your athletic routine.
For example, you may find taking a slower absorbing CBD product with your pre-workout meal an hour or so before you train is best, and taking a faster absorbing CBD product right after you’re finished is most ideal for encouraging recovery.
Or, you may want to choose a CBD product that will offer fast natural effects to take right before you take the field, and then massage a CBD topical into your tired muscles and joints after you’re finished.
Some athletes even prefer to start every day with CBD, perhaps in their morning cup of coffee, to get them off to a balanced step.
Keep in mind that not every athlete reacts to CBD products the same way. Your age, genetics, circulatory system, metabolism, tolerance level, and other factors will influence how quickly CBD takes its effects and how your body responds to the compound.
Differences in CBD Potency
Products also vary in CBD potency, giving you greater control over how much CBD you take in at any given time.
If you find taking high amounts of CBD after a particularly strenuous workout helps you recover faster, then picking up our Dixie Botanicals® CBD Isolate, a 99 percent pure powder, to add to your arsenal could be a top choice.
Some athletes prefer to take small servings of CBD multiple times throughout the day, and they often find adding low-dose Dixie Botanicals® Dew Drop tinctures to their daily CBD line-up is ideal for this microdosing method.
With varying CBD potencies, you can mix and match CBD products depending on the amount of CBD you’d like to add to your systems.
Suggested CBD Product Combos
With Dixie Botanicals® line of high-quality CBD products, you can find the right combination to keep you performing at your peak levels each day.
Looking for CBD product combo suggestions? Here are some sample combinations of CBD products that can work well for athletes.
CBD combo #1
- First thing in the morning, take a Dixie Botanicals® CBD Gel Cap.
- End the day by vaping Dixie Botanicals® CBD Vape Liquid.
CBD combo #2
- 30 minutes before practice, vape with Dixie Botanicals® CBD Vape Cartridge.
- Halfway through practice, take 3 drops of Dixie Botanicals CBD Tincture.
- Before bed, rub Dixie Botanicals® Salvation Balm into sore muscles.
CBD combo #3
- Upon waking and again right before training, take a full dropper of Dixie Botanicals® Dew Drop tinctures.
- After training, blend Dixie Botanicals® CBD Isolate into a recovery smoothie.
CBD combo #4
- Begin the day with a Dixie Botanicals® Kicks energy chew.
- At the end of the day, enjoy a relaxing dabbing session with Dixie Botanicals® CBD Isolate.
Reach Peak Performance with Bundles of CBD
All the CBD products you need for the perfect CBD routine are available in the HempMeds® online shop.