Hoping to share the benefits of CBD with your teammates? Here is some guidance on how best to do so.
Every day, athletes hear about CBD and its benefits for the first time. While the compound has surged in popularity and found its way into news segments and media outlets, in most cases people hear about CBD for the first time from someone close to them.
As you set out to introduce your teammates to CBD products, here are some tips on how to best educate them about the compound’s benefits and some things to consider beforehand.
Study Up First
Before presenting CBD to your teammates, it’s best if you first have a good grasp on the basics of the compound and its benefits. Anyone new to CBD oil will likely have questions, and lots of them.
Some of the questions you can expect are:
Take a little time to familiarize yourself with basic information about CBD products before addressing your teammates so that you’re ready to answer their questions.
It is helpful to remember that CBD is an all-natural compound found in the stalks and seeds of cannabis plants like hemp. It’s one of more than 100 cannabinoids so far identified. In hemp, it’s the most abundant.
Explain to your teammates that CBD helps keep functions in balance by interacting with and supporting the endocannabinoid system. This complex regulatory network keeps important processes like appetite, metabolism and energy balance, sleep, appetite, and immune response balanced and running optimally. A well-running endocannabinoid system is crucial for athletes to reach peak performance and recovery efficiently. CBD augments the cannabinoids that the body synthesizes to support the endocannabinoid system and its efforts.
When asked whether CBD products will get them high, you can explain how CBD products that are made from hemp contain only trace levels of the euphoric-causing compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), far less than the amount needed for a high. Hemp-derived CBD products are completely non-intoxicating.
Laws regarding cannabis are complex in the United States, but you can tell your teammates that hemp-derived CBD, unlike marijuana, is legal under federal law and available without a doctor’s recommendation.
Be Ready for Uncertainty
With all the misinformation spread about cannabis and its compounds over the years, your teammates may be initially hesitant to seriously consider taking CBD.
Plus while acceptance for cannabis is growing every day, there’s a strong chance that lasting stigmas still influence your teammates’ thinking.
Be ready for the initial uncertainty and prepared to explain the differences between hemp and marijuana.
Our CBD products are made from hemp, not marijuana. While the two plants are both members of the same Cannabis sativa L. species, they are unique in their chemical makeup and used for different purposes.
Marijuana is harvested and used primarily for its euphoric, intoxicating properties. Hemp is harvested for its seeds and stalks that can be used to produce thousands of products.
Hemp products will not cause any euphoric effects, or “high.” Hemp naturally contains no more than 0.3 percent THC, the active compound in marijuana that elicits a euphoric effect. This is an incredible 33 times less than the least potent marijuana!
You can also share that CBD oil products have shown to be safe and well-tolerated with minimal side effects.
For athletes, CBD products allow them to benefit from the natural balancing properties of cannabinoids without having their coordination, focus, or reaction time impacted. Athletes of all levels, including some of the world’s top professionals to amateur competitors, are using CBD products to physically perform at their best.
Let Them Know How CBD Has Helped You
You trust your teammates, and they you. Letting them know how taking CBD has helped boost your performance and facilitate faster recovery will encourage them to be open-minded about how they may also benefit from the compound’s natural balancing properties.
Your teammates, while they’ll likely hear you out about CBD and its benefits right away, are likely to be even more willing to learn, and perhaps try, CBD products if they hear about positive experiences from someone they trust.
Be up front and honest with your teammates about your own journey with CBD. Tell them about the natural effects you’ve experienced and how taking CBD has made you feel. Share whether you’ve found using CBD before or after training and workouts has influenced your performance and recovery.
Many athletes who now take CBD first heard about the cannabinoid through a personal friend, teammate, or training partner.
Set Your Teammates Up For Success
Once your teammates are open to incorporating CBD into their training regimen, you will want to make sure they understand that not all CBD products out there are created equal.
Now that CBD is hot in demand, new manufacturers pop up regularly. It’s important that your teammates go with only the safest and highest quality CBD products.
As the first company to create mainstream hemp-based CBD products, Dixie Botanicals® is a company you can trust to recommend to your teammates.
The CBD oil used to make Dixie Botanicals® products comes from a superior source of unique, high-CBD, non-GMO hemp. A collective of 750 family farms uses centuries-old growing techniques to cultivate the plants without any pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers that can contaminate products.
Instead of using chemical solvents to extract the CBD oil like some manufacturers, we use a supercritical CO2 process to safely and carefully pull the cannabinoid-rich oil from the plant.
With Dixie Botanicals®, you can feel comfortable that your teammates will receive only high-quality CBD products they can rely on. All CBD products from Dixie Botanicals® are put through our Triple Lab Tested® process. Our hemp CBD oil is examined three separate times throughout manufacturing. Each time, it’s checked to make sure it contains an optimal cannabinoid content and that it’s free of outside contaminants.
Where Your Teammates Can Get High-Quality CBD
Hemp-derived CBD oil products are legal to purchase in the United States.
For CBD your teammates can trust, Dixie Botanicals® has a comprehensive line of CBD products available in the HempMeds® online shop. We’ll deliver their order right to their doorstep.
Do they want to learn more about the incredible natural benefits of daily CBD first? Send them the link to the Dixie Botanicals® blog.