New to CBD? Here are 6 Ways Athletes Can Use It

August 15, 2019

Athletes are finding that CBD products incorporate seamlessly into their daily training regimens.

CBD is gaining popularity among athletes of all levels who have come to appreciate how regularly supporting their systems with the cannabinoid can help keep them performing at their best.

Derived from cannabis plants like hemp, CBD is an exciting natural cannabinoid that stimulates the body’s endocannabinoid system to make sure the body and its functions are running at top level. CBD’s ability to help the body maintain balance for peak performance has earned the respect of all types of athletes — from professional-level champions to competitive amateurs to those who simply enjoy training hard.

CBD products easily integrate into an athlete’s routine. Here are 6 ways that athletes can use CBD.

1. Morning CBD Vape Session

Every athlete wakes up with tightness and soreness from their rigorous training during the week. At the same time, most have schedules that require them to be physically active in the morning.

That’s why sports coaches often recommend that athletes begin the day with light stretching or yoga to increase blood flow to muscles and wake up the neurological system.

Starting your day with CBD can help encourage your endocannabinoid system as it’s challenged with regulating your functions as you set out on your day. While there are many ways to use CBD, many athletes have found they enjoy the relaxing practice of vaping CBD vape oil first thing in the morning.

Our Dixie Botanicals® CBD Vape Liquid is expertly formulated with pure CBD isolate powder and comes in three delicious flavors — blackberry lemonade, sour watermelon, and vanilla caramel. Each 30mL bottle contains 1000 mg of CBD and features a convenient dropper top so you can easily fill the tanks of your favorite liquid vaporizers.

You can learn more about vaping CBD.

2. Post-Workout CBD Recovery Smoothie

Athletes are always looking for ways to improve recovery. Sports nutritionists regularly stress the importance of consuming the right post-workout meal within 30-60 minutes after a workout for greater glycogen restoring, more muscle building, less muscle soreness, and better immune system functioning. A smoothie that blends a banana, peanut butter, and almond milk provides the body with the protein and carbohydrates it needs for optimal recovery.

CBD products like those from Dixie Botanicals® can help the body restore itself after an intense training session. Completely free of odor and flavor, our CBD Isolate can be seamlessly blended into an athlete’s post-workout smoothie. Containing 99 percent pure CBD in a powder form, CBD Isolate is perfect for maximizing CBD intake after training.

cbd post-workout smoothie

3. CBD-Assisted Film Study or Strategy Session

Film sessions can be a valuable part of an athlete’s training and competitive strategy. By watching their own athletic technique or positioning, an athlete can quickly identify improvements and adjustments that need to be made. Watching videos of upcoming competitors can help athletes prepare for a game, match, or event.

Often times scheduled in the early mornings or after training, watching video can pose a mental challenge for athletes. The ability to focus during film sessions is key, which is why incorporating Dixie Botanicals® Kicks energy chews can be ideal for athletes needing an all-natural energy boost.

These bite-sized energy chews are made with award-winning hemp-derived CBD, as well as 100 mg of caffeine and energizing B vitamins. Available in Chocolate and Sour Apple, Kicks provide a natural, sustained boost of energy. For athletes who want to avoid caffeine, our Mango Citrus Kicks offer 60 mcg of Vitamin D3 instead.

4. Mid-Training CBD Boost

Particularly strenuous weight lifting workouts or long endurance runs can be both mentally and physically challenging for athletes. You know they need to be well hydrated and fueled up before training, and to periodically drink fluids and consume food to help maintain proper hydration levels and blood glucose concentration.

Some athletes have also found that using CBD products mid-workout is beneficial. By stimulating the endocannabinoid system, you can help ensure that your body’s functions continue to be at their best throughout your entire session.

Dixie Botanicals® CBD tinctures are ideal for a mid-training CBD boost. Available in 1-ounce and 2-ounce dropper-top bottles that are small enough to fit into a running pack or duffle bag, our tinctures blend award-winning hemp CBD with other nutritious oils and liquids for a lower concentration of CBD. You can quickly drop a bit of the liquid extract under the tongue and allow it to diffuse in your mouth right into your bloodstream for fast natural effects.

cbd during workout

5. End-Of-Day Topical CBD Balm

At the end of a particularly hard day training or competing, your body is likely feeling a bit banged up. You may even be coping with stress, jet lag, and a demanding schedule that can make healthy sleep habits challenging for even the most dedicated and disciplined athletes.

Athletic and sports conditioning trainers often recommend that athletes do a bit of light stretching or yoga before going to bed to help calm the body, alleviate some aches, and promote better sleep.

Many athletes are now also incorporating a CBD topical into their nighttime routine. Infused with hemp oil rich in CBD, Dixie Botanicals® Salvation Balm allows you to direct the natural benefits of CBD directly where they’re needed most. Massage the balm into your sore muscles and joints. This allows CBD and the other active compounds in the balm to be absorbed through the skin for focused effects.

cbd topical for athletes

Learn More about CBD

Learn more about how and why CBD can be beneficial for you through our article, “Is CBD Right For Me?

Get started supporting your systems with CBD today by ordering the CBD products that fit into your athletic routine through the HempMeds® online shop.