CBD oil for Golfers
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound taken from the hemp variety of the cannabis plant. Non-intoxicative and non-euphoric, it is credited with relieving chronic pain, insomnia, auto-immune diseases, anxiety and depression, and linked to a multitude of skincare benefits.
It comes as no surprise that CBD is proving popular with athletes, particularly as an aid to recovery. Many athletes use CBD to support muscle recovery, aid pain management, regulate the immune system and reduce anxiety.
Here, we take a look at how CBD is being used by golfers and the benefits it may offer.
Why do golfers use CBD?
Golf is one of few activities that can be played by all ages and abilities. In fact, the average golfer often plays well in to his or her retirement years. Golfers can, therefore, face a number of long-term symptoms. Studies show that ‘the three most common injury sites [are] the lower back, the elbow and the wrist. Together these three sites account for approximately 80% of all injuries sustained by golfers.’
Pain Relief. The dynamic action of the golf swing can result in back and joint pain, for which CBD may offer relief. Our ‘nerve cell signalling’ system, known as the endocannabinoid system (ECS), modulates the central nervous system and helps maintain psychological, emotional and cognitive stability. It plays a crucial role in how the brain will respond to trauma, pain and inflammation. Medical experts believe that CBD inhibits the enzyme Fatty Acid Amide Hydrolase (FAAH) which is responsible for breaking down and recycling endocannabinoids. By doing this, anandamide levels are increased which naturally suppresses pain.
A study on rats in 2009 also showed that CBD can reduce acute inflammation, the body’s natural reaction to injury.
Calming Nerves. CBD has been shown to reduce stress, interacting with the ECS to regulate levels of serotonin. Golfers facing competitive situation may find that CBD supports in calming nerves before a game, particularly a competitive golf tournament.
Supporting homeostasis. Homeostasis is the self-regulating process by which the body maintains stability and adjusts to eternal conditions. This ‘healthy state’ enables us to survive and thrive in different conditions. Scientific research has found that CBD can help to promote homeostasis, influencing the functions of the cannabinoid receptors to either activate, inhibit or antagonise them. CBD could therefore support temperature regulation, control pain and inflammation and regulate nausea and appetite. This can be particularly helpful for golfers who travel around the world for their sport, helping them to acclimatise to different climates, dietary changes and sleep patterns. Read more here about ‘Endocannabinoids and the Control or Energy Homeostasis’.
Will CBD make you a better golfer?
While only practice makes perfect, CBD can certainly help you along the way! Whether a pro or an amateur golfer, we can all benefit from a positive boost to our health regime to help improve sleep, manage pain, sharpen mental focus and decrease anxiety.
What is the WADA view on CBD?
in 2018, CBD was removed from the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) list of banned substances, meaning that it is permitted for use in competitive sport. All cannabinoids are prohibited except for cannabidiol. At ULU, all our products are completely free of THC. You can read more about our quality guarantee here.
Which ULU products might a golfer choose?
CBD oil for golfers is a great choice. The ULU Full Spectrum 10% CBD Oil is amongst the best on the UK market. Start with two to three drops under the tongue and repeat twice more during the day.
Our new ULU CBD patches offer a discreet and affordable option for golfers looking to introduce CBD into their daily routine.
Ease and convenience are undoubtedly important when deciding on the most effective method to take CBD. CBD capsules, tablets and gummies are an excellent option for people on the move. They’re straight-forward to take and can even be kept in your golf bag! Our new ULU CBD Gummies are a guaranteed way to enjoy the benefits of CBD in the most convenient format.
After a hard day at the driving range, or a long round of golf, soothe those aches and pains with ULU Muscle Cooling Relief Gel. Combined with organic aloe leaf juice, cooling menthol, paprika and camphor oil, it will invigorate the senses and support your tired muscles.
Whether you’re a keen amateur golfer or an experienced pro, CBD can undoubtedly aid your game and is worth considering as a natural addition to your health regime. CBD is credited with supporting muscle recovery, relieving stress and pain management, as well as in regulating sleep. CBD is also approved by WADA making it a great option for golfers who compete professionally. If you have any questions, our friendly CBD experts are just an email away.
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