From the beginning of 2019, there has been an influx of discussion regarding Cannabidiol, the oil-based product that is derived from cannabis, and its effects in how professional athletes are beginning to use it.
Across multiple industries and among a number of age groups, Cannabidiol (CBD) has planted its roots nearly everywhere – including with athletes. In fact, in 2020 CBD will become one of the biggest growing topics when it comes to the sports industry and, in particular, when discussing the best, legal ways to recover and reduce stress as an athlete.
In the past year alone, soccer players have become vocal about their usage of CBD, including American national figures like Megan and Rachael Rapinoe. This has led to the World Anti-Doping Agency announcing that players are permitted to use CBD, which shows that it is here to stay to enhance the longevity of professional careers.
While the verdict on CBD’s overall impact is still out, regulations around the product in the sports industry are changing.
In 2019 alone, CBD allowance has been one of the most talked about topics in soccer. Players have advocated for its use as an anti-inflammatory aid and pain reliever – especially with the increase on the number of matches per-season and a lack of a true winter break in certain countries (the Premier League being one of those).
In examining what type of CBD is best for not only athletes but for the everyday person as well, there are certain elements to consider.
Here’s a breakdown of the latest CBD gummies that soccer athletes have mentioned as working for them in a variety of different capacities:
The most popular CBD gummy on the market. Verma Farms produces some top-tier product, according to a number of professional soccer players.
Although a relative newcomer to the industry, Verma has held solid with their offerings, having a lineup of products that all aim to be towards the top of their class. In particular, their gummies consistently have had not only a solid flavour but also sourced from properly grown CBD; putting it at the top of the list in terms of quality.
Based out of Maui, Hawaii, the company is in located in an area where CBD for athletes is going to be prominent. Hawaii has produced all types of great athletes from MMA fighters to American football players, so the State is a prime spot for CBD growth among soccer athletes.
If you are not familiar with the Sunday Scaries, it is not only a term for the dread felt about Monday morning, but also the name of a stellar CBD company. With Sunday Scaries, their mission is to deliver a lineup of products that help maintain the athlete’s day-to-day wellbeing when undergoing the stresses of a professional career.
The company is also actively targeting the sports world, even coming up with its own energy drink called the “YOLO Shot”.
One of the more high-end purveyors of CBD goods, Lord Jones refers to their offerings as ‘confections’.
Known for making high-end CBD candy, Lord Jones is one of a lot of athletes’ favourite companies for high-quality products.
Although they don’t hide from being a premium company, they still are very much active within the community and one of the primary sellers to the top-tier soccer brand that can help reduce inflammation and muscle soreness.
Providing a few different options for CBD gummies, CBDfx offers athletes a few top-quality choices dependent on their lifestyle. This includes not only regular CBD gummies, but also the option to have melatonin and turmeric in your mix as well.
The company also offers capsules and pills, which is a product that should raise in popularity among athletes in 2020 as regulations around CBD and dose loosen up.
With a name that originates from the basic foundation of CBD, Charlotte’s Web has been a go-to company used by professional athletes.
By keeping up with national expectations based on the story of Charlotte, Charlotte’s Web has absolutely been answering the call, coming complete with gummies that are plant-powered as well as in a mix of different effects.
Charlotte’s Web has a mix of CBD offerings that all are directed towards an intended purpose, and definitely a combination you should consider worth exploring.
Joy Organics is considered one of the trusted premium brands for CBD. Offering two different flavours of either Strawberry Lemonade or Green Apple, their 30 pack of 10mg gummies are designed for the CBD veteran and newcomer alike.
As a Broad Spectrum product, their consistency and quality are top-tier, and is used primarily in the recovery process by top-level soccer athletes.
Offering a classic lineup of candies, CBD Infusionz has a wide variety to pick from flavouring. From Cherry Rings and Sours to Fruit Snacks and Worms, CBD Infusionz has athletes covered.
As one of the most popular names in CBD, PureKana’s offering to the gummy’s world is a vegan gummy that are 25mg each.
Offering 20 for $40, their edibles are some of the best quality on the market, and definitely give the same appeal of other PureKana products. Soccer athletes who have used this product have remained loyal to them due to the positive effects it has had on their wellbeing.
With a name like JustCBD, their CBD gummies have gained popularity for not only their variety in flavours but dosages too. Showing a heavy range in sizes for dosages, JustCBD has some of the more customisable options on the market, as well as are priced pretty competitively to the rest of the market.
Another noteworthy name in CBD, Premium Jane has a single offering of gummies but does a stellar job of how much love they put into their product.
Only sourcing organic ingredients, which is why certain athletes prefer this type of gummy, their 25mg product offers one of the cleanest experiences in CBD with regards to soothing the body if the athlete has a period of fixture congestion.
While the CBD industry and its effect on sports is still new, 2019 showed the sports world that there is real innovation happening in the marketplace that excites soccer players.
The brands above have created, altered, and expanded their product lines to go after professional athletes. As this trend continues to grow at an alarming rate for soccer players especially, expect the interest in CBD to skyrocket over the next 12 months.