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Why CBD Is Excellent for Golfers Like Rickie Fowler

Rickie is on the record noting that, “Level Select CBD has been an instant game changer for me.” But how exactly does it enhance his game?

It’s key to note that Level Select products do not contain tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC), CBD is completely non-psychoactive — so it won’t get you high and it’s non-addictive. CBD, in fact, can promote awareness and focus to provide the edge you need to hit that clutch shot.

A systematic review of existing research released by Sports Medicine in 2020 reveals that CBD may be a key tool for helping athletes manage performance-related stress. When experiencing stress, it’s also common to experience increased energy expenditure, impaired nutritional intake and a loss of sleep, making CBD’s role as a de-stressor crucial to a good game. These de-stressing types of benefits are most likely to appear when CBD is taken orally or sublingually, and they’re not just a state of mind — Sports Medicine reports “physiological, biochemical and psychological effects that have the potential to benefit athletes.”

CBD for Muscle Recovery

Long, repetitious bouts of exercise — whether that exercise is traversing 18 holes or training for game day — often trigger your body’s injury responses, resulting in muscle soreness. According to Sports Medicine, preclinical studies have noted the “robust anti-inflammatory” properties of CBD, which is a key factor in CBD as an effective tool for athletic recovery. These muscle-soothing characteristics are part of what makes Rickie so passionate about CBD for athletes during the recovery process: “The creams and roll-ons are great for recovery. I use them post-workout and after playing.” He tells Yahoo! Finance, “I put it on after the round or a workout if there’s a spot that’s bothering me.” And CBD’s tendency to promote sounder sleep certainly doesn’t hurt that recovery process, either.

CBD for Athletes and Fans

For Rickie, Level Select CBD isn’t just a companion on the fairway. He tells the D.A. Show that it, “has become a part of my daily routine.” Whether for de-stressing, promoting day-to-day focus or easing sore spots, you don’t have to be a pro-level athlete to benefit. That said, one aspect that’s incredibly important to athletes is also something that just about anyone can relate to: “The biggest reason I partnered with Level Select is the quality of the product,” says Rickie.

Quality matters because what we put into our bodies matters, whether you’re on the green or on your laptop. That’s why we use proprietary hemp genetics to produce meticulously-bred hemp grown exclusively in the USA (which netted us the 2018 Growers of the Year Award). Tuning the process from seed to shelf, we extract not just THC, but unnecessary fats and oils, leaving athletes and aspiring athletes with pure, Broad Spectrum CBD.

Take it from Rickie Fowler: “Level Select controls their product from start to finish. They grow; they extract; they bottle. I know exactly what I’m putting into my body.”

Follow us at @LevelSelectCBD on social media for more information on CBD and our Level Select products.

Dan Ketchum is an LA-based freelance lifestyle, fashion, health and food writer with more than a decade of experience. He’s been fortunate enough to collaborate and publish with companies such as FOCL, Vitagenne, Livestrong, Reign Together, Out East Rosé, SFGate, the Seattle Times and more.

Sources:

Golf Monthly - Rickie Fowler: What’s in the Bag?

Sports Medicine - “Cannabidiol and Sports Performance: A Narrative Review of Relevant Evidence and Recommendations for Future Research

Leafly - Can CBD Help Athletic Performance?