In golf, there are only two opponents: the course, and the mind. The rest is simply music in the background. If you want to play a solid game of golf, you must be able to maintain clear focus and steady patience, and most of all, be willing to go through hours of repetitive motions. Maintaining those characteristics is exactly where CBD can help.
CBD gained a lot of attention in the golf community when the World Anti-Doping Agency removed it from its banned substance list in 2018. Since then, professional players have been seeking out CBD for its profound therapeutic benefits. In fact, several players in the PGA Tour have been using this liquid gold to help them stay limber, focused and zen during their rounds. Whether you’re a pro or a casual player, CBD can help you enhance your next round both mentally and physically.
the top 3 reasons golf pros are rushing to get their hands on CBD – and why you should too
While golf isn’t a contact sport that causes immediate injuries, it does involve repetitive movements that can lead to overuse of certain muscles. Stress from this overuse can manifest all over the body, making 18-holes feel like more of a chore than a game of leisure. Overuse injuries are not to be taken lightly. They often occur over time and therefore need to be treated consistently.
support joint mobility
CBD has the ability to help maintain exercise-induced inflammation and pain. Over time, it can increase fluid movement in the back and mobility in joints like elbows and wrists. In addition, CBD has been shown to reduce the sensation of exercise-induced pain, thus reducing the chance to lose focus during a game or worse, develop an injury.
Naturally Encourage Injury Recovery
CBD’s ability to help relieve exercise-induced pain and inflammation – along with the ability to help the body synthesize balancing compounds through the endocannabinoid system – makes it exceptionally easier for the body to focus on healing itself naturally. CBD helps the body into a state of balance by working with the endocannabinoid system to regulate every other system in the body.
Enhance Mental Clarity & Focus
Like any sport, golf requires a balance of mental clarity and focus. CBD can help you remain steadfast throughout the game or throughout the day as it has shown promise to support cognitive function.
Full Spectrum or Broad Spectrum: What’s Best for You?
Now that you’ve learned a little bit about how CBD works in the body, it’s time to decide what type of hemp product containing CBD is best for you. Learn how to discern the differences between these two types of extracts.
Full spectrum products encompass all of the compounds naturally found in the hemp plant. This includes the quiet presence of THC in amounts of 0.3% or less by weight of dry herb. This small amount of THC helps to activate cannabinoid receptors and allows the body to benefit from enhanced efficacy.
Pachamama offers full spectrum tinctures and a topical salve intended for athletic use. If you’d like to learn more about this type of extract, read our blog post titled, “What Is Full Spectrum CBD?”
Broad spectrum topicals are bountiful in phytocannabinoids, containing every compound found in a full spectrum product, with the exception of THC.
We understand that THC may not be desirable for all. That’s why Pachamama offers 3 different broad spectrum topicals, each formulated to assist your body in a different way.
If you’d like to learn more about broad spectrum extract or topicals, check out our blog post, “What Is Broad Spectrum CBD?”.