CBD is currently one of the hottest three-letter combinations you’ll find in the health products market and its appeal amongst golfers has soared at a staggering pace over the last 18 months.
In that period, several high-profile PGA Tour pros, such as Bubba Watson, Lucas Glover and Scott Piercy, have started using it to take their game to the next level.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is an extract from the hemp plant. There are lots of other cannabinoids, each having varied impacts on the body’s endo-cannabinoid system. CBD is an extract, taken from particular hemp plants that is then pressed into an oil. That oil is blended with a wide range of other products to form tinctures, soft gels, drinks, cosmetics – it has even been added to loo roll!
There are a lot of misconceptions about CBD, aren’t there?
CBD has carried a stigma for many years for being associated with Marijuana. Unadulterated cannabis contains high levels of THC. This is another constituent part of the plant. That’s the part that gets you high and is still, by and large, illegal. CBD products that are sold in the UK cannot contain THC or any of its derivatives.
I’m not a pro. Will it make any difference to me?
Pro golfers are great at what they do. Us amateurs might not be able to hit 350 yards off the first every time like they can but we’re all human beings. They share the same ailments and issues many of us face in everyday life. CBD is being added into the health regimes of millions of people across the world to help them with a healthier lifestyle. For many, CBD could be the solution that allows us to keep playing the sport we love for many years to come.