CBD For PGA Golfers In 2019
At the first US Open in Rhode Island’s Newport Country Club, in 1895, some viewers and competitors, perhaps even winner Horace Rawlins, were probably wearing hemp clothes at some point. In the 19th century, hemp, made from cannabis stem, was commonly used for making various products, such as clothing, rope, and paper.
In 2019 cannabis returns to the United States Open golf course at Pebble Beach in California. This time in the form of cannabidiol or CBD.
Several PGA tournaments, including 2009 US Open winner Lucas Glover, use and support CBD products, known as helping to alleviate various diseases, alleviate anxiety, insomnia and assist after recovery. non-odorless extract of the cannabis plant. It is one of many plant components and does not contain THC, the pernicious property of cannabis which produces “high” when taken.
In sports where players are constantly looking for ways to gain an advantage over their opponents as they compete for more than a million dollars a week, a supplement like CBD has gained popularity. Although only a few PGA Tour players have sponsorship agreements with CBD companies, the number of actual users could be about twenty, if not more, according to Glover, who uses and supports Mediterranean CBD products.
“The CBD has the advantages that can affect the golfer before, during and after the round,” said Jay Hartenbach, Chairman of the Board of Medterra. “From the point of view of recovery, the CBD has anti-inflammatory properties and can help reduce the pain associated with muscle joints while playing golf.”
Glover, 39, recorded his best season in more than 10 years, with three top 10 finishes, including the fourth place in Honda Classic. Over the last few months, he has used various Medterra products to relieve knee pain, improve sleep, and reduce anxiety.
“I do not think this is a coincidence,” Glover said of his improved game. “I sleep better and I feel that my recovery is better, and my general health, I feel very good, can make a difference when I get up in the morning and that’s a big part of it.”
Medterra also has contracts with PGA Tour players Charley Hoffman and Morgan Hoffmann. Together with Glover, three players used Medterra’s products themselves before being registered as a sponsor.
“For such a new industry, trust and transparency are fundamental, so we only work with athletes who actually use Medterra products,” said Hartenbach.
Glover begins his day with the Medterra CBD Good Morning tablets containing caffeine, treats his pain with company’s CBD Topical Cooling Cream and uses Mediterranean medoil CBD Tincture to relieve anxiety and sleep.
Increasing use of CBD among athletes began in 2018 after the World Anti-Doping Agency withdrew the CBD from the list of prohibited substances. Although the PGA Tour permits the use of CBD, it warns players of using supplements that are not approved by the FDA.
In April 2018, the World Health Organization issued a report that “CBD use did not have adverse health effects” and “there was no evidence of health problems”. The first clinical trials also showed that CBD is effective in treating epilepsy, according to WHO.
These are not just athletes who use CBD. In a recent study by 2,500 Americans conducted by New York City Cowen & Co., 7% reported using CBD based products. According to the Cowen & Co. study, the CBD market already generates annual sales up to $ 2 billion. According to the study, it is expected that the number of Americans using CBD will reach 10%, which will generate a sales potential of $ 16 billion.
“Since the regulations continue to support the CBD, I believe the CBD will become an important part of the training regime for athletes of all levels,” said Hartenbach from Medterra.
Glover said the week was not spent without other professional players approaching him.
“More and more men are asking about it,” he said. “We are not a contact sport, but our schedule can be exhausting, and for golfers, the greatest benefit is sleep and calmness.”