Andy and I were Division I athletes. Sports have been a HUGE part of our lives. You may even say that sports defined us for a long time. There are a million reasons why sports are incredible for your body - for us, we were probably the strongest, most fit, healthiest we have ever been during those soccer years. But sports can also take a toll on your body. You push yourself to the limit, you have your fair share of bumps, bruises and breaks. We wouldn't trade playing college soccer for a second, but we are dealing with the effects 15 years later. Our bodies are, well, a little..defeated. Andy and I don't like taking prescription medications. We would prefer to find a natural remedy to ease our aches and pains.
That is why we are so excited about CBD. We decided to not only take CBD, but to grow it ourselves so we know exactly what we are putting into our bodies. Andy has been using our own hemp flower and trim (we will have a blog post soon on different ways to use raw hemp flower and trim). He has been using it everyday for 3 months since we harvested it. The results - (1) his pain from previous soccer injuries (back, torn ACL, and surgery to put a screw in his ankle to repair it) is MUCH less and he even feels like these injures no longer inhibit him from doing his day to day tasks; (2) he sleeps more soundly and can fall asleep easier; and (3) his mood is much more consistent (I can attest to this one :)). We are also in the process of extracting our hemp biomass to make our own CBD Oil and can't wait to share that with the world and take it ourselves!
So if you are an athlete, a former athlete, or just have aches and pains yourself, you probably have already considered taking CBD. If you are looking for a little more information on how other athletes have used it or found it helpful, these two articles are great:
- CBD for Athletes: What You Need to Know About Cannabidiol
- What Is CBD and Can It Help Your Performance?
Can't wait to continue to learn more about this wonderful plant and hear everyone's thoughts on how it has helped them!
[Courtney played soccer for UConn - here she is playing in the NCAA finals]
[Andy was a coach for SoccerPlus Camps for many years. He also played soccer at Fordham University and UConn]