CBD and Ways It Can Benefit Your Golf Game
As every golfer knows, swinging the club uses a lot of your body, from your glutes to your core to your shoulders. Combine these repetitious movements with long walks across the green, and you might find yourself combatting various aches the next day.
CBD is an accessible solution to lingering soreness, but it also provides many more benefits to your golf game than mere pain relief. Plus, it’s available in a number of different formulas and application methods, and you can tailor your doses to suit your needs.
Intrigued? Keep reading to learn how the right CBD product could benefit your golf game.
How CBD Can Help Common Problems for Golfers
Pre-game muscle tightness
Stretching and a good warm-up are necessities when it comes to playing golf, particularly when you are going the whole 18 rounds or golfing in a larger group (extending the length of the time which you’ll be active on your feet and aching knees). A quality topical CBD can give you that little something extra to make sure your muscles are loose and won’t cause painful cramping or inflammation, all which can greatly impair your form and golf swing.
For example, turn to Botanika Life’s Ultra Pain Relief Rub to soothe and relax tight muscles. It has 1500mg of full spectrum CBD, lidocaine, menthol, and arnica to get to work fast releasing tension and knots. For more insights into how this type of product can prep your body for golf, read CBD Muscle Balms: How They Work & Best Uses.
Post-game muscle and joint soreness or pain
Exercise causes miniscule tears in muscles, leading to ultimate strengthening as they heal yet more immediate soreness. While such tenderness is natural, there’s no need to suffer after a particulary strenous round of golf. In fact, the RICE method—rest, ice, compression, and elevation—can be beneficial after any rigorous activity, not just more severe injury or surgery.
If you’re looking for the perfect post-game or workout product to dull the ache, look no further than the CBD Pain Relief Roller, with 1000mg of full-spectrum CBD. It also includes lidocaine to numb and soothe, and arnica to reduce pain and inflammation. Another plus: this roller is portable and mess-free, so you can throw it in your tote or gym bag for on-the-go care.
Want to combine a CBD product with a post-golf massage? Botanika Life has the Super Soothing Pain Serum with a cryo massage roller. The serum contains 500mg of full spectrum CBD, along with lidocaine and menthol to alleviate pain and soreness associated with golf. The roller can be cooled to provide further inflammation mitigation, and used to massage the serum into the skin at the point of concern. If desired, you can buy the Cryo Massage Roller separately.
Golfers will find CBD to be particularly suitable ingredient for tackling chronic pain or recurring issues like pulled muscles. Firstly, as demonstrated with the products above, it can be applied directly to the anguished areas for concentrated relief. Plus, studies suggest that the side effects are noticeably less than common pain products like Ibuprofen. Learn more with our article Pros and Cons of CBD for Pain.
Sometimes, golf is for pleasure. Other times, the stakes can be high, whether you’re playing in a tournament or just facing a worthy foe. During such times, it’s natural to have your palms sweaty, mind racing . . . all symptoms of stress and anxiety. Luckily, CBD can assist with this element of golfing as well.
Many studies suggest that CBD mitigates stress, tension, and anxiety via the endocannabinoid system where it encounters enzyme systems, hormones, and other important inner workings that maintain homeostasis. The end result? Calmed nerves while maintaining a clear head, the ideal mental condition for facing down your golf competition.
The Elite Elixir has a simple formula: 1500mg of full spectrum CBD with an organic hempseed as a carrier oil. Though it’s stripped down, it is no less powerful, and the sublingual application allows you to feel relief from anxiety quickly. The benefits of CBD on the endocannabinoid system last for several hours afterward, so you can play without worry.
Related sleep issues
A sleepless night can make everything worse - your mood, your reflexes, your concentration, and your golf performance. Luckily, CBD can assist you with getting a good night’s sleep before the next day’s big golf game.
For a comprehensive sleep aid that helps you both fall asleep and stay asleep, check out our CBD Sleep Sprayenhanced with melatonin, magnesium, and GABA. Buy it individually or as part of the Serentika Jet Pack is a one-two punch of the Sleep Spray, and the Immune Spray. The Immune Spray has Vitamin C and zinc aimed to help the immune system achieve optimum well-being. At 15ml each bottle, this pack is great for carrying with you from the plane to the golf course.
FAQ About CBD for Golfers
Is CBD legal?
Yes, within the US it is legal to take CBD. If you are travelling to other countries, it’s best to check each individual place to be sure of the laws on transporting and using CBD.
Does CBD cause impairment?
The last thing you want when you step onto the golf green is to feel disoriented or “high.” Luckily, CBD does not have any significant amount of THC included in the oil, and therefore is not psychoactive. It cannot make you high, is non-addictive, and has no known risk of dangerous overdoses. To learn more, read our article What Does CBD Make You Feel Like?.
Are there special rules for golfers and other athletes taking CBD?
Not as outlined by any of the national sport regulation associations. CBD has no calculable amount of any “enhancing” agent, and is not tested or screened for in regards to competitive participation. Golfers and athletes of all kinds can take CBD before and within competitions.
Is CBD safe for golfers under 18-years-old?
Your/your child’s doctor should be aware of your inclusion of regular CBD usage, especially when a minor is involved. This is to be assured that there are no contraindications or interactions with any other medications. However, CBD is an over-the-counter product that is safe for teens to take regularly.
As mentioned above, it has none of the dangers of other hemp-derived products. Just be aware that the dosage may need to be lowered or adjusted depending upon several factors that include: application type, weight, metabolization, and severity of the complaint.