Over the past six months, I have gotten 50 or more emails, private messages, direct messages and alike asking about supplementation for aspiring athletes, supplementation for elite athletes and most all of them asking what the hell are CBD’s and should I and or my aspiring athlete be using them?
I guess there is no right time or best time to unlock and open the door to Pandora’s box, I will preface the following information with, CBD’s derived from Hemp/Cannabis are here to stay and are only gaining in popularity, usages, and acceptance by major sporting organizations. I write this not as an expert, I actually interviewed Mike Calderwood of Kannaway to get his expertise, knowledge and thoughts on how CBD’s are changing the way many people are approaching health and modern medicine.
Please note, that I know this is a controversial and hopefully educational article. I also know when organizations like the NFL, Crossfit, MBL, IOC and others in conjunction with government agencies are spending big bucks on research into medical usages for disease management and cures as well as the possible usages and benefits to solving or reducing the effects from the very serious and looming problem of concussion/brain trauma associated with some of our most popular sports, I feel we must get educated. Again, I write this not as an expert on the substance, but as a “well informed” student of the seemingly endless value that Hemp/CBD’s are being found to add to our lives and our love for great health.
So what is this stuff? Aren’t we just talking about pot? Ummmmmm… there is A LOT more to it than that – please read on and enjoy the great video links that Mike provided me that explain these 5 key points:
5 Key Points from Mike’s Videos and Educational Link
- The true history of Hemp and why it was made “illegal” in the first place.
- The almost limitless usages of the Hemp plant itself beyond CBD’s and health
- The many, many, many illness’s from ADHD to Cancer to Alzheimer’s that are seeing great advances in reduction of effects, re-occurrences and health improvements from the addition of CBD’s
- What could a supplementation regimen of CBD’s do for you
- What could a supplementation regimen of CBD’s do for athletes both amateur and professional
Look, this subject is very taboo to many of you and I get that. I don’t write this to promote nor discourage usage of Hemp or Hemp related products especially CBD’s. What you need to know though is everything we have been told about this substance has been very isolated to one of 113 cannabinoids found in Cannabis/Hemp – THC. Even the latest research on THC is being found to be not as factually correct as was reported and drilled into our heads that this was a “bad” substance and would cause us harm. In fact, do your own research, but it seems that THC and the other cannabinoids found in Hemp/Cannabis have a lot of really great benefits and are showing in current studies to not be harmful but extremely helpful and beneficial to good health.
Based on the history of Hemp and why it was made illegal, this whole thing and the trillions of dollars spent to keep it illegal may have been a lie… That is for you to decide!
Below are the videos Mike gave me to use. With the video link, Mike also gave me another educational resource link and a link from Kannaway that is connected me and this article so you can look and see what all kinds of CBD products Kannaway provides.
I don’t have many answers for the people that have asked me about these types of products. My current expertise is not at a point to tell you whether I feel or think that CBD’s would be good, if they are a fad or if they should or should not be used. However, what I do know and hope you will do, is begin here with this and then do your own research on Hemp/CBD’s and make an educated decision for you and your family based on knowledge and facts not hype, political agenda or lopsided thinking. ENJOY!
I am Bryan Kiser, I live BOLD using my expertise and experience to help as many people as I can to be better now than they were a minute ago and even better tomorrow than they are today. The sets of life’s waves of opportunity are coming in clean and big…. gotta go!