Running can be an effective way to reduce stress or anxiety. Good old fashioned fresh air and exercise can work wonders, but some runners may need additional assistance. Enter CBD, the natural and legal substance that claims to be a cure all for everything from anxiety to muscle aches. CBD may seem like a new craze for mental and muscle relaxation, but the natural extract has been studied since the 1940s and its parent plant cannabis has reportedly been used medicinally for thousands of years.
Daddy Burt Hemp Co has family ties to hemp farming since the 1800s, and now makes a variety of CBD products, ranging from oils to edibles to topical creams. This Kentucky based company prides itself on producing high quality products and is certified by U.S. Hemp Authority. I recently tested the THC Free CBD Oil with peppermint flavor and found it to be an effective no-frills way to relax.
Before we dig into the product itself, some context may help. CBD is short for cannabidiol, a natural chemical most often harvested from hemp. It’s usually extracted as a powder or paste, which dissolves easily in oil like coconut oil or hemp seed oil. Unlike its partner THC (tetrahydrocannabinol if you’re feeling formal), CBD has no intoxicating effects and will not make you feel high. Research on CBD is somewhat limited, but it has been shown to help control anxiety, reduce stress, mitigate pain, and assist with inflammation.
But is it legal? If CBD comes from hemp, it is legal in the United States. The legality of CBD derived from other plants varies from state to state, but Daddy Burt Hemp Co products are 100% from hemp plants, meaning they legal to purchase and use in the United States. Some states have stricter requirements where it is legal to purchase and use CBD only with a medical cannabis card, so be sure to double check your state rules first.
Daddy Burt’s THC Free CBD Oil is clear and colorless, and the mild peppermint flavor is hardly noticeable while keeping the oil under the tongue for the recommended 60 seconds before swallowing. The liquid is dispensed with a dropper that can hold approximately 25mg of CBD. Some days I used a little less, but the bottle contains enough to consume one full dropper per day for 30 days.
For the past few weeks, I’ve incorporated Daddy Burt CBD oil into my evening routine, and it’s helped calm my mind. This has improved my sleeping, and feeling more rested has in turn improved my running. I experienced no side effects (which is to be expected given that the World Health Organization has found CBD to be safe), but users should be aware of the rare but possible effects such as nausea or dizziness. As with any new substance, it’s best to consult your doctor to see if CBD products are a good fit for you.
My experiences with Daddy Burt CBD oil have been positive, and I look forward to trying their other products such as topical creams to continue learning how this natural remedy can help improve both the running and non-running aspects of life.
Company: Daddy Burt Hemp Co.
More about Daddy Burt Hemp Co:
Daddy Burt Hemp Co. takes great pride in farming and producing the purest hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) products in the world. We work with scientists, area farmers and processing partners to combine cutting-edge genetics, cultivation, innovative harvesting, and rigorous quality control programs. Using only premium hemp plants grown by U.S Hemp Authority™ certified farmers in Kentucky, processed in FDA compliant facilities (with 3rd party quality assurance), we Craft to Perfection our proprietary CBD rich products.
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