How CBD Gummies Are Taking Over the Sports World

It’s difficult to ignore the pervasiveness that is cannabidiol, more commonly called CBD. This substance has garnered a significant following as a tool to combat anxiety, pain, and more. Individuals are taking CBD to help them with their daily tasks and responsibilities, but it’s not just for those needing an extra boost in work or social settings.  

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Chorizo Offers Five Tips for Milwaukee Brewers on Cinco De Mayo

Chorizo Racing Sausage

A re-post from 2010 in honor of chorizo, Taco Tuesday and Cinco de Mayo

By: Melissa S. Wollering

This past week, the Klements’ Racing Sausages made Forbes List of America’s Favorite Mascots. Anyone who knows the loveable seven-foot meat products, knows they are always invited to a tailgate and were even invited to be on SportsCenter commercials.

However, the newest addition to the pack, created a few years back, is the Chorizo. He may be the least aerodynamic on account of his grande sombrero, but he is staying in the race, tied with the Hot Dog for the most won so far at Miller Park this season.  On this Cinco de Mayo, he also has a few words of wisdom for the Milwaukee Brewers. [Read more…]

Can CBD lead to a positive drug test?

One of the most popular products that’s taking the world by storm right now is CBD.

No matter where you are on the internet, you’re bound to have seen someone promoting a CBD product. Social media influencers love it, health fanatics are obsessed with it and even trendy makeup gurus on YouTube are getting involved with it.

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Life on the NBA All-Star Party D List, and Other Silliness (Podcast)

The NBA All-Star Game, for the first time since 1988, roared through the Windy City, my hometown of Chicago, a couple weeks ago. And I was heavily involved…covering some of the periphery events, red carpets and D List celebrity events. It was a whirlwind few days, a crazy weekend of ridiculous over-scheduling. And we chronicled it all for “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” #16, which is embedded for your listening pleasure below.

There were numerous celebrities and celebrity handlers, all of which took themselves way too seriously…to laughable proportions. Even more laughable was all the corporatespeak and buzzwords, from all those handlers and PR people. So let’s get transformative and empowering, as we meet up at the brand house for the activation, a place where your brand comes alive with deliverables that embody the core competencies! Synergy!

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Robert Beric on the Malort Experience and the Reaction (Exclusive)

It’s very safe to say that the manner in which Chicago Fire FC announced the acquisition of Slovenian striker Robert Beric from French Ligue 1 club AS Saint-Etienne has been a much bigger story than the signing itself.

The announcement consisted of a video of Beric walking out of a snow storm and into the bar of the Blackstone hotel and then doing a “Chicago handshake,” an experience that includes a shot of Jeppsen’s Malort. The idea was the brain child of Tyler Emerick, Chicago Fire FC Director of Content. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can watch the clip below:

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Tottenham Launch Their Own Craft Beer, Stadium Microbrewery

We’d have to double and triple check to make sure, but this feels like a first in the sporting world- a team with a microbrewery in their own stadium. Yes, Tottenham Hotspur football club, in conjunction with Beavertown Beer company, have launched their own craft beer.

One Of Our Own, which takes its name from a supporter chant about Tottenham talisman Harry Kane, will be brewed and sold exclusively in Tottenham Hotspur stadium.

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Four Gift Ideas for the Triathlete in Your Life

If you are reading this, you are probably a triathlete or you have a friend or a relative who is. These are people who take part in three sports activities at once and are specialized in such activities. So, what are some of the best gifts that one can buy for a triathlete and make sure that such a gift is of real help in their three sports? Well, sometimes shopping for a triathlete is difficult. People get confused about what kind of a product to buy because they would love to buy an item that is good for all their three sports specializations. To make this easy, we shall discuss some ideas that are considered to be good gifts for triathletes so that you have an easy time shopping and getting the right item.

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Should Athletes Take CBD Oil? Weighing the Pros and Cons

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When it comes to Cannabis, and all products related to it, there are many pros and cons to be considered. A true cost-benefit analysis needs to be conducted, thoroughly, and Cannabidiol (commonly referred to as CBD oil) By CBD, we mean the substances which are rich in a group of chemical compounds called cannabinoids. CBD oil is a classic example.

CBD oil was just approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in June 2018, and since its full legalization in the United States it’s been used by professional athletes, in all sports, as a way to relieve pain.

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Athletes Who are Known to Use and Endorse the Use of CBD Products

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In 2018, the United States finally has decided that CBD will then be seen as a legal compound. The manufacturing and purchasing of CBD products are now federally legal in the US. This is as long as the product doesn’t contain more than 0.3 percent of THC.

CBD or Cannabidiol is completely different than THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol. Both are found from the plant Cannabis and there are already studies that prove how both can be beneficial to humans. However, THC can give its users the feeling of getting high or euphoria. Meanwhile, CBD doesn’t give its users any of that.

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Why kratom is useful for athletes: a brief overview

Those who are in the world of athletics know very well that there body needs to undergo a lot of strenuous activities, including continuous hours of practicing, exercising, and so on. Because of this, most of the athletes suffer from body aches, insomnia, stress, depression, loss of appetite, and so on. Under such crucial circumstances, many are inclining themselves to alternatives that will help them to recuperate and function properly.

Kratom is one such alternative which is increasingly becoming popular, thanks to the fact that this tropical herbal plant has a huge reserve of chemical compounds that are beneficial for the human health. But, before going into the details, let’s have a look at what kratom is and how it actually benefits the athletes.

Kratom- the hub of alkaloids!

Yes, it is true! This herbal evergreen plant originates from the southeast Asian countries like Indonesia, Bali, Malaysia, Myanmar, and so on. It is a tropical plant which has large leaves. And it is the leaves which are the main source of the bouquet of benefits that the people can enjoy.

It has two main alkaloids- mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine. Apart from this, there are twenty-five other alkaloids that function differently to bring out the best from the human body.

Controversy about the legality of Kratom

Now, once it is clear what kratom actually is, it is time to discuss whether it is legal for everyone to consume, especially the athletes.

Well, firstly, neither WHO nor FDA has recognized Kratom as safe and healthy for the human beings. Yes, studies and researches are still on the run, and hence, there is a huge controversy regarding the legality of Kratom.

But from the surveys done on the people and athletes who consume Kratom, it can be clearly concluded that the herb indeed is helpful in reducing the ailing health conditions.

Is Kratom safe for the athletes?

Before learning the benefits, the major question that plagues every mind is that whether Kratom is indeed safe for the athletes or not. Now, for every athlete, Kratom induction is safe till the time you are not becoming addicted or overdosing on it.

Always remember to take the powder in the recommended quantity and in a way where your body is not getting addicted to the alkaloids present in Kratom.

What are the top benefits that the athletes will enjoy from Kratom?

Now, coming to the main part, the answer to the question is variable. So, let’s have a look at the most certain benefits that the athlete can enjoy after consuming kratom for a limited time.

Kratom acts as a natural killer for any kind of body pain

First thing first, when you are athlete, you are bound to suffer from body aches, thanks to the continuous hours of exercise and practice you subject yourself to. Most often, you rely on painkillers to lessen the pain and give your body the needy relaxation. However, NSAIDs are never recommended for a longtime consumption.

This is why Kratom is helping the sportsmen to recuperate from the extreme conditions of body pain and aches. Starting from the normal muscle aches to the pain from inflammations and injuries, Kratom acts as an analgesic, which in turn alleviates the pain. Regular consumption of the same even enhances the tolerance level of pain of an athlete.

It highly induces metabolism in the body

Another thing which the athletes need to take care of is their metabolic rates. Unless their body is able to produce a lot of energy in small time, they won’t last long in the field. This is why they rely on energy rich diet, especially the keto diet.

However, one needs a booster for increasing the metabolic rate of the body and Kratom simply acts like one. It increases the metabolic rate of the body, and hence more energy is produced through cellular respiration. As a result, every athlete can last longer, even after hours of non-stop practice.

It helps in relaxing the muscles and easing the tension in the fibers

Often, during practice or playing, you suffer from sore muscles, muscle strains, and so on. Muscles and ligaments are very important for every athlete and they need both these organ system functioning properly and in a good state of health. Perhaps this is the reason why Kratom has become the  best friend of athletes.

Depending on the variety of Kratom, the extent to which it eases the muscle tensions varies. Thegoldenmonk is one such store where you can get all the varieties of Kratom power, starting from the Maeng Da Kratom to the Red Bali Kratom and so on.

Without a doubt, Kratom is an anti-depressant

Another major benefit of consuming kratom is that it acts as an anti-depressant and mood uplifter in many people’s life. Athletes often suffer from depression, thanks to their stressful life. In fact, during tournaments, they hardly get proper sleep. Under such conditions, their psychological state affects their physical behavior. So, to get rid of these, Kratom has proven to be an excellent substance since it helps in reducing the psychological imbalances.

It improves the heart’s health

Without a doubt, Kratom helps in improving the condition of the human cardiovascular system, especially the heart. First of all, it reduces the level of cholesterol and LDL in the blood, which then improves the health and lifetime of the heart.

Conclusion

Kratom when taken in proper dosage can reduce a number of ailing health conditions, including joint pains, anxiety, and so on. But always remember that it should be taken in the recommended dosage.

Top Benefits and Uses of CBD for Football Players

By Allison Jefferson

Athletes and sport players are always used to schedule their diet on a healthy routine, one that will ensure their increased stamina, body mass index, increased tolerance level for their pain, and so on. Obviously they have been restricted to rely on anything that might induce a psychological high state of mind. And perhaps this is the reason why they are now relying on the substances that are more natural and have inducing power over the multiple segments of the neural and hormonal systems of the body.

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The Importance of Testosterone Boosters to Athletes

If you are an athlete, chances are that you have heard plenty of discussions about testosterone boosters. Most likely, you have also read through more than your share of confusing information about testosterone boosters. After all, testosterone is well known for its performance enhancing benefits, such as facilitating muscle growth and strength. But, how important is testosterone really?

Below, you will find the answers to how important testosterone boosters are among athletes and why.

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