Everything Athletes Need To Know About CBD Sports Drinks

Move over, sugary Gatorade—CBD sports drinks are all the rage. Even the World Anti-Doping Agency accepts them, removing CBD as banned substance as long as the CBD was extracted from hemp plants. (THC, which is found in cannabis plants, is still prohibited. Click here for more about the difference between plants.)

Athletes (like triathlete Sam Long) appreciate CBD’s properties, which may include helping to reduce inflammation and muscle soreness and promote sleep, which is crucial for muscle to rebuild after tough workouts. Athletes are also using CBD beverages as a replacement for alcohol as a healthy way to unwind after the day.

How do CBD sports drinks different from regular sports drinks?

For many CBD drink brands, the only difference is (obviously) that they contain CBD. Some brands, like Miraflora, craft CBD beverages with functional ingredients like electrolytes, amino acids, and antioxidants for added benefit, and with no added sugar. 

Sugar does help boost energy, but too much sugar can cause dehydration. So you need to monitor how much sugar is in your sports drinks, whether they contain CBD or not.

Are CBD sports drinks addictive?

CBD is a non-addictive substance. You cannot become addicted to CDB sports drinks any more than you can become addicted to regular sports drinks. 

Will I feel “high” when consuming CBD sports drinks?

CBD sports drinks will not make you feel “high” since they do not contain any THC, the psychoactive chemical found in marijuana. 

What are some benefits CBD sports drinks provide compared to regular sports drinks?

Some research into CBD sports drinks suggests that it helps athletes recover faster from intense workouts. It also helps them not feel as fatigued. Another benefit of CBD sports drinks is they help reduce muscle inflammation and pain, including delayed-onset muscle soreness. 

Can CBD sports drinks help with pre-game anxiety and stress?

Yes, another benefit of CBD is it helps reduce anxiety and stress. Enjoying a CBD sports drink before the big game can help you relax, and even get a better night’s sleep the night before. 

How many CBD sports drinks do I need to drink to gain any benefits?

It will depend on the individual, the type of sport he or she plays, the intensity of workouts, etc. Ideally, it would be best to start by drinking a single CBD sports drink post-game or post-workout to know how it will affect you. Once you understand how CBD affects you, you can adjust how many CBD sports drinks you consume to fit your needs. 

Can I use other CBD products with CBD sports drinks?

Body lotions, moisturizers, bath bombs, other topical CBD products, and other consumable CBD products can be used in conjunction with CBD sports drinks. You just need to experiment to find the right balance of CBD products that works best for you. 

To find out more about CBD sports drinks and other CBD products or place an order, please browse our online store, or contact Miraflora if you have further questions at support@miraflora.co today! 

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