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Broad Spectrum and Isolate CBD Oil: Good Options for Golfers?

Golfers, both pro and amateur, are eagerly boarding the CBD bandwagon. The benefits of CBD align with the needs of most golfers —the need for pinpoint focus, the desire to push out life’s everyday stressors, and the necessity of keeping your swing in tip-top condition. 

The golfer’s lifestyle is uniquely demanding. If you’re a golfer, this tee-rific guide (sorry) is designed to offer some insight into how CBD may increase focus while supporting your stress levels and improving muscle comfort. Below we’ve put together a list of products to consider adding to your repertoire if you’re in the market for golfer-friendly CBD.

Broad-Spectrum CBD

If it’s your first time considering CBD and you don’t know where to begin, a broad-spectrum option is a good place to start. Broad-spectrum CBD has been used by many athletes to ease exercise-induced stress. Unlike full-spectrum CBD, broad-spectrum products don’t contain any THC so they’re void of psychoactive and hallucinogenic effects. Put simply, you can’t get “high” by ingesting broad-spectrum CBD.

Broad-spectrum CBD differs from CBD isolate in that broad-spectrum CBD includes other beneficial cannabinoids (parts of the cannabis plant) like cannabinol and terpenes (which are responsible for that classic cannabis smell). By including other parts of the plant, broad-spectrum CBD has the potential of a broader health and wellness reach. Thinking holistically, flavonoids found in cannabis can have some healthful and detoxifying qualities, much like the flavonoids of many vegetables and herbs.

Due to its holistic nature, broad-spectrum CBD is believed to have a positive impact on focus. This is known by many as the “entourage effect,” which is a term used to describe how CBD, THC, and other parts of the cannabis plant can work together in a powerfully synergistic way. But even without THC, the multiple components of a broad-spectrum CBD drop can be beneficial. Focus is critical to a golfer’s game which is why broad-spectrum CBD is favored amongst golfers. 

If you are new to incorporating CBD into your routine, consider looking into our Broad-Spectrum Starter Pack, which will give you 125mg each of our Meyer Lemon, Pomegranate Tea, Vanilla Mint and Unflavored varieties. 

Other choices include our yummy Chill Lemon Berry Gummies which contain 25mg of broad-spectrum CBD per gummy or our Extended Release CBD Gel Capsules which offer a timed, consistent release of broad-spectrum CBD throughout the day. We’ve found that broad-spectrum CBD is the most effective when taken daily.

Isolate CBD

Aptly named, isolate CBD refers to pure CBD and typically comes in crystalline or powder form. Unlike other hemp products, Isolate CBD doesn’t have a distinctive smell or taste. It’s a beloved product for many CBD users, particularly those who want to avoid THC entirely or aren’t interested in any other component of the hemp plant. 

Another bonus of CBD isolate is that it can be easily consumed through drops and capsules. At Social CBD, we use CBD isolate in several of our droppers. To find the flavor you love, you can try the Isolate CBD Sample Pack which includes easy-to-take 125mg droppers of Unflavored, Lavender, Peppermint and Lemon Ginger flavors. 

Another way to reap the benefits of isolate CBD is through CBD isolate capsules. A smart choice for golfers may be the Recover CBD Gel Capsules, which can help address some of the bodily obstacles golfers face including soreness, tightness and general discomfort from repetitive motion.

CBD Muscle Rub

For golfers, one of the most common issues is tension in the arms and shoulders. In addition to the discomfort brought on by being on your feet all day, a condition known as “golfer’s elbow” can sometimes take the reins, souring your experience with acute or lasting discomfort. If physical soreness is your main concern, topicals such as CBD creams, rubs, and balms may aid in the alleviation of tightness and stiffness. 

Our CBD Muscle Rub is infused with other natural healing ingredients including tea tree oil, menthol, aloe, and vitamin E. For many athletes, muscle recovery between long days is essential. With this product, the menthol helps deliver an immediate cooling and soothing effect whereas the CBD isolate assists with long-term relief. For golfers on-the-go, this product also comes in a travel-size option for aches and pains that creep up on the green. 

If you prefer a balmy texture, we also offer a Cooling Mint CBD Muscle Balm Stick. Both moisturizing and soothing, this potent topical can combat the aches and pains from those long days on the course.  

CBD Foot Cream

Two solutions for sore feet are CBD Foot Cream or a CBD Infused Patch. In addition to CBD, our foot cream is moisturizing with shea butter and avocado oil keeping feet soft and supple. Like the balm stick, our foot cream provides an immediate cooling sensation from menthol to soothe your feet after a day out.

Similarly, the patch can provide sweat resistant, targeted relief for muscle recovery. A patch is a smart option for folks on a time crunch—simply put it in place and forget about it, letting it work its wonders.

While plenty of golfers hit the course to relax and get some low-intensity exercise, the sport can certainly come with its own stresses and pains. To help optimize focus and keep your body in top shape, think about adding CBD to your routine to keep things on par both on and off the course.