The Best CBD-Infused Foods for Athletes
Keep calm and snack on
You may have noticed that cannabidiol, or CBD for short, has quickly become a booming industry. According to Hemp Business Journal, the market is poised to hit $1.9 billion by 2022, a 400 percent increase from 2017. With research suggesting that the extract, a nonpsychoactive component of cannabis and hemp, can reduce pain, inflammation, and anxiety, you can now find it in everything from lip balm to cooking oil. Not surprisingly, some hard-training athletes , including ultrarunners and professional football players, are fans of the stuff. There’s some debate when it comes to recommended dosage, but most experts agree that ten milligrams is a good place to start. If you’re looking to ease your way into the supplement, here’s a sampling of CBD-fortified provisions.
Livity Foods Everhemp Bar ($10)
The energy-bar aisle is a crowded place, but this one stands out, with 25 milligrams of CBD and a solid nutritional profile: each 240-calorie bar has 14 grams of protein and a solid dose of omega-3’s.
Luce Farm Hemp Honey ($50 for Six Ounces)
Stir a teaspoon of this organic Vermont honey into your morning coffee or yogurt for ten milligrams of CBD. For a less conventional fix, try it as an energy-gel substitute.
PureKana CBD Gummies ($38 for 20 Servings)
You might be tempted to blow through an entire bottle of these vegan treats in one sitting, but be mindful: each bear delivers 25 milligrams of CBD.
Hemp Health Pharma CBD Peanut Butter ($50 for Six Ounces)
Your favorite sandwich spread just got better. There’s roughly 14 milligrams of CBD and eight grams of protein per serving, though it’s also higher in carbs than most peanut butters.
To Whom It May Chocolates ($30 for Four)
These truffles come in four flavors, including cherry cayenne and smoked almond butter. Whichever you choose, each delectable piece contains 10 milligrams of CBD.
Tree Below Zero Soda ($7)
This refreshing drink is the perfect post-workout beverage, with 25 milligrams of CBD per can. It comes in four flavors, including mandarin blood orange and cranberry ginger. (Sweet lime, coming soon, will pack an added punch, with 75 extra milligrams of CBD.)
Buddha Teas CBD Tea Bundle ($70 for 72 Bags)
[Currently Out of Stock] If you’re not a coffee drinker, check out Buddha’s sampler pack of chamomile, mint, green, and turmeric ginger tea. Each bag delivers a flavorful organic cup and five milligrams of water-soluble CBD.
Delta Botanicals CBD Cooking Oil ($20 for 6.8 Ounces)
This mix of coconut and hemp oils lets you stir CBD into anything. There’s roughly 15 milligrams per tablespoon.
Sträva Craft Focus Coffee Beans ($20 for 12 Ounces)
Consider brewing a cup of this Denver-roasted java as part of your pre-run routine. The 30 milligrams of CBD is enough to potentially reduce on-trail joint aches.