CBD OIL FOR GOLFERS: FEEL & PLAY BETTER
Darren Clarke CBD exists to provide science-backed CBD products to adult players at all levels. At the frontier of plant-based wellness, our range of CBD oils stand proudly as end products of extensive research and development. Lab-tested and extracted from pure CBD isolate, we are extremely proud of the Darren Clarke CBD range. Golf has always been deserving of our time and energy, but until now, we’ve never been able to harness that energy or utilise that time.
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THE GOLFERS CBD
WHY CHOOSE DARREN CLARKE CBD?
• Natural Ingredients
• Non GMO
• THC Free
• Lab Tested
• 100% Vegan
• Gluten Free
“I’ve always looked to find marginal gains when it comes to my golf, and I’m always searching for ways to improve my personal wellness. The Darren Clarke CBD oil will hopefully help golfers of all levels to get better state of mind; to remain calm under pressure and keep the focus on the game ahead. I can’t wait to share these products with the golfing community.’’
CBD GOLF GUMMIES
Each gummy contains 10mg of CBD. Chewing a gummy up to an hour before teeing off could aid your muscle recovery while you play and could have a calm and relaxing effect on your mental health and emotions.
What is CBD oil?
CBD stands for cannabidiol, a compound derived from the hemp plant and its cousin plant marijuana. CBD, however, is not to be mistaken for THC, a related compound of the marijuana plant and one which forms the psychoactive element that induces feelings of intoxication. CBD is legal in the UK and, when extracted into oil form, it can be used to treat a variety of ailments without feelings of intoxication.
How does CBD oil work?
Believe it or not, the human body has cannabinoid receptors (known as CB receptors) which belong to a whole system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is a complex cell-signaling process that works by endocannabinoids (molecules naturally produced by the body) sending signals to the brain. These signals are related to things like pain, memory, sensation, sleep and much more.
When CBD is ingested into the body, it forges strong and binding connections with our CB receptors. Although research into the interactions between CBD and the ECS is still ongoing, the prevailing hypothesis is that CBD prevents the naturally occurring endocannabinoids from breaking down. As a result, this prolongs and strengthens the ECS’s signalling because the endocannabinoids have not been broken down as they would have normally.
There are two main receptors of the endocannabinoid system, CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors moderate things like mood, memory, how you feel pain and respond to stress, motor function, and critical thinking. CB2 receptors moderate inflammation and our immune response, while handling control signals from our bones, respiratory tract, muscles, nervous system and cardiovascular system.
Is CBD oil legal for professional and amateur golfers?
CBD oil is legal for both professional and amateur golfers in the UK, over the age of 18. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced the approval of the use of cannabidiol, better known as CBD in 2018. CBD in oil (spray and tincture) and cream was removed from the list of banned substances on its website worldwide.
CBD Oil for Dogs and Cats
Do I believe CBD oil, cannabidiol oil, has a place in veterinary medicine? Absolutely, I do! Certainly, it is not a solution or remedy for all difficulties or diseases , nor is it for every individual. I think each animal caretaker must do their own research, engage in critical thinking, then make their own decision. Read on to gather your own information.
Does CBD Oil come from Marijuana?
The first hurdle many people must push through is understanding the difference between hemp, which is the source of CBD oil and marijuana. In actuality, they come from one and the same plant, Cannabis sativa. The plant’s flowering tops and leaves contain the psychoactive elements, more specifically, the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content, which we’ve come to recognize as marijuana. Alternatively, hemp uses the seeds and fibers, primarily from the stalk, and contains low levels of THC and high levels of cannabidiol (CBD). While THC is the principal psychoactive component of Cannabis and has certain medical uses, CBD stands out because it is both non-psychoactive and displays a broad range of potential medical applications.
Marijuana Mechanism of Action
A key reason CBD has a wide range of potential medical uses lies in its ability to influence a wide range of receptor systems in the brain and body, including not only cannabinoid receptors but a host of other receptors in the brain. This includes the central nervous system and in peripheral organs, especially related to the immune system. They make up what’s called the endocannabinoid system. The cannabinoids interact with the receptors in the body and modulate things like pain, anxiety, and nausea.
Uses of CBD Oil for Cats and Dogs
There are as many uses of CBD oil as there are the different kinds of receptors for the cannabinoids. Just kidding! Truth be told, there are countless uses for CBD oil. Studies show that many cannabinoids have anti-inflammatory effects, and can help with pain, tumors, seizures, muscle spasms, skin conditions, appetite stimulation, aggression, anxiety and neurological disorders…all of this without the possibility of life-threatening side effects.
CBD hemp can help with both chronic and acute disease. Among chronic conditions, it can help with arthritis, compromised immune systems, stress responses, aggression and digestive issues. There are also studies under way into CBD’s effects on Type 1 diabetes, organ diseases and cancer. Veterinarians are also finding CBD hemp can be useful in treating acute ailments like sprains and strains, torn ligaments, bone breaks and even during postoperative care to reduce swelling, pain, and stiffness.
If your dog or cat is taking conventional drugs for any of these conditions, CBD hemp may make it possible to use lower doses of the drugs to achieve therapeutic effects. Since conventional medicines do have side effects, this is a useful benefit of CBD.
CBD Dosing for Your Dog or Cat
Effective therapeutic cannabis doses have not been worked out for animal companions. It is best to start with the lowest amount possible and to gradually increase the dose every 5 days or so until the desired effect is seen. If undesired side effects such as excessive sedation, disorientation, excitement, vomiting etc. are observed, the cannabis dose is too high and administration should be stopped immediately. After the side effects have worn off, the animal can be restarted at a lower dose. The upper oral dose limit for CBD products recommended by veterinarian Dr. Robert Silver is around 1 mg/kg/day orally, but one should start with a much smaller fraction of this dose such as 0.05 mg/kg/day. For THC products, Dr. Silver recommends starting with an oral dose of 0.1-0.25 mg/kg THC once or twice daily. Once the pet has received the same dose over about 1 week without undesired effects, the pet has developed a tolerance and the dose can be gradually increased. If you are uncertain as to how to go about dosing the CBD oil you have purchased, consult with your local holistic veterinarian.
Are you interested in discovering what CBD oil can do for your pet? Make an appointment or stop by our Asheville, NC clinic to pick up your bottle of Sunvet’s favorite, New Life CBD Oil, today.
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The use of hemp, CBD, oil is an ancient practice. We are finally allowing ourselves to re-investigate the healing truths of this wonderful and intriguing plant. If you feel CBD oil would benefit your four-legged beauty, consult with your holistic veterinarian and get the proverbial ball rolling.
What is CBD oil and is it legal in the UK?
Cannabidiol has entered the mainstream, but effects are unclear
CBD oil can be used in various forms
CBD oil has entered the mainstream in recent years, bringing with it zealous advocates and dismissive sceptics.
Also known as Cannabidiol, CBD is found in the cannabis plant. But unlike THC – the ingredient that makes cannabis users high – CBD has no psychoactive effect.
Instead, it is used by people who want to manage conditions like chronic pain, PTSD and epilepsy. The substance is also being trialled to see if it can help with anxiety and arthritis.
CBD can now be found in a range of products in high street stores, from vape liquid to “sweets, creams and even sexual lubricants”, says ITV News.
The number of people using CBD oil, also known as cannabidiol, in the UK alone is estimated to stand at around 1.3m. As GQ magazine says, “thanks to a brand reimagining and increased medical research”, the naturally occurring compound has “gone from dangerous to desirable”.
Advocates of CBD oil say it can relieve chronic pain and inflammation, depression and insomnia, among other conditions. But others say its benefits are oversold and unproven, while many others are confused over its legal status.
Here's what you need to know:
What is CBD oil?
Cannabis plants are made up of more than 100 different cannabinoids, chemical compounds that act on cannabinoid receptors in cells that alter neurotransmitter release in the human brain. These have different impacts on the body and are concentrated to different extents in certain parts of the plant, the BBC reports.
The most well known of the compounds are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).
In the UK, it is possible to get a prescription for oil made from CBD because it won’t get users “high”. By contrast, THC is a psychoactive chemical and is a controlled substance under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.
Why and how is it used?
A 2017 report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) found that CBD could provide relief for a variety of debilitating conditions including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, cancer and diabetic complications, as well as general pain, anxiety and depression.
“There isn't enough evidence to say that the oil definitely does help with these things, nor that simply cramming some in a milkshake will do the slightest bit of good, just that doctors are optimistic about their research,” says lifestyle magazine The Street.
One recent study has also now linked CBD oil to healthy weight loss. The research, published in the journal Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, linked the drug to three causes of “fat browning”, which turns the dangerous white fat associated with obesity and diabetes into hard-working brown fat cells. These actively aid weight loss by burning extra calories through thermogenesis, your body’s heat-production process.
What’s more, CBD “reduces the expression of proteins involved in creating new fat cells, and it boosts the number of mitochondria in your brown fat cells”, says Men’s Health. This could further increase their fat-stripping power, the scientists suggest.
However, it is important to note that licences for CBD oil as a medicine have not been granted yet, and manufacturers cannot make claims about their alleged medical benefits.
CBD oil can be used in a number of different ways, says health information site Verywell. “You can smoke it (typically in vape pens), take it in capsule form, use it sublingually (under the tongue), use oral sprays or drops, or apply it topically to your skin,” the site explains.
Gels and rubs aimed at athletes are available in shops, while pensioners are using the products in the hope of alleviating arthritis.
“A crystalline form of pure CBD is also available, and it’s generally taken sublingually.”
CBD is available in a range of products sold on the high street and online, including creams, oils, tinctures and edible treats such as gummy sweets. There are even CBD-infused pillowcases and yoga classes offering CBD-assisted guided meditation.
The medical effects of CBD aside, “in many cases, the industry is taking consumers for a ride”, says Mike Power in The Guardian. He cites lab tests commissioned by the think tank Centre for Medicinal Cannabis (CMC) which analysed high-street offerings and found that more than half of the most popular CBD oils sold do not contain the level of CBD promised on the label.
Yet market research by the CMC estimates that the CBD market in the UK could be worth almost £1bn a year by 2025, “equivalent in size to the current entire UK herbal supplement market”, writes Power.
Ultimately, says ITV News, there’s a big difference between CBD you are given by a healthcare professional, and the less regulated CBD oil you can get on the high street.
CBD available in shops is often of lower quality and far lower strength than the oil used in clinical trials.
According to the British Medical Journal (BMJ), high street products contain roughly 25mg CBD, compared to the 150-1,500mg/day that users are given in clinical trials, says ITV.
But is it legal?
As Business Matters notes, there is currently “a great deal of confusion around CBD oil UK law”, with the vast majority of cannabinoids listed as controlled substances under the Misuse of Drugs Act.
However, CBD is an exception and is completely legal in the UK, “provided it has been derived from an industrial hemp strain that is EU-approved”, or comes from outside the EU.
For CBD oil to be legal in the UK, it must contain no THC. Cannabis oil, which has THC content, is not usually allowed in the UK.
There is an exemption to this rule, the BBC reports. Sativex, a 50-50 mix of THC and CBD produced in a lab, has been approved for use in the UK as a treatment for multiple sclerosis.
And specialist clinicians are allowed to prescribe other cannabis-derived medicinal products under changes to the law that came into force in November.
However, medicinal cannabis is currently unlicensed – so it can only be prescribed if a patient has a need that cannot be met by licensed medicines.
One of the arguments against the use of the medication “is that there have not been satisfactory drug trials to prove its safety and effectiveness”, reports the BBC’s Debbie Jackson.
In The Guardian, Mike Power writes: “There is now no denying the medicinal value of CBD and THC – not even by the British government, which for years maintained that lie even as it rubber-stamped the cultivation and export of the world’s largest medicinal cannabis crop. But the landmark decision in November 2018 to allow UK doctors to prescribe cannabis under extremely limited circumstances, inspired by the cases of Billy Caldwell and Alfie Dingley, whose epilepsy is improved immeasurably by medicinal cannabis products containing both THC and CBD, has left many in a limbo: knowing or believing that cannabis offers a cure, yet remaining unable to access it.”
This has resulted in a number of high-profile cases of parents taking their children out of the UK in order to access treatment.
One such parent is Julie Galloway, who left Scotland with her severely ill daughter Alexa, seven, almost 12 months ago to live in the Netherlands.
“I feel like a refugee forced to live abroad to save my child,” Galloway told the BBC. “I want to come home but I am terrified the medication will be confiscated. I am struggling to pay for it and I know this can't go on forever.”