Phil Mickelson, a popular golf player is lurking at the Masters nearly 49 years old, planning to become a four-time green jacket winner and the oldest major championship in the history of gold.
He frequently talks about new things to try to stay young, powerful and a step ahead in the competition. Mickelson is also seen increasing his swing speed using Super Speed Gold, chewing gum during his round and, possibly taking CBD oil as well.
On Friday, at the 2019 Masters, several fans spotted Mickelson using a pipette to put a few drops of some liquid from a bottle into his mouth. The player didn’t intend to brag about his little liquid secret perhaps because it looks a little strange to the casual observer.
However, fans who themselves have tried CBD oil or have seen others using it, knew right away that the star was actually consuming CBD Oil. Mickelson does not open up about such things unless there’s a financial stake in their well-being, while he hasn’t openly mentioned whether he is using CBD oil or not, he refrains from spilling all his secrets.
There could be multiple reasons behind his consumption of CBD oil; it has significant health benefits, though not backed up by any formal research or international standards, users have experienced a good time with the substance.
CBD Oil and its benefits
Cannabinoid or popularly known as CBD is a liquid extracted from the flowers and the buds of marijuana, it is also found in abundance in hemp plant – a cannabis genus plant. The substance has potential health benefits such as improving sleep patterns, reduce stress, anxiety, depression and many more.
CBD has become an essential part of the recreational and medical industry, especially after the federal law in 2018 passed hemp derived cannabinoid for legal use in the United States. Currently, around 30 states have legalized CBD oil in lieu of the farm bill, while the other states have specific laws and certain regulations around the usage of CBD oil.
The Food and Drug Administration is yet to set their regulatory policies on the drug and allows it only for treating 2 rare forms of epilepsy. The agency announced a public hearing in May to discuss the regulatory issues. It prohibits CBD based edibles at this time and is digging deep in research to understand how the drug works and validating the promising claims of the substance.
The contrasting decisions made by the U.S. government and the FDA have led companies and consumers, both in confusion.Despite this and the possible consequences, many companies and retailers have started selling CBD infused edibles. They include a wide variety of products such as gummy bears, candies, popcorn, beverages, etc.
The safest bet for companies is the beauty and lifestyle domain which is introducing new CBD products quite frequently. It includes lotions, creams, capsules, oils and much more. Celebrities have also shown their inclination towards the product by taking on to their social media accounts and posting pictures of CBD infused products.
Mickelson might be consuming CBD oil for a bunch of different reasons – he suffers from arthritis- CBD can help with anxiety and is also an anti-inflammatory aid which can treat several ailments.
It is said that CBD oil isn’t absorbed well by the human body when taken orally, only 20% of the drug is ingested, while the rest remains undigested. Mickelson’s direct consumption might affect his progress and slow it down, CBD would be more effective when rubbed via cream.
Is CBD oil a performance enhancing drug (PED)?
According to the PGA Tour Anti-Doping Program, CBD oil is not considered as a performance enhancing drug or substance. The World Anti-Doping Agency, upon which the Tour models set its programs removed CBD oil from its banned substance list in September 2017.
The legalization of CBD has brought a revolutionary change in the market, analysts confirm that CBD is the next big things in the consumer world with a promising revenue generation of billions.