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CBD & NHL: Why Hockey Players are Loving CBD Products

CBD & NHL: Why Hockey Players are Loving CBD Products

December 3, 2019

NHL CBD: CBD Helps Keep the Puck Moving for Hockey Players

NHL players are some of the toughest sports professionals to be found anywhere. Not only do players train hard to perfect their skills on the ice, but players are also routinely punched, kicked, shinned, and thrown into panes of glass during competition.

Since post-workout recovery is vital to player performance and team success, many NHL players are adding CBD to their daily routine. Understanding some of the many ways CBD helps keep the puck moving for hockey players might help you determine if hemp-derived products could be beneficial for you.

Why NHL Players Love Using CBD

NHL players love using CBD because this safe, natural product is shown to support numerous functions by interacting with the receptors of the endocannabinoid system (ECS), the largest regulatory system in your body. CBD is shown to mimic the effects of the messengers made in the body and interact with ECS receptors.  Just a few of the many processes regulated by ECS function include:

  • Sleep Regulation
  • Metabolism and Appetite
  • Immune System Function
  • Pleasure and Pain
  • Memory and Learning
  • Temperature Regulation

Athletes are Loving What CBD Provides

Professional athletes across multiple sports are loving what CBD provides. Since their careers depend on their ability to rest and recover, numerous professional athletes are using CBD to support essential functions throughout their bodies, including the following CBDistillery™ Brand Ambassadors:

Contact Sports 

Michelle Waterson 

Mixed martial arts is described as one of the most dynamic and challenging full-contact sports. Michelle Waterson relies on a combination of throws, holds, kicks, punches, and takedowns to achieve dominance over her competition. This MMA fighter uses CBD to help calm her mind and enhance recovery.

 “After using it (CBDistillery CBD), I’ve noticed a difference in my recovery both mentally and physically.”

Anthony Pettis 

Mixed martial artist Anthony Pettis was the final WEC Lightweight Champion before the organization merged with the UFC. Today, Anthony Pettis is a competitor in the Lightweight division of the UFC. To take full advantage of CBD’s potential influence on training and recovery, this Brand Ambassador relies on a variety of CBD products.

 “CBD has become an integral part of my training and post-fight regimen helping my body’s natural healing process.”

Non-Contact Sports 

Performance Racing: Peregrine Performance Racing 

Peregrine Performance Racing is an elite track and criterium cycling team based in Southern California. Team members maintain fitness and stamina with high-intensity workouts and weight training to keep their bodies in top form. Fitness recovery is considered a contributing factor in team success.

 “CBD is an extremely important key to our success and we highly recommend it.”

Surfing: Albee Layer 

Albee Layer is a boundary-pushing surfer credited for flopping the script on the sport while making his name known throughout the surf community worldwide. Hailing from Maui’s North Shore, Albee is known for his go-for-broke, raw, progressive style. Albee Layer is also one of the numerous elite athletes using hemp-derived CBD products.

“I’ve heard about this CBD craze for a while now It wasn’t till I went through two hip surgeries that I really gave it a chance and have LOVED the results, excited to back products that make my life better on a daily basis.”

Is CBD legal to Use in the NHL? 

Yes. The NHL is one of the most progressive of all professional sports leagues in terms of cannabis use. The organization has no policies prohibiting the use of CBD products. Although the NHL does routinely tests for marijuana, players are not penalized if they test positive. If a significant amount of THC (indicating heavy use) were to be detected, players are usually sent to a behavioral health program rather than being suspended or fined.2 Currently, the NFL, NBA, and MLB have a much more punitive approach to cannabis use.

CBD Products That Keep the Puck Moving

Many NHL players are quite enthusiastic about their experiences using CBD products. It may be interesting to note that the head of the NHL Alumni Association, Glenn Healy, recently announced a CBD study to examine the therapeutic potential of the cannabinoid for former athletes.3 Just a few of the many products NHL players are using to keep the puck moving include:

  • #1 Full-Spectrum 1000mg CBD Oil

    The product most often called CBD oil is a blend of hemp extract and a carrier oil, a tincture. CBDistillery™ Full-Spectrum 1000mg CBD Tincture is a medium strength product that works well for many players. CBD tinctures are easy to use; simply place the oil under your tongue and hold a few seconds before swallowing. 

  • #2 CBDol 500mg Topical Salve Topical

    CBD products are ideal for rubbing down muscles after a grueling game or strenuous workout. CBDistillery™ CBDol Topical CBD Salve is specially formulated with eucalyptus, arnica, lavender, and other natural botanicals.

  • #3 Disposable 200mg CBD Vape Pen

    Vaping is an easy CBD option for players on the go and the fastest method of CBD delivery. CBDistillery™ 200mg Disposable Vape Pens are ready to use right out of the box and available in a wide variety of flavors. Our vape pens and cartridges are powered with CCELL technology, a state-of-the-art wickless atomizer system.

Supporting Performance and Recovery with CBDistillery™

Hockey can be a rough sport. A growing number of NHL players are using hemp-derived CBD for its potential to support the function of their endocannabinoid system and enhance their recovery efforts.

To learn more about your endocannabinoid system, visit CBDistillery™ to download The Ultimate CBD User Guide. While your there, you may want to take a moment to view our quality selection of CBD topicals, tinctures, capsules, and CBD vape products. All CBDistillery™ products are third-party tested to ensure the purity and potency of every product we offer.


  1. The Western Producer. A. Arnason. (2018 December 06) NHLer Credits CBD for Recovery.
  2. Boston Globe. (2019 August 27)Here are the American Team Sports Leagues’ Policies on CBD Use
  3. Leafly. R Druzin. (2019 March 19) NHL Alumni Study Centres on CBD, Puts THC on Ice.
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