There has been a ton of big names from sports jumping into the CBD industry since the legalization of hemp. The Farm Bill of 2018 made a big change to the way that cannabis products are deemed appropriate. Due to the fact that there has been solid evidence as of late that has showed positive effects of CBD, people are jumping into the industry guns blazing. Especially ex NFL stars! These big names know that CBD has the potential to change the entire game if the league officials allowed it. One of these big stars, ex New England Patriot and three-time Superbowl champion, Rob Gronkowski has partnered with CBDMedic and he loves it!
What is CBD and Why Now?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabis-derived byproduct that has seen an insane amount of popularity over the past year. CBD is an all-natural product that works by acting upon the body’s endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system works by regulating the body’s homeostasis levels. This could be the regulation of nerve issues, sickness and even pain. Especially pain. People are beginning to realize, Rob Gronkowski included, that these products when used properly and consistently, has use as a pain relief alternative.
Now, knowing this, it is important to also realize that this product has just recently been legalized. The goal of course is to eventually be able to set legal limitations if necessary, for CBD products. Many experiments are being tested in order to define what exactly CBD can and cannot be used for and with safely. In other words, CBD is in definition still not entirely safe according to the FDA. Not necessarily by itself, but with combination with other things. They are trying to figure out exactly what amount of CBD can be mixed with other things and if these combinations may cause negative effects. For Rob Gronkowski, he believes he is already aware and supports CBDMedic!
What is CBDMedic?
CBDMedic is a topical CBD product company owned by Abacus Health Products. Abacus Health Products was originally launched in 2014 and was the first company to develop multiple OTC (over the counter) products that contain CBD hemp extract. Abacus Health Products is located in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. According to their website, their mission is:
“Abacus Health Products was formed with the mission to develop advanced topical formulations that combine CBD hemp extract and oil from the Cannabis sativa L. plant with active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) to deliver pain relief and skincare products.”
Their goal is simple. To populate the world with beneficial topical CBD products. All in hopes of making others have a better quality of life with less continual pain. CBDMedic itself is focused primarily on pain relief and skincare CBD product formulas. In order to provide a temporary relief to things such as skin issues like rashes and blemishes. As well as, all types of temporary pain relief from things like swelling, arthritis pain and especially sports related joint and muscle pain! CBDMedic is trying to set a new standard with CBD topical products and bring this new era of CBD since the Farm Bill last year into fruition!
Superstar Rob Gronkowski
First and foremost, if you’ve never heard of Rob Gronkowski, you’ve either not watched television and football for the past ten years. That or you’re oblivious to the world and have been living under a rock. However, for those who haven’t, Rob Gronkowski was a New England Patriot for nine seasons and has broken a ton of records over the years. He has also become a fan image and a joy to the people that love football. Here’s a quote from Gronk Nation if you want to know a little bit of his personality:
“Rob is known for his fun-loving personality, with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady being quoted as saying, “Gronk is a one of a kind person, player and friend. He is one of the most positive people I have ever been around and he loves to have fun. What you see is what you get and whether he is dancing, singing, laughing, or spiking, he is true to himself.” Rob said that partying improves his playing abilities, noting, “You go out and get refreshed, and it just makes you want to go back out on that practice field and keep going hard.””
Gronk’s History with the New England Patriots
Rob Gronkowski’s NFL football career began in 2010 as he was drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round. In his rookie year, he shattered a bunch of New England records such as the first tight end to catch 3 touchdowns in one game. Rob Gronkowski during his rookie year led the league in receiving touchdowns which was the first time a tight end ever obtained the title. He also had a rushing touchdown that year. This was the first time a tight end had scored a rushing touchdown since Bo Scaife in 2006. However, once again, this was another first for the New England Patriots.
Throughout Rob Gronkowski’s NFL career, he suffered a very large amount of injuries and had to withstand nine different important surgeries. After all this he still came back one game after another to help his team as much as he could. To this day, Rob Gronkowski still suffers with pain. With that many injuries and surgeries, any normal human being would most likely be in terrible amounts of pain and suffering on a daily basis. However, Gronk looks towards the future of NFL and how he could have possibly remained in the league if pain and suffering wasn’t a constant for him.
Rob Gronkowski Uses CBDMedic Products to Relieve Pain
Rob Gronkowski discovered CBDMedic’s topical creams through his father during a day that he hurt his toes playing soccer. According to Boston,
“Gronkowski apparently ended up on the wrong end of a kick. Fortunately, he says his father, Gordon, had some CBD cream on hand.
“You know, it kills,” Gronkowsi said of his jammed toes. “They’re black and blue, totally killing me. My dad was like, ‘Hey Rob, try this cream out. Use this cream I’ve been using for my back pain.’ So I put it on my toes and instantly I got the relief that I was looking for.””
Since that day, Rob Gronkowski had begun using CBD cream for that temporary relief of pain that allows him to get right back into it. His goal is to get the professional sport leagues to change their cannabis policies to primarily THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis that gives you a “high,” instead of all components of the cannabis plant. If you want to read more about CBDMedic and Rob Gronkowski’s goals, here is a link to the CBDMedic website.