I grew up playing many different sports, but currently I do Brazilian jiu-jitsu, which is a form of submission grappling. I compete professionally. There is a masters and executives division for people over the age of 40, but I currently compete in the 18–30 bracket.
Before a competition, I will typically take about 250 milligrams of some form of THC edible about 90 minutes prior to the competition. The competitions usually last anywhere from four to eight hours, so I like to take an edible because it lasts throughout the competition. And once the competition is over, I’ll take a CBD tincture to help with the injuries
With THC, the focus side of things, obviously you can overdo it, so we at CannAthlete have come up with some new language. So we have medication; we have intoxication; and for athletic performance, we want activation.
Cannabis activation means being the best version of yourself. And to be the best version of yourself, you have to be present. So whether you’re a CEO like myself or a professional athlete, many times while we’re working out or competing, we’re thinking about all the various things that we have to do, whether it’s picking up the kids, a shopping list.
Cannabis can enhance your jiu-jitsu performance in many different ways. Seibo explained how he uses the psychoactive cannabinoid THC to help him activate his mind. THC makes me anxious, so I like to use whole plant hemp flowers in an ingestable way, mixed with Chinese herbs to enhance my physical performance. I personally take something called Better Brain+ before my workouts because it helps me stay focused and time fly fast. It contains organic hemp flowers, bacopa, and matcha green tea. The L-theanine in the green tea has been clinically studied for the use on ADD, ADHD, high blood pressure, and anxiety. It also has been studied as a focus-aid. Have fun using plants to create your peak performance!