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Frequently Asked Questions

About the Athlete’s Best Company
1. Why did you choose the name “Athlete’s Best”?
When we were trying to think of a name for our company, we thought we should choose something that reflected our core values and highest aspirations. Something that would keep us focused on doing things right and doing things better. As athlete’s, we always strive to be the best we can possibly be on and off the field.  We only wanted to offer the highest quality supplements to our consumers. We have cut absolutely no corners when it comes to our products as we wanted to be certain that we only offered “the best”. Our passion is helping current and former athlete’s achieve peak performance and optimal health. The name “Athlete’s Best” was a clear choice for us.

2. What is the Athlete’s Best guarantee?
First and foremost, you can be certain that our products are made with the highest quality ingredients and are manufactured according to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP). When you buy an Athlete’s Best product, you can be sure you are buying the absolute best.

3. Which brands do you carry?
Our company exclusively designs and manufactures all of our own products – maintaining intense focus on quality, purity, and providing our customers with the absolute best.

Our Athlete’s Best CBD Products

1. What is CBD?

Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, is a powerful non-psychoactive plant extract that has been used medicinally for over a thousand years. CBD is one of at least 113 cannabinoids extracted from the cannabis plant.

2. Is CBD legal for athlete’s and non-athlete’s alike to use CBD?

All of our products contain Broad Spectrum cannabinoids with 0.0% THC. There is NO risk of a failed drug test. Other brands that do not mention the THC content contain trace amounts (up to 0.03% legally), however that can still produce a failed test!! No risks when using our 0.0% CBD products.

Congress passed the 2018 Farm Bill which legalized hemp for the first time in over 80 years. Why is this significant? Hemp-derived CBD is no longer part of the Controlled Substance Act. Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, is a powerful non-psychoactive plant extract that has been used medicinally for over a thousand years. CBD is one of at least 113 cannabinoids extracted from the cannabis plant. Many people still confuse hemp and marijuana as being the same, however they are very different. Marijuana has high amounts of the psychoactive compound THC, or delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, the compound that causes a high. Hemp on the other hand has trace amounts of THC. In fact, in order to be legally cultivated, hemp must contain less than 0.3% THC.
Until the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, the laws treated hemp as if it were the same substance as its THC-laden relative. Under the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp has rightfully been removed from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and is now considered an agricultural product.

What are Cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are active compounds produced by all cannabis plants. They account for most of the health benefits of cannabis. Cannabinoids found in plants are technically called phytocannabinoids. Phytocannabinoids can mimic neurotransmitters that we call endocannabinoids, which are produced naturally by our bodies.

How does CBD work?

CBD can act as a neurotransmitter. Neurotransmitters help to regulate bodily systems at a cellular level. CBD has been shown to have effects on a wide array of systems in the human body, such as the immune system, the nervous system, the endocrine system, the cardiovascular system, the digestive system, the heart, liver, and kidneys, the epidermis and others. CBD is also known to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

What is hemp seed oil?

Hemp seed oil is distinct from CBD oil. While CBD is produced by extracting the essential oils from the cannabis plant’s flowers, hemp seed oil is produced by pressing the plant’s seeds. Hemp oil does not contain cannabinoids such as CBD. Any “CBD” product you see on is simply JUST Hemp Oil. The products do NOT contain the beneficial cannabinoids & many consumers are currently being scammed on Amazon. Amazon does NOT allow CBD products to be sold on the platform, yet.

What is the difference between CBD and hemp?

Hemp is a family of cannabis strains which are grown for food and fibers. CBD is a molecular compound found in the plant’s extracts. Athlete’s Best CBD is extracted from a proprietary strain of hemp. This proprietary strain is far richer in CBD and other cannabinoids and terpenes than the basic hemp plant used by most CBD producers.

Is your product safe?

There are no known incidences of illness caused by consumption of CBD oil. Also, all of Athlete’s Best products undergo rigorous testing to guarantee they are free of THC and any potential contaminants. We have Certificate of Analysis & ISO-Certified Third Party Lab reports on all of our products. We also only use organic ingredients.

What is the difference between hemp and marijuana?

Hemp and marijuana are both types of cannabis. Whereas marijuana contains a cannabinoid known as THC, which causes a high and is known as a drug, hemp contains negligible amounts of THC, does not cause a high and is not considered to be a drug. Athlete’s Best products undergo a patented process which removes all traces of THC from the product.

What is CBD used for?

Many people use CBD to promote a health state known as homeostasis, the body’s natural tendency to maintain a healthy balance in all its systems. Cannabinoids are an integral part of the human body’s ability to regulate and balance a wide variety of physiological systems. CBD is also used by some to treat particular ailments such as seizure disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and others.

Does your product contain THC?

No. All of Athlete’s Best products are completely THC-free. We use a patented technology to remove any residual THC found in our hemp extract.

Are there traces of THC in CBD oil?

Raw hemp extract may contain small traces of THC; however, all Athlete’s Best products are completely THC-free. We use a patented technology to remove any residual THC found in hemp extract.

Can I see your lab reports?

Yes, our lab reports for each batch is posted on our website – you may also send us a message to have the reports sent to you. 

Why should I choose CBD over medical cannabis?

Medical cannabis is another term for medical marijuana. Marijuana contains THC, which is a cannabinoid that causes a high. Medical cannabis can cause severe impairments. CBD is not psychotropic, meaning that it does not cause a high. It can be used while working, driving or undertaking any other physical activities such as exercise and sports.

Can your products cure/treat my condition?

CBD oil is used by many people to treat a variety of conditions. However, it has not been approved by the FDA in the treatment of any conditions aside from particular seizure disorders. Nonetheless, there have been numerous studies which suggest that CBD may be an effective therapy for a wide range of health issues, and many U.S. states have approved the use of CBD to treat many of these ailments. Consult with a qualified medical professional to determine if your condition is treatable with CBD.

What does “broad or multi spectrum” mean?

The term broad spectrum or multi-spectrum refers to CBD oil products that contain a combination of cannabinoids, terpenes and other beneficial compounds found in hemp. While many CBD oil products are made using CBD isolate, Athlete’s Best broad spectrum oils maintain the same concentrations of these beneficial compounds that are found in the original proprietary hemp plant, but without the THC. A full spectrum CBD product still contains trace amounts of THC and may provide a failed drug test. Again, Athlete’s Best products contain NO THC and will not produce a failed drug test.

Is broad spectrum CBD oil psychoactive?

Athlete’s Best CBD products are made with broad spectrum oils which have had all traces of THC removed. Our products do not cause a high.

Will I feel any effects from using CBD products?

Some of the effects reported by CBD oil users include improved mood, reduced stress and anxiety, increased attention and focus, discomfort relief and others. However, organic compounds such as CBD can produce different effects in different people. Your results may vary. CBD’s effects are truly unique for everyone.

Can I overdose on CBD?

No. You cannot overdose on CBD. There are no records of anyone ever overdosing on CBD. CBD is completely non-toxic. Also, all of Athlete’s Best products are 100% THC-free.

What are the benefits of taking broad spectrum CBD products?

Broad spectrum CBD users report a wide range of benefits, including improved mood, reduced anxiety and stress, reduced pain and many others. These benefits are usually greater than the benefits provided by non-broad spectrum products, such as those containing CBD isolate. All Athlete’s Best products contain broad/multi spectrum CBD oil. However, organic compounds such as CBD can produce different effects in different people. Your results may vary.

What are terpenes?

Terpenes are a class of volatile hydrocarbon compounds produced in the flower clusters of the cannabis plant. Terpenes are what gives cannabis its distinct aromas and have been utilized by humans for millennia in a healing modality known as aromatherapy. Terpenes are recognized as safe for human consumption by the Food and Drug Association and are used in a wide variety of food and cosmetic products.

What is a CBD tincture?

A CBD tincture is a preparation made from CBD extract. It is used orally (swallowed) and sublingually (under the tongue). When used sublingually, CBD can be absorbed directly into the bloodstream via capillaries found in tissues in the mouth. When consumed orally it must pass through the digestive system, but it is also absorbed via the lining of the stomach.

How will CBD oil affect my body?

CBD oil can have a wide variety of effects on the human body, most of which are subtle. However, CBD is known to be a powerful anti-inflammatory and has been reported to reduce pain, swelling and stiffness. It has also been shown in research studies to improve circulation and help to regulate a variety of systems, including the immune system, the nervous system, the endocrine system, the cardiovascular system, the digestive system, the heart, liver, kidneys and others.

Is it possible to take too much CBD?

CBD is completely non-toxic. We have never heard of anyone overdosing on CBD. However, extremely large servings of CBD may cause drowsiness.

How much CBD is in your products?

Athlete’s Best offers some of the most potent CBD products available. However, the amount of CBD in Athlete’s Best products varies from product to product. Please refer to the product label for exact concentrations of CBD in each product.

What is the ideal serving size?

The ideal serving size of CBD for each person depends on a wide range of variables, including the reason it is being used, the method of administration, sex, age, weight, diet, exercise and so on. It also depends on the product. Servings of 5 to 50 milligrams per day are commonly reported for health maintenance, mood enhancement and minor pain reduction. Higher servings, although not harmful, are not recommended unless being used to treat a particular disorder, in which case it is recommended that you consult with a qualified medical professional.

How often can I take CBD?

CBD can be taken multiple times each day, or at particular times of day, depending on the reason it is being used. CBD oil is also often taken upon onset of particular conditions such as pain and anxiety.

Are there any negative side effects?

CBD is not known to have any negative side effects. However, large servings of CBD may cause drowsiness. If your intention is to remain alert, this may be considered an unwanted side effect and therefore large servings should be avoided.

What kind of testing/analysis is performed on your products?

All Athlete’s Best products go through a series of rigorous testing by in-house and ISO-Certified third-party labs to assure purity and concentrations of cannabinoids. This includes testing to be sure that our products are completely free of THC and any potential contaminants.

Do you test for potency, pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals and residual solvents?

Yes. All Athlete’s Best products go through a rigorous series of tests by third-party labs to assure purity and concentrations of cannabinoids. This includes testing to be sure that our products are completely free of THC and any potential contaminants.

Will CBD get me high?

No. Unlike marijuana and THC, CBD is non-psychotropic and does not cause a high.

Will I need a marijuana card or doctor’s prescription to use CBD products?

No. CBD is not a drug. You will not be required to produce a medical marijuana card in order to purchase CBD online. However, some states have laws allowing doctors to recommend CBD to patients for particular conditions.

Does CBD have a shelf life?

CBD itself does not have an expiration date. However, CBD oil products can degrade and should be consumed within a certain period of time. They should be stored in airtight contains in a cool place away from direct sunlight. Please refer to the product expiration dates for more information.

Will CBD oil show up on a drug test?

All of the products sold by Athlete’s Best are 100% THC free. This is confirmed on our internal lab reports and the third-party reports done on every batch we sell. Our third-party reports are conducted by the most advanced ISO certified cannabis testing labs in the United States. You will not test positive for THC if the lab testing your urine or blood is an advanced testing lab.

The same cannot be said about drug test kits purchased online or at retail stores. These test kits are not advanced enough to distinguish between THC and CBD.

If you ever test positive for THC in a situation that matters, immediately go to a local lab in your area and have them take a urine or blood sample. This will allow you to show evidence that you did not have THC in your blood.

Will CBD help me if I’m healthy?

Because of its ability to help the body maintain homeostasis, reduce inflammation and act as an antioxidant, CBD is often used for health maintenance.

Does CBD interact with other medications?

Studies have shown that CBD may affect the metabolism of certain classes of drugs, but effects have been shown to be minimal. Much more research needs to be done in this area. If you are taking prescription medications, consult with a qualified medical professional.

How long will it take to receive benefits from taking CBD oil?

In some cases, such as when using a sublingual tincture, users often report almost immediate results. However, most of the effects of CBD are subtle and take some time to be detectable — usually half an hour or more. Personal results will vary.

What methods of extraction do you use?

All Athlete’s Best products contain broad spectrum CBD oil produced by a gentle extraction method. This retains the beneficial compounds produced by the cannabis plant. We do not use any harsh solvents in our extraction process.

Where is your hemp grown?

Industrial hemp is like any other crop. It is farmed all over the world, including approximately 40 U.S. states. The special cannabinoind rich hemp used to produce Athlete’s Best products is grown in Colorado. Melons are grown with our hemp plants so that when they decompose, they add organic nutrients to the soil. This contributes to a richer soil in the following season. This is incredibly important when using the plant for our products, as hemp is a bio-accumulator, meaning it pulls substances from the soil. If grown in areas with heavy metals, toxins & pesticides, it will absorb those & end up in the final product. Athlete’s Best prides itself on growing with only organic practices in the best soil possible.

Is your product organic? Vegan-friendly?

Athlete’s Best products are grown using organic methods and contain other organically grown ingredients.

I have a gluten allergy. Can I use your products?

Yes. All Athlete’s Best products are gluten-free.

Can I give my pet CBD?

Yes, our original CBD (non-flavored) tincture is safe for pets. Kibo is our golden retriever, and he is the inspiration for creating our entire CBD line of products. Five years ago, at the age of two, Kibo was diagnosed with epilepsy. If you’ve been in a situation where you have witnessed your ‘best friend’ experience something like this, it is quite traumatic for both you and your pet. We felt helpless and not sure how we could help him moving forward. There was always the pharmaceutical route, however I was worried about the toxicity effects and stress on his liver. This lead us to first discover the medicinal benefits of CBD. To make a long story short, we have created the purest CBD products on the market and Kibo’s health has benefited greatly from them!

There is nothing worse than watching our pets suffer from ailments ranging from anxiety & phobias, skin & allergy issues, or severe pain, joint & mobility issues that come with old age, and terrifying epilepsy & seizures. For most pet parents, seeing their pets face life’s struggles can be a heartbreaking process – but it doesn’t have to be…

Kibo’s name means “Hope” and we are hopeful (and confident) that you and your pets will experience optimal health through our products.

What is the endocannabinoid system?

The human endocannabinoid system, or ECS, is a system of neurotransmitters and cell membrane receptors. Neurotransmitters such as endocannabinoids are produced by the central nervous system and interact with cannabinoid receptors on cell membranes to adjust physiological processes at a cellular level.

What is the entourage effect?

Broad spectrum CBD oil, such as that used in Athlete’s Best products, contains a variety of cannabinoids and terpenes as well as other beneficial compounds. Each of the compounds has particular effects on the human body. Because terpenes can affect how the body responds to cannabinoids, the combined effect is often greater than the sum of the individual effects. The overall effect produced is known as the entourage effect. Isolate products do not have the benefit of the entourage effect and are therefore not recommended.

Is CBD water soluble?

In its natural state, CBD oil is not water soluble. However, Athlete’s Best softgels & recovery balms are made with a patented process which encapsulates the CBD oil into nano-sized emulsion particles which are water soluble, allowing the CBD oil to be carried by the bloodstream and easily absorbed into tissues.

How do I choose a product that is right for me?

The ideal method for taking CBD depends on the reason for which it’s being taken as well as other factors such as age and weight. If using CBD oil as a supplement for health maintenance, tinctures or capsules are recommended. If treating a particular medical condition, consult with a qualified medical professional for advice on the ideal method of administration for your condition.

How does your product differ from others?

Athlete’s Best products are specifically developed for high potency and easy absorption. All of our products contain THC-free, broad spectrum CBD oil. We also use a patented nanoemulsion method which makes our CBD water soluble, resulting in a higher bioavailability than standard products. This means more of the CBD gets put to use by your body. Our CBD oil is extracted using a gentle process that does not involve harsh solvents that can degrade beneficial compounds. We use only the finest available ingredients in our products. 

What is your return policy?

Athlete’s Best offers a 30-day, money-back satisfaction guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with our products for any reason, simply let us know by email or through our Contact Us page and we will give you a refund minus shipping expenses. If you are not achieving your desired results, feel free to use the entire bottle before asking for a return.

PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR CBD specific pages for more information:

1. Do you really offer FREE shipping?
When purchasing items online, we never like to see ridiculous shipping charges at the checkout. All of our products include FREE shipping within the United States.

2. Do you ship to P.O. boxes and military addresses?
Yes we do! We ship to P.O. and APO/FPO (military) boxes in every state with the USPS.

3. Do you ship internationally?
We ship with USPS International Priority Mail. Expected delivery is between 6-10 business days. We have a flat rate charge of $37.95 as most prices are between $34.00-$52.00 depending on the country. Most of our international orders are for 3 or more bottles to off-set the shipping costs. If you would rather have the product shipped with another service such as DHL, UPS, or FedEx, please contact us through email prior to ordering.

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