The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games – already held in the summer of 2021, due to COVID-19 – saw the introduction of a variety of new events, including the BMX freestyle. Nick Bruce, An elite BMX athlete with a reputation for nailing tough tricks, including windshield wiper flair, was one of nine competitors riding for Team USA and became a part of BMX and Olympic history.
For Bruce, cannabis – especially CBD – is a useful tool when relaxing after long and hard training sessions. It helps him recover and manage the aches and pains associated with training while keeping his performance at a high level.
Here are five of the herbal products Nick Bruce can’t live without.
Lemon Dose by Buckeye Relief
BMX training can be stressful. At the end of a long day, Bruce loves to unwind with this floral strain: Lemon Dose by Buckeye Relief.
“I really like this flower because it calms down after a long day of training,” Bruce says. “I usually get up after a riding session and that helps slow my mind down. It has also been a game-changer in terms of overall health and getting ready for bed.”
While there are plenty of ways to consume flowers, as an athlete, Bruce prefers vaping. “I usually use the flowers through a dry herb vaporizer,” Bruce says. “For me, it enhances the flavor and is easier on my lungs.”
Firelands Scientific Bedtime Ointment
As a professional BMX player, injuries are an occupational hazard, whether it’s a serious neck injury or a muscle injury.
When Bruce finds himself treating an injury, he turns to him Firelands Scientific Bedtime Ointment to support his recovery. “This medication has helped a lot of deep muscle injuries, and I think it has greatly reduced recovery time,” he said. “I hit the skin now and then, and found this ointment to be the most effective for it, along with my other aches and pains.”
PureKana Peppermint CBD Oil
When it comes to cannabis, it is important to use products that you are comfortable with, which is why Bruce gravitates towards PureKana. “PureKana is a brand that I trust because they have all of their lab tests listed for each of their products, so you know exactly what you’re getting,” he said.
One of his favorite PureKana products is CBD peppermint oil with 1,000 milligrams of CBD. For Bruce, this CBD tincture is “a bedtime staple to help me fall asleep and wake up and feel less sore… If I knew I had a stressful day before my non-riding responsibilities, I would love to use this tincture to calm my mind and get tasks done without too much overhead” .
PureKana CBD Pain Relief Roll-On Gel
PureKana CBD Pain Relief Roll-On Gel It’s been a staple in Bruce’s routine for some time, “This rolling has been a stepping stone for a few years now.”
When he found himself dealing with minor aches and pains, he said that 2,000 milligrams CBD gel helped him get through the training. “The menthol of this product provides a feeling of immediate pain relief while the CBD provides a lasting effect.”
PureKana CBD Botanical Mango Gummies
Tints, florals, and topicals are all Bruce’s favorites. But when he’s in an edible mood, he turns to it PureKana’s Vegetable CBD Gummies Mango flavour.
With 25 milligrams of broad-spectrum CBD per gummy, he notes, “Not only is it delicious, but I’ve found it to be an easy way to help treat body aches and calm nerves in a subtle way.”
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