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Offfield pushes the boundaries of player benefits
Published May 13, 2021
Imagine having Mansour Bahrami's sky-high energy, Naomi Osaka's poise on big points, and walking around the court with Andre Agassi's styled confidence. According to one brand, this is the transformation tennis players will be in store for when combining two modern-day ingredients with that timeless sports drink, water.
The name is also modern: Offfield that's three 'f's—a plant-enhanced sports beverage with 20mg of broad spectrum Cannabidiol (CBD), Cannabigerol (CBG), and the essential minerals needed to activate your Endocannabinoid system (ECS). This type of activation triggers a "runner's high" that can boost energy, performance and focus. It's also what makes Offfield different from a typical CBD product—it doesn't relax the body; it gets your body moving.
"You'll arrive on the court more present, focused and energized," says Todd Hunter, Offfield's co-founder. "Offfield helps you focus on your game, fights inflammation to keep you moving and allows for optimal hydration with less liquid in your stomach."
The drink itself is about as natural as it can get. It's vegan, soy-free, dairy-free and non-GMO and it also uses two to three times less sugar than other brands. Most of us have heard the athletic benefits of CBD: reduced anxiety and stress, better sleep, less inflammation and muscle relaxation. But there is also CBG, which like CBD is found in the cannabis plant and is non-intoxicating. As Offfield says on its website, its "a mix of CBD and CBG that helps you stay active—not psychoactive."
What makes CBG different than CBD is its ability to interact directly with the brain's cannabinoid receptors.
"This powerful minor cannabinoid has a different impact on your brain," Hunter says. "It's energizing and mildly euphoric. This combination activates your Edocannabinoid System (ECS) with no psychoactive effect"
Along with co-founders Bert Culha and Tony Fu, Hunter launched Offfield last year, with a goal of helping players at all levels better enjoy moving around the court and embracing active daily lives. Inspired by the modern athlete, the brand dovetails the training that athletes pursue in order to perform to their fullest potential.
"Our lives off the field are what let us show up as the happiest, healthiest versions of ourselves on the field, at work, with our family or wherever we need to be at our best," Hunter says.
When asked to describe what it feels like hitting the courts after hydrating with the CBD/CBG formula drink, Hunter instantly thought of Dolly Parton's 1980 tune "9-5."
"Playing tennis is now a part of our 9-5," Hunter says. "Also, if we're still grooving like Dolly at 75, we'll be thrilled! She did hang out with Willie Nelson a lot, just saying."