The PuraPhy 20 is a ranked list of individuals who fit in different categories who—right now—wield significant influence in the world of hemp oil/CBD be it with consumers, businesses, governmental officials, regulatory agencies or others. PuraPhy believes that to hold genuine power is to have the ability to persuade and influence wide swaths of relevant stakeholders. PuraPhy 20’s categories will include celebrities, politicians, athletes, scientists, influencers and more.
The PuraPhy 20 list below ranks some of the biggest athletes on the planet based on just how influential they are in shaping public opinion about the use of hemp oil/CBD and how it impacts both the exploding industry as well as the sports and pop cultural zeitgeist in the US and beyond. From David Beckham to Rob Gronkowski and from Megan Rapinoe to Paul Pierce, the roster of superstar jocks who use and love CBD is as eclectic as one might expect. And then some.
BY RICHARD PÉREZ-FERIA
US Women’s soccer most recognizable superstar, Megan Rapinoe continues to also be a force for good in the CBD industry. Mendi, the successful CBD brand Rapinoe launched with her sister, Rachael, continues to sell a tremendous number of gel caps, gummies, massage oil jars, salve sticks and more. And, why not?
As expected, Rapinoe, one of the undeniable, won’t-be-silenced leaders behind the team’s historic victory in demanding and receiving equal pay as the men’s soccer players, is just as enthusiastic when it comes to her CBD products.
“When CBD is taken after a hard training and before bed, I feel it gives me a better night’s sleep and I feel like I’m able to relax a little bit easier,” Rapinoe says. “So, I kind of have it as part of my daily routine, just like I’d eat healthy, take natural products, drink lots of water, take CBD and get as much sleep as possible. CBD is a kind of secret sauce for me.”
Not so secret anymore. Good.