Wana Brands, one of America's leading edible producers, is continuing its partnership with ultra-marathon runner Flavie Dokken. The Colorado-based endurance athlete utilizes the health benefits of cannabis as a natural alternative for recovery and pain relief among the athletic community and beyond.
“Having already utilized cannabis for recovery and pain relief before becoming a Wana Brand Athlete, I am thrilled to continue our relationship for a second year,” Dokken said. “Being a Wana ambassador has been immensely rewarding. I want to educate more people on how cannabis can improve the quality of their workout. It has certainly helped me be a better athlete.”
A former bodybuilder and a U.S. Army Veteran, Dokken’s many competitive accomplishments include completing multiple marathons and ultramarathons such as placing 3 in the Running Up For Air (RUFA) - Colorado on March 9 after running up and down Granite Peak for three hours and three loops for a total 2,700 foot gain and 9.3 miles. Additionally, Dokken came in 4th out of 110 runners in the Mad Moose Pueblo Half Marathon in February (pictured), which she completed in under 1 hour and 35 minutes.
“Utilizing cannabis in my training has benefitted me by helping me recover from injuries and also improving my training and performing better. Other athletes can incorporate cannabis by using it just as any other supplement that they use such as vitamins or coffee. They just have to be open minded about it and give it a try. I like WanaCapsXR Sativa for long runs so I have sustained even energy throughout the workout. Instead of coffee or some energy drink. Wana Sour Gummies Mango Sativa are great for lifting. It allows for great focus and it's a shorter workout so I don't need the extended release property. I take Wana Sour Gummies 2:1 Exotic Yuzu after every training session especially the long runs or really tough workout. It helps in many aspects including bringing down the heart rate so I can start recovering and resting faster and serves as an analgesic if I feel nauseous or get a headache, instead of taking an Advil. It’s also anti-inflammatory which helps with joints and for me in particular helps reduce inflammation around the car tissue that built up after my femur stress fracture. Overall my body recovers better and faster and feel better the next day for another training session.”
Dokken will run as a Wana Athlete brand ambassador in 2019 events including Collegiate Peaks Trail Run (May 4, Buena Vista, Colorado); Speedgoat 50K (July 20, Alta, Utah); Run the Rut 50K (Sept. 1, Big Sky, Montana); and the Mad Moose Sage Burner Trail Race 28K (Oct. 26, Gunnison CO).
Many athletes have found that marijuana can be used as a compliment to their training and recovery programs, and it provides symptom relief without the negative side effects that painkillers and prescription drugs can have. It has been reported that Indica strains rich in CBD help athletes with pain management, relaxation, decreased anxiety and improved sleep quality.
“Resiliency. Honesty. Integrity. Respect. Optimism. Emotional Intelligence. Creativity. Transparency. Directness. These are our values and reflect Flavie’s values – which were made all the more tangible over the past year,” said Nancy Whiteman, Founder and CEO of Wana Brands. “She knows first-hand how cannabis is a tool for recovery, and she authentically advocates for the use of cannabis as a natural remedy among athletes and exercise enthusiasts alike.”
As cannabis becomes even more mainstream, an increasing number of athletes are advocating for the use of the herb as a safe and natural alternative. As a Wana Athlete brand ambassador, Dokken exemplifies how cannabis can be used as an aid in recovery. Together, Wana Brands and Dokken will continue to work to educate the athletic community and beyond on how cannabis can elevate their experience and allow them to enjoy their passion to the fullest extent.
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