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CBD Use in Sports and Health & Fitness: Matt Lombardi and Kevin Moran

CBD has become today’s hottest craze!

Research shows it may be an effective treatment for inflammation, pain, anxiety, insomnia, depression, post-traumatic stress, and even autoimmune disease. But, not all CBD is created equal. Due to a lack of regulations, many CBD products on the market contain an undisclosed amount of THC, pesticides, metals, and other toxic additives.

Matt Lombardi and Kevin Moran, two professional athletes, join Dr. Friedman to share their story on how CBD changed their lives and how getting the right quality product can change yours.

Matt and Kevin break through all the confusion on CBD and answer the questions:

  • How is CBD different than cannabis?
  • What benefits can people experience from using CBD?
  • What’s the most effective way to use it (tincture, cream, pills, infusers)?
  • Will someone pass a drug test if they take CBD?
  • Is it legal in all 50 states?
  • What’s the difference between CBD from Hemp compared to CBD from Cannabis?
  • People are eating more healthfully. Why is it just as important to buy CBD that’s organic, non-GMO, and chemical and preservative free?
  • How can you tell if the CBD product you take contains an undisclosed amount of THC, pesticides, metals and other dangerous additives?

Plus, much more...
CBD Use in Sports and Health & Fitness: Matt Lombardi and Kevin Moran
Matt Lombardi & Kevin Moran, Co-Founders & Co-Owners of BEAM
Matt Lombardi, Co-Founder and Co-Owner of beam
Matt Lombardi grew up in the greater Boston area and always dreamed of playing collegiately for Boston College. In 2006, Lombardi attended Boston College where he was fortunate enough to play hockey throughout his tenure, winning the national championship his sophomore and senior year. Lombardi attended the Carroll School of Management, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing in 2010.

Lombardi pursued a professional hockey career and went on to play in the New Jersey Devils and Pittsburgh Penguins organizations. After a bad concussion his last year playing professional hockey, he decided to take on a different career path moving into the tech field. His first job outside of the sports arena was an inbound sales desk at Eaton Vance, and since then has been a serial entrepreneur in the tech space becoming the Co-Founder of a startup called DRIVN Coaching Platform, and most recently CEO & Co-Founder of Grander Inc.

Kevin Moran, Co-Founder and Co-Owner of beam
Kevin Moran was born and raised in Barnstable, MA. He grew up playing sports throughout his childhood, going on to attend Boston College where he played baseball. In 2010, Moran was drafted by the Chicago White Sox to play professionally. A 20-year-old collegiate junior at the time, Moran decided to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a professional baseball player and ultimately became a closing pitcher for the team.

Over the course of the next few years, Moran endured countless injuries and surgeries on his knee, elbow and shoulder. It seemed as though the pain would never end, and after careful consideration, he decided to retire from professional baseball after his shoulder injury worsened. He then returned Boston College to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Management. Throughout this time back in school, Moran attended countless rehab sessions to fix his shoulder. Once he graduated, Moran moved to Austin where he pursued a career in the tech industry.

Despite the multiple injuries from his past athletic career and stresses of work and life in general, Moran has always led a very active lifestyle. He has competed in multiple IronMan competitions and participates regularly in CrossFit workouts during his spare time.