Bryan Barker is a retired punter from the National Football League. Barker played for the St. Louis Rams, Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles, Jacksonville Jaguars, Washington Redskins, and the Green Bay Packers during his professional career.
Aaron Schatz of statistics site Football Outsiders noted a punt Barker kicked "in 1999 that was just ridiculous, far past any baseline I had ever created.” In Week 5 of that season, on the road against the Jets, [Barker] punted the ball from the Jaguars' own 5-yard line to the Jets' 12-yard line, an 83-yard punt.
Barker learned about CBD from former Kansas City kicker and inaugural Kannaway Sports partner Nick Lowery. “He kept referring to athletes who have had successes on the product, like Christian Okoye and Amy Van Dyken, and the whole thing sounded interesting” Barker told Kannaway. “I had never done a drug in my life. I had no interest in marijuana. I wasn’t even taking pain pills.”
However, Barker endured persistent annoyances with his body, but he had lived with them so long, he thought nothing of them.
“I’ve lived with those things so long that they felt normal, back when I was playing, none of that mattered, you were just expected to play,” he said. “Nick Lowery wanted me to try it, and if I liked it, he urged me to share it.”
It didn’t take long for Barker to develop his daily CBD routine. In the morning, he starts his day with the Kannaway Gold Premium Hemp Oil oral applicator. In the evening, he switches to the Premium Hemp Oil oral applicator. Throughout the day, Barker applies Kannaway Salve as needed, rubbing it into his muscles and joints.
“The biggest realization that came from this is that I haven’t been able to sleep right for so long. After a few days of the stuff, I got great sleep, I even began to dream again which I hadn’t done in a long time. In the past, I would wake up in the AM, step out of bed feeling like I’m 70 years old and it all stemmed from a lack of sleep. Now I am feeling much better overall.”
When it comes to the stigma attached to CBD, Barker acknowledges its potential as a roadblock to people trying CBD products. “I was concerned with the association with the word cannabis. I thought CBD was just a version of the marijuana plant and I didn’t want any part of that,” Barker said. “After learning more about the difference between hemp and marijuana and then trying the Kannaway products myself, all of that changed.”