Our CBD Story
Hi, my name is Dominic Day, I grew up in a small village in West Wales where most of my early days were spent surfing or swimming. Rugby became a big part of my life when I was identified as the tallest in my class at 16 years old, what followed was a whirlwind career that has taken me all over the world. Starting my professional career at Scarlets I moved to Bath which coincided with me being selected for Wales and playing in the 2015 World Cup followed by a couple of years away playing in Japan and for Melbourne Rebels. Now I am back in England playing for the mighty Saracens.
And my name is George Kruis and I grew up in Dorking, just south of London.
My brothers got me into rugby when I was 11 and since then I have spent 11 years to date at Saracens picking up 2 European titles and 3 Premiership trophies on the journey. I've also been lucky and privileged enough to play for England and the British & Irish Lions, both of which I’m hugely proud of, creating some epic memories along the way.
Between us, we have had over 25 years in professional sport and we both agree it has been the greatest experience that's shaped our lives, but not without its ups and downs. The downs usually have coincided with an injury. We’ve had our fair share of surgeries between us (12), which have taken their toll. During my career, I’ve definitely noticed it's been harder to bounce back the older I have been getting. After my last operation on my right knee, I found myself googling every and which way to help rehabilitation to get back fit as quick as possible. This is when I came across an article about CBD oil and how it had just been taken off the WADA banned substance list which gave me the confidence to give it a go. After a week of taking it, I noticed the symptoms on my knee had significantly reduced. I decided to stop taking it to see what would happen and my symptoms returned, after coming on and off CBD 3 or 4 times and seeing the same effect I was sold on CBD. Now I use CBD as part of my daily routine to help me stay on top of my symptoms and assist in recovery without the use of prescription drugs which was my usual go to.
Dom spoke to me about CBD and suggested I tried it following an operation I had on my ankle last year. I am a fairly big sceptic however I found that I had a very similar experience to Dom and it is now part of my daily routine to help maintain a healthy lifestyle. Having spent long periods on the physio bed we knew the importance of a good rehab and recovery plan and wanted to share our experience with everyone. Fourfive CBD was born. We sourced what we believe to be one of the safest products on the market so that people can take it and feel comfortable doing so. We both knew it was only a matter of time before the CBD market picked up in the UK and to be a part of it helping and educating people feels amazing.
We believe that fourfive can help not just professional athletes but all people who want to be out there and active. Whether you are playing rugby in front of 15,000 people every weekend; go for a jog after work; or play squash on the weekend we want to help you be at your active best. Moving forward we will diversify our range to help everyone in the best way we can and with so many projects going on in the background we are excited about getting them out to you.
Our goal is to make everyone that uses fourfive CBD feel as confident as possible that they are taking the safest and best CBD products on the market. Our 3rd party testing procedures are second to none and we are setting standards with our traceability and testing procedures from seed to shelf. Along with that, we use the best Co2 extraction methods using hemp that is 100% natural, herbicide and pesticide free. We do this because we want to give everyone peace of mind so they can take a product that allows them to help support their active lifestyles.