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It is no secret that Mason Ho stems from a weave of Hawaiian surfing royalty, with his Dad and Uncle (Mike & Derek Ho) combining a series of triple crown and pipeline master’s victories, along with a ‘93 world title by Derek, which was the first Hawaiian world title in surfing history and his sister Coco being a world tour surfer for nothing short of a decade. Mason Ho has quickly become known not only as one of the best surfers in the world, but the most entertaining in anything ranging from 1 foot to 40 feet… the guy lives and dies SURF!
We recently did a little trip over to the North Shore of Oahu to pay Mason and Sheldon “doggy door” Paishon a little visit and welcome the boys to the NanoCraft CBD team. We got to do a few little strike missions to Masons favorite rock garden surf spots and were able to squeeze a few questions out of the barrel killa about CBD and why he stapled CBD into his daily routine.
NanoCraft- Q: When did you first start using CBD?
Mason Ho- A: I roughly started using CBD consistently around four years ago. My uncle Derek ('93 World Champ) gave me some that had a dark hash kind of look. He told me you can literally use it for ANYTHING! Its the CURE! I remember uncle Derek would put it on his face for sunscreen and I remember it made his skin look so nice and bright, like it was tightening his skin and was protecting it from the sun! He told me he was giving it to a girl he was friends with when they would go surf and she started putting it under one eye just for kicks. After a few days in a row she started noticing that the cannabis oil was starting to tighten and brighten her skin under the one eye and was extremely noticeable... After that I was SOLD!
NanoCraft- Q: What does CBD mean to you?
Mason Ho- A: It is sort of a life line now! I could not imagine doing what I'm doing now without it. I tend to feel like I am wasting time when the waves are firing and I am not taking it, that's how CRAZY the stuff is!! Maybe it's just me getting a little older, but I have become super aware of my body in the past 5-10 years. I can tell if I do certain surfs or get smoked on a heavy one, I can sort of anticipate how I will be feeling the next day. CBD has made short acute little injuries almost non-existent!! Keeps me feeling young and ready! Before coming onboard with Nanocraft I did not always have tinctures available, which made me really realize how I can feel with and without it and have now come to realize how legit the stuff really is and I absolutely LOVE the flavors Nanocraft offers, a little something for EVERYONE!
Nanocraft- Q: What is your favorite way to use CBD?
Mason Ho- A: The best is the topical salves! I LOVE being able to just apply it directly to the source of pain or inflammation and BANG! It just lights the area up! The instant gratification is such a game changer for me and has been something that screams MAGIC! haha. The dream would be to just have a big block of the stuff! I can just cover my whole body with it and eat a bunch! Just keep those cannabinoid levels high in the blood! Which is what they say is good! right?
Nanocraft- A: I think we can agree with you on that one Mase! Welcome to the team brother we are very excited for 2019 and beyond!
Athlete Relations x Physiologist
Kai Pattison was born and raised on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. Kai graduated with a Master’s degree in clinical physiology from Point Loma Nazarene University. He is very passionate about human physiology and the applications in sport performance, recovery and clinical diagnostics. Kai has specialized in cardiopulmonary diagnostics, exercise induced energy expenditure and metabolism. Kai has also gained extensive research experience at UCSD on Parkinson’s disease. He enjoys educating and informing people on the importance of exercise to reduce risk of multiple inflammatory diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease. His passion for alternative medicine enables him to strive when promoting health and wellness.