Former Seahawk linebacker Lofa Tatupu left the field a short time ago. Now he’s starting a new business venture, but he’s saying very little about it. But while talking to KIRO Nights this week, he dropped a few hints about what he’s up to.
“It’s called ZoneIn Balance,” KIRO Nights Guy Scott said this week. “It’s a form of CBD. It will be on the market very soon. This is what everyone is talking about.”
Tatupu was drafted by the Seahawks in the second round in 2005 as a linebacker. He played for Seattle from 2005 to 2010. He also came on as an assistant linebackers coach for the Seahawks in 2015-2016.
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Although Tatupu can’t say much about his new business venture yet, it is known that the product is CBD. When I spoke with KIRO Nights recently, he briefly offered a few more tips.
I’m not allowed to talk about it for another two weeks. October 16-17 we will launch in full. We have about 12 athletes on board with us who will be facing forward.
It’s something I’ve embraced. CBD, full spectrum hemp derived from hemp is something I’ve been taking for about three years now… the last time you saw me I was 275 when I was coaching. Now I’m 235. When you talk about things like that, changes like that, people start listening. But that’s nothing compared to how I feel.
CBD — cannabidiol oil — that appears on the market is extracted from industrial hemp. It is not derived from marijuana, which is its own growing market with states like Washington approving recreational uses in recent years. CBD is not psychoactive, meaning it cannot get a person high. THC, on the other hand, is the chemical in marijuana that gets you high. There is no THC in industrial hemp.
According to ZoneIn’s website, Balance is its brand of CBD oil that is “trusted by athletes.” The product description reads: “ZoneIn CBD is used by elite and former professional athletes who treat their bodies with the highest level of care.”
The About Us page for ZoneIn notes that the company co-founded Tatupu, and briefly states how it helps with athletic recovery and “targeting mind-body movement so you can ZoneIn.”