About Us

IMPACT WELLNESS was founded by former NFL running back Ricky Watters with a mission to provide a holistic approach to managing pain, anxiety and sleeplessness. Not just for himself, but for his football teammates, fellow pro athletes, military veterans, and all others young and old, who are suffering.

Ricky is known as one of the toughest players in the NFL due to his tireless work ethic and physicality on the field. As a running back, he played one of the most short-lived positions due to the physical hits that come with the job. Ricky was an outlier, rushing for over a thousand yards for three different franchises, the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, and the Seattle Seahawks. He won a Super Bowl with the 49ers and a National Championship with the University of Notre Dame and amassed over 10,000 yards rushing and 4,891 yards receiving, earning top accolades, including Pro Bowls, All-Madden, and All-Pro teams. His competitive nature, will to win at all costs, and true love for the game was a perfect fit for the "culture" of football.

When Ricky achieved the benchmark of over 100 consecutive starts for a running back, setting a record right behind the late great Walter Payton, he had no idea all those injuries would impact him for the rest of his life. During his era, players didn't get concussions (in other words, they weren't called concussions). Players got their "bell rung" or got "dinged". This generation of players used smelling salts to get back in the game after not knowing their own names. Players suffered hundreds if not thousands of blows to the head, which would lead to significant consequences on their brain health. Like many of his teammates, he left the sport with permanent bodily injuries from head to toe. 

When Ricky was first introduced to the potential benefits of CBD for pain and anxiety, his goal was to develop products that were strong and effective enough for his pain. He uses his own line of products everyday and hopes to share them with anyone who needs relief.