cbd and muscle recovery

CBD and Muscle Recovery

We are living in a time where everything is uncertain. We’re forced to adapt to the sudden changes in our environment; from the pandemic to global warming. That’s why right now it’s more important than ever to take care of our bodies. Not just to make us look good, but to feel good. Let’s discover how CBD affects your muscle recovery.

We hit our local gyms after what feels like 100 years of convincing ourselves to do it, only to stop after your first session due to the ever-present truth; the after-workout pain. This pain has swayed more than half of gym aspirants back to the couch – especially for gym newbies, the soreness can be severe. 

But why do we feel pain and soreness anyway?

When we work out, no matter what type of workout,  we expose our body, especially our muscles, to stress. This stress creates microscopic damages to our muscle strands. The pain and inflammation are our body’s triggers to commence repairing the site of damage, making our muscles even stronger. 

Now working out doesn’t just affect our muscles, it affects a lot of our body’s processes as well: we lose fluids through perspiration, calories are burned and energy is used. So it’s important for us to rest so that we can give our body a chance to heal.

How can CBD help us with the after-workout soreness and pain?

CBD or Cannabidiol is a major cannabinoid found in hemp. According to several studies, it has many health benefits. CBD also helps your recovery process. It is high in anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which may alleviate stress and anxiety, improve your mood and sleep which then translates to a faster recovery. It also reduces muscle soreness helping you stay motivated for the next workout. 

There are many delivery methods, but for sore muscles, it’s suggested to combine a topical and oral product. The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) receptors are also found in the skin. Applying a CBD-infused gel or cream may reduce the local inflammation in a specific muscle group. Another great option is a warm bath and adding a CBD bath bomb. Tinctures and capsules may help from inside out helping regulate your body functions including sleep cycle and appetite. These are common ways that CBD can be used to treat soreness and help with muscle recovery.

Our bodies are very resilient, we can achieve more than we ever wished for, we just have to take care of ourselves. There are a lot of natural options that are a safer route to treating your pain.

All information contained in this article is for purely informational and educational purposes only and it is not intended as medical advice. Always consult a physician or a qualified healthcare provider for any questions regarding your health and well-being.

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