Dealing with post-workout pain caused by inflammation can be a brutal endeavor to tackle alone. CBD oil is a natural way to fight inflammation and discomfort before and after workouts.
Everyone needs a gym buddy. Someone who pushes you through the door and sweats it out with you.
Staying active plays a vital role in overall health, both mentally and physically, but a commitment to gains comes with the aches and pains caused by tissue inflammation.
CBD oil and other hemp-derived products may offer the support you need before and after a workout.
Meet your next gym buddy: CBD.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of over 100 different cannabinoids found in cannabis. Hemplucid’s CBD products are made using hemp, a member of the cannabis plant family containing less than 0.3% THC.
Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that are naturally occurring in hemp (phytocannabinoids) and even within the human body (endocannabinoids).
CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) to provide therapeutic results. This incredible system of receptors runs throughout the human body and affects several functions like appetite, sleep pattern, the immune system, and more.
Cannabidiol is non-intoxicating and can provide significant health benefits without causing the high associated with THC.
Using CBD Oil for Inflammation
So, you got in a solid workout and you’ve achieved what Arnold Schwarzenegger lovingly refers to as, “the pump.”
For the next day or two, you may experience the soreness and discomfort of DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness). Microscopic tears in muscle fibers causing inflammation and discomfort.
This is normal and your body will usually recover in 24 to 48 hours, but why settle for normal?
That’s where CBD comes in.
Hemp-derived CBD is shown to have anti-inflammatory benefits and promotes cell homeostasis.
Some individuals may notice a reduction in the severity of muscle inflammation and soreness when adding CBD to their daily routine.
Using CBD oil for inflammation could be your answer to reduced downtime between workouts.
Less downtime = more time working toward your fitness goals.
Using CBD as a Workout Recovery Aid
If you regularly exercise, chances are you already have your own post-workout recovery process.
Whether you foam roll, stretch, meditate, or lay defeated on the kitchen floor—there’s always room for improvement to the process.
The human body, when properly cared for, is a remarkable organic machine. Like any machine, the body requires maintenance and clean fuel to function optimally.
Adding CBD to your routine can promote smoother recovery from the discomfort caused by exercise and intense physical activity. CBD oil can even be added to a post-workout protein shake if you aren’t crazy about the taste of hemp.
If you’re wanting to target specific areas of the body, topical CBD products used as a muscle rub or lotion can also provide relief when targeting specific joints and muscle fibers.
How Are You Sleeping?
Another critical factor in workout recovery is sleep. The time you spend sleeping is necessary downtime for recovery and muscle restoration.
Missing out on sleep can directly impact your performance and recovery, but you’re in luck.
While CBD isn’t a sedative, it does promote a balance across several bodily functions, including sleep patterns. Some people experience improved quality of sleep when using CBD as a daily supplement.
Stress Can Hold You Back
Deadlines, bills, lack of sleep, and other factors can cause a state of chronic stress and anxiety. Heightened stress levels can severely impact all aspects of your daily life, including physical recovery.
Exercise is a form of acute stress that triggers processes to make our bodies stronger, but stress over an extended period of time can be devastating, both physically and mentally.
Our natural repair mechanisms stop functioning properly if our body’s resources are already depleted from chronic stress.
Achieving a balance within the body and mind can reduce stress and improve your ability to cope with stressors before they have a lasting impact on your health.
If your performance and recovery are suffering from heightened stress levels, you may find comfort in the potential of CBD for anxiety and stress.
Professional Athletes Use CBD
CBD is recognized as perfectly safe, non-addictive, and can aid athletic performance and recovery.
Our most physically active customers and a growing number of professional athletes have enjoyed the benefits of CBD in the form of better sleep, recovery, focus, and a sense of balance within the body.
Several decades of hemp prohibition and a misunderstanding of cannabis has historically made it difficult for athletes—or anyone for that matter—to experience the benefits of CBD. Luckily, changes made in 2018 are playing a major role in making CBD more accessible to athletes.
Not only did WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) remove CBD from its list of banned substances for athletes, but the 2018 Farm Bill made hemp and hemp-derived products federally legal.
A THC-Free CBD Solution
Because THC is still a banned substance for athletes, Hemplucid has developed a line of THC-FREE CBD oil called Kalki. The product line is designed for athletes or anyone wanting to avoid the trace amounts of THC found naturally in Whole-Plant CBD.
Kalki is a hemp-derived Isoterp CBD made by isolating CBD and adding rich hemp terpenes back in for greater effect.
It’s now easier than ever to use CBD oil for inflammation, workout recovery, and a sense of balance in an active lifestyle.
Morgan is a writer with an incurable book addiction and a passion for learning. Years of struggling with fibromyalgia and pharmaceutical side effects led him to seek out natural alternatives for wellness. He’s a firm believer in the potential of CBD and its role in promoting a balanced, healthy lifestyle.