CBD for Workout Recovery
What’s your workout routine? Do you hit the gym or train for half marathons? Maybe you swim laps or play tennis with friends. Anyone who regularly works out knows that sore muscles and joint pain come with the territory. Luckily, this is one of the many areas that CBD improves how you feel and perform.
When you work out, your muscle tissues break down. This is actually great because when they heal, your muscles are just a little bit stronger than they were before. The more intense your workout, the more intense this process is (and feels!). But those microscopic tears in your muscles trigger an inflammatory response from your body, causing discomfort and soreness. There are many post-workout rituals and routines to offset this pain—stretching, protein shakes, jacuzzis, saunas, or even over-the-counter pain relievers. The great news is CBD is known as an anti-inflammatory, and using it as part of your post-workout process is a great way to help relieve the aches and pains.
While there are drugstore options for treating inflammatory pain, like Tylenol, aspirin, or ibuprofen, they all come with side effects. Some are more pronounced than others but can include stomach issues or heartburn, and taking them too often can cause problems with your liver, kidneys, or heart. CBD is a much gentler alternative to these traditional pain relievers, without the side effects of prescription or over-the-counter medications.
There are several great ways to incorporate CBD into your post-workout routine to reduce inflammation and feel better sooner. One is to ingest CBD, whether in the form of a high-quality oil or an edible. This is a great way to reduce inflammation throughout your body and for a general feeling of well-being. It can also help regulate your sleep cycle, which is an essential component of recovery. Getting enough sleep gives your body the time it needs to rest and heal. Another effective method is topical application. You can target specific areas of pain or muscle soreness with a balm or lotion, or you can even take a soak in the tub with a CBD-infused bath bomb. This method provides more immediate relief, as the CBD doesn’t have to work its way through your digestive system before you feel the effects.
Whether you’re an elite athlete, a weekend warrior, or you love a brisk walk with your dog in the evening, CBD helps your body feel better after exercise. By limiting the inflammation associated with pain and allowing you to get enough sleep, CBD makes it easier to lead an active lifestyle and gain all the benefits that come with it. Check out GoodCBD’s flavored oils, delicious edibles, and topical CBD products. No matter how you want to try CBD, we have something that’s right for you.
- Shannon Oh