Workout is invigorating, and many associate it with an improved mood, happiness, satisfaction, and confidence. However, it can also bring discomfort and soreness into your life, interfering with your daily life and workout regimen.
Not that we are here to discourage you from working out – it's one of the healthiest habits you can adopt that will help your overall well-being, but once your muscles start to ache, that shouldn't stop you from your favorite activities.
CBD is increasingly popular, but although many CBD enthusiasts speak a lot about its benefits, some miss out on the correlation between CBD and recovery after a workout.
However, many famous athletes have already advocated CBD for recovering from sports injuries, muscle pain, and relieving soreness. Some have even launched their own CBD companies, so you may wonder if it can support your workout routine.
Before we dive into using CBD for your post-workout recovery, let's see why your muscles feel sore.
Why Do Your Muscles Hurt after a Workout?
Let's say you are a writer who writes one book per year, but now you have a new contract with a publisher requiring you to finish your next book in two months. That means you have to work harder to meet the deadline and because you aren't used to such a workload, you will suddenly feel stressed.
Similarly to your mind, your muscles experience stress when they do more work than usual. When you go to the gym or are involved in sports, your muscles do more work than they are used to in your daily activities, and your body will experience stress and side effects such as muscle soreness.
Now that you are feeling proud of your new healthier lifestyle, suddenly, you may start experiencing discomfort and soreness and may ask yourself, "did I do too much? Should I stop working out?"
Firstly, experiencing soreness is common after increased physical activity, and it doesn't necessarily indicate you did something wrong. Secondly, there are ways to relieve muscle pain, such as massage or ice compresses, but you can't carry an ice pack on a sunny day to use it after your workout. You may not have enough time to get a massage either, so you may be looking for more convenient ways to calm your body down and can begin wondering if CBD can help.
Why Use CBD for Recovery
If you are thinking about using CBD for recovery, you're not alone. Many famous pro athletes such as Bubba Watson, Megan Rapinoe, and Myke Tyson have already used CBD and have been proudly and publicly speaking about its benefits. CBD isn't considered performance stimulating, and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has already removed CBD from its banned substances list.
The US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) also made CBD an exception from all synthetic and naturally occurring cannabinoids, and it's legal for athletes to consume cannabidiol with the allowed THC amount, up to 0.3%.
Moreover, CBD is non-addictive, non-psychoactive, and a natural ingredient you can use daily. CBD products are widely available, and you can buy one without much hustle as it's already available at nearly every type of store.
How to Use CBD for Recovery
Topical Vs. Oral supplements
CBD is booming in popularity, and there are numerous different types of CBD products you can use. The most common ones people use for supporting their workout regimen are topicals that combine multiple beneficial ingredients such as menthol, glycerin, tea tree oil, olive oil, aloe vera, etc., with hemp-derived CBD. Many people use topicals to support their active lifestyle and carry their CBD salves, creams, and gels in their gym bags to use them before and after a workout.
Another way you can use CBD for leveling up fitness can be oral ingestion of CBD. Tinctures, softgels, and edibles are increasingly popular on the market, and each provides varying results. Tinctures are the fastest acting, while softgels and edibles take longer to kick in, but they also provide long-lasting results.
CBD affects everyone differently, but it delivers its results by interacting with the endocannabinoid system in the human body (ECS), vital for many bodily functions. ECS comprises cannabinoid receptors and endocannabinoids in the human body that regulate different processes such as mood, energy, and pain. When your body feels out of balance due to external factors, natural ingredients such as CBD are widely used to optimize well-being. When your body is in perfect harmony, it can better deal with stress and recover from soreness more easily.
How Much CBD Should You Take?
How much to take to see CBD's results is a question we keep hearing from many of our customers. Although we would like to provide you with exact numbers, CBD dosage significantly depends on numerous factors, including your body chemistry. To learn more about it, read our article Which Dosage is Right for Me?
Adding CBD to Your Workout Routine
Whichever product you choose to level up your fitness, there is no shortage of options. However, the CBD market is crowded with many low-grade products with unwanted ingredients and side effects. Choosing the right product is crucial to see the desired outcomes of CBD.
When you decide to add CBD to your routine, shop from reputable brands that use USA-grown hemp, and prove their products' quality through third-party lab test results. Third-party lab testing ensures there are no unwanted ingredients in the bottle, contains the indicated CBD amount, and features only the legally allowed THC amount up to .3%
Looking for a Product to Support Your Active Lifestyle?
At Primabee, we are equally enthusiastic about working out as we are for hemp-derived solutions, so we have created CBD topical cream to support your muscles for any exercise. It will provide you with the cooling effect of camphor and menthol with 400 mg of Broad Spectrum CBD blended in an all-natural luxurious lotion base.
You can Take our Stay Active Sports Cream anywhere for quick support.
Each 4 oz pump dispenser contains 400 mg of our Lo2NoTHC* Broad-Spectrum CBD that harnesses the "entourage effect" of available phytocannabinoids for maximum potency and efficacy.
When looking for oral supplements to include in your routine, you can choose between our premium tinctures, softgels, and edibles and find the perfect match for your needs.
All of our products are:
- Free of harsh chemicals and pesticides
- Safe to consume daily
- Third-party lab tested
- Vegan Friendly / Gluten-Free
- Legal in All 50 States
- USA Grown / Non-GMO
- LO2NoTHC* - removing the unwanted THC and refining our CBD to remove undesired compounds like wax, chlorophyll, and plant pigments.
- 100% satisfaction guaranteed