There’s been a lot about CBD in the media about using it as a remedy for several things i.e. sleep, stress, anxiety, muscle tension, headaches, and more! And muscle recovery post-workout is another one that seems to be popular amongst athletes and exercisers who are sore after an exercise class or a run and need some relief.
Apart from the usual post work out stretching, drinking plenty and resting up, CBD has been found to be a remedy that helps with post work out recovery.
According to a 2018 review of 132 original studies published in Frontiers in Neurology, CBD can lower inflammation in the body and help ease pain and enhance mobility in those with multiple sclerosis. So it’s easy to understand how it can also ease pain in those who exercise and need some instant relief on their muscles and joints.
The quickest way to get some relief would be to use it as a lotion, soothing balm, gel, or massage oil. You can spot treat, putting it directly on the muscles and joints that are sore and rubbing it in. Some CBD lotions also have a cooling or warming features or other ingredients that act to lower inflammation and ease pain too, like arnica gel, menthol, peppermint, chamomile, lemongrass, and more.
CBD has also been observed to have a wide range of benefits, including reducing inflammation, stimulating appetite, relaxing and soothing painful muscles, and improving sleep.
CBD for exercise has many benefits for both the body and the mind. Gym addicts may benefit from CBD in both ways when applied correctly to workout routines. Getting into and maintaining a strict fitness program requires focus and concentration therefore easing post-workout muscle soreness and inflammation can make it easier to go about the rest of the day with less pain in the body.
CBD has been found to vastly improve the quality of life for dedicated fitness enthusiasts as well as those suffering painful conditions such as arthritis and multiple sclerosis. It’s worth a try to add into your routine to see if it can benefit you, however don’t forget your other post work out recovery routine still needs to be done!
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