No Pain, All Gain: How CBD Can Help Your Workout Recovery
Whether you’re just getting into the workout game or you’re a bonafide fitness die-hard – you’ve probably thought about recovery. That feeling when you have to log-roll yourself out of bed after adding weight on leg day, or not being able to laugh from sore abs? Ouch. While it’s a great indication of a job well done, no one wants to wait around to continue making #gains.
Among all of the other magical properties CBD has, it’s also an incredible tool for helping you recover.
Let’s start by uncovering WHY you get sore after working out in the first place. Introducing DOMS or Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. DOMS is what causes that “holy crap I can’t get out of bed” feeling. While all of the mechanisms of why it happens aren’t fully understood, currently, most think it’s a result of microscopic tears in the muscle and surrounding connective tissue. The discomfort usually sets in up to a day after unfamiliar or rigorous exercise and goes away after 3-5 days.
So how can you shorten that window of discomfort? Much of the pain you’re feeling is caused by those micro muscle tears creating an inflammatory response. CBD is proven to reduce inflammation and we’re sure you can probably guess – less inflammation = less pain.
Here’s how it works: researchers think that CBD interacts with receptors in your brain and immune system. Receptors are proteins attached to your cells that receive chemical signals from different stimuli and help your cells respond, which creates anti-inflammatory and pain-reducing effects.
If you’re new to CBD and your main goal is to improve recovery after a workout, we’d suggest starting with Chronic Tonic. This small but mighty guy is made up of 300mg pure CBD suspended in MCT Oil. It’s blended with 100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils, including Peppermint, Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Juniper, Thyme, Rosemary, and Basil. Simply roll it onto sore or achy areas and start down your path of recovery.
Chronic was developed specifically to do this kind of job. Of course, if you take any of our tinctures, you’ll also be speeding up recovery – CBD products reduce the inflammatory response in general.
Tell us, have you tried CBD for workout recovery? DM us or send us an email – we want to know!
As always, please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions.