Using CBD for Muscle Recovery
Now we have all been forced to adapt to a world of living with COVID, it has never been more important to remember the power of exercise, it has a profound positive impact both mentally and physically.
We know how essential exercise is to get your feel-good endorphins levels elevated, but we also need to factor in recovery. This is essential to allow a person to keep in a positive cycle of regular exercise and thus keeping the endorphin levels high.
So let us talk recovery…
Whether you are a martial arts practitioner or taking part in some form of intense training, working out can take a toll on our bodies, resulting in tension and muscle aches known as DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness).
The reason is when we strain and work out, there is small amounts of damage to the muscle fibres which then break down and can cause our muscles to become inflamed.
As exercise puts stress on the body, it then needs time to heal. You will notice this when you feel sore and tired after a workout. This is actually the result of your body attempting to repair itself.
That is why it is generally recommend that you allow a rest day between workouts. It is pivotal that you allow your body this natural healing process to prevent injury and so that it can recover faster.
What is DOMS?
DOMS stands for Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness and is a common experience after strenuous physical activity. It usually springs up after you have started a new or more intense workout routine than normal but it can also affect professional athletes just as easily.
So the burning question…How does CBD work for muscle recovery?
CBD is known to have some potent anti-inflammatory properties, which can work wonders for reducing inflammation and helping to reduce swelling and associated pain after a workout.
In fact, it is one of the best herbal supplements for muscle recovery on the market for those looking for a more natural alternative to prescription medication.
Our body’s main recovery process happens while we are sleeping when it produces melatonin, a growth hormone that supports muscle recovery. Sleeping is the best time for our muscles to recover.
When is the best time to take CBD for recovery?
Let us talk about the optimal times to take CBD to make the most of your workout routine and recovery.
Many people think of CBD as supplement to take for post workout recovery. However, it is actually excellent for taking before you workout too or as part of your daily routine to give your body a boost of energy and hemp focus your mind.
As CBD is shown to be cumulative (builds up within your system), the best thing you can do to support muscle recovery is to ensure you are using a CBD product such as our full spectrum CBD oil or organic cannabis tea regularly.
As always, if you have questions on any of our product range, please do reach out and we are always happy to have a chat and best advise you.