CBD provides a variety of health benefits that can be beneficial to a workout routine. Using CBD can help recovery and improve overall fitness by reducing muscle inflammation, aiding pain relief, and promoting healthy sleep. While clinical studies are ongoing, early results show that CBD can be a powerful supplement to get physically fit.
The Mechanics of Working Out
Repeated motions such as lifting weights cause microscopic damage to the muscles involved. This in turn triggers your body’s healing processes. As the damage is repaired, the muscle tissue becomes stronger.
The amount of inflammation must be carefully controlled for best results. To accomplish this, professional athletes, bodybuilders, and gym aficionados take ice baths and incorporate antioxidant-rich foods into their diets. This is where CBD comes in. CBD’s natural properties can aid in keeping inflammation to a minimum and getting the best results from your workout.
How CBD Helps After A Workout
CBD can be used as a supplement, similar to vitamin gummies or protein shakes. According to a 2019 article from U.S News’ Health department, CBD can help you recover from today’s workout and be prepared for tomorrow’s.
CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties allow muscles to heal faster and stronger. Also, CBD’s properties as a sleep aid can give your body ample time to recover and prepare to do it all again the next day.
This rest keeps you feeling fresh and ready to tackle the next day’s workout, rather than being tempted to skip a day due to soreness. It also prevents the need for painkillers that are potentially addictive and laden with detrimental side effects.
How Can I Incorporate CBD Into My Workout?
CBD is best introduced to your routine gradually. Even if you already use CBD regularly, it can have a dramatically different effect on you after a workout due to the endorphins and adrenaline in your body.
If you’re not currently taking CBD, consult with your primary care physician.
In the right amounts, CBD can be a useful tool to get the most out of your workout.
Sheila L. Brush, DDS of Laytonsville
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