As CBD has proven to be an excellent natural alternative to multiple traditional drugs, to treat different symptoms and illnesses, from pain relief to anxiety, more and more people are turning their attention to it.
CBD’s natural anti-inflammatory properties make it an optimal addition to any muscle recovery routine. Studies have shown that CBD exerts antioxidant effects that decrease inflammation by decreasing spasticity that often plagues athletes. It has also shown promise in reducing excess urea nitrogen and creatinine levels, leading to a lower risk of severe complications.
CBD can provide targeted benefits to athletes for pre and post-workout. From sports supplements to creamsand oils, athletes are taking notice of serious potential health benefits and adding the compound to their routines.
What makes your muscles sore after a workout?
Sore muscles after physical activity, known as Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS), can occur when you start a new exercise program, change your exercise routine, or increase the duration or intensity of your regular workout.
Every time you exert your muscles, you cause microscopic damage to millions of tiny proteins that make up your muscle cells, leading to muscle inflammation, which causes the aches, pains, and stiffness you can experience after a workout.
How can CBD help with muscle recovery?
CBD has anti-inflammatory, antioxidative, antiemetic, antipsychotic, and neuroprotective properties, and it can reduce inflammation and help with pain management after an intense workout session. Here are some good reasons to include CBD in your post-workout routine:
- It relaxes the muscles.
- It prevents Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS).
- It reduces inflammation.
- It improves sleep quality & recovery.
- It can enhance satellite cell differentiation in the muscles.
- It can support protein synthesis in the muscles.
Because of its properties, CBD can help you recover faster and deal with symptoms of soreness, helping with relaxation and better sleep. Because muscle recovery takes place while you sleep, getting enough rest is an integral part of post-workout recovery. And last but not least, CBD can stimulate your appetite and help to eat the post-recovery meal.
Still have questions?
At Gaia Hemp, we believe in the miracle healing power of herbs, as we personally have experienced the restorative medicinal benefits of CBD. We value transparency by offering the finest quality Canadian-grown hemp and cold-pressed CBD extracted with 100% purity. If you still have questions, do not hesitate to contact us today.