Does CBD Help With Recovery?
Feeling sore, achy, tense? Learn how and why people are utilizing help to support recovery.
You just got home from the gym, you throw your stuff down, take your shoes off and the first thing you do is hop in the shower right. That water feels good and you feel rejuvenated. But the next thing you know you are sitting on the couch or in bed on your computer, phone or staring at the TV and you begin to not feel so rejuvenated.
Those aches and soreness you are feeling is not a sign of weakness, rather it is the opposite. It is a sign you are getting stronger but why does it feel so bad!?!
When you work out or are active, your muscle fibers are broken down so they can rebuild bigger and stronger than before. However, that breakdown of the muscles doesn’t feel too great and there is no way to avoid it but you can help your body through the aches and pains.
This is where we bring in hemp based CBD.
After an intense workout, long hike or a new activity you body might not be used to, you could be feeling that sore/fatigue feeling for days.
However, when applied topically, CBD may just be the thing you needed to tip the scale towards feeling well despite whatever you’ve done that day or day before. There are plenty of reports of regular CBD users not feeling that heavy, achy post workout feeling and often return to their regular healthy selves in a shorter amount of time.
Helps Regulate Exercise-Induced Inflammation
The biggest reason you experienced the aforementioned muscle soreness is that exercise-induced inflammation. Major research is still being conducted but CBD is widely believed to support your body’s response to the sometimes uncomfortable sensation we call recovery.
Applying CBD topically has the potential to quickly ease your discomfort, especially to where your body needs it the most.
CBD cooling creams and discomfort relief topicals are the perfect solution for your post-workout soreness. They are convenient and portable so why not thrown one or two into your gym bag or day pack as you head out for your next workout or adventure.
When you are stressed or anxious you tense up. When you tense up, your muscles tighten and when your muscles tighten you are uncomfortable and stiff! Most people know this but what they don’t know is that CBD can help mitigate that response and ease that tension.
If you recognize at any point in the day that you are tensing up try and give yourself a CBD massage.
- You can lather yourself with topical CBD cream or oil which will deliver the benefits of hemp based CBD directly to the muscles that need relief the most. Your muscles will begin to relax which will then relieve any pent-up tension and make it easier to massage any knots out.
- You can also go to a professional massage therapist and bring your own cream which will for sure help relieve any tension and soreness.
Better, Healthier Sleep
Sleep is extremely important for our basic bodily functions on a cellular, organic and systemic level and especially with muscle recovery.
To most of us, sleeping may feel like a chance for your body and mind to “power down” but the reality is that there is a lot going on inside our bodies while we dream.
While sleeping our bodies are:
- Increasing blood flow to your muscles
- Vital restorative functions (i.e. tissue repair, muscle growth)
- Full-body relaxation during REM cycle.
- Improved physical coordination with enough sleep.
- Solidifying muscle memory
Hemp based CBD may help your body promote a healthy sleep schedule and get you more restful night’s sleep. With all this information in mind, a nightly dose of CBD to promote sleep will also lead to better recovery so why not give it a try.
The gist of all this information is taht when you utilize hemp based CBD you can sooth muscle soreness, reduce post-workout swelling and five your body time to recover overnight all allowing you to hit the ground running the next morning.
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Continue To Educate Yourself!
CBD is constantly being studied which means developments surrounding the awesome chemical are happening as well, especially when it comes to COVID-19. Keep educating yourself about CBD and we will hep you along the way.
Elemental is committed to providing the healing benefits of CBD to the Rapid City community and surrounding areas.