How effective is CBD for helping your body post-workout?
We know that there are more than a handful of areas CBD targets and is effective for - including anxiety, sleep regulation and chronic pain among others. What has become more popular during the growing success of the industry as people understand it more, is the use of CBD pre and post workout. Let's take a look at how this might be something worth thinking about for the more 'active' of you out there:
What are 'DOMS'/why do my muscles feel sore after exercising?
'DOMS' stands for delayed onset muscle soreness and occurs when your muscles are required to work harder than they're used to, or when you start a new exercise regime and increase the duration or intensity of your regular workout. It causes microscopic damage to the muscle fibres, resulting in muscle soreness or stiffness.
DOMS usually lasts between 2 and 5 days, and the pain, which can range from mild to severe, often occurs 1 or 2 days after you've exercised.
Ways CBD can help
CBD is commonly used to alleviate stress & anxiety and subsequently help improve your sleeping pattern. Contrary to popular opinion - muscles aren't built whilst your in the gym, instead this is when you make micro tears to the muscle fibres which are then repaired as you sleep leading to muscle growth. This makes it important that you get a good amount of sleep to see real results - highlighting CBDs effectiveness in aiding this.
Another common use for CBD is for it's Anti-inflammatory properties - studies have shown that due to this it helps improve mobility in people with multiple sclerosis, and this has been shown to work both when using CBD oil and topicals such as CBD muscle rubs. If CBD can help heal muscles quicker then it's clear that it will have a significant effect on both muscle growth as well as the removal or alleviation of DOMS. Studies have shown that CBD is anti-inflammatory, antioxidative, antiemetic, antipsychotic, and neuroprotective.
The use of CBD to target chronic pain is already widespread among athletes and non-athletes alike. Not only will it help alleviate some of the pain you will feel because of DOMS following a workout, but it will also address back pain, arthritis, skin conditions and a number of other bodily pains that might be impeding you from 'working out' to the best of your ability.
Whether your an athlete in training, a gym-goer, or just an active person - muscle recovery doesn't have to be quite as long or painful anymore. CBD is proven to target your body in ways that are greatly beneficial to someone that wants to stay active, and keep their body in the best condition they can whilst minimising the negative effects that come from that. Whether you do so using CBD oil, or whether you directly target your muscles with a CBD muscle rub or balm - we think you'll be pleasently surprised by the results you will see.