If the above things don’t seem to be working for you and your post workout recovery, perhaps it could be a good idea to incorporate CBD into your routine. With an increased number of athletes turning to CBD to help relieve sore or injured muscles, we’re taking a look into how CBD could help you recover.
What exactly is CBD again? Here’s a little refresher.
CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of more than 100 chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant. Despite it originating from here, it won’t get you high. CBD is actually a non-toxic, natural compound with no psychoactive properties and could in fact have many benefits for both your physical and mental health.
So how could CBD help with post workout recovery?
CBD has been reported as a highly effective anti-inflammatory, as it acts similarly to NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) in the way it inhibits the prostaglandin-producing enzyme in your body. Injuries or intense workouts can lead to your muscles becoming inflamed, which then causes them to release chemicals to increase blood flow in order to help them recover. Inflammation can however, slow the healing process by spreading to nearby tissues. This is where CBD comes in. It is suggested that using CBD for inflammation should allow you to treat the injury directly without causing any damage to surrounding areas.