Can CBD help you reach and maintain your fitness and wellness goals? When training, athletes often apply a greater amount of stress to their bodies, causing joint pain, muscle soreness, and other inflammation. Professional athletes like Megan Rapinoe, Lamar Odom, and Rob Grinkowski have added CBD products to their training regimens to help them manage pain and reduce inflammation. The World Anti-Doping Agency acknowledged the benefits of CBD in 2018, and removed it from their banned substances list.
Working out causes tiny microscopic tears in your muscle fibers, leaving them sore and tight as your body responds to repair the inflamed areas. Joint pain is also caused by inflammation. Enduring too much of this inflammation and pain can hinder your recovery, which in turn hurts your performance.
We believe the use of CBD can be beneficial across all types of training methods. While the physical benefits of cannabinoids are well reported on, it can also have an impact on your mental and emotional status. CBD may help to relax the mind and reduces stress, while also sharpening your focus. So, it follows that Yoga practices and meditations may be improved with the use of CBD to help you to tune into yourself and your practice.
Whether your training for a marathon, improving your Pilates practice, or hitting it hard with HITT, adding CBD to your regimen may help with lessening your recovery time and boosting your performance.
What’s the best method to incorporate CBD into your fitness regimen?
The best way to use CBD may depend on your fitness goals. Using CBD before you train may help your muscles warm up properly by releasing tension. This can leave you feeling refreshed and ready to tackle your workout! In addition, using CBD before you exercise may help sharpen your focus. Taken post-workout, CBD may improve your recovery by managing joint inflammation and muscle soreness, as well as relaxing your mind.
The first step of implementing CBD into your training is deciding what method works best for you. You may choose a product that you can ingest, such as tinctures or gummies, or a topical solution like lotions, salves, and bath bombs. Here are five of the products we supply that may be beneficial to your training:
1. Gummies & Tinctures
CBD gummies are an easy and delicious way to ingest cannabinoids. They have a chewy candy-like consistency, making it more enjoyable to eat your 1-2 gummies as needed. Tinctures are delivered by dropper, and can be taken directly under the tongue or mixed into a beverage. Our tinctures also include natural flavoring to make them another delicious option. Taken orally, many report that CBD delivers mind-body benefits including pain alleviation, reduction of inflammation, reduced anxiety, and improved sleep.
2. Salves, Roll-Ons, and Lotions
By using CBD salves and other topical products, you can provide localized pain management and inflammation relief. Since it is a topical application, your body absorbs the CBD through the skin and more directly into the affected area, making it a fast-acting solution.
3. Bath Bombs
CBD infused bath bombs provide a relaxing and stress-relieving experience for your entire body. While it is a topical product, it’s absorbed through the skin to provide over all relief. Bath bombs may support recovery by relaxing both your body and your mind, and may help with inflammation, sore muscles, cramps, and more. The bath bombs available on our site include lavender, coconut oil, and cocoa seed butter which are also beneficial to your skin.
4. Energy Drinks
Energy drinks give you a quick boost of energy that can help you get the most out of your training and help you stay focused. CBD infused energy drinks are thought to support joint and muscle function, as well as recovery. A CBD energy drink can be used before, during, or after workouts, or even when you just need a pick-me-up throughout the day!
5. Muscle & Joint Gel and Sports Creams
These products include the same benefits as other topical salves and lotions, but are specifically formulated with supporting ingredients like menthol and camphor to support healthy muscles. In addition to CBD, these products can also include other restorative organic botanicals that can assist in recovery.
Regardless of which product you choose, the effects of CBD may benefit your mental health as well as your physical well-being. Implementing CBD into your training regimen may improve mental focus, recovery, sleep, muscle soreness, and joint pain. Choose the products that work best for your needs and see if it doesn’t up your game!