Cannabidiol is having a moment. You’re probably more familiar with as its abbreviation: CBD.
Men’s Health broke it down why our bodies are sore from a workout in the first place and how you help your body heal,
“Why are we sore after a workout anyway?
No matter how fit you are, sometimes you just feel it after a workout. Some workouts can leave you sore for days. That’s because, as the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) explains, working out causes microscopic damage to muscle fibers. Those muscles then become inflamed, which triggers the body to respond and repair, causing muscle soreness or stiffness.”
Can CBD really help fight post-workout inflammation?
“As a personal trainer and someone that works out every day and really pushes myself a lot, I noticed the biggest difference in inflammation and stress after a workout,” Tara Laferrara, a former sprinter and a NASM certified personal trainer, told MensHealth.com about her personal use of CBD.
Laferrara was introduced to CBD via friends in the fitness industry who tried it after cannabis was legalized in Colorado in 2014. Now, she’s a devoted user. (A CBDevotee?) “It basically manages and prevents my joint inflammation, that aching kind of feeling, that I’d get after a heavy lift day,” she says.
The popularity of CBD as a muscle recovery supplement has grown so ubiquitous that national gyms including 24 Hour Fitness now sell varieties of the cannabinoid at the front desk. It’s easy to see why, with the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill and the increasing number of clinical trials showing the efficacy of CBD as an anti-inflammatory and potential for decreasing sleeplessness, both key for adequate muscle repair. As the data continues to show promise of CBD’s potential for boosting recovery in-between workouts, boutique CBD brands are offering a number of new products for the fitness set.
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POTENCY 500 MG
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SOOTHE COOLING CBD TOPICAL CREAM
POTENCY 250 MG
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