CBD oil can be a natural way to recover before and after workouts.
Everyone needs a gym buddy. Someone who pushes you through the door and sweats it out with you.
Staying active plays a vital role in overall health, both mentally and physically, but a commitment to gains comes with a side dish of recovery time.
CBD oil and other hemp-derived products may offer the support you need before and after a workout.
Meet your next gym buddy: CBD.
What Is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of over 100 different cannabinoids found in cannabis. Hemplucid’s CBD products are made using hemp, a member of the cannabis plant family containing less than 0.3% THC.
Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that are naturally occurring in hemp (phytocannabinoids) and even within the human body (endocannabinoids).
CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) to provide a general sense of balance and well-being in most people. This incredible system of receptors runs throughout the human body and works to regulate the function of other physiological systems.
Cannabidiol is non-intoxicating and can provide great benefits without causing the high associated with THC.
Using CBD During Workout Recovery
If you regularly exercise, chances are you already have your own post-workout recovery process.
Whether you foam roll, stretch, meditate, or lay defeated on the kitchen floor—there’s always room for improvement to the process.
The human body, when properly cared for, is a remarkable organic machine. Like any machine, the body requires maintenance and clean fuel to function optimally.
Adding CBD to your routine can promote smoother recovery from the discomfort caused by exercise and intense physical activity. CBD oil can even be added to a post-workout protein shake if you aren’t crazy about the taste of hemp.
If you’re wanting to target specific areas of the body, topical CBD products used as a muscle rub or lotion can be applied to desired areas of the skin.
How Are You Sleeping?
Another critical factor in workout recovery is sleep. The time you spend sleeping is necessary downtime for recovery and muscle restoration.
Missing out on sleep can directly impact your performance and recovery, but you’re in luck.
While CBD isn’t a sedative, it does have the potential to promote a balance known as homeostasis across several bodily functions
Stress Can Hold You Back
Deadlines, bills, lack of sleep, and other factors can cause a state of constant stress. Heightened stress levels can severely impact all aspects of your daily life, including physical recovery.
Exercise is a form of acute stress that triggers processes to make our bodies stronger, but stress over an extended period of time can be devastating, both physically and mentally.
Our natural repair mechanisms stop functioning properly if our body’s resources are already depleted from stress.
Achieving a balance within the body and mind can reduce stress and improve your ability to cope with stressors before they have a lasting impact on your health.
If your performance and recovery are suffering from heightened stress levels, you may find comfort in CBD.
Professional Athletes Use CBD
CBD has an exceptional safety profile, it’s non-intoxicating, and is generally well tolerated by most people.
Our most physically active customers and a growing number of professional athletes have enjoyed the benefits of CBD in the form of better recovery, focus, and a sense of balance within the body.
Several decades of hemp prohibition and a misunderstanding of cannabis has historically made it difficult for athletes—or anyone for that matter—to experience the benefits of CBD. Luckily, changes made in 2018 are playing a major role in making CBD more accessible to athletes.
Not only did WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) remove CBD from its list of banned substances for athletes, but the 2018 Farm Bill made hemp and hemp-derived products federally legal.
A THC-Free CBD Solution
Because THC is still a banned substance for athletes, Hemplucid has developed a line of THC-FREE CBD oil. The product line is designed for athletes or anyone wanting to avoid the trace amounts of THC found naturally in Whole-Plant CBD.
It’s now easier than ever to use CBD oil for a sense of balance in an active lifestyle.