You have heard that moderate exercising is healthy. But sometimes it can come between you and your daily tasks. Aching muscles can interrupt your day and cause significant discomfort.
However, when you’re trying to stick to a workout plan, you need to damage your muscles to a certain extent to promote muscle growth.
This is why your muscles are very sore or swollen after an intense workout. But don’t worry, muscle inflammation is a common response when it comes to exercise.
If you overdid it while working out and your muscles are too stiff for you to move like you normally would, it may be time to try CBD. There are a few ways to use CBD after a workout.
CBD is plant based and works with your body’s endocannabinoid system. Since CBD is naturally derived, you likely won’t experience the type of side effects you would from over the counter pain or anti inflammatory treatments such as stomach upset.
3 Ways to Use CBD After Workout:
1. Topical Cream.
A cream infused with cannabis can help improve the way your muscles feel after exercising.
You can choose a cream that contains a combination of CBD and THC or a topical treatment with CBD depending on your preferences.
You can apply the cream directly to your muscles. The cream is absorbed into the skin and doesn’t get into your bloodstream so you won’t have to worry about getting high.
For additional relief, choose a cream that contains lavender to further relax your body or menthol for a cooling effect.
CBD capsules are a quick and easy way to get your daily serving of CBD. Look for capsules made from MCT oil to boost the immune system and balance cholesterol levels while giving you more energy.
You can choose from 15 to 50 mg per softgel and most capsules are available in 30 or 60 count bottles. The amount of CBD you should take depends on your personal physiology, but it’s usually best to take one capsule twice a day and monitor the way your body reacts to determine if you need a higher quantity.
Your physiology will also indicate whether you’ll feel the effects of the softgel immediately.
Give your body about two weeks to become accustomed to the supplement so you can see how your body is benefitting from CBD.
CBD or cannabis drops can also support recovery after a workout. Drops that contain at least 1 gram of CBD are best for using immediately after exercising to encourage relaxation of the body and muscles.
You can add a drop or two to your smoothie or post workout hydration drink.
These healthy and convenient forms of CBD can motivate you to exercise more often by improving the way you feel after working out.
And note that we do not advise or promote the usage of CBD. We are just sharing information that some readers might find helpful. It’s always the smartest decision to consult with your doctor before making an important decision for your health.