While CBD has promising post-workout benefits, some athletes use this cannabinoid before sweating it out. In fact, many sports enthusiasts claim a bit of CBD helps them get more out of their gym sessions. Here are just a few reasons you may want to add CBD to your pre-workout game plan.
“No pain, no gain” is a common fallacy in fitness circles. Now, don’t get us wrong; you should give it your all during a workout. However, overstraining your muscles can easily lead to injuries, especially if you’re new to working out.
The more pressure you put on your body, the higher chance you’ll have to deal with soreness after each of your gym sessions. If your muscles aren’t motivated to move, it’s going to be difficult to keep up with your fitness schedule.
One easy way to combat this issue is to rub some Aspen’s Maximum Relief Roll-On on your joints before you hit the treadmill or weight-lifting room. As we’ve detailed in previous posts, scientists believe CBD has anti-inflammatory properties. Get this: A recent study out of Brazil showed that wounded mice who took CBD every day had fewer signs of inflammation versus the placebo group!
CBD’s potent healing effects will provide sustained relief, so you can safely push yourself in the gym. This cannabinoid’s anti-inflammatory potential may also reduce the severity of delayed onset muscle soreness.
Another benefit of taking CBD before exercising is that it can help speed up post-workout recovery. Not only will CBD’s anti-inflammatory effects help you run the extra mile, it may reduce the total damage in your muscles. This is especially true when you use a topical formula that includes high-quality secondary ingredients.
Our Sport Muscle Recovery Balm has dozens of natural herbs and spices that can help protect your muscles during a workout. Warming ingredients like ginger and black pepper should get you pumped for a workout by literally warming your muscles. Add in cooling effects of eucalyptus and peppermint, and you will see why our Sport Muscle Recovery Balm helps athletes push harder without increasing their recovery times.
Becoming an athlete can be as grueling on your body as it is on your mind. Many of the world’s greatest athletes admit to feeling intense pressure to perform on the field. But you don’t have to play a competitive sport to feel performance anxiety. If you haven’t exercised in a while, it’s understandable you’d feel a little intimidated when walking into the gym.
Arguably, the easiest way to banish worries before your big game is to try our Mellow Mint Drops. Multiple studies show CBD works better than a placebo for people with social anxiety disorder. This natural calming effect should be enough to silence your inner critic and get moving.
If you’re someone who struggles with constant stress — especially before a competitive event — you’ve got to give our CBD tincture a shot.
We’ll admit: No CBD topical can replace the restorative power of a good night’s sleep. Every athlete needs plenty of rest to give their body a chance to repair and refresh. If you have trouble hitting the hay every day, you may want to try our Deep Sleep Capsules. Our expert blend of herbs, CBD, and melatonin has everything you need to fall into a deep slumber.
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