Tender quads, fatigued arms, a twinge in your back or just that “I’m sore all over!” feeling—it’s all part of working out, right? Wrong, we don’t believe that. All too often we assume symptoms from exercise-induced inflammation are something you just have to live with—an inevitable part of going to the gym or an expected aftermath of that strenuous hike. Or maybe you ignore it, hoping it will go away.
But exercise-induced inflammation doesn’t just impact how your body feels, but also your ability to work and focus, how present you are in your relationships, your overall feeling of vitality, and your ability to get back to doing your favorite activities. Fortunately, CBD can help: here are the positive effects that CBD has on exercise-induced inflammation:
Supports Muscle Repair
Inflammation is the body’s natural response to exercise that causes tiny micro-tears in muscle fibers—first comes the inflammatory response (the part that makes walking down stairs agony!) and second comes the muscle repair stage, which allows muscles to build greater strength and endurance for next time. CBD is helpful in this process because of the way it targets the temporary and occasional discomfort associated with it and helps to return the body to balance.
Reduces Muscle Soreness
Speaking of balance, CBD is helpful in reducing exercise-induced muscle soreness due to the way it helps warm up your muscles pre-workout as well as aiding their ability to rest when they’re feeling a little rowdy. And if you pair that with a soak in an Epsom salts bath...bonus points!
Tapers Muscle Stiffness
You can look forward to getting up from your chair without those embarrassing groans and grunts from post-workout stiffness due to the way CBD helps your muscles relax, calm and rehydrate.
Maximizes Your Rest Periods
It’s when you’re resting that the body is able to do the most amount of repair which is why CBD is a power-partner for rejuvenating and reviving your body to a more relaxed state, releasing tension along the way, and stimulating the body’s inner workings back to a level of homeostasis.Exercise-induced inflammation doesn’t exactly feel enjoyable, but it is a necessary part of the body’s natural recovery process. Allow that process to take place at nature intended and give yourself and your body a helping hand with the supportive power of the highest quality CBD and look forward to getting back out on that trail or upping your weight game even sooner than you thought.