CBD and Workout Recovery

Posted by The Emerald Medicine Company Team on Dec 4th 2019

CBD helps reduce soreness while aiding in muscle recovery because of the way it interacts with the endocannabinoid system.

Regardless of how fit you are, from time to time you simply feel it after a exercising. Some workouts can leave you sore for longer than you would like. That’s because working out causes microscopic harm to muscle fibers. Those muscles then come to be inflamed, which triggers the body to respond and restore, causing muscle soreness or stiffness. While products like CBD Topicals can potentially reduce the soreness associated with the recovery process, taking CBD internally via tincturescapsules or other edibles could potentially help speed the process along due to its role as an anti-inflammatory.

Considering CBD for muscle recovery

Cannabis in general can be an effective but gentle pain-killer without the problems caused by NSAIDs or the highly addictive pitfalls of pharmaceutical opioids. In the same vein, CBD use is also not allowed in all workplaces and has the potential to adversely interact with certain medications that carry a grapefruit/citrus fruit warning. These will be things to consider when adding CBD to your workout routine or recovery process.