What You Need To Know About CBD For Muscle Recovery

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Description: There are numerous ingredients when it comes to muscle recovery products and one of these is CBD. This article looks at CBD and why it is beneficial in aiding muscle recovery. 

Cannabidiol products are becoming really big these days – they can be found in gourmets, capsules, oils and even in many everyday products such as coffee. CBD is growing in popularity and products containing cannabidiol are being used more and more in the sports science industry. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, it can really aid in recovery after sport. We’re going to tell you everything you need to know about using CBD for muscle recovery.

Soreness and CBD

It doesn’t matter how fit you are, sometimes you feel very sore after you’ve had a workout, sometimes the pain even persisting for days. This is because microscopic damage is caused to the muscle fibers. They are torn and become inflamed, causing the body to repair them and this causes additional stiffness in the muscles. But what is CBD and how can it help with this?

CBD as a product that can be found in the cannabis plant. It is a very close cousin to THC, the psychoactive compounds found in marijuana that can get you high. However, CBD does not have any psychoactive component and you will never feel high from it – this is widely why it is legal in countries such as the United States. It has even been removed from the World Anti-Doping Agency list of prohibited substances.

How Can It Help?

In a broad way, CBD decreases the amount of information when applied externally on the body or one taken orally. It really can decrease stress after workouts and it’s no surprise that many athletes have been using it, such as former Olympic sprinter Tara Laferrara or pro-Cyclist Floyd Landis.

According to the latest meta-analysis of studies on inflammation in the journal Frontiers in Neurobiology, CBD can reduce the amount of information, help improve mobility with people suffering from multiple sclerosis and help the body deal with pain. It is an antiemetic, anti-inflammatory, antipsychotic and neuroprotective compound. Our friends at the CBD Origin say the reason that CBD products are becoming popular as supplements for muscle recovery is that they are completely natural.

A lot of people prefer natural products compared to other more traditional chemical and artificial products that are used for reducing inflammation – natural products are far less likely to damage the gut lining and inhibit athletic performance.

How Can You Use It In Muscle Recovery?

There are all sorts of different CBD products for muscle recovery. How to take CBD oil is largely down to personal preference with many products available including oils, oral capsules, ointments, lotions, vape pens, balms, and body rubs. Most commonly, if you have a sporting injury, you can rub it onto your muscles via a CBD ointment or take it orally to reduce inflammation and muscle soreness.

It is a new product but around the world, the vast majority of doctors have regarded it as a product that is safe to use and the human body can tolerate up to 1500 mg per day of cannabidiol. Most products contain a rather small amount of CBD, around 25mg on average per serving, so it’s hardly likely that you’ll be overdosing but even if you do, the body is very tolerant of the stuff. At the moment there is no common rule for dosage but it has been suggested to take 1-5mg of CBD for every 10 pounds of weight. This can vary depending on the amount of pain you experience after exercise and you can take more until you begin to feel relief. 

A Great Product for Muscle Recovery

In summation, if your doctor gives you the go-ahead and you feel up to using this natural product instead of popping chemical-based anti-inflammatory products, why not give it a try? One of the best things about CBD is that you can’t easily overdose and damage your body. Hopefully, when you try using these products, you’ll notice fast and reactive pain-relief that allows you to keep well away from injury.

Do you have any tips on how to speed up muscle recovery? Tell us in the comments section below.

Author’s Bio: Rae Hudson is a copywriter who has written about muscle recovery drinks, treatment methods and practically everything under the sun when it comes to nutrition. She has a background in biochemistry and worked in developing pharmaceutical drugs for a number of years. Rae Hudson is hoping to launch her own muscle recovery foods company in the future.

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