CBD is great for so many things. Sleep, pain management, and even… fitness? No, really. CBD can help you level up your workout game and even help you maximize your recovery time. Keep reading to learn more.
You know the feeling when you have a great workout and then two days later your muscles are screaming? That's called DOMS, or delayed onset muscle soreness. It's the worst part of a good workout. But, no need to ease up your workout to avoid these sore muscles. CBD can help!
What is DOMS?
DOMS is a common muscle pain many experience regardless of fitness level. Working out can cause tiny (we’re talking basically invisible) tears in your muscle tissue that your body responds to with inflammation, pain, and stiffness. That waddle you’re rocking one to two days after kettlebell swings? Typically DOMS is to blame. DOMS isn’t necessarily a sign of a good or bad workout, and typically just indicates that you used muscles differently (or used underworked muscles in a new way) and it will usually go away within a few days of onset.
How can you help DOMS?
Typically, the only answer for healing DOMS is time, patience, and movement. You might be tempted to sit on the couch and rest up, but this can prolong things. Stay active (even just a walk can help loosen things up!) and stay hydrated. Muscle massage may help, and if things are really bad, Ibuprofen can alleviate pain. Even better, did you know that CBD can help prevent DOMS after your workout?
CBD and DOMS
CBD can help your body recover and potentially reduce the risk of sore muscles after a big workout, on top of helping you sleep better - all of which can help your muscles heal!
One study recommended taking CBD immediately following your workout to best aid your body's recovery.
We suggest taking 1-2 ml of any of our CBD tinctures after your workout and letting it sit under your tongue for about 30 seconds to help your body absorb the CBD more effectively. Each of our CBD products can help aid in your recovery and get you back up on your feet in no time, but today we wanted to talk about how our Max CBD Lotion can help get you ready for your next workout.
Our Max CBD Lotion is a fast-absorbing topical pain relieving cream that combines the instant cooling of menthol with the soothing power of Superior Broad Spectrum hemp extract in a unique CBD topical.
Max CBD Lotion also works great to help reduce all kinds of inflammation including bug bites, burns, and eczema, so you can use it for a variety of topical needs.
No matter what type of physical activity you're tackling today, we've got you covered.