Post-workout recovery can be as crucial to your fitness goals as your workout itself. Your muscles need time to be able to repair themselves, so that you can get back to the grind quickly and at full speed. If that recovery time stalls out and you have to wait several days or more to get back to it, you’ll lose all your momentum. And momentum is key when it comes to an effective fitness regimen.
With this in mind, it’s vital that you find the right recovery product to help ease the kind of joint and muscle soreness that can potentially hold you back. As it so happens, CBD may be an effective tool to help you recover after a workout. With anti-inflammatory properties, CBD may help soothe aching muscles and joints. And CBD’s calming effects make it an effective sleep supplement, which is an essential part of post-workout recovery.
So, let’s take a closer look at cannabidiol, a.k.a. CBD, and explore its various restorative properties. Then, let’s look at some of the best CBD recovery products available in the UK today.
WHAT IS CBD?
CBD is a natural compound found in the cannabis plant. In the case of the legal CBD products sold by CBDfx, that means the low-THC form of cannabis known as hemp. CBD belongs to a group of chemical compounds called cannabinoids. Vertebrate animals (humans included) make their own cannabinoids, called endocannabinoids. These serve as neurotransmitters in the body’s endocannabinoid system. The ECS is a cell-signaling system that helps the body to maintain homeostasis, or balance, in a number of systems and organs throughout the body. In doing so, they help to regulate such vital functions as sleep, pain management, stress, immune function, appetite, mood, memory, motor control, and more.
When we introduce CBD and other hemp-derived cannabinoids into our bodies, these compounds mimic the body’s own endocannabinoids and send signals to the same receptors in the body’s various organs and systems. This helps the body to more efficiently maintain homeostasis and lends powerful support to the various functions we noted above. It is on account of this beneficial interaction that CBD has become such a popular health and wellness product.
HOW CAN CBD HELP YOU RECOVER POST-WORKOUT?
We named a few of the benefits of CBD above as we listed some of the functions it supports in the body. Among those functions is pain management, as CBD may offer soothing relief for muscle soreness and minor joint pain. In addition to using CBD for pain relief, many also use CBD as an anti-inflammatory, noting research studies showing that it blocks the production of certain substances that lead to inflammation and swelling.
CBD also has calming effects that pair well with other relaxing supplements, such as passion flower or chamomile, making it an effective ingredient for natural sleep aids. It’s established that sleep is crucial for helping the body to recover from the wear and tear of vigorous exercise. CBD sleep aids are formulated to help you fall asleep quickly and rest more soundly over the course of the night.
CBD Creams and Balms for Muscle Soreness
Some of our CBD topical products are specially designed to bring soothing relief directly to the affected muscle or joint area. Our CBD Muscle and Joint Cream: Cooling Formula combines naturally grown CBD with effective pain relievers, caffeine and white willow bark, plus cool, soothing menthol — creating a deeply penetrating CBD cream, ideal for any post-workout rubdown. We also carry a CBD Balm Stick for Muscle and Joint, perfect for every gym bag, that blends CBD with muscle-loosening camphor oil, plus wintergreen and peppermint oils for cool pain relief.
CBD Bath Products for Muscle Recovery
Nothing beats a relaxing bath for loosening muscles and joints after a long workout. Many athletes swear by it. Our Soothing formula CBD Bath Bomb delivers 200 mg of deep CBD relaxation, plus Hawaiian black salt and restful lavender oil.
Vegan CBD Cookie With Muscle-Building Protein
Post-workout protein is a staple for most exercise regimens. But why take a disgusting powdered drink when you can enjoy a delicious vegan CBD cookie containing 20mg of health-boosting CBD and a whopping 13g of muscle-building protein? Our Vegan CBD Cookies are available in tasty chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, and peanut butter flavours.
CBD Oil Products for Sleep
As for CBD sleep support, we have multiple relaxation options to help you get your full eight hours of rest. Our CBD Gummies for Sleep contain 50mg of calming CBD, plus restful magnesium and a variety of snoozy botanicals, including chamomile, passion flower, and lemon balm. And the nice thing about taking CBD gummies to help you rest is, they taste great, too!
Our CBD Oil Hemp Tincture is a relaxing CBD-only option, which may not put you all the way down for the count, but will help you unwind at the end of a long day — making these the perfect CBD oil drops to settle down for a restful evening.
All of these CBD products are formulated to help you rest and recover from your workout, so you can get back to the gym quickly and make the most of your next workout — and the one after that!
FINAL THOUGHTS ON CBD RECOVERY PRODUCTS
Whether you’re dealing with post-workout muscle soreness, or you just need a solid night of rest, we’ve got the perfect CBD product for any active lifestyle. Try one of our CBD products after your next workout and feel the difference!
Exercise on the go? Bring a handy CBD Balm Stick for Muscle & Joint!