Calling All Athletes: Step Up Your Game with CBD

The beautiful weather invites you to move your workouts outdoors, breathing in fresh air and enjoying sunlight on your back.  Whether you train for triathlons or you enjoy long weekend bike rides, incorporating CBD into your exercise regimen can make a difference.

If you’ve been eye balling CBD products as a way to improve your performance or as a way to heal from post-workout fatigue, cannabinoids are a potent ally for your exercise, delivering a plethora of wellness benefits. Let’s dive in to the ways CBD can help:

CBD is helpful with muscle recovery, especially in the form of a topical cream or freeze gel, thanks to the anti-inflammatory benefits of CBD which helps tense muscles relax after a strenuous workout session.  CBD alleviates pain simply by engaging with the pain receptors everywhere in the body via the endocannabinoid system.  We know that CBD is beneficial for neuropathic pain but it is also effective in treating nociceptive pain, or the pain that comes from physical injury or strain from muscles and joints which occurs after a high-energy or intense workout. CBD also has analgesic, anxiolytic and neuroprotective properties that help relieve pain.  All of these things are instrumental in letting your body recover. 

DOMS or delayed onset muscle soreness is another type of pain that occurs generally a day to 3 days after working out rigorously.  If you are just getting back into the swing of an exercise routine or you work out sporadically, you’ve probably experienced the soreness of DOMS.  Thankfully, DOMS will go away on its own but while you’re powering through the muscle soreness, it can put a wrench in your exercise schedule.  CBD products are beneficial for helping by relieving muscle tension and allowing you to return to the bike or the trails with less soreness.

A good night’s sleep is essential for your daily function, as your body repairs and restores itself during this nightly respite.  By promoting better sleep, CBD has been linked to increased sleep duration and a more peaceful rest.   As it can reduce stress and anxiety levels, CBD is associated with improved sleep, leading to greater athletic performance and better health.  CBD may even have therapeutic benefits for insomnia, sleep apnea and other sleep disorders.

To take your athletic performance to the next level, try Citizen Hemp’s Premium CBD Freeze Gel Broad Spectrum.  It feels better than an ice pack and doesn’t smell like the minty topical creams you find in the drugstore for sore muscles, so this soothing premium CBD is fast acting and long lasting.  Perfect for the hardcore athlete as well as the weekend warrior, this pure, locally sourced premium CBD is broad spectrum and THC free, available in 500mg or 1000mg. 

GoCBD’s Broad Spectrum CBD Oil can bring out your inner athlete.  Made from 100% organic and locally sourced certified CBD oil, this gem can give you fast relief from muscle cramps, insomnia, pain and anxiety.  Available in 500mg, 1000mg, 1500mg and 2500mg dosages, you’ll  enjoy the fastest benefits by using this oil sublingually, placing a few drops under your tongue to speed relief.

Enjoy your workouts more with CBD.  See how your athletic performance can improve by adding CBD to your recovery tools.