In today’s day and age, everyone has witnessed or been a part of the huge health kick. From keto diets to going vegan, the trend of finding ways to be healthier is here to stay. Living a healthier lifestyle is not solely dependent on diet but staying active and maintaining overall wellness.
After a hard workout, most people tend to feel sore and achy. This is due to the process of muscle building, which is followed most often with delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). The process begins with the muscles rubbing against one another, tearing the muscle fibers then, once in recovery, repairing the muscle to promote muscle growth. As the muscles start tearing you begin to feel a burning sensation, while it may be uncomfortable, this is a good sign. This is an indication that your muscles are developing and building durable fibers, which means, your muscles are less susceptible to damage.
Muscle pain and the recovery process is not always easily endured. More often than not, pain management revolves around medications like Ibuprofen and Aspirin. These are considered nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) and though they can be effective, they also come with risks, especially with long-term use. Some of these effects include increased risk for heart problems, potential development of chronic kidney disease, gastrointestinal damage, and many others. Not only can these drugs cause side effects, but they also can become less effective once your body has built up a tolerance for them. Essentially these medications can be helpful every once in a while but there might be a more natural way to relieve pain, soreness, and achy muscles. (Information gathered from: US National Library of Medicine)
CBD as a Post-Workout Supplement
This is where CBD comes into play. CBD is one of several cannabinoids that has been known to have many anti-inflammatory and healing properties. Cannabinoids are key components within the body’s naturally occurring endocannabinoid system. All humans and animals are born with an endocannabinoid system that is made to process and benefit from cannabinoids such as CBD. This system maintains the body’s homeostasis—a naturally occurring process that keeps the body in balance. This is one of the main reasons why CBD is becoming such a popular alternative to other medicinal therapies.
There are many different forms of CBD products that are sought after to help with exercise recovery. There are products designed to have a targeted approach, relieving a specific area, and less direct approaches which impact the body as a whole. CBD topicals, like our Cold Therapy Cream, are commonly used for more localized relief. Our CBD Relief Wraps also help target sore muscles and provide long-lasting relief.
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