CBD Oil: An Essential Pre and Post-Workout Supplement

Runner’s high: that short, relaxing, euphoric state that some athletes experience after a long run. That feeling has nothing to do with weed, but there is a way to use CBD oil, which you can find at the best cannabis stores in Calgary, to supplement your workout – and the only high you will feel will be from your runner’s high endorphins.

CBD as a Pre-Workout Supplement

CBD has several benefits when consumed prior to exercise, according to many people. For starters, not unlike more traditional pre-workouts, CBD can help boost energy. Some people claim it can help enhance their physical performance (but there is limited research to support this).

There is, however, evidence that CBD can boost mental performance because of its ability to help decrease anxiety and stress, which can be especially important before a competition or when trying to achieve a personal best. (Notably, the World Anti-Doping Agency prohibits all cannabinoids – except for CBD.) CBD is also a proven pain reliever, which can help athletes “push through the pain,” and it prevents hormones such as cortisol – the stress hormone – from breaking down muscle tissue. These are all important benefits that can help you get the best out of your workout.

CBD As a Post-Workout Supplement

Nutrition and rest are both essential for workout recovery; CBD assists with both. On the nutrition front, CBD can help you “feed the muscle” by increasing appetite post-workout to help ensure you adequately fuel your body. Rest is arguably the most important part of post-workout recovery and CBD can help with that, too. Evidence suggests CBD directly affects sleep, which aids with the physical part of rest.

CBD can also help quiet the mind by decreasing stress and anxiety in those who suffer from anxiety disorders, thereby facilitating the mental part of rest. A rested mind helps promote a rested body and visa versa. Finally, CBD can also help decrease pain and inflammation post-workout – especially during a hard session – due to the involvement of endocannabinoid receptors, inflammation reduction, and neurotransmitter interactions. This can help speed up the recovery process and help relieve delayed onset muscle soreness.

If you’re looking to add CBD oil to your workout routine, head up to 13th Floor Cannabis: the best cannabis shop in CalgaryWeed be happy to help you.