Although CBD is being featured in the news for breakthroughs in big causes like helping cancer patients with nausea or suppressing seizures, it also helps with the small stuff that is still a big deal to an individual. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, CBD is super beneficial for things like muscle relief and supporting a quick recovery for athletes.
Why are we sore after an intense workout?
Everyone has felt that pain after exercising that seems flare everytime you move that muscle. Workouts cause microscopic damages to muscle fibers, therefore the muscles get inflamed. The body then responds to this damage and begins to repair itself. Sometimes, this pain can last for days and that is when people turn to pills to gain relief; this is where CBD comes in as a better supplement.
How does CBD help exactly?
Plenty of evidence points to the influences of CBD on suppressing cytokine, chemokine, and T-regulatory cell production. If you’re scratching your head at these three terms, it can be easily summarized: CBD helps accelerate the recovery process.
According to a 2018 review of 132 studies published in Frontiers in Neurology, CBD has been scientifically proven to reduce muscle inflammation, helps improve pain, and increases mobility. Thanks to the compounds in CBD, the neural network is protected while recovery from stress on the body can occur.
How much should I take?
CBD is a subjective chemical, much like painkillers, that has different effects on every body. However, once you hit the sweet spot, you don’t have to continue to up the dosage. Everytime you use CBD, you can take the same amount.
If you want a specific number, it is recommended that 1-6 milligrams of CBD should be used for every 10 pounds of body weight. Or, you can start with 5-10 milligrams, and increase by 5 every day until you feel relief.Back to blog