Can CBD Help Muscle Recovery?
After a hard workout it’s normal to feel muscle aches and pains in the days after! This phenomenon, known as DOMS (delayed-onset muscle soreness), doesn’t have to hold you back, and there are ways to reduce the lasting impacts of a heavy workout. Read on to discover our top tips for relieving muscle pain and soreness.
So, how does it work?
So, is CBD good for muscle recovery? CBD can help to support your body by interacting with our body’s endocannabinoid system which affects many functions within the body. Using CBD oils, CBD muscle rubs, creams and the like alongside a few other tips below may help to alleviate the symptoms of muscle soreness.
Muscle soreness is triggered by inflammation and swelling as the body tries to respond to the damage caused by these tiny muscle tears. Whilst it may feel uncomfortable, inflammation helps to increase blood flow and help nutrients to reach different parts of the body. Remedies with anti-inflammatory properties can help.
Causes of Muscle Soreness
DOMS, or delayed-onset muscle soreness, describes the painful and stiff feeling in our muscles that we can experience following a workout. DOMS can occur after a session of high-intensity exercise, or even after trying an exercise for the first time. Symptoms of DOMS can start to appear a day or two after you exercise, but should start to ease off after around three days.
What causes DOMS exactly? We build muscle fibre by exercising, which in turn can produce tiny microscopic tears in our muscle fibres. Our body works to rebuild muscle around these tears, helping the muscle to grow. Unfortunately, these muscle gains come with a temporary side-effect: inflammation.
How can you help muscle recovery?
It might feel like the furthest thing from your mind when you’re feeling sore, but some gentle but active recovery can really help. Keep moving with some light, low-intensity exercise like swimming or walking, and you’ll be able to maintain some mobility even when stairs feel like a challenge.
Wait until around 48 hours after your session, then gently massage the area using a foam roller or your hands to encourage blood flow and relax the muscles. Our range of CBD muscle rubs and creams great for localised areas of tension; hand-blended with natural organic ingredients.
Try taking a warm bath or applying a heat patch to affected areas to ease muscle stiffness. And why not add a CBD bathbomb for a great night’s sleep and relax those tired muscles
Our bodies regenerate during the deepest stages of sleep, so proper rest is essential for physical recovery and prevention of injury. Improve the quality of your sleep and wake up feeling refreshed and restored with our top sleep tips. Some of our customers find a number of our products useful for switching off and having a really deep sleep. Anything with the smell of lavender is a favourite for dropping off. Our CBD night creams are a popular choice!If you have questions on any CBD oils or creams or any other CBD products we sell in the UK, please feel free to get in touch with us via email or via our chat functions. We are always here to help and promote the use of CBD in a wide range of high quality products.