CBD: Pre or Post Workout

Now that gyms have been re-opened for a while and we are once again getting into the swing of things, you may be dealing with the accompanying soreness associated with weight training.

It’s no mystery that a few drops of CBD oil in your morning coffee will leave you with an entire day of health and wellness benefits. Its calming properties offer assistance in keeping stress and anxiety at bay, improve skin, reduce irritation, and improve concentration to set you up right for your day ahead. But there’s one good thing about CBD that you may not have considered, and that’s its effect on your workout schedule. CBD offers a number of physiological, biochemical, and psychological effects that have the potential to benefit athletes. 

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The goal here is to have CBD working at full capacity in your body once your training is completed.

CBD Pre-Workout 

  1. As a Sleeping Aid 

As we sleep, our body gets to work restoring our immune, muscular, skeletal, and nervous systems, which are imperative for maintaining our mood, memory, cognitive, and other vital functions. 

This helps ensures we’ll be ready for a workout the next day. CBD has also been shown to reduce the time we are in REM sleep and increase the time in deep sleep. During deep sleep, the brain, body temperature, and heart rate drop, as the brain is using less energy in this state, promoting a better night’s rest overall. 

  1. To combat Anxiety & Arousal

Besides being physically prepared to work out to the best of our abilities, we also need to be mentally and emotionally prepared. Anxiety and arousal are common issues in sports.  Arousal is often linked to anxiety, and this negative emotional state can increase muscle tension, affect coordination, and in some cases, cause sweating and nausea, distracting you from the task at hand.

  1. To prolong the Runner's High

The brain releases an endogenous compound known as anandamide which produces the bliss feeling post-workout. Unfortunately, it quickly disappears. CBD has been shown to prolong the runner’s high by inhibiting the enzyme that causes the fast dip.

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CBD Post Workout 

  1. To Soothe Muscle Soreness 

Recent studies have shown that CBD oil can help relieve delayed onset muscle soreness and exercise-induced muscle damage, which naturally occurs after physical activity due to the microscopic damage to the muscle fibers since its healing properties are known to reduce muscle pain, bodily aches, and inflammation. 

  1. For Mobility 

Studies have demonstrated that this mysterious compound can promote mobility in individuals with MS – symptoms of which frequently lead to decreased functional mobility. CBD is “anti-inflammatory, antioxidative, antiemetic, antipsychotic, and neuroprotective.” These same properties help you hit the ground running before, during, and after a workout.

CBD can certainly reduce pain and inflammation, which in turn can lead to a speedier recovery from injuries and workout-related muscle damage. This improved recovery can help you work out more and for longer, meaning CBD oil supports fitness gains.

Why choose MINORTAUR’s Full Altitude Hemp Resin Drops? 

Jam-packed with 1274mg of Cannabinoids, including 954mg of CBD alone along with 7 other minor cannabinoids, Full Altitude provides an all-encompassing entourage effect. It is beneficial as a sleep aid, which is the ideal time for the body to repair itself for the day ahead. 

Our oils are 100% natural and do not contain any unnecessary additives or ingredients that you may find in other CBD oils on the market.