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CBD and an Active Lifestyle

3 Ways CBD Supports an Active Lifestyle

Staying active is crucial for longevity. The wide-ranging benefits of frequent exercise are well documented, such as helping you maintain a healthy weight, combatting various diseases and encouraging more restful sleep. It’s also a serious mood booster — have you ever experienced the elation after finishing a great workout?

Everyone from grandma and her hiking crew, to yogis, to competitive athletes and ultra-marathoners seek out CBD for its variety of plant-based wellness benefits — and we think they’re on to something good.

How can this incredible cannabinoid help keep us active for years to come?

CBD Has Been Found to Promote an Anti-Inflammatory Response

Chronic inflammation is one of the most common issues that most of us deal with daily. As a natural defensive response, inflammation can be a good thing, helping to protect our bodies from injury or disease. But when it’s long-lasting and chronic, inflammation can cause pain and long-lasting damage — and throw a wrench in your workout routine. Some conditions related to chronic inflammation include persistent lower back or neck pain, arthritis, and fibromyalgia.

Luckily, CBD is a natural option that many people use because of inflammation. In a 2018 Review published in Frontiers of Neurology shows that CBD inhibits some inflammatory responses and therefore reduces discomfort so you can move, hike, skip, dance, run and jump more comfortably.

CBD Helps You Get Back Out There, Faster

Pushing yourself to beat your personal record is important, but you might feel stiff for days afterward. That’s because intense exercise causes microscopic damage to muscle fibers, which triggers — you guessed it — inflammation. As CBD has grown in popularity, many athletes and personal trainers wonder if it can help hasten muscle recovery, so they can hit the trails, gym or yoga mat faster and more frequently.

In July, 2020 a study called Cannabidiol and Sports Performance: A Narrative Review of Relevant Evidence and Recommendations for Future Research highlights CBD’s physiological, biochemical and psychological effects that have the potential to benefit athletes, specifically discussing its ability to modulate inflammatory responses that lead to muscle soreness.  Also indicated in this study: “there is preliminary supportive evidence for anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, analgesic, and anxiolytic actions of CBD and the possibility it may protect against GI damage associated with inflammation and promote the healing of traumatic skeletal injuries.”

CBD Goes Where You Go

With a variety of ingestion options, such as tinctures, capsules and gummies taken orally or pain salves massaged into the skin, CBD suits numerous lifestyles and wellness needs. It’s a convenient and effective option that can be kept in your gym bag or backpack, reliably there to help you find balance and relief when you need it most.

 

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. 

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