CBD: Recovery after exercise
Simon Manthorpe, CEO of EOS Scientific, the UK’s largest CBD oil testing service, answered our questions on how CBD can aid with physical recovery after exercise out. Here’s what he had to say:
What are the most common ways that CBD can help physically active people?
For those who pursue active lifestyles, the boundaries to taking CBD oil are limitless. The two main areas where it can complement an energetic lifestyle are to moderate post-workout pains and to assist with sleep.
Is CBD more effective in aiding recovery when used before or after a workout?
Post-workout – take in the form of muscle balms. It can help moderate the pain that may be felt in joints and muscles. If you have a workout in the evening, applying balms before you go to bed and again the following morning will be beneficial for your body.
How can CBD products help with recovery following different forms of exercise?
Cyclists and runners may find their knees affected. Topical applications of CBD cream directly onto the joints will assist with pre-emptively moderating pains. With gym workouts and swimming, muscle pain is often a source of discomfort – balms infused with CBD work by limiting the release of some inflammatory signals, helping with aches or soreness without stopping the healing.
Are certain types of CBD better for specific ailments?
Some applications of CBD are more suited for targeted ailments. For example, there are a host of muscle balms that are effective for post-workout aches and pains. You may find that if you want to take CBD for anxieties or insomnia, tinctures and gummies may be a more viable solution for you. This is because they take effect at a faster rate than other methods. Once CBD oil has been ingested, it finds its way into the bloodstream and nervous system with rapidity.
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