Hard work is rewarding but leaves us with aches and pains. Some people have chronic muscle and joint pain that they find hard to live with. Others are injured and don’t heal all the way or as quickly as they would like. The lingering pain in muscles and injury sites is uncomfortable and limiting. But, how can we get rid of those aches and pains without taking strong pain medications that can have severe side effects like addiction? More and more people are trying CBD products such as those found in our Recovers line of CBD to gently ease pain and promote complete recovery without the negative side effects of heavy medications.

Why and How Does CBD Work for Muscle Recovery and Exercise?

Muscle recovery takes time and effort at the molecular level. But using CBD can promote soothing of aches and pains with its anti-inflammatory properties. This soothing effect can work for injured areas and for sore muscles. CBD can help ease tightness around joints associated with intense workouts and comes in several forms including softgels, tinctures, topicals, and chewables (such as CBD gummies). 

Cbd for recovery from muscle and joint injuries or hard workout aches and pains has many benefits. CBD is different from THC or cannabis in that it does not have a psychoactive component that would deliver a “high”. Cbd can also be helpful in reducing stress and helps reduce anxiety and depression. In addition to the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, CBD helps many athletes get in the right frame of mind to perform their best.

Why Do Workouts Make Us Sore?

Though working out or exercising is good for our overall health, it can leave us with aches and pains for a while. Sometimes this is because a person is new to exercising or does too much too fast. Part of the soreness or recovery pain is caused by inflammation and microscopic damage to muscle fibers during the workout. The body responds to this microscopic damage by its own repair mechanisms that cause temporary pain and swelling.

Our muscles and joints can also get inflamed or damaged by overworking on the job or as a result of injuries. There are also chronic diseases such as arthritis that cause pain as a byproduct of the inflammation. 

Getting Relief

CBD can be part of an effective treatment plan that can help reduce the body’s perception of pain and can even help the body relieve the underlying inflammation often causing pain signals. 

Every person’s body is different and may react differently to CBD.  Generally, start with a low dose and work up until you feel the positive effect. This approach can be taken to personalize the benefit you experience because CBD has been found to be safe even all the way up to very high dosages – unlike many over-the-counter options.  One rule of thumb calls for using 1-6 milligrams of CBD per every 10 pounds of body weight and based on pain levels but people often start with 5-10 mg and increase that until they enjoy relief.

Does CBD Really Help Fight Inflammation from Workouts?

Personal trainers and athletes have experienced positive results from using CBD after physical exercise and competition. But is there scientific proof that it works? There have been scientific studies that showed cbd reduces inflammation. Studies published in 2018 by the Frontiers in Neurology publication showed that this product really can reduce inflammation in the body. They studied people suffering from multiple sclerosis and found CBD helped them improve pain and mobility as well as reduce muscle inflammation.

Some properties the studies found include:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antioxidative
  • Antiemetic
  • Antipsychotic
  • Neuroprotective

There is still testing to be done to gather additional empirical data and understand the scope of benefits at the cellular level but preliminary studies are very promising and anecdotal results from CBD users have been very positive. Many subjects experienced decreased inflammation when CBD was taken orally or rubbed on the sore areas.

About Everybody CBD for Every Body

Our company is dedicated to making a safe and effective product line using only the highest quality CBD extraction and manufacturing standards. Our products are made in the U.S.A. and are third-party tested to ensure consistency and quality. Each bottle has a batch number on the bottom that you can input on our site to get testing results. You can trust our product to have the correct strength and to be free of contaminants. Our products include oils, soft gels, topicals, gummies, and pets.

Visit your physician for a physical check-up and to understand the root cause of persistent pain and get guidance from your doctor for taking any product  or supplement that reduces pain and inflammation. If your doctor approves trying CBD for pain and inflammation relief, get guidelines on doses and proper usage personalized to your medications.