A lot of athletes are turning to CBD for post-workouts and for a good reason. CBD is known to lightly bind your Cannabinoid receptors which send signals throughout your body. Therefore, athletes are taking advantage of CBD after an intense workout. However, this leaves many people wondering if you should only use CBD post-workouts or can it be used pre-workouts as well. Here is some important information that you need to know.
Working Out with CBD
There are some that claim CBD gives them energy while others claim it relaxes them. However, the question is who is right? This is where it gets interesting because they both are! CBD affects everyone differently and for some it can increase energy; while others experience a more sedative effect. Here are some tips for taking CBD for both pre-workout and post-workout.
A person who wakes up early to workout gets the most energy when they have a good night's rest. This helps them stay focused during their morning exercises routine so a pre-workout can start the night before. We suggest taking CBD at night before you go to sleep; also, try taking a CBD product that promotes relaxation like our Sweet Dreams CBD Pen. However, taking CBD right before a workout can be a little tricky but it can be done.
If you want to take CBD right before a workout we recommend taking either a CBD edible or CBD Softgels. When you ingest CBD it can take anywhere between 1 hour - 1 ½ hours for it to hit your system. Once you’re finished with your workout you might start to enjoy the CBD you took earlier. Although it is important to note that your body will metabolize it faster if you do an intense workout. Alternatively you can choose a CBD product that has caffeine for your pre-workout.
Most people tend to take CBD post-workout to promote relaxation. As stated earlier, CBD tends to lightly bind your endocannabinoid receptors in your body. These receptors are responsible for your appetite, mood, and pain. Although, CBD affects everyone differently and can be based on age, body weight, and tolerance. Therefore, it’s best to use a CBD product that is not only an Indica, but also has Terpenes that compliment it. A good example of that is our Relax CBD Pen that uses Apple Kush Terpenes. It not only has hints of apple it also has Terpenes that promote relaxation.
However, the most popular post-workout CBD has to be our Topicals. If you’re not familiar with our CBD Topicals - these are CBD products that you can use on your skin. The reason why we feel these are the most popular is because you can target specific areas of your body. Also, the additional ingredients in our CBD Topicals promote essential skin and muscle care. Naturally, someone who has gone through a rigorous workout would want to target specific body parts with CBD.
How To Begin Working Out With CBD
Before you begin incorporating CBD into your workout regime there are a couple of things to consider. First, you’ll want to choose a CBD product that you’ll enjoy taking. If you’ve never vaped before a vape product might not be your go-to product. So, decide what product you want to start taking and see how your body reacts to it. Then, you’ll want to decide if you want to take it pre-workout or post-workout. However, you’ll first have to discover how your body reacts to the CBD before you decide on the right time to take it. Also, finding the right dosage is very important.
Once you’ve figured out which product and when to take it you’ll want to decide on how often you take it. Although you’re able to use CBD everyday and it’s actually recommended; how many times a week will you be working out? And do you want to use it just for workouts or for everyday use? These questions will come in handy because you will want to avoid taking CBD pre-workout if it makes you feel drowsy. Or on the contrary, you probably won’t want to use post-workout before bed if it tends to give you energy.
When To Consult Your Doctor
Although CBD is natural and comes from Hemp you’ll still want to speak with your doctor if you’re taking any medication. This is because you don’t know for certain how CBD will interact with the medication you’re taking. For example: If your medication makes you drowsy and CBD makes you drowsy you’ll want to be sure that the combination is safe.
CBD Is Not A Sport Enhancing Drug
Another important thing to note about CBD is that it’s not considered a sport enhancing drug. Professional sports leagues including the MLB, Golf leagues, and Tennis leagues allow their athletes to use CBD. That’s because performance enhancing drugs (PED) gives athletes an unfair advantage; an example of this would include steroids which can artificially improve endurance. However, CBD might not enhance performance during a competition. In fact, it could have the opposite effect of enhancing their performance while they’re on CBD. This is why many athletes chose to take CBD post-workout.
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