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In this article, we cover who should be taking CBD and in what form. We cover post and pre-workout CBD products and how to consume CBD for the best result.
If you are debating whether you should consume CBD or not, this is a great place to start.
Should I Be Taking CBD?
We’re often asked the question, Who should be taking CBD oil? If you love to exercise, or you enjoy an active outdoors routine, or you believe that wellness is a way of life and not something that you switch on and off, from one day to the next, then CBD oil should be forming part of your regular routine.
Even though there’s no doubt that everyone can benefit in some way from a few drops of CBD oil every day, at GetEvoke we advocate the importance of using CBD oil to support and enhance your active lifestyle.
With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at CBD for muscle recovery, post-workout CBD products, and the best CBD creams for muscle soreness.
It’s time to get a real handle on the benefits and advantages of training with a little CBD in your pocket.
CBD for muscle recovery and muscle soreness
Before we start getting into the details of CBD for fitness and wellness purposes, it’s important to remember that there are still many unanswered questions related to CBD.
Cannabis Schedule I drug classification was the single greatest factor that prevented scientists and industry experts from being able to run the clinical trials necessary for the gathering of solid scientific evidence.
As such, only some of the evidence related to the benefits of CBD is scientific, but most of it is anecdotal and all consumers should be aware of this.
Even so, the anecdotal evidence available is highly positive and very thorough. It’s one of the reasons why GetEvoke is 100% dedicated to CBD product formulation that supports and enhances an active lifestyle.
In particular, the many examples of published anecdotal evidence suggest that CBD helps us with muscle recovery, post-workout. Why? Because CBD has anti-inflammatory properties.
No matter how fit you are, or how accustomed to exercise you are, working out places strain on your muscles, causing damage to your muscle fibers and forcing your body to work to repair that damage, post-workout.
The anecdotal evidence related to CBD suggests that it helps the body to repair those fibers at a faster rate, which can only be a good thing, right?
Post-workout CBD recommendations
While we’re huge advocates of the standard CBD oil in tincture form, the kind of CBD oil that is packaged in a bottle with a dropper and which you consume sublingually, taking a few drops under the tongue once or twice a day, we’d also like to take the opportunity to highlight the advances being made in CBD product formulation for fitness and wellness purposes.
We’d specifically like to turn our attention to the range of CBD products available for post-workout recovery.
If you like to inhale, then you might be surprised to know that you can smoke hemp flower that’s rich in CBD. Throw it in a bong, roll it in a paper, pop it into a pipe, it’s really all the same.
You can also find a wide variety of CBD-rich vape cartridges and disposable vape pens on the market too.
If you’re a non-smoker, then you’ll want to try an alternative form of CBD consumption, post-workout, and you’ll probably find CBD topicals fun and effective: balms, salves, creams, gels, bath bombs, and the like.
Our CBD-infused bath bomb comes in five soothing aromas, making it a product to be enjoyed before heading to bed for the evening. It’s a bath bomb that doubles up as both a product for muscle recovery and sleep inducement.
One heats and the other cools, so you can take your pick or mix and match.
What about CBD energy drinks?
While there are a number of CBD energy drinks out there on the market, the situation with CBD and edibles is a delicate one, simply because the FDA is, as of yet, unwilling to give its official authorization of CBD as a food supplement.
In 2019, it seemed as though the CBD-infused drink industry would take off in a big way, especially in super pro-cannabis states, like California, but owing to the FDA’s refusal to support, this corner of the industry remains on pause while research and discussions continue.
Having said all that, there’s nothing to stop you from adding a little CBD oil to a homemade cocktail, especially when that cocktail is designed to support an active lifestyle. On our website, you can access a number of carefully curated recipes for pre and post-workout CBD cocktails, all of which include a few drops of CBD from our active lifestyle CBD tincture line, to help your body prepare for and recover from exercise with ease.
Will CBD make you sleepy before a workout?
The short answer is no.
The longer, more complex response would be that each individual has a very particular response to CBD and all other cannabinoids. There’s no one-rule-applies-to-all when it comes to CBD.
However, anecdotal evidence suggests that CBD won’t sedate you or make you too tired for exercise. What it can do is reduce feelings of stress or anxiety, which can only be a good thing when trying to get into the swing of full-on activity. In fact, some people have registered feeling more stimulated and alert after taking CBD.
A Final Point…
Another question we are sometimes asked is, can college athletes take CBD? In order to respond effectively, we always defer to the USADA. So, is CBD a USADA-banned substance? The response here, lifted directly from their website, is:
Although cannabidiol (CBD) is permitted according to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), all other cannabinoids are still prohibited in-competition. It’s important to realize that CBD products may still contain prohibited cannabinoid components, such as THC. Athletes subject to anti-doping rules are strictly liable for any substance found in their blood or urine. As such, there are still risks for athletes when it comes to CBD products.
No doubt the situation will continue to advance, as is the case with the CBD and cannabis industries in general. But, at present, this is the current state of play and the only thing that athletes need to take into consideration.
If you have any questions about CBD for fitness and wellness purposes that can’t be answered by browsing our web content or by reading our blogs, feel free to reach out at any time and we’ll do our best to help.