Whether you train regularly, just started working out, or live with chronic pain, you know all too well that recovery can hold you back from functioning fully. Those pesky aches just don’t seem to calm as fast as they once did and the inflammation that comes naturally after an intense workout can really set you back.
The old way.
All too often we reach for the easiest remedy when trying to relieve inflammation or pain quickly, but not without its consequences on our bodies from consistent use. NSAIDs and other painkillers with extended use can risk side effects such as:
- high blood pressure
- kidney or liver issues
- and much more…
The new way.
Today, many people are turning to more natural remedies that are safer for the body with few to zero side effects. Natural remedies like CBD offer therapeutic benefits as well!
Our full spectrum CBD tinctures not only offer the needed relief for pain, but also have the added benefits of improving symptoms of anxiety, depression, ability to focus, and quality of sleep. There is a lot of research that has concluded CBD oils and salves have potential in assisting with chronic pain management, as well as helping to reduce inflammation for recovery of muscles without side effects or intoxication.
So how exactly does CBD help with pain management and inflammation?
Our bodies have systems known as the Endocannabinoid Systems (ECS). Researchers believe that CBD interacts within a core component of our ECS system receptors in the brain and immune system. These receptors are tiny proteins attached to your cells that can receive signals from stimuli that help you respond to pain and inflammation. This response from CBD creates an anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effect that can help with pain management.
Based on studies conducted between 1975-2018, a review by Frontiers in Pharmacology research has concluded that CBD is effective in overall pain management without causing negative side effects. The research was reviewed across studies with cancer pain, neuropathic pain, and fibromyalgia.
Currently, there has been enough scientific research to support the true benefits of CBD in managing many different forms of pain.
How this helps you, the modern athlete.
Muscle soreness and stiffness are side effects of stress we put on our muscles while exercising. Soreness and aches usually begin within 6-8 hours after strenuous activity, which is often why we wake up the next morning barely able to get out of bed. This muscle pain is due to inflammation within the muscle, which is the root cause of the pain you feel.
During exercise the fibers of our muscles break down causing pain and inflammation, but then begin to repair themselves, naturally growing back stronger than before. Using CBD oil tinctures or topical products regularly like our muscle roll-ons or salves, can offer much faster and efficient relief to recovery of the muscles without the side effects. It can also ease the pain leaving you with a better nights rest and the ability to feel recovered and ready to get back into the gym.
We are proud to carry so many beneficial products that help keep our customers moving on a daily basis!