How CBD helps with Muscle Recovery – Veritas CBD

How CBD helps with Muscle Recovery

What exactly is CBD

CBD is cannabidiol. It is one of almost 200 cannabinoids that can be found in marijuana plants. Unlike many other cannabinoids, CBD is not psychoactive ie, does not get you ”high” and show up on drug tests like THC would and has a different pharmacologic profile than other psychoactive cannabinoids.

Why you get sore after a workout:

No matter how fit you are, sometimes you'r just tired after a workout. Some workouts can leave you sore for days. That’s because, as the (NHS) explains, working out causes microscopic damage to muscle fibers. Those muscles then become inflamed, which triggers the body to respond and repair, causing muscle soreness or stiffness.

How CBD Oils can help with Recovery:

Whether you take rest days often or engage in a low-impact activity, recovery periods are designed to give your body and your muscles rest and more time to adapt to intensive workouts.

CBD is often thought to be a useful supplement to aid in recovery. It may help for everything from muscle inflammation to pain management and everything in between.

According to a 2018 review of 132 original studies published in Frontiers in Neurology, CBD can indeed reduce inflammation in the body and help improve pain and mobility in patients with multiple sclerosis. “It is anti-inflammatory, antioxidative, antiemetic, antipsychotic, and neuroprotective,” the review study’s authors wrote.

“Broadly speaking, it does decrease inflammation when it's rubbed on muscles as an ointment or taken orally,” Dr. Perry Solomon, previous chief medical officer and founding member of HelloMD, told

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Topical CBD products work locally on specific parts of the body, potentially helping soothe pain on areas such as joints or particular muscles.

CBD can get absorbed by the skin and doesn't enter the bloodstream. As such, the CBD affects the body similarly to over-the-counter topical creams to relieve pain for a certain amount of time.

CBD interacts with the high concentration of cannabinoid receptors in the skin. These receptors are part of the body's endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for maintaining homeostasis across many bodily functions, including pain management.

CBD also suppresses chemokine, cytokine, and the production of T-regulatory cells, all of which slow down the muscle recovery process.

By suppressing the inflammatory responses of a workout, CBD allows muscles to recover more rapidly.

All a bit technical right, in short.. it basically helps ease those aching muscles 🤷🏾‍♂️🙏🏻

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