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CBD As Recovery Supplement For Workout

CBD As Recovery Supplement For Workout

January 04, 2019

Recovery is an essential step, and skipping it should not be an option as the body needs to have tools to repair itself after a workout.

Rest, proper hydration and diet are of course the first things to consider. Carbohydrates and protein are needed to help your muscles recover, and water is essential as our muscles are 75% water. Rest, of course, is our most basic need.

As for supplements, several studies have shown that CBD plays a role in the suppression of cytokine and chemokine production, while at the same time inducing our body’s T-regulatory cell production in turn helping our body’s anti-inflammatory mechanism which helps in recovery post workout. CBD can thus be of a great aid after you went out for a long jog.

HVMN, an American company that manufactures and sells nootropic products, wrote an article last month, listing six recovery supplements athletes could take advantage of, that include CBD. 

They recommend the following supplements: BCAA, which helps protein recovery (about 20g daily, preferably post workout), ketones because they have an anti inflammatory effect and reduce oxidative stress from the buildup of free radicals (recommendations are of 25ml of Ketone 30-60 minutes after a workout with normal post-workout carbs and protein), proteins (for serious athletes, 1 gram per pound of body weight is sufficient. For non-serious athletes, about 0.5 - 0.75 grams immediately after a workout or before bed), buffers (2 to 8 grams daily), omega 3 (fish oils are a good option with 250mg - 500mg daily), and finally CBD: "Studies on both rats and humans illustrate the benefits of CBD. Two studies (in rats) showed reduced pain response to surgical incision, and reduced sciatic nerve pain and inflammation. In humans (using a product called Sativex), studies in subjects with rheumatoid arthritis have shown CBD improved pain during movement and at rest, and improved sleep quality (...) CBD is best supplemented at 1mg, but depending on the person's experience with CBD and size / weight, that dose can slightly vary."

The original article can be found at HVMN.




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