How CBD Can Enhance Your Workout

Updated: Feb 18, 2020

CBD is known for its calming, restorative effects, but there’s more to it than mental health and chronic pain benefits. CBD can actually help you reach new gains during your workout and restore muscles afterwards.

1. Regulates Stress Hormones

CBD oil is an anti-catabolic, meaning it helps regulate the levels of [stress] hormones like cortisol present in your system.” - CBD Oil Review. Although cortisol plays an important role in the human body, too much of it “can reduce the synthesis of protein and prevent the growth of new tissues, both key elements of building muscle.” AKA too much stress doesn’t just mess with you mentally, it also makes you physically weaker.

2. Helps Build Muscle

If cortisol decreases muscle growth and CBD decreases cortisol, then CBD increases muscle growth. Once your stress hormones are under control, it’s much easier for the body to continue to build muscle, making you stronger than ever!

3. Improves Sleep

There isn’t a ton of firm research about why or how CBD helps sleep, but the American Sleep Association has found more and more studies supporting claims that it does. Sleep is crucial to muscle growth and recovery, as it’s when the body does most of the repair work after a good workout. “Unfortunately, as much as 25% of U.S. adults struggle to achieve the deep REM sleep the body requires to do this muscle-building work.” - CBD Oil Review The better you sleep, the quicker your muscles heal, the faster you’re back at it.

4. Speeds up Metabolism

A study done in Daegu University in Korea has shown evidence that CBD helps with the “browning” of fat cells. This is when white fat cells (which store energy) convert to brown fat cells (which burn energy), thus increasing your metabolism.

5. Heals Bones

According to American Friends of Tel Aviv University in a 2015 study “administration of… CBD significantly helps heal bone fractures.” Not only can CBD heal bones, but it can also alleviate “symptoms [and] slow the progression of Osteoporosis.” Building muscle also improves bone density, and we already know CBD helps with that too!

“The combination of increased muscle and decreased fat results in a leaner, stronger figure which is not only ideal for those who have physical jobs and hobbies, but also for maintaining a healthy weight.” - CBD Oil Review

Essentially, CBD makes it easier for your body to gain muscle, lose fat, and recover faster.

Have more questions about CBD? Come visit Bre and I every Saturday 11:30-12:30pm at CBD Supply MD Melbourne for a FREE CBD sample and an hour of yoga flow.

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