How to Use CBD for Muscle Recovery

How to Use CBD for Muscle Recovery


CBD (cannabinoids) works in tandem with the body’s endocannabinoid system. Thus, CBD oil is readily absorbed in the body, well-tolerated, and low risk. You will find a growing number of people using it not just for their pre- and post-work muscle recovery routine, but for general body wellness.

Globally, cannabidiols are having a moment. CBD is everywhere these days, and in a variety of forms; CBD oils, CBD gummies, CBD capsules, CBD balms, CBD cookies, CBD coffee—even CBD cocktails. It is the leading health and wellness product today.  Analysts estimate the CBD oil market share value to hit $2 billion by 2022.

CBD usage has seen growing popularity amongst professional athletes and fitness enthusiasts. Can CBD help you work out? Does the compound aid in pre-workout and post-workout recovery?

Before you dive into a pool of CBD oil before or after your workout, here is everything you need to know.

How Does CBD Help with Muscle Recovery?

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CBD contains natural anti-inflammatory properties which is a perfect solution to help in muscle recovery.  Without CBD, excess inflammation can interfere with muscle recovery, which increases the risk of more severe injuries.  

CBD can also be used for pain relief, which can help in reducing recovery time by decreasing inflammation and assisting in muscle recovery.  Everyone wants to recover as fast as possible, right?  

After an intense workout, the body produces the stress hormone, cortisol—a catabolic hormone that reduces protein synthesis preventing the growth of new tissue. In a study done in 1993, CBD oil has anti-catabolic properties, thus proven to regulate cortisol in your body. By reducing the levels of post-workout cortisol in your endocrine system, CBD allows protein synthesis and encourages muscle regenerations by lowering stress and cortisol-related side effects.

CBD and Working Out 

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After a training session, many athletes take a day off to to stimulate muscle growth while accelerating their recovery processes. Professional athletes and workout enthusiasts refrain from physical activities on these rest days, but, may use lightweight exercises and short cardio loads for “active recovery.” Another tool to assist in muscle recovery is CBD.

CBD Prior to Working Out 

Most people consider CBD oil as a post-workout supplement. However, some fitness experts have discovered that taking CBD before you work out results in a natural boost in performances while improving concentration. If you do decide to utilize the benefits of CBD prior to working out, make sure to consume the CBD ahead of time to maximize the benefits.

CBD Post Working Out

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CBD (cannabinoids) works in tandem with the body’s endocannabinoid system. Thus, CBD oil is readily absorbed in the body, well-tolerated, and low risk. You will find a growing number of people using it not just for their post-work muscle recovery routine, but for general body wellness.

The research on CBD oil is unearthing additional benefits and many reasons to add it to your post-workout recovery routine.

CBD Products for Muscle Recovery 

You can start experimenting with CBD products to find out which works best for your workout routine. 

There are a variety of options to choose from.

If you prefer edibles, which is the easiest and most convenient way to get your CBD dosage, we suggest CBD Gummies or our ActivFit Liquid Amino with 24 grams of protein.

Another option is utilizing tinctures, which is one of fastest ways to achieve the benefits of CBD as it is administered sublingually (under the tongue).  

Our fitness enthusiasts also love utilizing our Panacea Capsules because not only do they provide exact CBD dosing, but also because they can be taken regularly to help with the treatment of chronic pain and long-term muscle recovery.

Lastly, if you prefer not to ingest CBD or want to maximize the benefits of CBD we suggest a CBD oil or lotion.  For workouts, we love the ActivFit Muscle and Recovery Gel.  You can apply it before and after a work out for more effective relief.


CBD offers fitness enthusiasts a natural and inexpensive support option for aiding in post-workout muscle recovery. With anti-catabolic and pain-relieving property, CBD oil provides a low-risk gentle alternative for those looking to optimize their workout, encourage muscle growth, and reduce recovery time.

Before adding CBD oil to your fitness regimen, consult with your doctor to make sure the cannabinoids will not interact with any medications you may be taking.


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