How Can CBD Be Added To A Recovery Regimen?
There are so many different CBD supplements available these days, it’s incredibly easy for people to start using this supplement in whatever capacity makes the most sense for them.
Here are some of the most common ways people are adding CBD to their supplement regimen:
- Add CBD oils to your protein or nutritional shakes
- Take CBD capsules or gummies
- Use CBD oils sublingually after a workout and on recovery days
- Use a vaporizer pen
- Apply CBD topicals directly over the affected muscles
The hardest part of using CBD isn’t the type of CBD supplement to use, because this really just depends on your individual preferences and lifestyle. The hardest part is actually figuring out the right dose to take.
Why is dosing CBD so difficult? Because everybody responds differently.
We’ve offered tips on calculating out the right dose of CBD in some of our other educational resources, which can be used to help you find a starting point — but there will always be a layer of trial and error involved when it comes to CBD. You’ll need to take some time to understand how the supplement works for you and your body by gradually increasing the dose over time.
This works by starting at the low range of the recommended dose, and adding 5-10 mg per day until you find a dose that works for you.
The only exception to this process is topical CBD. Since topical CBD isn’t absorbed into the bloodstream, you can use a lot more at a time. If using a CBD topical for the first time, make sure to apply a small amount to the skin first to check for possible allergies to the added ingredients.
If you don’t experience any itching or redness after the first 2–3 applications, you can go ahead and apply to the whole muscle group. In many cases, an allergic reaction will only appear when you use something the second time. Many children allergic to peanuts or other foods only experience anaphylactic shock on the second, or even third time they ate these foods.
There’s a perfectly good explanation for why this happens (involving antibody production), but this will have to wait for another discussion.