How To Get The Most From CBD For Muscle Recovery
The recovery process is complex, and shortening the amount of time needed between recoveries relies on many different factors. Taking several different measures at the same time will go a long way in shortening the recovery time beyond what CBD has to offer on its own.
Some simple advice for getting more out of CBD for recovery:
- Drink plenty of water — the recovery process releases a lot of metabolic waste into the bloodstream that needs to be filtered out by the kidneys.
- Stretch thoroughly after a workout — this helps to remove harmful lactic acid after a workout and improve blood flow to the affected muscles.
- Follow the advice of an experienced physiotherapist — it’s ideal to seek professional help to monitor your recovery and provide specific advice.
- Listen to your body — sometimes the pain experienced after a workout is more than DOMS. If you feel a sharp or excruciating pain, or the pain is accompanied by a fever, visit a doctor immediately.
- Use CBD both internally, and topically — this is going to provide the best chance for CBD to exert its effects on the muscles.
- Get plenty of rest — as mentioned, sleep is a critical component of the recovery process. Take the time to rest so you can get back into the gym faster.
- Always opt for high-quality CBD products only — there’s a lot of poor-quality CBD products floating around, many of which lack the potency advertised on the bottle, and may even have contaminants like heavy metals which could negatively affect your recovery.
- Take other supplements — some of the best supplements for promoting recovery are branched chain amino acids (BCAA’s), magnesium, B vitamins, and vitamin C.
- Eat a wholesome diet rich in proteins and phytonutrients — in order to recover the body needs access to the raw materials. These raw materials come from our food. We need proteins (and their amino acid components) to build the structures of muscle tissue, along with trace nutrients and vitamins.