Author: Jason Beverly

Exercising is one of the best things to do in spare time because after all, there are so many well-documented benefits to regular physical activity. Still, it’s essential to choose the right type of workout, so you’ll be able to feel comfortable and productive every time you decide to exercise. Not all people are suited for running or yoga, therefore, before you decide to settle, be sure to try various activities. Aside from exercising, it’s important to say that there are multiple supplements that can enhance your performance without harming your health. One of them is CBD, a hemp-derived oil that has been quite popular lately. In this text, we’ll try to separate fact from fiction regarding the CBD and exercising.

woman exercising by doing sit ups

Fiction: CBD oil is just a fad and a drug that can get you high

Even though CBD oil seems to be everywhere, only time will tell whether it’s just a fad or not. Currently, there is more and more evidence that it can help those who suffer from many physical and mental issues. 

Now when it comes to getting high, it’s understandable why many believe this: CBD is derived from marijuana, hence all the confusion. However, it’s essential to point out that CBD isn’t the same as THC because the latter is what gets one high while consuming marijuana, therefore, CBD is safe for consumption, as it won’t alter your consciousness the same way as smoking or eating edibles.

Fact: CBD can help with anxiety and sore muscles

The main reason why CBD is getting so well-known is because it’s claimed that it can reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. But aside from that, it is also great for alleviating pain and reducing post-workout muscle soreness, mainly due to its anti-inflammatory effects. But, before starting to use it, it’s recommended to talk to your physician or mental health counselor, especially if you’ve been dealing with any health issues lately.

Fiction: Using CBD means no need to recover after exercise

Using CBD doesn’t mean you don’t need to be cautious. On the contrary, it’s super important to say that you should always allow your body to rest after exercising, whether you use CBD or not. Since workouts break down muscle fibres, only proper recovery and rest can rebuild them again and improve their strength. Also, before you start using CBD and exercising, you should aim to get informed and reading health and fitness books can be of great help, especially if you’re inexperienced or plan to return to exercise after a long break.

Fact: You can improve your endurance with CBD

This is generally true, although this claim needs more research. Still, this study found that using CBD can increase endorphins during the exercise, which can lead to better performance and higher levels of endurance. Also, it found that it’s impossible to achieve a runner’s high without a well-balanced endocannabinoid system.

Fiction: All CBD is the pretty much the same

Considering that CBD is still unregulated, sometimes it’s impossible to know what you’re going to get. Not all oils that are labelled “CBD” actually contain CBD, which is why it’s essential to do your own research before making a purchase. Find a trustworthy manufacturer, and always be sure to check where it’s been grown and prepared. There are various dosages on the market, so make sure to check the levels, so you won’t end up getting too little or too much of CBD and/or THC. It might take you some time to find your perfect CBD oil, hence, it’s important to carefully check all the available options in your area.

Conclusion

Using CBD oil as an exercise aid can be of tremendous help, however, make sure to consult your doctor or personal trainer before you decide to incorporate it to your regular workout or daily routine. Also, start with smaller doses until you get accustomed to the positive effects of this hugely beneficial oil. 

What’s the Difference Between Full Spectrum CBD, Broad Spectrum CBD, and CBD Isolate?

April 25, 2019

Author: Joy Hughes Over the last couple of years, CBD has become increasingly popular, and for good reason. It’s most widely known to address insomnia, anxiety, epilepsy, pain, and inflammation. However, for those considering adding CBD to their daily routine can find it overwhelming when faced with three of CBD’s most popular formulations: Full spectrum,…

Delta-8 THC Brownies Recipe

August 10, 2020

Delta-8 THC is not the same substance as Delta-9 THC. We recommend learning more about Delta-8 THC before trying it. In addition to reading up, we always recommend you consult with your doctor before consuming any new substances. If you are new to Delta-8 THC, check out our review of the best Delta-8 THC brands.…

CBD Holiday Gift Guide 2020

November 7, 2020

The holidays are just around the corner and soon enough, many people will be scrambling to figure out what to gifts to buy for all their loved ones. 2020 has not been the start to the new decade that many people expected. The Covid-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the physical and mental health…

All you need to know about cannabis oils, concentrates, and extracts

April 15, 2020

Author: Janet Dahlen It is worth knowing that cannabis oils, concentrates, and extracts can provide you with many excellent benefits that you will not get from smoking. They are not only easy for precise dosing but also have refined flavors. Those products are focused on the finest ingredients of cannabis. You can get them in…

Does CBD Work for Restless Leg Syndrome?

May 30, 2020

Are you are having trouble sleeping at night because of unpleasant sensations in your legs?  Jerking or twitching movements during sleep are signs of restless leg syndrome. Because of sleep disturbances at night, you struggle to stay awake during the day and feel generally tired. Even though restless leg syndrome has no cure, medications can…

How CBD can Benefit Yoga & Meditation

September 29, 2020

Author: Jason Beverly The use of cannabis for purposes besides getting high is becoming more common. This is reflected by the fact that as of this writing, a total of 33 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands have approved medical marijuana/cannabis programs. In addition to treating certain symptoms of…

Tips on How to Find and Choose Vegan CBD Products

March 11, 2020

Author: Jason Beverly CBD is a booming industry, and this is great for consumers. Never before have we had so many different vegan CBD products to help us live healthier and happier lives. With so many different producers and products on the market, let find some great vegan CBD products with this vegan CBD buying…

Can CBD help you quit smoking cigarettes?

November 16, 2019

Smoking addiction remains one of the biggest causes of cancer around the world and getting rid of the habit can prove to be a real struggle for many. In addition, what turns the matters worse; withdrawal symptoms like severe headaches, dizziness, depression, and anxiety. It can be frustrating and torturous, making your smoking-cessation a real…

CBD Products and Regulations

December 20, 2019

Author: Jason Beverly Despite a vitriolic political environment, one of the surprise consensus bills to come out of Washington is the landmark Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. More commonly known as the Farm Bill, much of the law involves rules and regulations regarding the broader agricultural industry. But buried within the granularity was a critical…

Do You Develop a Tolerance to CBD?

December 20, 2019

Author: Jason Beverly Thanks to the surge in popularity of cannabis-based products such as cannabidiol (CBD), there has never been a better time to consider botanical therapies for myriad conditions and symptoms, or for general health purposes. Because of a shift in public sentiment along with growing political momentum, legal cannabis-based products no longer carry…

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Jason Beverly

About Jason Beverly

Jason Beverly is the Digital Marketing Director of The CBD Benefits, an informational website helping people learn about CBD. He's been researching, developing and writing about CBD & other cannabinoids for over 5 years. Jason uses CBD daily to treat for pain, anxiety and depression.

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments