CBD products are relatively new to the market. It is undeniable that CBD presents many benefits for our health and well-being.
So why aren’t there CBD supplements? There are… and there is a wide variety to choose from. The only issue is that they are not commonly used within the fitness industry, as of yet.
Whether you’re big into the gym or not you’ve heard of the everyday supplements such as Whey Protein and Creatine. It is a well-known fact among athletes and fitness enthusiasts that supplements can help aid their performance in many ways such as aided recovery and help them reach their goals faster.
Exercise can cause a lot of stress to your body and muscle fibres. Exercises to build muscles and improve physical performance involves processes such as muscle breakdown which can lead to fatigue, pain and injuries.
So why should you opt for CBD supplements?
Firstly, what is CBD?
CBD (Cannabidiol) is a natural compound extracted from cannabis. It is a safe, non-addictive product with many health benefits including:
- Anti-inflammatory agents
- Improves skin conditions e.g. acne
- Improvement to mood and reduced stress
- Pain relief
What are CBD gym supplements?
CBD supplements are just like your regular everyday supplements, with a catch. They all have the added benefits of using CBD. As you’re already familiar CBD can help with pain relief and reduction of inflammation.
Can it enhance your performance?
CBD is used by a wide range of people for pain relief and it can also be used as an anti-inflammatory for workouts. Whether you’re new to the gym or it’s your second home you’ll know there’s nothing worse than working out too hard and not being able to move for a few days.
This is where CBD comes in. It can aid in muscle repair and a drop before a workout can relieve the pain so you can power through your workout.
The antidepressant properties of CBD can also help to boost your mood. And a good mood can lead to a very productive session in the gym.
CBD and muscle building
Have you heard of Cortisol? It’s the hormone associated with the stress levels on our body. CBD has also been known to drastically reduce Cortisol levels. Cortisol can sometimes be responsible for hindering muscle growth in the body.
A daily CBD supplement can lower your cortisol levels and increase your flow of energy as well as stamina and endurance, allowing you to breeze through your training session.
CBD and weight loss
If muscle building isn’t your gym goal then you’re probably looking to lose weight. You’re in luck. Once again CBD has you covered. CBD supplements have the ability to regulate blood sugar levels which in turn results in less fat being stored in our bodies.
And if that’s not good enough you’ll also have the added benefit of having good insulin levels, lowering the risk of developing type two diabetes.