How to Use CBD To Relieve Muscle Pain

When you go all out on a tough CrossFit session or finish an intense Peloton Power Zone Max spin class, your muscles will feel the exertion that you put in, later. DOMS or delayed-onset muscle soreness is the pain that happens a day or two after a workout.  Did you know that CBD can help to relieve this muscle pain caused by high-intensity exercise?

Whether you’re an elite athlete or someone starting a new workout routine, you can experience DOMS. If you ramp up the intensity of your exercise or even try something new, DOMS is likely to occur.   Symptoms like swelling, muscle fatigue, reduced range of motion due to pain, tenderness to the touch and short term loss of muscle strength are common. You won’t feel DOMS during a workout but the pain should peak in one to three days after exercise, followed by an easing of the pain afterwards. What you do during the peak time of pain can make all the difference in your quality of life.

Caused by microscopic tears in the muscle fibers, DOMS is the body’s response, which involves a flood of inflammation.  This inflammation causes muscle soreness, happening after the workout ends.  The pain may have you considering taking time off from exercise but unless the pain is debilitating, movement is helpful to ease DOMS. 

There are ways to help relieve the soreness from tight muscles including foam rollers, massages, heat therapy, compression therapy and far-infrared therapy.  Another way is to use a CBD freeze gel to help with the pain.  Popular as a sleep aid, chronic pain help and anxiety reliever, CBD can also help your post-workout soreness and DOMS, rather than relying on over the counter anti-inflammatory products.

High-quality, organic hemp-based CBD products are potent enough to provide temporary relief from muscle soreness.  How?  Your skin has a large concentration of cannabinoid receptors, which is where CBD freeze gel would be applied.  By activating the endocannabinoid system through the receptors in the skin, the topical cream’s CBD sticks to the receptors in the epidermal and dermal skin.  This helps with the pain that accompanies muscle soreness as well as taking down the inflammation associated with your exercise exertion.

A benefit of topical CBD is that it only works where applied, so it targets the pain.  It is essential to make sure that your topical CBD gel or cream is made of high quality ingredients since human skin is absorptive and will take in all of the ingredients that are in the CBD product. 

Next time you have post muscle soreness, make sure you have GoCBD’s CBD Cream on hand to help relieve the symptoms.  Created by CBD that is grown organically and sourced domestically, this non-GMO product contains a range of other therapeutic ingredients.  Available in 500mg and 1000mg dosages, it is even safe to use for treating skin conditions like acne, moisturizing the skin and helping clear the skin. When persistent muscle aches or arthritis make your day uncomfortable, you can rely on GoCBD’s CBD Cream to provide fast relief, including for neuropathy pain.

Step up your workouts and feel so much better when you finish. Make GoCBD’s CBD Cream part of your New Year’s Resolutions in conjunction with your workout goals.