3 Ways CBD Supports an Active Lifestyle
Staying active is a crucial to longevity. The wide-ranging benefits of frequent exercise are well documented, such as helping you maintain a healthy weight, combatting various diseases and encouraging more restful sleep. It’s also a serious mood booster — have you ever experienced the elation after finishing a great workout?
At Bōdee Organics, we create CBD products to support and enhance your active lifestyle. Everyone from grandma and her hiking crew, to yogis, to competitive athletes and ultra-marathoners seek out CBD for its variety of plant-based wellness benefits — and we think they’re on to something good.
How can this incredible cannabinoid help keep us active for years to come?
CBD Has Been Found to Promote an Anti-Inflammatory Response
Chronic inflammation is one of the most common issues out there. A natural defensive response, inflammation can be a good thing, helping to protect our bodies from injury or disease. But when it’s long-lasting and chronic, inflammation can cause pain and long-lasting damage — and throw a wrench in your workout routine. Some conditions related to chronic inflammation include persistent lower back or neck pain, arthritis and fibromyalgia.
Luckily, CBD is a natural option that many people use because of inflammation. This 2018 review if 132 original studies published in Frontiers of Neurology shows that CBD inhibits some inflammatory responses and therefore reduces discomfort so you can move, hike, skip, dance, run and jump more comfortably.
CBD Helps You Get Back Out There, Faster
Pushing yourself to beat your personal record is important, but you might feel stiff for days afterward. That’s because intense exercise causes microscopic damage to muscle fibers, which triggers — you guessed it — inflammation. As CBD has grown in popularity, many athletes and personal trainers wonder if it can help hasten muscle recovery, so they can hit the trails, gym or yoga mat faster and more frequently.
This review in Sports Medicine from 2020 highlights CBD’s physiological, biochemical and psychological effects that have the potential to benefit athletes, specifically discussing its ability to modulate inflammatory responses that lead to muscle soreness. One study from 2019 investigated the benefits of high-dose CBD for exercise-induced inflammation. It reported improvements in muscle strength and coordination, as well as reductions in tissue degeneration.
The review encourages more controlled experiments to clarify CBD benefits in a sporting context.
CBD Goes Where You Go
With a variety of ingestion options, such as tinctures taken sublingually or salves massaged into the skin, CBD suits numerous lifestyles and wellness needs. It’s a convenient and effective option that can be kept in your gym bag or backpack, reliably there to help you find balance and relief when you need it most.
Check out a few of our athlete-approved products.
Cooling Pain Gel
This soothing and cooling gel leverages CBD, OptiMSM® and aloe vera gel to give hardworking muscles some serious TLC. It’s available in both a regular and extra-strength dosage; both come in a mess-free pump bottle (great for taking with you on the go).
Awaken CBD Tinctures
Never dread a morning workout again with our Awaken CBD Tinctures. These fast-acting drops contain a synergistic combination of CBD, vitamin B-12 and plant-derived terpenes to banish morning grogginess. Early bird gets the worm!
Pure CBD Capsules
Time-released for all-day support, the Pure CBD Capsules contain premium, broad-spectrum CBD to promote a healthy anti-inflammatory response and support your metabolism. They’re also rich in antioxidants.