CBD Benefits for Runners

CBD Benefits for Runners

It is estimated that nearly 60 million people use running or jogging as their preferred means of exercise. A growing number of runners are turning to CBD.  Runners, both recreational and competitive, enjoy CBD's benefits before, during, and after competition, training, or a leisurely jog around the park.

Typically, runners start slow, sore, and stiff, waiting for the “Runners High” to kick in. The euphoria known as “Runners High," was once thought to be the result of endorphins produced by muscles during exercise to mask the physical pain. Scientists have recently linked the phenomenon to the production of endocannabinoids. The endocannabinoids are neurotransmitters that bind to the same receptors in the brain affected by THC resulting in the “Runners High." Instead of waiting for the “Runners High” to kick in, athletes are now infusing CBD orally and topically so that endocannabinoids kick in before running. They are now using CBD tinctures, applying CBD lotions like CBD Wild Leaf 500 mg on knees, quads, glutes, and ankles before working out or before a competition.

In addition to achieving the “Runners High," athletes have turned to CBD to help with pain management, injuries, soreness, and anti-inflammation. There is a considerable benefit for athletes using CBD as it helps with short-term and long-term pain. After the competition, it is about relaxing the muscles and reducing inflammation. Typically, after an athlete competes or works out, they use the RICE method. Rice stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation now, there is a fifth CBD. They are massaging CBD lotions after the competition, which is incredible. It is like instant relief.

Whether you are doing a marathon or a mile, there are so many benefits of CBD. It helps the body, mind, and recovery.


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