Can CBD help in sports injury recovery?
If you’re a keen runner, athlete or gym bunny then you’ll know just how frustrating it is to be stopped in your tracks by a sports injury. Whether it’s a repetitive strain, a pulled hamstring or a torn ligament, you will quite rightly feel huge frustration if your injury prevents you from following your training plan and making progress with your fitness. It can be hard to find the motivation to get back into sports if you’ve had a break from it due to injury, but the good news is that CBD oil may be the answer to your problems.
What is CBD oil and how does it help injury?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is only one of around 100 natural cannabinoids found in the Cannabis Sativa plant. It won’t get you high because it is a non-psychoactive compound, but scientists and researchers are becoming increasingly interested in its therapeutic properties, especially in relation to sports injuries. It is known to be able to reduce inflammation, making it an excellent go-to for common everyday injuries.
What is it good for?
CBD is becoming increasingly popular with people who have suffered exercise-related sprains, strains and spasms that can lead to unwelcome aches and pains. In fact, any complaint that has inflammation as a symptom may be helped by CBD oil (alongside seeking the advice of a medical practitioner). This review published by the National Library of Medicine looked at the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD oil and demonstrated links between CBD oil and antioxidant/anti-inflammatory properties.
And what else?
Not only is CBD oil an effective anti-inflammatory agent, but it’s also great for relieving pain and also promoting muscle recovery. It’s becoming a very popular supplement to take post-workout to alleviate the effects of strenuous exercise on the body. Scientists are also researching the potential positive impacts of CBD oil on bone recovery after a break. The interest in non-pharmaceutical supplements to support the body is building quickly, and finding safe and natural solutions is a growing trend.
How to take CBD
Most people choose to take CBD oil in oral drop/tincture form – a drop or two under the tongue. One of our most popular products is the Mighty Green Muscle Balm which is made from a blend of magnesium and CBD oil. It’s so well-loved that it was the winner in the Best New Bodycare Product category in the Natural & Organic Awards Europe 2022. CBD is assimilated through the skin to the exact area you are targeting. Some people use the balm before working out to prevent cramping, and many use it post workout to ease the DOMS (delayed muscle onset soreness).
If you’d like to find out more about how CBD oil could support your recovery from a sports injury, give Mighty Green a call. We’re a friendly bunch, and we love to help. Drop us an email or book in for a free consultation today.