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CBD for Muscle Recovery

Written by Antonio DeRose

Anyone who takes fitness seriously knows that proper muscle recovery is essential for achieving peak performance. However, there are a lot of different products and treatments out there, and it can be hard to know which ones work.

This is where cannabidiol (CBD) comes in. CBD has numerous health benefits that can help with muscle recovery, including reducing inflammation and pain.


CBD for Muscle Recovery After an Injury

When you suffer a sport injury, the first thing you want is relief from the pain. Unfortunately, over-the-counter pain medications don’t always do the trick, and they can come with some unpleasant side effects like stomach ulcers and kidney damage.

CBD, on the other hand, is a natural pain reliever, effective in reducing both acute and chronic pain. Moreover, CBD can also help reduce inflammation, key factor in the healing process. For these reasons, CBD is an ideal treatment for sports injuries. [1]

More research is still needed, but a recently published review  assess that “evidence supporting the potential use of CBD as an ergogenic aid to improve the efficacy and efficiency of recovery processes during exercise and sport-related fatigue seems promising”. [2]


CBD for Reducing Muscle Soreness During Training

Anybody who has ever gone through a tough workout knows that feeling of muscle soreness the next day. This soreness is caused by microscopic tears in your muscles which occur during strenuous activity. While it might sound bad, this soreness is a good sign. It means your muscles are getting stronger. However, that doesn’t make the soreness any less painful.

Luckily, CBD can help here as well. This cannabinoid has been shown to relieve muscle soreness by reducing inflammation and promoting blood flow. This means it can help you recover from workouts faster and get back to training sooner.

Whether you’re suffering from an acute sports injury or just looking for a way to reduce muscle soreness during training, CBD could be the answer you’re looking for. If you’re considering using CBD for muscle recovery, be sure to talk to your doctor first to make sure it’s right for you. Always purchase CBD products from reputable sources to ensure they are safe and effective.



1- McCartney, D. et al. Cannabidiol and Sports Performance: a Narrative Review of Relevant Evidence and Recommendations for Future – Research. Sports Med Open. 2020. 6: 27. 1186/s40798-020-00251-0 [Times Cited: 10] [Journal Impact Factor: 4.491]


2- Rojas-Valverde, D. Potential Role of Cannabidiol on Sports Recovery: A Narrative Review. Front Physiol. 2021; 12: 722550. [Times Cited: 3] [Journal Impact Factor: 4.566]


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