You basically live at the gym, you’ve got your nutrition schedule on lock, and you’re looking for something that’s both natural and effective to throw into your routine.
Let me introduce you to your new lifting partner: Cannabidiol
Cannabidiol or CBD is derived from hemp, a species of cannabis.
Now you may already have an opinion about cannabis given the fact that it is typically associated with drug usage, but don’t worry, CBD can’t get you high. This is because the hemp plant contains less than 0.3 percent of THC. THC is the psychoactive compound abundantly found in marijuana, another species of cannabis.
What if you take a lot of CBD?
Don’t worry, if you are getting CBD from industrial hemp, the medical community has proven that even taken in large doses, there is not enough THC in there to induce mind-altering effects.
How does CBD Work in the Body?
Humans and animals are naturally wired with an endocannabinoid system. This wonderful structure that we have in place is used to fine-tune our physiological functions and promote a state of homeostasis. It is composed of CB1 and CB2 receptors that are located all around our brain and body.
When CBD is ingested, inhaled, or topically applied, it indirectly interacts with these receptors to produce outstanding medicinal effects. Research and clinical trials have shown that insomnia, chronic pain, inflammation, anxiety, and depression may be successfully treated with the use of CBD.
Specifically related to muscular endurance, CBD supports balance in the cells, which improves your performance before, during, and after a workout as it can fight inflammation and chronic pain while improving focus and stamina.
If you are a self-proclaimed “Gym Rat” and looking to incorporate CBD into your routine, read on for a personalized plan to build endurance and promote muscle recovery while fighting the symptoms of injury!
Before You Lift
1.Use Gridiron’s CBD Energy Shot.
Skip the pre-workout! Not only are these supplements and powders filled with caffeine that will ensure a crash either before or after a lift, but the FDA has sent out warning letters to various companies that sell pre-workout as some of their products are full of harmful ingredients! Use Gridiron’s CBD Energy Shot instead! Formulated with 20mg of pure CBD, this natural energy booster kicks instantly. Using it before a hearty sweat session will not only allow you to get the most out of your performance, but you won’t have to worry about nasty side effects of other pre-workout supplements!
After You Lift
- Use Gridiron’s Fast Acting Salve
Apply our CBD salve to any areas of discomfort. Many athletes will apply the salve to their feet and joints before they put on their tennis shoes. Each jar of this fast-acting salve contains 50 mg of CBD! It is perfect for treating muscle soreness and joint pain after the gym!
2. (For Morning Lifts) Use Gridiron’s CBD Concentrate
If you run in the mornings, grab a bottle of CBD concentrate to use in your water or to mix into a post-workout protein shake. Not only will the concentrate last you a long time, but you can customize exactly how much CBD you want to take so that you can have more energy for the rest of the day!
3. (For Nighttime Lifts)
If you prefer to work out in the evenings, the last thing you need is something that keeps you awake all night long. We recommend using Gridiron’s Night gummies with melatonin.
Hold on one second, I know what you’re thinking! You just read that taking CBD instead of pre-workout will give you a natural boost of energy, so how can it also help you fall asleep?
Let’s break it down.
When small doses of CBD are taken during the day, it improves wakefulness and gives you energy; however, when the cannabinoid is taken in larger amounts this stimulates the production of melatonin and tryptophan, thus helping you get to sleep while promoting muscle recovery.
Not only will the gummies give you the right dose of CBD before bed, but the added amount of melatonin will ensure that you get some peaceful shut eye so that you are ready to hit the gym again the next day!
See, there’s no reason not to incorporate CBD into your lifting routine! It’s safe, natural, and will give you that extra little push at the gym to enhance your workouts and boost muscle recovery!