Can CBD up your fitness game?

Among athletes, CBD has become the go-to for sports recovery. Training for a sport takes a toll on athletes’ bodies, sometimes leading to lifelong pain. It’s not just professional athletes who experience pain and injury. Children and teens are not immune to the effects of playing or working hard at their sports. Topical applications and ingested CBD can speed recovery.

It helps athletes recover, but did you know CBD from hemp be a powerful fitness supplement. Preworkout, CBD can give you an energy boost that can augment your fitness regimen. Postworkout, CBD can help you recover.

CBD has also been shown to help you lose weight. It’s not a panacea, of course, you need to be aware of the kinds of food you eat and how much, but CBD can help regulate blood sugar levels. When you have regulated blood sugar levels you have fewer fat-storing hormones produced by your pancreas. The result, less fat being stored in your body and more fat burned off as energy. Win-win, I’d say.

CBD prior to a workout has been shown to help with endurance. The endocannabinoid system I’ve talked about before—every body has one—is stimulated by CBD. Scientists have also found that CBD directly interacts with the TRPV-1 receptor, known to mediate pain perception, inflammation and body temperature. In combination with other sources of nutrition, CBD is considered better than certain well-known amino acids and supplements.

So there you have it, a new workout partner that boosts energy, improves endurance, helps control weight and is a great recovery agent. What’s not to love?