You know what CBD is at this point — maybe you’ve even ordered it in your latte. If you don’t know, CBD is one of over 100 chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant (yes, that one). While ingesting it or integrating into your routine won’t make you feel things or crave nachos like THC, it does offer a ton of non psychoactive physical benefits.
The top science-backed benefit from CBD is pain relief, making it a natural addition to your workout regimen. Your body’s endocannabinoid system contains tiny receptors that play a big role in regulating your mood, pain, sleep cycle, and more. CBD may reduce chronic pain by impacting the endocannabinoid receptor activity, reducing inflammation and general aches and pains. That makes it great as a post-workout — we highly recommend adding a drop of unflavored CBD oil into your CURE water bottle. (See below for our top recommendations). It also eases tension in the arteries and veins so blood can flow more freely, while reducing blood pressure that can lead to early fatigue — making it great as a pre-workout as well. And because CBD stays in your system for a few hours, you might feel less sore after that Peloton class, too.
So many innovative brands have popped up in the last few years that offer CBD in all kinds of ways, all that can enhance your fitness and recovery game. Here are some of our faves:
Drink it down
Our favorite ways of adding CBD to our workouts. Just add a drop of unflavored tincture from a brand like Feals into your favorite CURE mixture — have you tried our new matcha mix yet? Then shake it up and drink it up!
Chew it up
Stash a few of these delicious Not Pot gummies in your gym bag and pop one before you head into class! It’s a snack and a pre-workout support all in one.
Slather it on
Charlotte’s Web offers specialized salves and ointments for specific parts of your body that may need soothing — this is so great to slather on after a good foam rolling session.
Some face timeIf you’re feeling a little puffy after a long night and want a reset, this Herbivore Facial Oil can bring your skin back to life and back to your healthy routine.