Athletes, Yogis, and Adventurers Use CBD to Stay Strong
CBD is commonly associated with different forms of mental and physical recovery. That is why athletes, yogis and adventurers tend to love our products. As an active person myself, I was hooked on CBD once I realized the positive difference it made in workout recovery.
Years ago, I noticed my muscles were starting to stay sore longer and my knees could hardly handle themselves after a night of basketball. But giving up sports and outdoor activities was not an option for me. That’s when I started to incorporate CBD regularly.
On days where I knew I would be playing sports or hiking I would up my dose to counteract the extra strenuous activity. What I found was not only was the pain and lingering ache gone, but I wasn’t even limping or favoring my other leg.
CBD As an Anti-Inflammatory
CBD in itself is found to be a fantastic anti-inflammatory, which is one of the leading issues when your body is attempting to recover from physical activities.
Tissues and muscles are able to heal quicker when they are not subject to excessive inflammation.
At Blooming Botanicals, we take it one step further in our mission to provide herbally infused products that serve a purpose. This is why we created the Turmeric & Black Pepper tincture formulation.
This workout junkie’s dream utilizes a CO2 extracted Turmeric as opposed to ground turmeric or paste, which we see most often in supplements (and the grocery store!).
Difference Between Turmeric & Curcumin
Traditional powdered turmeric, like the bottled spice at your local groecery store, contains only 3% of curcumin on average, which is the natural anti-inflammatory agent found in Turmeric.
We use a different method, called CO2 extraction.
When Turmeric is CO2 extracted, it becomes a potent 95% curcumin. By paring the powerful curcumin with extracted black pepper, we provide a therapeutic dose of turmeric that is as much as 2000% more bioavailable.
Endocannabinoid System for Recovery
Everyone has an endocannabinoid system designed to take in CBD and other cannabinoids. The endocannabinoid system is connected to all of our bodily systems such as immune, circulatory, respiratory, nervous and more.
When the endocannabinoid system is maintained through the use of CBD, removing any negative enzymes that are present, it allows all of our other bodily systems to function at their highest potential.
Have you ever heard the saying “running like a well oiled machine”? Well, that’s our bodily systems once we are consuming CBD on a regular basis!
This is imperative to workout recovery in allowing our bodies to repair themselves and realize the gains we are making with our workouts.
CBD for Sleep
Sleep has been shown to be one of the leading variables to successful workout recovery. It has been said that 7-9 hours of sleep is necessary for muscles to fully recover through protein synthesis and hormone growth.
This is especially important for those who are attempting to change their body composition for weight loss, muscle gain and for those individuals who work out multiple days in a row.
By incorporating CBD into your sleep aid routine, your body can enter peak recovery while you dream!
My Workout CBD Routine:
1) Turmeric & Black Pepper tincture in the morning (1ml dropper of 2000mg bottle)
The Turmeric and Black Pepper CBD will help keep inflammation and pain at bay as I am active throughout my day.
2) Topical Healing Salve on both knees directly after workout
The CBD infused Healing Salve will absorb into the skin to help relieve aches after putting stress on my joints and muscles during exercise.
3) Lavender Tincture before bed (1ml dropper of 2000mg bottle)
A dropper of Lavender CBD helps my body relax, so I can fall asleep and stay asleep easily. Remember, sleep is key for successful muscle recovery. So, If you want those gains, don’t skip the Lavender CBD before bed!