How You Can Introduce CBD into Your Workout Routine

How You Can Introduce CBD into Your Workout Routine

Is there a best time to take CBD when working out?

25 May 2022 | Hannah Rubery

CBD and your workout routine (image)

You may already use CBD and wonder if you can use it in other ways during your daily routine. Or perhaps you’re looking for something to help with your workout routine and take it to the next level? Either way, we’re here to give you the rundown on how you can introduce CBD into your workouts and why we think you should give it a try.

CBD before your workout

Preparation for your workout starts long before you take your first steps into the gym or start getting into your workout clothes. In fact, preparing for your workout starts before the day has even begun! A good night’s rest is key to performing your best in a workout. Getting the needed amount of sleep is how our bodies rejuvenate and re-energise for the next day, so having less sleep or a restless night can negatively impact your workout.

In this situation, a couple of drops of CBD oil under the tongue before bed is a great way to kickstart your workout routine. Taking CBD oil sublingually (under the tongue) allows it to bypass your digestive system. It absorbs quickly and you can enjoy flavoured versions for a pleasant taste before bed.

Now the next step requires some forward-thinking. Do you want your CBD to take effect during your workout or after? If you’re looking to increase your focus then popping a couple of drops of CBD oil under the tongue just before you start working out, is likely to make you notice the effects quicker. However, if you’re worried that you might feel tired – a common side effect of CBD – then you can potentially mix a few drops into your workout smoothie. Since the CBD oil will have to go through your digestive system, the effects will take longer to manifest but you may notice the effects a little diminished because of the longer absorption time.

CBD after your workout

Even if you’ve been hitting the gym regularly and have become a well-oiled workout machine, you’re still going to have tired, aching muscles after a workout. If not, then you might be doing something wrong! CBD oil can be a great way to wind down after your workout, but CBD balms are likely to hit the perfect spot.

Muscle balms and topical products often contain various natural remedies to help with muscle aches such as eucalyptus. The CBD in these topicals tends to be absorbed slower and over a longer period of time giving you longer-lasting effects. Once you’ve done your workout simply use these balms and creams where needed and soon, you’ll be feeling its effects. Your muscles will definitely thank you the next day, and with it, you’ll be more likely to get back on your workout the next day.

CBD muscle rub, Cali Greens (image)

The perfect CBD companions for exercise

Before adding any supplement to your daily routine, you should speak with your GP or a medical practitioner. They can provide advice to whether you may have any health problems, or medication that could become problematic if using CBD. It’s almost important to make sure that the CBD products you are using are high quality, safe and most importantly, what they’re said to be. Some CBD brands claim to use CBD however actually use hemp oil which has different effects to CBD. Ensuring that the brand you are buying from has easily accessible lab reports of their products and are produced by a GMP certified manufacturer.

All Cali Greens products are manufactured in the UK by a GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) certified manufacturer. You can find all of our lab reports for our products online to provide you the ease of mind when making a purchase.

When it comes to your wellness you should only have the very best and that’s why we make it our focus to provide the high-quality products that you need. Check out our high strength CBD oils. These CBD oils are designed to be taken sublingually but can also be enjoyed in your food and drink. You can also find our selection of muscle balms and creams here. We offer a variety of balms to suit various parts of the body for a full-body experience.

Overall, it’s important to remember that CBD affects everyone differently. Some may feel the effects of CBD strongly with only a little amount, while others may require more to notice any effect. It can take a little time and repeat usage to properly feel the benefits of CBD so it’s best to use with an open mind – you might just need to tweak your usage!