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Recovering from a Sports Injury? Here’s How CBD Can Help

January 20, 2020 | sheabrand

When an injury happens to an athlete, CBD can be a blessing thanks to its properties of relieving pain and inflammation, addressing anxiety, and enhancing sleep. Let’s take a look at how CBD can help athletes recover from an injury.

How can CBD help with pain from athletic injuries?

CBD fights inflammation: According to numerous studies, CBD can reduce inflammation in the body and expedite the process of tissue repair. Inflammation is the main cause of soreness in our muscles after a hard workout, and it is best addressed through the application of topical CBD, like our CBD Multifunctional Balm or CBD Athlete Roller. Ingesting CBD in the form of edibles, vaporizers, or tinctures is also helpful for reducing inflammation in the muscles.

CBD relieves pain: Along with its anti-inflammatory properties, CBD is an analgesic that can help with pain relief from injury or soreness. As Shea Brand President and Co-Founder, Austin Katz, stated in an article for Bar Bend, CBD offers an excellent alternative to typical NSAID pain relievers like Aspirin, Advil, and Ibuprofen. By alleviating minor pains, CBD can enhance athletic endurance and comfort in tough situations as well as aid in the recovery process.

How does CBD help with recovery from athletic injuries?

Getting an injury from working out and being active can be disruptive to your schedule and your mental health for numerous reasons. Even under normal circumstances, athletes’ bodies go through a great deal of wear and tear. The loss of energy from stressful exercises and sports injuries can leave our bodies vulnerable. In such scenarios, sleep is imperative for a fast and smooth recovery.

CBD helps you sleep: Besides the natural healing and pain-relieving power of CBD, CBD is also excellent for aiding with sleep. Sleep is essential to muscle restoration and growth, reduces stress on the brain and body, and takes care of our bodies’ hormonal balance. We recommend taking a CBD tincture like Shea Brand’s CBD Full Spectrum Oil Drops to naturally encourage your body to rest and relax into a good night’s sleep.

CBD helps with anxiety: When we are injured or dealing with pain, sometimes it sends our minds into overdrive. Folks who deal with anxiety on a regular basis know that it can go through the roof during times of recovery. CBD is helpful for reducing anxiety and stress as well as boosting your overall mood. CBD tinctures are great for dealing with anxiety during the day or night, and so are CBD edibles.


How can CBD help with post-workout pain and muscle soreness?

When our body goes through the stress of training, the muscle tissues gain tiny rips and damages which are the main source of muscle soreness. This is an essential part of the growth of the body of an athlete. When muscle damage occurs, our body starts an inflammatory process to cope with the loss. This combination of muscle tissue damage and internal inflammation makes our muscles sore for a long time post-workout. As an anti-inflammatory substance, CBD can handle such situations comfortably. Shea Brand has formulated a CBD Athlete Roller as a topical solution to sore muscles and joints.

What other benefits can athletes get from CBD?

  • CBD aids in the recovery of muscle loss and helps in additional muscle growth.

  • Regular NSAID pills for pain relief have many side effects, especially when used regularly. CBD products do not have heavy side effects and is safe for consistent use.

  • CBD is suspected to boost stamina and endorphins, which are crucial for endurance athletes or anyone recovering from an injury.

  • CBD is legal for use in all 50 states and its usage in professional sports has been called for by many, including Tom Brady.


What is the correct dosage of CBD for recovering from an athletic injury?

CBD dosage will vary from person to person depending on their age, appetite, the complexity of the injury, and personal taste. The research on proper CBD dosage is still developing, and you may have to opt for a trial and error method. We always recommend starting out with half of the suggested dose if you are using CBD for the first time. Allow up to 2 hours in order to feel the full effects of the dose, then if you feel that you need or want to use more, you can build from there.

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