If you are active and work out or just work hard and long hours, you most likely feel muscle soreness and tension. Over the counter pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications have recently been shown to have dangerous side effects. You might be one of the millions of people that are looking for a natural alternative, like CBD oil, to help relieve your sore, tense muscles. If you supplement with CBD oil for sore muscles, is it effective? Here are some things you need to know.
How CBD Helps To Relieve Sore Muscles
One of the many benefits of CBD is its pain relief and anti-inflammatory properties. The quick way to understand how CBD relieves pain and inflammation is to understand that it works through stimulation of compounds within your endocannabinoid system.
Your endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a vast system found throughout your body, in your brain, organs, tissues, skeletal system, immune system and muscles. Your ECS consists of endocannabinoids, (cannabinoids produced by your body) and receptors on the surface of cells in the various locations. Rather than binding directly to the receptors, CBD stimulates and modulates the various pathways. The receptors known as the TRPV1 receptors play a key role in pain perception, inflammation and body temperature. CBDs activity with these receptors provides pain relief, reduction of inflammation and regulation of body temperature.
Sore muscles are inflamed muscles. Inflammation accompanies pain and by reducing the inflammation, you will experience a reduction in pain. In addition, since these receptors also play a role in pain perception, you can experience a feeling of relief and ease in the locations of your sore muscles.
Using CBD For Relief Of Muscle Soreness, Tension and Inflammation
General Muscle Pain: CBD oil can be dosed internally, as a tincture or capsule. It is best to start with a small dose and slowly increase it, if necessary, to reach a personal optimum dose that relieves your pain and sore muscles.
PCR Broad Spectrum CBD oil, as a daily supplement, has been reported to be effective in managing sore, tense muscles. The general feeling of tension release and ease serves as both an immediate sore muscle therapy and, over time, a preventative therapeutic aid for chronic muscle pain.
CBD Relieves Past Injury Discomfort: If you have been injured in the past you possibly have recurring pain from the area of injury. You can dose CBD both internally, in tincture or capsule form and apply a CBD topical salve or cream to previously injured area. It has been reported, in volumes of anecdotal evidence, that combining internal and locally targeted topical CBD is highly effective for sore muscles and pain management.
Managing Morning Stiffness and Discomfort: Morning stiffness and discomfort from injuries and daily tension can be dramatically reduced when CBD oil is dosed before sleep. There are two benefits from pre-sleep CBD dosing: 1.) You will have a deeper more extended sleep, which plays a significant role in pain management and recovery. 2.) The reduction in inflammation, as you sleep, will provide pain relief and the effects have been reported to continue upon awakening and often for prolonged periods of time into your day.
Each person’s body and condition is unique. The great news is: PCR CBD oil is non-toxic and non-psychoactive and you can safely experiment with finding the perfect dose to help alleviate your sore, tense muscles and live with daily ease and a sense of well-being.
Have you supplemented CBD oil for sore muscles? Did you experience relief?
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