why you should use cbd before a workout

Why You Should Use CBD Before a Workout

When it comes to your health and wellness, regular exercise is right on top of the priority list next to a healthy diet. Cardiovascular exercise, for example, significantly improves your heart health and stamina, while some yoga or calisthenics can improve muscle strength, flexibility, and agility.

However, supplements may also help! The potential benefits* of CBD, or cannabidiol, have recently come into the spotlight, and CBD is growing in popularity as a way to improve general well-being*. If you, like us, are a CBD enthusiast, you may wonder how to incorporate it into your regular exercise routine.

So why should you use CBD before a workout? Let's take a look at all the potential benefits* of using CBD pre-workout supplements and how you can maximize the results of your physical activity!

Benefits of Using CBD Pre-Workout

It May Assist with Healthy Sleep Cycles

In a recent study involving 72 adults, CBD was administered to the group in the evening, improving sleep scores in 48 adults (66%) in the first month alone.

Sleep is directly linked with energy levels, so if you're looking to have an intense workout routine, you might want to take some CBD to help with your sleep cycles. When we sleep, that's also the time that our bodies heal muscles and tissues.

While more clinical research is needed to understand the correlation between CBD and sleep, early findings indicate the possibility of CBD to help improve sleep cycles*.

Related: CBD vs. Melatonin for Sleep

It May Aid in Muscle Recovery Post-Exercise

CBD has been used by athletes for recovery after a game or a workout*. In 2018, the World Anti-Doping Agency removed CBD from their list of prohibited substances for athletes, citing that unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD doesn't have the psychoactive properties that cause the "high."

In addition, CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system (ECS), a complex network responsible for regulating muscle pain and inflammation.

While more research is needed to understand how CBD works post-workout, it may have use for athletes who need support after a game or a workout.

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It May Help Manage Day-to-Day Stress

It is believed that CBD may help with management of day-to-day stress by interacting with the main regulator of the stress response - the endocannabinoid system. A 2021 study done on 232 participants in double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials concluded that CBD was effective in managing everyday stress.

Although more research is needed, evidence suggests that CBD can help support wellness by helping to manage day-to-day stress, which is important if you're planning for intense physical activity and vigorous exercise*.

Related: 10 Methods for Reducing Stress Naturally

It May Improve Mobility

While more research is needed to find a correlation between CBD and mobility, current evidence shows it might improve your mobility, which would benefit your exercise regimen*.

Which CBD Product is Best for Workouts?

Different CBD products will start to work at varying times. CBD gummies, capsules, and other edibles should be taken one to two hours before a workout for the effect to be timed right.

However, if you sublingually take tinctures or oils, they take effect quicker and should be used 30 minutes to an hour before the workout. CBD topicals can be used post-workout as needed for recovery*.

Related: When is the Best Time to Take CBD Oil?

Make the Most of Your Workout with Fab CBD

Ready to up your exercise regimen? Fab CBD's broad-spectrum CBD sleep gummies are THC-free and great for supporting healthy sleep cycles the night before a workout. In addition, our full-spectrum CBD oil is packed with loads of cannabinoid goodness to aid you in your recovery*.


*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Fab CBD products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.