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Heat effect massage cream with CBD, copaiba and honey.
To relieve tiredness and muscle fatigue, with a warm effect.
How to use?
Apply the product on the affected area.
Carry out a massage with circular movements in order to improve the penetration of the product.
CBD, honey, ginger extract, copaiba resin, hemp oil, rosehip, capsicum, lemongrass and clove essential oils.
THIS IS HOW MUSCLE RECOVERY IS ACCELERATED WITH CBD
Good muscle recovery is key to continuing to advance our healthy goals. Find out in this article how to speed up your recovery with CBD cosmetics after exercising from contractures, cramps and other pain.
WHY DOES MUSCLE MASS LOSS OCCUR?
The practice of physical exercise is one of the best recommendations to keep the body in good health and many people practice sports and/or physical work sporadically, or regularly.
However, exercise and physical work involve a certain degree of momentary muscle wasting or stress that is noted as a feeling of pain and discomfort on touch and during movement (lactic acid), fatigue and tiredness.
What happens is that continued physical work causes small damage to the musculoskeletal system and in particular to the muscle fibers, which become inflamed, in turn causing an anti-inflammatory response by the body, in what is known as EIMD (Exercise Induced Muscle Damage). .
It should be noted that the body's anti-inflammatory response is essential to repair, regenerate and adapt the muscle to facilitate its growth.
This is very important in professional training, where you have to develop and maintain significant muscle mass to reach or maintain certain levels of performance.
Although the inflammatory recovery process is positive to a certain extent, its excess can cause some symptoms such as cramps, contractures and a type of delayed onset muscle soreness known as DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness).
People who are regularly subjected to intense physical exertion are at risk of being constantly subjected to inflammatory processes and pain that can become chronic.
Normally, to contain the inflammatory response and facilitate muscle recovery, cold (usually ice) or pressure can be applied to the muscles, or anti-inflammatories can be used, which, however, would hinder the adaptation process and consequent muscle growth. It is also necessary to mention the fundamental importance of a good quality of sleep, when the recovery process is at its maximum.
Currently, thanks mainly to its anti-inflammatory and relaxing properties, CBD represents a valid alternative to facilitate muscle recovery, so much so that in 2018 it was removed from the List of Prohibited Substances in Sport.
CBD EFFECTS ON MUSCLE AND INJURY RECOVERY
CBD can be of great help in facilitating muscle recovery, especially due to its important anti-inflammatory property, thanks to which the body's inflammatory mechanisms are modulated from the first moments after ingestion, thus helping to prevent post-treatment symptoms. and promote faster recovery.
This effect can also be beneficial in case you have suffered a muscle tear or an injury to a part of the musculoskeletal system, such as muscles, bones or tendons and joints (in fact, there are numerous studies on its benefits for osteoarthritis). In this case, CBD can help both at a symptomatic level (facilitating relaxation and pain relief) and at a curative level, facilitating the recovery processes, particularly of bones and skin.
But above all, products with CBD derivatives can be beneficial for athletes, specifically in disciplines that require contact or special focus on building muscle mass (boxing, karate, weight training, etc.).
Let’s highlight the different mechanisms by which CBD is involved in the recovery cycle:
1 – Anti-inflammatory effect: modulates the inflammatory response and the immune system to make it faster and more effective and prevent excess or defect.
2 – Analgesic effect: modulates pain propagation channels, thanks to its activity on TRPV receptors.
3 – Relaxing effect: reduces muscle tension to facilitate rest and prevent contractures and cramps.
4 – Sedative effect: facilitates rest thanks to its hypotensive and relaxing effect both physically and mentally, helping to improve sleep quality.
5 – Neuroprotective/antioxidant effect: reduces oxidative stress and promotes neurological functions.
6 – Effect on bones: helps to improve bone structure and recovery from possible fractures. (4)
7 – Repair of skin tissues: helps to treat inflammation or wounds, favoring tissue regeneration. (eleven)
8 – Effect on the Endocannabinoid System: stimulates the activity of the endocannabinoid system, favoring the body's natural response to a stressful situation and all its physiological and psychological mechanisms. (SEQ link)
Thanks to its properties, CBD can be used both for muscle recovery after activity as well as preventively, so that physical wear and tear and the consequent inflammatory response can be reduced to a lesser extent.
There are currently few specific studies in humans and physical activity that do not show any specific effects.
However, CBD is used in athletes, especially in activities that require high levels of strength and endurance, as its anti-inflammatory effect has been proven effective from the first moments after ingestion.
In a survey of rugby players in England, it was observed that 26% used CBD, rising to 40% among those over 28; Of these, 80% used it to improve sleep, pain and muscle recovery.
CASES THAT CAN BE TREATED WITH CBD
All minor ailments related to pain and inflammation, such as sprains, bruises, contractures, cramps, and/or problems with rest and relaxation.
Also for all people who perform physical work regularly or more sporadically, such as athletes. In this case, CBD could be used both to promote recovery and on a preventive level.
CASES THAT CANNOT BE TREATED
All conditions that are serious or require medical attention, such as muscle strains, strains and injuries. In these cases, CBD can be part of the treatment to promote recovery and relieve symptoms, but it cannot represent the only option.
If you use other medications, contraceptives or suffer from heart or liver problems, you should consult a specialist to avoid possible interactions or problems arising from the use of CBD internally.
Fortunately, CBD side effects are of medium-light intensity and disappear when we stop administering the product or reduce the dose. Among them, those associated with abusive use of Cannabis: dry mouth, constipation, tiredness, dizziness, etc.
THE BEST CBD FOR MUSCLE RECOVERY
To facilitate muscle recovery, CBD can be used internally (not regulated in the EU) or externally, and you can combine both forms if possible.
Through the internal route, the effect is systemic, so it would represent the best option to facilitate recovery. In particular, through the sublingual/ingested route, the effect would be more stable and lasting, while to treat acute symptoms such as pain and cramps, the inhalation route could be used, whose effect is maximum and immediate.
When using topically, the effect is concentrated in the area of application, which can represent a good option to potentiate the effects of CBD on specific parts of the body, such as the extremities. The use of the topical route is also recommended for wounds and skin inflammations.
HOW TO USE CBD OIL FOR MUSCLE RECOVERY
Internal route: in the USA, Switzerland or Canada, the sublingual form is used instead of the ingested one to avoid possible interactions and facilitate the stability of the effect. When used preventively or in case of light activity, it is recommended to use the oil 2 or 3 times a day, while to deal with the consequences of intense and constant exercise, it can be used 3 or 4 times depending on the evaluation of the effect. It is always recommended to start with a low dose (1-2 drops) and gradually increase every 2-3 days until you find a satisfactory effect.
External way: Currently in the rest of Europe we can preventively use topical products (balms, creams, cbd oils) of low concentration 2-3 times a day, especially before performing the activity. Instead, to deal with post-activity symptoms, it is recommended to use more concentrated products up to 4-5 times a day.
CONCLUSION: DOES IT WORK OR NOT? IT'S SAFE?
Taking into account the testimonies of athletes like Aritz Aranburu or Maria Hidalgo, in addition to the accumulated evidence, CBD could be another way of taking care of our body, preventing and treating muscle or joint injuries. Its safety is endorsed by the WHO, which in its report concludes to be of great interest for therapeutic use, as it does not become toxic or when used in abundance.
On the other hand, it lacks the psychotic-mimetic effects related to THC that could generate some kind of incoordination that could lead to an injury; on the contrary, its anxiolytic effects would reduce stress and provide states of concentration that favor sporting activity.
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