Have you ever woken up in the morning after an intense workout the day before to find it excruciating to get out of bed? Ever wondered if there’s anything you could do to decrease this soreness? Read on to learn how CBD may help provide relief…

CBD is growing in popularity, especially in the health and wellness space. Some analysts even estimate its value to reach $2 billion by 2020. 

CBD has many reported benefits, such as helping cancer patients fight nausea, regulating sleep cycles in those with insomnia, and even reducing seizures

CBD has also been helpful to people in smaller ways as well, like recovering faster from workouts thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties. 

Why Are We Sore After a Workout? 

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) is generally understood as the reason for muscle soreness, according to Health and Fitness Expert Jessica Matthews. In short, DOMS refers to microscopic tears to muscle fibers during a workout which produces inflammation in the body. 

So How Does CBD Help Reduce Inflammation? 

While there isn’t a ton of empirical data just yet, Dr. Perry Solomon, previous chief medical officer and founding member of HelloMD, states that CBD does decrease inflammation when applied topically to muscles or taken orally. 

How Much CBD Should You Take Then? 

First, you should decide whether you’d prefer ingesting it or rubbing it on your skin for relief. Then, the rule of thumb is 1-6 milligrams of CBD for every 10 pounds of body weight. Increase this amount until you feel relief. 

Please note the importance of discussing a CBD regimen with your primary care doctor before starting out, especially if you take other medications. 

If you’ve consulted your doctor and are good-to-go, MTN’s CBD and Magnesium Topical Cream contains 500mg of CBD oil + 2000mg of magnesium, making it the ideal topical cream for muscle recovery.