Cannabinoids to Elevate Your Workout
Apr 07, 2021
A New Morning Obsession
Fitness Benefits of Cannabinoids
If you’re struggling to get through your daily workouts because of a lack of energy, or if you need a better way to help your muscles recover after intense training, cannabinoids (naturally occurring compounds found in hemp plants) may be the solution you’re looking for!
Here are just a few of the ways using cannabinoid products can help you when it comes to exercise and fitness:
Boost energy and stamina through mood and neurochemical regulation
While cannabinoids like CBD are most widely known to relieve anxiety, treat pain, and promote sleep, they can also be a great way to find more energy throughout the day. This is partly due to the fact that they can help you get more rest at night, and partly due to direct effects they have on our neurochemicals; cannabinoids help balance dopamine and serotonin levels, and when your mood is improved, your energy often is, too. CBD has even been shown to increase metabolism activity, according to a 2017 article published in Frontiers in Neuroscience. And when your metabolism increases, so does your stamina! Along with CBD, CBG (which is found in our Maintenance Tincture) is another cannabinoid that may increase dopamine levels and give you the extra energy you need to get through a tough workout.
After you get a good workout in, your muscles are probably going to need an opportunity to recover. That’s where cannabinoids come in again: many have shown promising effects when it comes to pain relief. CBC, the central ingredient in our recovery tincture, may be one of the most beneficial cannabinoids when it comes to treating aches and pains. This is because it binds with your vanilloid receptor 1 (TRVP1) and transient receptor potential ankyrin 1 (TRPA1), which are linked to your body’s perception of pain. It’s also been shown to have strong anti-inflammatory properties, along with CBG. Overall, cannabinoids can provide a great, all-natural alternative to painkillers-- and provide a lot of relief when it comes to after-workout recovery.
Get Some ZZZs
One of the best ways to make sure you wake up with a full amount of energy to handle your morning workout is to get a full, restful sleep the night before-- and cannabinoids can help you find it. Cannabinoids like CBD may be able to help regulate your sleep-wake cycle and even treat insomnia, so that you can find more energy throughout the day. CBN, in particular, is one cannabinoid that may have sedative properties to help you get the rest you need. Its effects are especially maximized to their full potential when combined with CBD and other sleep aids, like it is in our Sleep Tincture.
Looking for the best way to reap all of these benefits? We’ll help you out at Barker Wellness. All of our products are all-natural, cruelty-free, and made with high-quality broad-spectrum hemp extract. From our CBD & CBC Muscle Therapy Cream & Balm to our tinctures, it was all created to help you find the relief and well-being you’re searching for.