CBD and Physical Fitness | Why it works!

CBD and Physical Fitness | Why it works!

Physical fitness is a crucial component to living a physically active and healthier lifestyle.  As a result, to be physically fit, one must possess the ability to perform various tasks ranging from those expected at work, engaging in sporting activities or general daily activities requiring physical effort.  How you achieve a state of physical fitness really depends on your goals, however, what doesn’t change is how we can build that physical fitness. 


As most of us who have ever engaged in any form of physical activity like gardening, heavy labor or good ol’ exercise and jogging, we’ve experienced aching muscles usually the day after.  This happens for multiple reasons, but one of the main ones is due to muscle tissue damage that occurs during strenuous physical activity as the muscle filaments work to contract and release your muscles that are doing the movement. This is where CBD comes into play to assist you with aches and pains that are brought on by exercise or general physical activity that brings on muscle soreness or pain (Serpell et al., 2014).


What happens after we exercise is crucial to our recovery and enhancement of our physical fitness.  If our nutrition is not on point, our recovery process is delayed, if our sleep cycle is off, our recovery process is delayed, so being ahead of the game can be that step up you need to really bring about the changes you are looking for.  Supplementing with CBD, preferably organic, can possibly help you improve your post recovery phase by reducing inflammation in the muscle and body (McCartney et al., 2020).


CBD may hold promise for REM sleep behavior disorder and excessive daytime sleepiness, while nabilone may reduce nightmares associated with PTSD and may improve sleep among patients with chronic pain (Babson et al., 2017). 







Babson, K. A., Sottile, J., & Morabito, D. (2017). Cannabis, cannabinoids, and sleep: a review of the literature. Current psychiatry reports, 19(4), 1-12.

McCartney, D., Benson, M. J., Desbrow, B., Irwin, C., Suraev, A., & McGregor, I. S. (2020). Cannabidiol and Sports Performance: a Narrative Review of Relevant Evidence and Recommendations for Future Research. Sports medicine - open, 6(1), 27. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40798-020-00251-0

Serpell, M., Ratcliffe, S., Hovorka, J., Schofield, M., Taylor, L., Lauder, H., & Ehler, E. (2014). A double‐blind, randomized, placebo‐controlled, parallel group study of THC/CBD spray in peripheral neuropathic pain treatment. European journal of pain, 18(7), 999-1012.