Using CBD As Part of Your Muscle Building Routine

June 12, 2018

Making CBD a part of your muscle building routine can help keep you balanced while you lift weights and return your body back to homeostasis for better recovery after strenuous workouts.

The process required for building muscle places a significant amount of stress on your body and its physiological functions. Putting on muscle mass or improving muscle definition requires the right type of weight training and a goal-specific nutritional plan to get the right results.

It is not uncommon for those looking to put on muscle to incorporate wellness products and follow a specific diet plan to ensure that their bodies receive the nutrients they need to make strength and size gains.

Weightlifters, athletes, and those who are simply dedicated to staying physically fit have started to discover the natural benefits of incorporating CBD products into their routines.

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What is CBD?

An all-natural compound found in the stalks and seeds of hemp plants, CBD helps keep your body balanced and running at its best.

CBD is a plant-derived cannabinoid, which allows it to interact with your body’s endocannabinoid system, a major regulatory network that is constantly working to keep your body and its many functions balanced. Everything from metabolism, energy balance, immune function, mood, appetite, sleep habits, and bone mass are kept in check by your endocannabinoid system.

CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system through cannabinoid receptors, found in the brain, central nervous system, and immune system. By stimulating the endocannabinoid system, CBD helps encourage the endocannabinoid system to keep your body and functions balanced and where they should be.

While CBD is a cannabis-derived compound, it is non-psychoactive so athletes and weightlifters can benefit from its natural balancing properties without having to worry about experiencing any temporary euphoric effects. CBD is also non-toxic and well tolerated, with no wonky side effects.

Benefits of Adding CBD to Your Muscle Building Routine

It is because of CBD’s natural balancing properties that more and more athletes, weightlifters, and fit folks are incorporating CBD into their routines. Everything from your body’s ability to deliver fuel to your working muscles to the inflammation you experience after a strenuous lift is influenced by the endocannabinoid system and its ability to keep your functions in check.

Using CBD before you hit the weights can help you perform at your best by encouraging your body to function as efficiently as possible. Your endocannabinoid system has a direct impact on your performance, and supporting it with CBD can help you reach higher levels in the gym.

Of interest to weightlifters that participate in frequent, high-volume weight training sessions designed to build muscle, CBD can help the endocannabinoid system respond to the uptick in stress and get systems back in homeostasis as quickly as possible.

After your workout, your body goes to work repairing or replacing damaged muscle fibers through a cellular process that over time leads to larger muscles. Athletes and bodybuilders have reported that they notice their post-workout recovery period is shorter with CBD.

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Best Ways to Add CBD to Your Muscle Building Routine

Dixie Botanicals® offers a line of hemp-derived CBD products that are ideal for weightlifters interested in incorporating CBD into their training routine.

While there are multiple ways to take CBD, some may lend themselves better to your weightlifting schedule than others depending on your routine and needs.

Before Lifting Weights

Before you hit the gym, a quick-acting method of consumption like vaping our Dixie Botanicals® CBD Isolate powder can quickly deliver a large amount of CBD to your systems. This 99% pure powdered CBD is our most potent CBD product.

For a lower potency option, sublingually taking our Dixie Botanicals® Dew Drop tinctures — which come in natural, cinnamon, and peppermint flavor options — may be ideal.

After Lifting Weights

After you rack the weights and are finished with your workout for the day, our CBD Isolate, suggested earlier for vaping, can also be added to a recovery protein smoothie designed to give your muscles the nutrition and balancing effects that it needs.

Our Dixie Botanicals® Kicks, which combine CBD, caffeine, and energizing B vitamins in a bite-sized chew, are ideal if you need a pick-me-up boost after a particularly long training session.

To address particularly tired muscles and joints, our Dixie Botanicals® Salvation Balm can be massaged into troubled areas, directing CBD to where it’s most needed.

Where to Get CBD

Weightlifters and athletes all over the world have already discovered the positive effects CBD can provide them as they work to put on muscle mass. You can find the right CBD product for your muscle building routine now in the HempMeds® online shop.

You can learn more about how CBD can help athletes boost performance and facilitate recovery through the Dixie Botanicals® blog.