Taking CBD in the middle of a workout may offer the balancing boost you need to get through a strenuous session and recover more quickly.
All types of athletes and fitness enthusiasts are discovering new ways to add the rejuvenating benefits of CBD to their training. CBD, or cannabidiol, is a cannabis-derived compound that stimulates your native systems to encourage optimum performance.
Some have found taking CBD oil before a workout helps them focus and be more balanced for peak performance, while others prefer adding CBD to their post-workout routine to encourage better recovery. Now a growing number of athletes are incorporating CBD into their mid-workout breaks to help them stay at their athletic best throughout the entire session.
During strenuous and ultra-endurance workouts, physical overexertion may take its toll and cause your systems to become imbalanced. Taking CBD in the midst of you pushing your body to the limit can encourage your body to stay in homeostasis and function more efficiently.
Here’s how you can benefit from working out with CBD, as well as some suggestions on the best type of CBD products to use as an intra-workout boost.
Use CBD to Help Boost Your Workouts
Taking CBD in the middle of your workout or competition is an all-natural way to help your body stay balanced while you’re in the midst of pushing it to new levels.
Once absorbed, CBD helps your body function more efficiently by interacting with your endocannabinoid system, or ECS. Your ECS is tasked with keeping crucial functions – such as metabolism, energy balance, immune system response, and coordination – in balance despite fluctuations in the external environment.
A well operating ECS means your body is able to perform at its best. By interacting with specialized receptors throughout the body called cannabinoid receptors, CBD stimulates and encourages the ECS to keep important functions running smoothly.
How a stimulated ECS will affect you can depend on a number of factors. Many athletes have found taking CBD during a workout helps “keep them in the flow” and “stay more focused,” which they believe helps them physically perform at a higher level.
If you’re experiencing a lag in energy or feel a bit unfocused in the middle of a workout, take some CBD to encourage balance in your systems. You’ll be grateful later.
Using CBD While Working Out May Help You Recover Quicker
As an athlete or someone who regularly pushes yourself to the fitness max, you know how crucial proper recovery is. Rest and recovery is an important aspect of any workout or training program, especially for high-level athletes.
Proper recovery gives your body the time it needs to fully repair and strengthen itself in between sessions. The balance-promoting effects you receive by taking a serving of CBD oil during a workout can help speed up recovery so you get back to 100 percent faster.
CBD’s support of the endocannabinoid system during a workout helps the system’s efficiency in the short and long term, allowing your body to more quickly restore itself so that you can bounce back and get right back at it the next day.
Best Mid-Workout CBD Products
A mid-workout CBD product needs to be hassle-free and provide quick effects so you can get back to your training as quickly as possible.
Dixie Botanicals® CBD tinctures come in conveniently-compact 1-ounce and 2-ounce bottles. Blending award-winning CBD hemp oil with vegetable glycerin and other nutritious oils, these popular CBD tinctures are a top choice for athletes and those with active lifestyles. A handy dropper top allows you to quickly place a serving of CBD oil under your tongue, where in minutes the CBD is absorbed through the mouth’s mucous membranes and delivered to your bloodstream.
If you’re working out outside, vaping CBD is a quick and efficient way to deliver CBD to your systems. When you vape, the CBD is absorbed through your lungs nearly immediately. Dixie Botanicals® CBD Vape Liquid is a vapable CBD oil containing high-quality pure CBD isolate and featuring delicious natural flavors.
Refueling with a CBD-Infused Mid-workout Smoothie
If refueling is already a part of your high-intensity, long-duration workouts, you can also easily infuse CBD into most of your favorite mid-workout foods and beverages with Dixie Botanicals® CBD Isolate. Our CBD isolate is a pure crystalline containing 99 percent CBD.
For a perfect mid-workout CBD-infused protein and carbohydrate refuel, try this easily-digestible CBD chocolate banana smoothie:
- 10 mg Dixie Botanicals® CBD Isolate
- 1 ½ cups low-fat chocolate milk
- 1 banana
Add the chocolate milk and banana to any blender and mix until fully blended. Add in the CBD Isolate and pulse at low to mix in the CBD. Store your CBD chocolate banana smoothie in your shaker bottle and bring it with you to your workout.
Before You Add CBD to Your Workout
It’s also best if you schedule your first mid-workout CBD serving on a routine workout day rather than a crucial training session. This way you can see how working out with CBD makes you feel without the risk of adversely impacting the quality of an important session.
While most athletes and fitness warriors find CBD offers slight awakening properties, some find that CBD causes a sense of drowsiness so they prefer to only take their daily CBD after workouts.
Get Started with CBD
Capitalize on the performance and recover-boosting benefits of CBD by making CBD products part of your mid-workout routine. Get started with CBD by visiting the HempMeds® online shop, or learn more about how CBD benefits athletes and dedicated fitness enthusiasts through our blog.