Many of us already use CBD oil but there’s a large debate whether to use it before or after working out.
How CBD Works on our Body
CBD Oil works on the endocannabinoid system end endocannabinoid receptors located throughout the body in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells. Because of the unique network of the endocannabinoid system, there is no one perfect way to take CBD and rather one must find their own best way of taking it with a few useful tips from this article as well as from taking advice from some CBD user experts such as IMPACT Sports CBD founders and Pro Rugby legends James Haskell and Ben Franks who share their experiences throughout social media and right here on www.impactsports.uk.
The type of CBD product you use will determine how much of it will be necessary to take in and how often.
Time and Usage
As keen an athlete might be and get starting to use CBD products there is a particular difference in time that each CBD product will take to start showing its effects. Taking CBD daily for a sportsman will highly depend on their intervals between consuming CBD and working out. Some may prefer to take it before they start exercising while others may incorporate CBD in their post-workout meals. There are multiple ways to consume CBD and therefore it all differs with the number of timings for it to kick in.
James and Ben both started on lower dosages of 400mg CBD oil and quickly moved up to 1600mg CBD oils several times a day including taking it first thing in the morning, before and after workouts as well as before sleep.
On average the amount of time for your body to incorporate the CBD into the endocannabinoid system:
- Oils take under the tongue = 30 minutes
- Balm = 15 to 30 minutes
- Edibles = one to two hours
The recommended dosage of IMPACT CBD Oil is to take a few drops under the tongue and hold for seconds. One may also add edibles to take throughout the day as well as applying CBD Balms liberally to joints and muscles as needed.
A pro tip for CBD users who will commence CBD usage is to start taking a small amount. Gradually increase the intake until you reach the ideal amount which works and befits you precisely.
Studying about the benefits of CBD and its properties, it heavily depends on the user of the product and the reason of usage to decide if taking it before a workout would be more advantageous or after it. Some sportsmen have ensured that taking CBD before their gym session maximizes the performance and enhances the energy levels. While the other half has verified that taking CBD after the workout helps their body rebuild its muscles with lower rates of discomfort.