Strenuous workouts cause muscle damage, making your post-workout routine an incredibly important part of your fitness journey.
For most people, an effective post-workout routine entails taking rest days, getting enough sleep, and eating muscle-building proteins right after a session. While these are all important elements, adding CBD oil to the mix may help speed up and enhance the recovery process.
When the body goes through an intense workout, it produces the stress hormone, cortisol. Cortisol is a catabolic hormone which means that it reduces protein synthesis and may even prevent the growth of new tissue. After a long or intense workout, a large release of cortisol would inhibit new muscle growth and even increase the amount of fat stored in your body.
CBD oil is an anti-catabolic which means it regulates how much cortisol is released into the system. By reducing the level of cortisol in your body post-workout, CBD oil allows protein synthesis and encourages muscle regeneration.