Pain during endurance training & racing is a given but there’s often a different kind of pain and discomfort that shows up to tell you to slow down or even STOP.
It appears in the form of inflammation.
Inflammation is the #1 source of pain — and it uses pain, stiffness and immobility to send the message it wants you to do things differently.
Inflammation is the result of your body’s immune system kicking into high gear to respond to an injury or infection. As a result, the damaged cells release chemicals (including histamine, bradykinin, and prostaglandins) that cause blood vessels to leak fluid into the tissues, causing swelling. And while the inflammation does help isolate the tissue and thereby quarantine the problem, it also causes pain.
In response, you may turn to either prescription drugs or ibuprofen, often lots of ibuprofen, Tylenol, Alleve, Percogesic and the like, which help address problem, but at a steep price. Each of these drugs have a long list of side effects that can, over time, harm the very body you depend on.
CBD works with your body’s innate Endocannabinoid System to release neurotransmitter molecules that suppress the inflammation mechanisms and thereby reduce pain and allow the tissues to heal faster.
CBD helps you recover from workouts more quickly, recover from injury more effectively and alleviate pain during competition or endurance training.