CBD benefits for Runners!

For runners and other active people who are regularly putting their bodies through gruesome workouts, adding CBD to your routine can help. CBD has been shown to reduce inflammation, so there are some products you might want to think about adding in to help before and after your workout. 

For extra information on CBD for fitness and an active lifestyle check out our blog here!

First, what is CBD?

CBD is a cannabinoid derived from Hemp. It doesn’t contain any of the psychoactive chemicals like THC, so it doesn’t get you high. It does interact with the hundreds of endocannabinoid receptors in your body, which is why a lot of people are asking for more studies on its effects. 

So far CBD has been shown to help reduce seizures in 2 different types of epilepsy and reduce inflammation. But more studies are needed to unlock the full potential of what CBD can really do. 

Medical News Today has a great article on the difference between CBD and THC you can find here.

For frequently asked questions about CBD you can check out the FDA’s website.

Why Runners have started using CBD!

Though studies on CBD are still being established, what we do know is that it has been shown to reduce inflammation which is key for runners in big training blocks. Many runners have switched out some of the medications such as iBuprofen and opioids that they were using, for CBD products. These don’t cause stomach aches and other traditional negative side effects. Adding a CBD product before and after your workout may reduce muscle inflammation. This can help speed up the healing process. 

For more research on what we know so far the FDA has a great article.

No Borders Naturals Muscle and Joint Balm is a great product to add to your after workout routine. Their CEO Joe Snyder lives a very active lifestyle, and used to rely on painkillers for chronic pain, until he found CBD. Much like Floyd Landis a former pro cycler.  

Noah Droddy a 2.11 marathon runner and Ashlee Powers an Olympic runner, are just a couple in a line of professional runners that use CBD.

For a list of other performance athletes that use CBD you can check them out here.

What runners have to say about CBD!

Since there is a whole lot of inaccurate info on CBD, I went searching through the internet to see what runners had to say. I found a reddit post from someone asking about how CBD has affected workouts for runners. The general consensus was that CBD helped soothe sore muscles. 

One user stated that they use a topical, like the No Borders Naturals Freeze Roll on Gel, and it made their sore knees feel normal within a minute.

Another said it definitely helps them with their second day soreness and helps them sleep better. The No Borders Naturals Sleep Gummies will do just that. 

These are just a few of the glowing recommendations that seem to be going through the world of running. If you want to see more comments you can check out the thread here https://www.reddit.com/r/running/comments/b7mue9/any_runners_here_use_cbd/.

For people reading this who are just starting out with  running here is a good article posted by Runner’s world to look at. 

Might be time to make the switch!

While the research on CBD is still very new. The real world experience from those who have started using it seems to speak for itself. They report less sore muscles after runs or workouts, reduced inflammation, and improved sleep. With all the amazing feedback it might be time to look into adding CBD products to your routine. No Borders Naturals has a variety of products that can assist with what ails you.