CDB is having a moment for athletes. Many have used cannabidiol for a variety of issues.

Runners tend to experience higher levels of wear and tear due to the high intensity of the activity. As a result, many have turned to CDB.

Here is what runners need to know about CBD.

It won’t cure an injury

Just like taking an OTC pain reliever like Tylenol or ibuprofen, CBD shouldn’t fully be relied on for pre-run or post run pain. If you have an injury or pain caused by running, it is best to take some time off and rest. Masking and/or working through pain will only led to more severe injuries later.

CBD might reduce inflammation

Studies show that CBD might reduce inflammation which is great for distance runners. Many athletes suffer from inflammation due to muscle tears and injury.

The safer way to relieve pain

Unlike traditional pain relievers, CBD is non-habit forming and does not led to kidney or liver damage. Many runners are constantly reaching for the ibuprofen. CBD works partially by interacting with our brain’s serotonin and vanilloid receptors, which affect our mood and our perception of pain.

Source: Map My Run

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