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CBD Products for Runners

Written By Ellese Symons Jul 22nd 2022

Running could be one of the best ways to clear your mind as you build strength and stamina. As your heart rate increases and muscles strain, various neurotransmitters help brighten your mood, boost energy levels, and calm the impact of stress.

Whether you've been a competitive runner for years or just getting started, it's important not to underestimate the importance of post-workout recovery. If you're feeling the impact of pushing your body to the limit on the trail, track, or treadmill, maybe it's time to consider some of the many possible benefits of hemp-derived CBD for pain, stiffness, and inflammation after physical activity.

Athletes & Runners Use CBD for Its Benefits  

The discomfort so many athletes endure while increasing their strength and perfecting their form is caused by microscopic injuries to muscle fibers. Although necessary for muscle growth, delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is a sure sign of a body in need of ample time to recover. Runners who press on before the inflammation subsides and their body has time to heal are at risk of getting trapped in a frustrating cycle of recurring injury and chronic inflammation that can lead to permanent damage.

Post-activity discomfort tends to get worse before it gets better.  Any lingering tenderness you might feel in your knees, thighs, or calves in the hours and days after an extended run can keep you on the sidelines and disrupt your training. Although using an over-the-counter pain reliever could help reduce the inflammation that can stall post-workout recovery, many runners concerned about the risks of long-term use prefer natural, holistic, alternatives. Based on the feedback of nearly 2000 CBD users, 9 out of 10 choose CBD over turmeric, a natural supplement often used by athletes for pain and inflammation.

CBD Product Recommended for Runners & Athletes

There are many ways to experience the health and wellness potential of hemp-derived CBD. Although no single product type appeals to every first-time user, it's important to select a product that suits your needs, preferences, and lifestyle. If you like the idea of using a versatile product that can be added to snacks and beverages or taken orally, consider starting with a CBD oil tincture.

Tinctures are popular with first-time CBD users because the convenient bulbed dropper makes it easy to start with a partial serving or adjust your serving sizes as needed. If you travel frequently, you might appreciate how easy it is to add the health and wellness potential of CBD capsules, softgels, or gummies to your daily routine.

Convenient and portable, CBDistillery® gummies, softgels, and capsules give you a pre-measured, consistent serving of our pure, potent, hemp-derived CBD in an amount that works well for most people. If you want a CBD product made for fast, targeted relief, a CBD topical could be your best bet. When lingering discomfort or the stress of competition keep you from getting the rest you deserve, consider trying a CBDistillery® Sleep Synergy CBN + CBD Oil Tincture or  Broad Spectrum Sleep Gummies + Melatonin.

Popular CBD Topicals for Runners

When you add a serving of a CBD tincture to your morning coffee, swallow a capsule, or savor a delicious CBD gummy, the cannabinoids in your hemp-derived product are processed through your digestive system before circulating through your bloodstream. It can take up to two hours (or more) to achieve the results you're hoping for.

CBD Topicals can provide fast-acting, targeted relief in as little as 20 minutes. When applied topically, CBD penetrates the outermost layer of your skin. Once absorbed, the cannabinoid interacts with key receptors in the dermal and subdermal layers, the receptors in your nerves, skin, and muscles.

Some runners use CBD topicals exclusively, while others use CBD salves, creams, and sports sticks to enhance the effects of their CBD tinctures, gummies, softgels, or capsules. In laboratory studies, researchers documented CBD's significant analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective potential.

What Type of CBD Oil Is Best for Runners?  

The product many people call CBD oil is a blend of cannabinoid-rich hemp extracts and a carrier oil, a tincture. As you're browsing product options, you'll see that there are three main types of CBD oil tinctures, full spectrum, broad spectrum, and tinctures made with pure CBD isolate powder. Since there's no single type of CBD oil that appeals to every runner, the following product descriptions could help lead you to the option best suited to your needs and preferences.

Full Spectrum CBD Oil Tinctures 

Full spectrum CBD oil tinctures give you all the additional cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and phytonutrients in the same ratios as the original plant source, including the trace amounts of THC. Many CBD users feel full spectrum tinctures are the more potent of the three options because of the combined impact of the cannabinoids and terpenes, their "entourage effect."

Broad Spectrum CBD Oil Tinctures

Broad spectrum CBD oil tinctures have many of the same cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes as their full spectrum counterparts, but the THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is reduced to non-detectable levels during extraction and processing. Broad spectrum tinctures are popular with CBD users who want the benefit maximizing potential of an entourage effect, but not the THC.

Pure CBD Isolate Tinctures 

CBD isolate powder is flavorless, odorless, and the purest form of cannabidiol you'll find. Once the additional cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and other unwanted plant components are removed, all that remains is a 0% THC powder. Pure CBD isolate tinctures are popular with CBD users most interested in the health and wellness potential of CBD on its own.

Can Runners Use Hemp-Derived CBD?

CBD is generally well tolerated, safe for most people, and has an impressively low risk of side effects. Although most CBD users responding to our internal survey report favorable results using our hemp-derived CBD for relaxation, better sleep, and for pain, stiffness, and inflammation after physical activity, hemp-derived CBD products may not be right for everyone. If you have a medical condition or take medication, please consult your health care provider before adding CBD to your daily routine. CBD and other hemp-derived cannabinoids can interact with several prescription and over-the-counter medications.

Runners & Athletes Choose CBDistillery® CBD Products

The purity, potency, and overall quality of the CBD products you select can have a huge impact on how well they might work for you. When you choose CBDistillery® products, you can shop with confidence knowing every product we offer is third-party tested, US Hemp Authority® certified, and backed by our 60-day money-back guarantee.