How CBD topicals can help with workout recovery

Naternal’s Muscle Relief Cream delivers daily preventative care for tired muscles | Photo provided

Pop quiz: What do joint pain, stiffness, and soreness all have in common? Answer: Inflammation. Activities like weightlifting + running cause micro-tears in muscle fibers — that’s usually a good thing, since they encourage muscles to grow back stronger, but it can be uncomfortable, too. Here are 3 easy tips to help ease soreness and speed muscle recovery:

Use a cold compress 

Use an ice pack or even just a bag of frozen peas for a cold compress, which is shown to reduce swelling + inflammation.  

Try a CBD topical

CBD is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, and when used topically, may provide powerful pain relief. 

Naternal, Raleigh’s own local CBD company, combines CBD with other tried-and-true anti-inflammatories (think: menthol, arnica + camphor) in their Muscle Relief Cream to deliver fast, localized relief AKA the perfect product for sore muscle recovery. 

Combine CBG with CBD 

If you haven’t already heard of CBG (a cannabis strain similar to CBD), it’s time to add it to your arsenal of pain relief tools. 

Evidence suggests that when it comes to cannabinoids, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. In the cannabis industry, this is called the entourage effect. CBG has already been shown to be a powerful anti-inflammatory on its own, so combining it with CBD could be even more effective.

Naternal’s MOVE CBD + CBG oil blend makes it easy to get the best of both worlds, and can be taken orally or even added to your morning coffee and post-workout smoothies. Naternal also carries Action Pack, a product bundle customized for athletes. Action Pack includes Move CBD+CBG oil plus Rescue Muscle Cream to deliver targeted relief solutions. 

All Naternal products are made from industrial-grade hemp (and are totally legal), so you can feel good about including them as part of your wellness routine. 🌱*