Working out and cannabis are two things that don’t necessarily sound like they would go together – but you may be surprised to find out just how beneficial cannabis can be for those who like to exercise regularly. From reducing aches and pains from over-doing it to potentially helping to boost your metabolism, there are plenty of reasons to include cannabis in your workout routine.
The first and obvious way that cannabis is useful to your workout is being able to relieve aches and pains post-exercising. Both main cannabinoids, THC and CBD, have pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties – both of which help to reduce pain from aching muscles or joints. For fast-acting and localized pain relief most turn to topical creams and salves that can be applied directly to the source of the pain.
Herbal Relief Salve created by Evergreen Organix is the perfect remedy for aching joints and muscle stiffness, infused with THC, CBD, menthol and arnica. Dosed at 100 milligrams THC and 25 milligrams CBD per container this herbal salve is perfect for both athletes and those who enjoy casual workouts.
Cannabis also has the potential to be beneficial to our metabolisms – which you would not likely think true considering it’s notorious for giving us the munchies. Interestingly, a study published in the American Journal of Science in 2013 found that there was a lower rate of obesity in cannabis users than in non-users.
According to the study, “the most important finding is that current users of marijuana appeared to have better carbohydrate metabolism than nonusers,” Murray Mittleman, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and the lead author of the study, told Time. “Their fasting insulin levels were lower, and they appeared to be less resistant to the insulin produced by their body to maintain a normal blood-sugar level.
You can gain the benefits of regular cannabis consumption without the constant buzz through a new popular method of medicating called microdosing. Microdosing consists of taking 3-10 milligrams of THC, CBD or both each day as consistently as you would any other medication. If this is the route that you are considering using to reap the benefits cannabis could have on your metabolism, then CannaCubes, dosed at 5 milligrams each, are the perfect edible option and come in a variety of flavors like cherry, mango, watermelon, blue raspberry, grape and mint.
If you’ve been looking for a way to improve your workout routine, then as odd as it may sound, adding cannabis might be just what you need. Whether you are considering microdosing, using a pain relief salve, or even vaping or consuming a higher THC edible to have a more open and euphoric mindset, there are plenty of ways your exercise can benefit from the addition of cannabis.