CBD for inflammation and recovery
All athletes are subject to acute injuries during their training journey. But what about the inflammation and pain that we experience after an intense training session? Is there a way to avoid medications with side effects that may not be suitable for some athletes? Let’s take a look at post exercise related pain and inflammation, why it happens and what we can do about it.
Inflammation and subsequently pain, are defensive reactions that occur in the body and are a response to an injury. It causes increased blood flow to the injured area. This causes, fluid accumulation and pain as well as elevated temperature near the injured site.
Muscle damage caused by exercise, accompanied with inflammation symptoms, can keep an athlete from reaching their goals. Micro-tears are responsible for inflammation and soreness that an athlete experiences after intense exercise sessions. Although completely normal, these acute micro-tears lead to the inflammation response that costs athletes valuable time.
There have been several studies that indicate that amino acids or protein should be a component of post exercise recovery. These studies show that either the infusion or ingestion of a large amount of amino acids or protein after exercise, stimulates muscle protein synthesis (Børsheim et al., 2002) . 7nrg post-workout contains 20g of protein and 25mg of broad spectrum, water soluble CBD to assist with recovery and muscle damage.
Multiple animal studies have shown that specific CBD dosages have shown inhibition of COX-2 expressions (Russo, 2008). This is important to athletes because the COX-2 enzyme is responsible for the negative and painful effects experienced when the body is recovering from exercise. By inhibiting COX-2 expression with CBD, an athlete can rebound faster from acute micro tears and continue their training regime. Other forms of COX-2 inhibitors include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) drugs like ibuprofen, naproxen and diclofenac sodium which may not be sustainable to take for long periods of time for certain users.
7NRG post-workout contains enough protein and CBD that may help you get to your next training session, pain free. According to these studies, it is possible to combat post-workout pain and inflammation without the side-effects of NSAIDs.
Børsheim, E., Tipton, K., Wolf, S. and Wolfe, R. (2002). Essential amino acids and muscle protein recovery from resistance exercise. American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism, 283(4), pp.E648-E657.
Russo, E. (2008). Cannabinoids in the management of difficult to treat pain. Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management, Volume 4, pp.245-259.