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How to incorporate CBD into an active lifestyle

Written by Fiona

October 21 2020

CBD has been a buzzword of the last few years and we’ve seen it take the wellness industry by storm and new products pop up left, right and centre, from CBD gummies to coffee infused with the stuff.

But did you know CBD can be a great addition to your active lifestyle? As you’ll know after a long hike, your body has its ways of telling you if you’ve over-done it on a particularly difficult trail. CBD can be beneficial for recovery, pain management, better sleep and overall wellbeing.

So how does it work?

CBD has fantastic anti-inflammatory properties as it works with the body’s endocannabinoid system, which regulates a variety of functions around the body, including pain, sleep, appetite and immune system response. The body produces endocannabinoids, which are neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors in your nervous system.

It’s been shown that CBD can help reduce pain and inflammation by impacting the endocannabinoid receptor activity and interacting with neurotransmitters. 

What forms of CBD are there?

Incorporating CBD into your lifestyle is incredibly easy due to the wide range of products available. Topical products such as massage oil, creams, balms and lotions are great for aching joints, strained muscles and tired limbs.

CBD products can also be taken orally, in the form of capsules, gummies and oils. Each product comes in different strengths so it’s important to do your research before purchasing to see which product is right for you.

What can CBD help with?

CBD can be great for a whole host of problems. Many people use CBD to ensure they get a full eight hours of sleep, which before a big hike or a run, can be a godsend. It’s also great at helping the body to repair and recover after exercise. Others use CBD products to steady their nerves, maybe before a competition or a particularly challenging route. 

In terms of walking and participating in other active sports, it can help with delayed onset-muscle soreness, general muscle tension, muscle spasms and inflammation, all of which can result after exercise.

As the weather gets colder, it can support a strong immune system and its high antioxidant content will maintain a robust cardiovascular system, which is incredibly important if you’re outdoors in the winter months.

How do I incorporate it into my daily routine?

Depending on the type of CBD product you opt for, you can usually take drops, capsules or gummies in the morning like you would a vitamin supplement. For the drops, it is recommended to place a couple of drops under the tongue and hold there for around 90 seconds.

Alternatively, you could use a topical product such as creams or massage oils before and after a walk to help target certain parts of the body. This helps the muscles and joints to relax and soothes any niggling pains.

How much do I take?

Also known as “dosing”, working out how much CBD to take each time can be difficult as the strength differs from product to product but also person to person. It may take a little playing around with to get the right dose for you, but it’s recommended to start out with one or two drops twice a day and increase or decrease depending on how you feel.

It’s best to speak to an expert about your reason for taking CBD to give accurate advice. Fortunately, the founder of Synerva CBD Oils, Clare Hales, is well-versed in her products and always available for expert advice through the website or social media channels, ensuring you receive the best CBD oil for your needs. 

CBD can be a great addition to anyone’s repertoire, especially those who are keen walkers and like getting into the outdoors. Visit www.synervacbdoils.co.uk for more information and to shop the full range of products.

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