Have you thought about using CBD as a preworkout? As CBD garners more and more interest in the fitness world as a beneficial supplement, athletes are looking at multiple ways they can use it to support their fitness and wellness training.
In this blog, you’ll find more information on using CBD as a pre-work supplement, its benefits, and we will even share a preworkout recipe you can try!
What is a pre workout?
Commonly, a preworkout is a supplement that is designed to enhance athletic performance prior to an athletes workout. They are to boost energy levels and improve strength and endurance. The idea of using CBD as a pre-work is that it is a more natural approach, and can come in various forms. For example, if an athlete would prefer an extra kick, they can have a cup of CBD coffee.
One of the benefits of CBD that athletes really love is that it can reduce pain and inflammation.
The Science of CBD
First, let’s take a look at the science of CBD and how it works:
The human body has an endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is a complex network of receptors that regulate a wide range of bodily functions, including appetite, mood, sleep, and pain. The ECS consists of two main types of receptors, CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are primarily found in the brain and central nervous system, while CB2 receptors are mostly located in the immune system and peripheral tissues.
CBD works by interacting with the ECS and modulating its activity. Unlike THC, which binds directly to CB1 and CB2 receptors, CBD has a more indirect effect on these receptors. It’s believed to work by blocking the enzyme that breaks down anandamide, a neurotransmitter that’s involved in pain regulation and mood. By increasing levels of anandamide in the body, CBD may help reduce pain and improve mood.
Using CBD As A Preworkout Supplement:
The idea is that by taking CBD before a workout, athletes and fitness enthusiasts may be able to reduce pain and inflammation, improve recovery, and enhance their overall performance. If you use one of our Fusion CBD Coffee blends, athletes can also get a caffeine kick in addition to their CBD for a burst of energy.
There is some evidence to support the use of CBD as a pre-workout supplement, but we also like to note that research is still in its early stages. A 2018 review of the literature on cannabinoids and exercise found that CBD may have the potential to reduce inflammation, oxidative stress, and muscle damage associated with intense exercise.
More research is needed to fully understand the potential benefits and risks of using CBD as a pre-workout supplement, but we have found that many athletes prefer it over chemical supplements and really appreciate its benefits.
Try It Yourself
Bulletproof CBD Coffee Pre Workout:
How to make:
- 8 oz of Fusion CBD Coffee Blend
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil
- 1 tbsp grass-fed butter
Optional: Add a splash of a chocolate or chocolate mint flavored sports drink.
- Mix all the ingredients and enjoy prior to your workout.
- You can also add Fusion CBD Oil to water, sports drinks, or a protein smoothie to enjoy prior to your workout.
If you have any questions about using CBD as a preworkout supplement, get in touch with us! We are happy to answer any questions and refer you to products that we think will be a great fit for you.