The new year is a perfect time to re-focus on your wellness goals. And if you're like us and have been pushing hard with your fitness activities, your sore muscles will definitely thank us for these CBD-infused powerhouse game changers.  

Here are three ways to optimize your muscle recovery with CBD-infused products that are easy to incorporate into your daily routine so that you can achieve maximum relief with less aches and pain.

Maintain a Sleep Schedule

Just like taking vitamins and eating your veggies, we all know we should get more sleep.  The fact is that muscle recovery cannot happen at its optimal rate without the recommended amount of sleep which falls in the sweet spot between seven and nine hours per night. You can improve your chances to get adequate REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep by keeping your exercise routine and caffeine consumption early in the day, limiting your food intake after 7pm and turning off your screen time an hour or so before your head hits the pillow at night. 

Along with changing some of your nightly habits, adding CBD into your routine can also support a restful slumber.  Some of our favorite sleep-enhancers like Kiskanu Hemp's CBD Botanical Night Drops and SERENE's Dream CBN Sleep Tincturealong with our other bestsellers are formulated to help you relax before you fall asleep so that you can get your recommended amount of shut eye.

Incorporate Targeted Anti-Inflammatories

We've all been there. You make your new year's fitness resolution and go full speed ahead with a new workout routine. Fast forward to sore muscles that have you sitting on the sidelines. To help cut down on muscle recovery time and bring down inflammation, it's essential to add anti-inflammatories into your post-workout regimen. Cannabinoids happen to be some of the most potent anti-inflammatories available and can help reduce swelling and soreness so that you can get back to your fitness routine in no time.

Some easy ways to boost  muscle recovery and pain relief is with CBD-infused balms and sticks. We're big fans of Wildflower's CBD Cool Stick, Bloom Farms' CBD Sport Stick, and Simon Wolff's Pre-Game & Post-Game Dynamic Duo for efficient, targeted pain relief and recovery benefits. We also love balms to relieve pain and inflammation, like SERENE Cannabis' MSM + Arnica CBD Pain Cream and Moon Mother Hemp's Muscle Balm.   Bonus, these CBD sticks and balms are easy to throw into your gym bag so you're never without relief when you're on-the-go.

Consume Natural Anti-Inflammatories Daily

Just as it's important to apply external anti-inflammatories for muscle relief, it's equally important to consume foods rich in anti-inflammatory compounds like berries, avocados, and grapes for maximum recovery benefits.

Along with a whole foods diet, we also get our daily dose of anti-inflammatories with CBD-infused products that are aimed to help you achieve overall balance whether its for muscle recovery or maintaining optimal health. Sheabrand's Full Spectrum Oil Drops Tincture and High Falls Hemp NY's CBD & Terpene Citrus Ginger Gummies are our current favorites. It's also easy to add CBD into your favorite dish. Yes, you can add a few drops of your favorite CBD tincture into most recipes! Get inspired with our CBD-infused recipes here

At the end of the day, it's all about taking care of and being mindful of what you consume but also giving your body time to recover between workouts for optimal results. Need some inspiration? We've got you covered with ideas on integrating CBD into your routine.

December 30, 2020 — Meredith Schneider