CBD and fitness go hand in hand.
You see, if you prioritise your health, then keeping fit will be an important part of your lifestyle. And if you take your fitness seriously, then you should be just as stringent about your rest and recovery. And that’s where CBD comes in.
CBD is ideal for aiding your body in recovery in between bouts of exercise thanks to its powerful anti-inflammatory properties. In fact, CBD is starting to become very popular among athletes of all levels as a way to reduce aches and pains, swelling and general inflammation caused by partaking in competitive sport and intense training.
So, with that in mind, what are the best CBD products for all the fitness enthusiasts out there?
Looking for a high-protein, CBD-infused post workout snack? Look no further than these scrumptious CBD protein balls from Naturecan. Made with all natural ingredients – including dates, cashew nuts, hemp protein and broad-spectrum CBD oil – these balls provide the perfect treat for stimulating recovery after exercise.
Naturecan has a diverse range of healthy CBD-infused snacks. In fact, it was founded by the former CEO of Myprotein, Andy Duckworth, which has allowed the company to benefit from his connections in the sports nutrition industry. Other standout products from Naturecan include CBD whey protein, a range of CBD nut butters, and a superb range of CBD balms.
For me, the best pre workout is always going to be a big cup of black coffee. And there aren’t many out there as tasty as this CBD-infused Girl Scout Coffee from Pothead Coffee.
Not only does it taste great – with hints of dark chocolate and a subtly sweet cookies – thanks to its CBD content it doesn’t give you the jitters.
What better after a tough session in the gym than a deep tissue massage? And for a way to radically enhance the rejuvenating effects of massage, try adding some CBD.
Thanks to its potent anti-inflammatory properties, CBD is an ideal addition to massage oils. And this CBD massage oil from Provocan is one of the best around. Along with 40mg of CBD, it has been made with hemp seed oil, eucalyptus, Citrus Sinensis (Sweet Orange) and Zingiber Officinale (Ginger Root) for a synergistic blend of beneficial plants.
4. Hemp Infused Balm from BudMother
There are a lot of CBD-infused balms out there but this one from BudMother is among the best. Crafted from all-natural ingredients – including CBD-rich cannabis grown in Colorado – this artisanal blend is soothing and effective.
The beeswax in it helps to keep your skin moisturised and soft, while added essential oils such as eucalyptus, tea tree, and peppermint contribute to the antibacterial properties of the balm. It’s Ideal for stiff joints and tender muscles.
5. Full Spectrum CBD Capsules with Turmeric and Black Pepper
If you need a quick and convenient dose of CBD then these full-spectrum capsules from Dope Buds are great.
Available in both 10mg and 20mg per capsule, they have added turmeric and black pepper for enhanced anti-inflammatory effects and improved bioavailability.
6. Nooro Banana + Cinnamon CBD Bar
Something a bit different now. Along with the calming and recovery-promoting effects of CBD, this Nooro CBD bar is designed to improve alertness and cognitive function – useful before some sort of competitive game or a mindful practice like yoga.
Each bar contains 25mg of CBD as well as banana, peanut butter, oats, cacao nibs and butter, coconut oil, maca and L-Theanine. These last two ingredients, in particular, are known for increasing focus.
What’s great about these transdermal CBD Patches is that they offer a highly bioavailable, long-lasting alternative to oral CBD products.
Simply apply a patch – in the morning or after exercise, for example – and you’ll receive a slow release of CBD directly into your bloodstream for the next 24 hours.
So this product might not contain any CBD, but it still makes the list as a delicious hemp-based protein that can help your body recover well and get stronger.
Hemp protein – made from the nutritious seed of the hemp plant – contains more protein than steak and is known to be well absorbed by the human body. Added cacao and coconut sugar make it a lot more palatable.
If coffee is your go-to for the morning, why not try some CBD tea for unwinding and de-stressing in the evening.
This 4% CBD tea from Biopurus makes a delightfully healthy beverage for while helping your body unwind and recover after an active day. Add a dash of milk or coconut oil to improve the bioavailability of the CBD.
10. CBD Peanut Butter with Honey Sea Salt
Another one from Naturecan, this CBD peanut butter is perfect for adding calories to your diet while getting the added benefits of CBD.
If you’re trying to build muscle and want a healthy, calorie-rich and delicious snack, you can’t go wrong with this CBD peanut butter with added honey and sea salt. But be careful, it’s very moreish!