How to Integrate CBD Into Your Preworkout Routine

by Jay Hartenbach

September 3, 2021

Working out is one of the best ways to improve your mood and boost your health. 

Thousands of studies and millions of personal experiences testify to the same thing: working out is correlated to a healthier heart, healthier body weight, and longer life. [1][2]

But preparation is everything when it comes to the ideal workout routine. What you do in the preworkout period can either make or break your experience. [3]

Thankfully, CBD can help. It turns out that CBD is a perfect addition to the preworkout period. Keep reading to find out why. 

  • CBD and metabolism
  • Does more CBD = more focus?
  • CBD: preworkout or postworkout?
  • How to use CBD as a preworkout

CBD and metabolism

When taken consistently, CBD shifts one’s metabolism towards stability and calmness. 

Studies show that it reduces the accumulation of harmful free radicals and promotes fat-burning. [4] One study showed that CBD activated brown adipose tissue — a special type of fat that actually burns fat for fuel —  much like taking cold showers does. [5

And when your body is in fat-burning mode, good things happen. You’re less likely to run out of fuel midway through a hard run or long day out on the golf course. 

Does more CBD = more focus?

CBD’s ability to reduce stress and ‘turn on’ fat burning also makes it great for focus. Many people who take CBD report back that they can focus on the task at hand more easily, whether said task entails an intense study session or workout. 

Not only does CBD not impair cognitive function…it may actually improve focus. [6] One recent study showed that CBD improved hippocampal blood flow. Considering that the hippocampus plays a vital role in sifting through sensory information, this is a pretty big deal. [7

CBD: preworkout or postworkout?

CBD shines in both the preworkout and postworkout period, but we’ll focus on its preworkout benefits for now. 

Many of our athletes and ambassadors enjoy taking a small but consistent amount of CBD each morning before they workout. CBD’s fat-burning effects may make it most helpful to endurance athletes, but even strength athletes tend to do best with some morning CBD use. 

How to use CBD as a preworkout

To sum things up, CBD is a pretty great preworkout. Consider taking a small amount of CBD 1-2 hours before your next fitness session. 

Also don’t forget that some CBD products make better preworkouts than others. Here’s our top four:

  • CBD Tincture
  • Ultra Broad Spectrum CBD
  • Relief and Recovery Cream
  • Relief and Recovery Roll-On
  • Good Morning Liposomal CBD

CBD Tincture

A good workout begins with a good day, and a good day begins with a good morning. Set yourself up for AM success with our classic CBD tincture. (Another good option is our Good Morning Liposomal CBD, but more on that later.)

Our most popular product, Medterra’s CBD Tinctures are made with our 99%+ CBD and Organic MCT Oil (coconut-derived) and are available in strengths of 500mg, 1000mg and 3000mg. It’s safe, effective, affordable, and easy-to-use.

Ultra Broad Spectrum CBD

If you thought broad spectrum CBD was great, wait til you try Ultra Broad Spectrum. This new type of CBD features everything regular CBD offers and then some. It’s CBD…evolved. 

How so? It’s got an industry-first 10:1 ratio of CBD to additional active cannabinoids (CBG, CBN, CBC, CBDV, plus terpenes and flavonoids). The added terpenes and flavonoids have their own anti-inflammatory, pro-focus properties. Who doesn’t want that before their next workout?

Relief and Recovery Cream 

As its name implies, our Relief and Recovery Cream is designed to speed recovery from discomfort. It features CBD alongside menthol, arnica, and more. The menthol provides a powerful cooling effect…the arnica blunts pain. If you’re still feeling the burn from your last workout, this cream might come to the rescue. 

Relief and Recovery Roll On

Our Relief and Recovery Rollon-On provides a combination of premium CBD and other inflammation-fighting organic ingredients. Its rapid cooling effect might make it your new favorite preworkout tool, and it comes in a mess-free roll-on that makes application ultra-easy. 

Good Morning Liposomal CBD+

Good Morning Liposomal CBD+ Capsules provide an efficient way to tap into CBD’s most energizing effects. In addition to 25mg of CBD, each Good Morning capsule features 40mg of caffeine and an energizing mix of adaptogens and botanicals to help start your day right. All these compounds are placed in a liposomal format that results in 10x faster absorption. 

References

  • Gremeaux, V. (2012). Exercise and longevity. PubMed. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23063021/#:%7E:text=Numerous%20studies%20have%20shown%20that,of%20osteoporosis%20and%20increases%20longevity.
  • Pedersen, B. K. (2019). Which type of exercise keeps you young? PubMed. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30640736/
  • Fatigue and underperformance in athletes: the overtraining syndrome. (1998, June 1). PubMed Central (PMC). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1756078/#:%7E:text=The%20overtraining%20syndrome%20affects%20mainly,the%20observed%20spectrum%20of%20symptoms
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