CBD and Fitness

CBD and Fitness

Are you an avid gym-goer or someone who enjoys staying fit and active? If so, you may have heard about the potential benefits of CBD and CBG. These two cannabinoids, found in hemp and cannabis plants, have been gaining popularity for their purported health benefits. In this post, we'll explore how CBD and CBG can support your fitness journey.

  1. Pain Relief. One of the most well-known benefits of CBD is its potential to alleviate pain and inflammation (1). This makes it an ideal candidate for post-workout recovery, as it can help soothe sore muscles and joints. Some people find that using a CBD lotion or salve directly on their sore muscles can be particularly effective for localized pain relief.

  2. Stress Relief. Exercise is a great way to reduce stress and anxiety, but sometimes it's not enough. CBD has been shown to have calming effects, which can help reduce stress levels after a workout (2). It can also promote better sleep, which is an essential component of any fitness routine.

  3. Energy Boost. Feeling sluggish during your workouts? CBG may provide an energy boost. CBG is believed to have stimulant effects, which can help combat fatigue and increase alertness (3). Some people find that taking CBG before a workout helps them feel more energized and focused.

  4. Appetite Control. Maintaining a healthy diet is crucial for achieving fitness goals, but it can be challenging to resist unhealthy food cravings. CBD has been shown to help regulate appetite and reduce food intake, which can be helpful for weight management (4). By controlling your cravings, you can stay on track with your fitness goals and maintain a healthy diet.

  5. Endurance. CBD and CBG may also help improve endurance during exercise. According to a 2020 study, CBD helped improve exercise performance in mice by increasing oxygen levels and reducing inflammation (5). While more research is needed to confirm these effects in humans, it's a promising area of study for athletes and fitness enthusiasts.

CBD and CBG can be valuable tools in your fitness journey. By alleviating pain, reducing stress, increasing energy, controlling appetite, and enhancing endurance, these cannabinoids can help you achieve your fitness goals. As with any supplement, it's important to consult with your healthcare provider before incorporating CBD or CBG into your routine.


  1. Hammell, D.C., Zhang, L.P., Ma, F., et al. (2016). Transdermal cannabidiol reduces inflammation and pain-related behaviours in a rat model of arthritis. European Journal of Pain, 20(6), 936-948. doi: 10.1002/ejp.818

  2. Blessing, E.M., Steenkamp, M.M., Manzanares, J., & Marmar, C.R. (2015). Cannabidiol as a potential treatment for anxiety disorders. Neurotherapeutics, 12(4), 825-836. doi: 10.1007/s13311-015-0387-1

  3. Colasanti, B.K., Lindley, K.J., Liu, W., et al. (2020). The effects of cannabidiol on oxygen and glucose deprivation-induced damage in human brain organoids. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 21(22), 8768. doi: 10.3390/ijms21228768

  4. Farrimond, J.A., Whalley, B.J., & Williams, C.M. (2012). Cannabinol and cannabidiol exert opposing effects on rat feeding patterns. Psychopharmacology, 223(1), 117-129. doi: 10.1007/s00213-012-2697-x

  5. Tantimonaco, M., Ceci, R., Sabatini, S., et al. (2014). Physical activity and the endocannabinoid system: an overview. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, 71(14), 2681-2698. doi: 10.1007/s00018-014-1575-6

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