CBD and Maintaining an Active Lifestyle

CBD and Maintaining an Active Lifestyle

Inflammation – The Body’s Recovery Signal

It’s a normal post-work out sign to feel tired or sore, since exercise can cause inflammation. This natural occurrence is a signal for the body to trigger its unique chemical and hormonal responses. At a microscopic level, the onset of the “mechanical overload” of inflammation causes damage to the tissues and muscles. These minute tears signal a repair process in which proteins and hormones synthesize. The result: strong, fit muscle fibers. But... excessive inflammation due to injury or overstraining during training can cause damage that results in weakness, stiffness and extended recovery times. In times like these, it’s no wonder that most people use anti-inflammatory measures to accelerate the healing process.

What the Athletes are Using

In the professional sphere, medical teams across the world have begun to offer CBD as an alternative to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to athletes. Since 2018, cannabidiol (CBD) has been removed from the World Anti-Doping Agency’s prohibited list. If you are unfamiliar with this group, the agency “was founded with the aim of bringing consistency to anti-doping policies and regulations within sport organizations and governments right across the world.” In short, they believe in clean sport culture and see the value in using cannabidiol to get athletes back on track. And we believe that everyone should have access to this recovery aid.

CBD Effects: Easing Performance Anxiety, Pain Management, Quality Rest

 Supplementing with CBD before, during and after exercise can give your body a boost by modifying CB1 and CB2 receptors to enhance levels of endocannabinoids. CBD moderates the body’s stress responses; many of our client’s dose before hitting the gym or taking to the field to alleviate performance jitters. During exercise, CBD helps to moderate the body’s inflammatory response to stimulate quicker recovery and a reduction in workout-induced pain. It is also a huge help to getting quality sleep and more of it! A big factor in recovery and recuperation is rest. The efforts of cannabinoid molecules and these cell receptors are always towards bringing the body back into a healed state of balance. If you’re interested in learning more, please check out our previous blog that dives deeper into the role of the endocannabinoid system in bringing the body into homeostasis.


At Alta, we support an active lifestyle for people of all walks of life and we are committed to the wellness and education of our communities. We would love to hear about your experience!