CBD Oil for Inflammation From Exercise or Overuse

This article has been reviewed and approved for accuracy by Dr. Craig Brandman, a cardiologist with more than 20 years of experience and a passion for helping consumers make informed health decisions.

Disclaimer: CBD isn’t recognized as a drug by the FDA, and therefore is not approved for the treatment of pain as a medical symptom. This article addresses discomfort from exercise, overuse, and related—not chronic pain associated with cancer, arthritis, diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, and other medical conditions.

We’ve all been there. You’ve finally made it to the gym after a six-month hiatus and have found yourself struggling to get out of bed the following day. Although sore shoulders and legs are completely normal, they’re certainly not the most comfortable feeling in the world. If you’re experiencing regular discomfort or physical stress due to your regular active lifestyle, CBD oil may be able to ease your mind and body. Here’s what we know about CBD oil and soreness from muscle overuse and how it can help you.

Does CBD oil help with inflammation from exercise?

It’s not black and white. Cannabidiol may be effective against every day or exercise-related inflammation that doesn’t require medical treatment. This is thanks to our intelligent endocannabinoid system.

The endocannabinoid system prioritizes the parts of the body it determines needs cannabinoids the most. Cannabinoids are signaling molecules that activate the endocannabinoid system when detected by cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2. Using a triage system, the endocannabinoid system can prioritize the bodily system that needs its attention first, working through the list over time until all systems are optimized. So, for example, if your muscles are overworked from exercise, the endocannabinoid system may send endogenous cannabinoids and phytocannabinoids where they’re available to the nervous or muscular systems before tackling other areas, such as the digestive system.

Essential oils and herbs are often used to help push systems to the top of this triage list and may also have anti-inflammatory abilities on their own. Black pepper is often used due to its beta-caryophyllene that binds with CB2 receptors.

Can you use CBD oil for minor aches from exercise?

If you’re looking to promote homeostasis in your body, CBD is a great place to start. Here are the Ojai Energetics products we recommend.

CBD Sports Gel

Our Sports Gel is a potent, water-encapsulated hemp extract combined with certified organic herbs such as moringa, rosemary, eucalyptus, and more. Corn-free, soy-free, gluten-free, GMO-free—this is a product we’re proud of. Using it is as simple as applying the lotion to your area of choice and rubbing it gently into the skin.

Full-Spectrum Hemp Elixir

One of the most effective ways to take CBD is sublingually. Our Full-Spectrum Hemp Elixir may help you in a multitude of ways.

  • Start slow. Administer a few drops of the oil under your tongue and notice how it tastes. If it’s bitter—and it most likely will be—continue to dispense a quarter of the CBD in the dropper until you notice it becoming sweet. 
  • The optimal dose. Continue to dispense drops of CBD under your tongue until all bitterness has gone away and it tastes sweet, like honey, everywhere except the back sides of the tongue. This is your perfect dose.
  • Repeat. Wait five minutes to feel the full effects and analyze how you feel. Repeat the process if you desire additional effects.

CBD has an inverse effect, meaning rather than building a tolerance, you’ll become more sensitive to its effects as you continue to consume it. Always stop at a sweet spot rather than a bitter one to make sure you’re landing on a high curve of efficacy. 

You may find that two or three droppers of CBD is your optimal range at the beginning of usage, or it may be more or less. Do not exceed more than eight full droppers of CBD oil in a day.

Best CBD oil for exercise soreness

What sets Ojai Energetics apart from the competition? Our water-encapsulated CBD technology bypasses the digestive and filtration systems, entering the bloodstream safely and effectively. Rather than expelling 90% of the cannabinoids through traditional methods, Ojai Energetics uses a colloidal method that increases the body’s absorption with more than 20 times the bioavailability. It also allows users to feel the desired benefits in less than a minute, rather than in 30-plus minutes.

Explore our entire full-spectrum CBD range and find out how Ojai Energetics can benefit you today.