written by Seth Lorinczi

As a moderately dedicated fitness buff, I tend to stick to the basics when it comes to working out: I warm up and cool down, stay hydrated and pay attention to the signals my body sends me. But while I’d read a little bit about CBD benefits before—how it might help me tame stress, mostly—I hadn’t really thought about adding it to my self-care and exercise regimen.

Believe me: I’m glad I did.

In today’s post, I’ll share a little about my experience using CBD before and after working out. The effects were subtle in some ways—and very profound in others. But after experiencing the gentle way it soothed my muscles before and after exercise, I’m convinced that CBD for workout recovery is an essential part of the equation. Here’s what I learned.