No pain, no gain right?
If you train hard that’s the mantra you live by.
A bit of soreness isn’t too terrible and, let’s be honest, the post-workout burn makes us all feel like we’ve done something worthwhile.
But lingering, aching joints or tendon pain isn’t what any of us want.
Especially now that the sun’s out and we could be reaching for a cool beer at the bar, rather than fumbling for the ibuprofen in the cupboard.
Or wondering why we’re waking up feeling like we’ve been hit by a truck after leg day!
But help is at hand.
We all know about the performance-enhancing and muscle-building properties of branched-chain amino acids.
BCAAs to you and me.
BCAAs help you:
- Build muscle
- Recover faster
- Boost your energy
They can help also with weight loss and blood sugar regulation as well as post-exercise fatigue.
That’s why most of us have a tub or sachet of them in our gym bag.
Fantastic though they are, BCAAs can only do so much.
But there’s a new player in town..
Introducing CBD BCAAs
There’s a new generation of post-workout supplements on the market that combine BCAAs with Cannabidiol (or CBD) oil — a naturally occurring compound found in the cannabis flower.
The result is a revolutionary new supplement that boasts faster post-workout recovery and superior pain relief letting you perform to the max every time.
Is CBD Illegal?
Now, you may ask: Isn’t CBD a cannabis derivative and, therefore, illegal?
The answer is a definite “No.”
CBD is completely legal and is not a banned or controlled substance in the UK.
It has none of the psychoactive properties of cannabis or marijuana — so it won’t get you high.
In fact, it is actually the only cannabinoid that the World Anti Doping Agency has not banned.
So it’s fine to take even if you are a professional athlete.
What Does It Do?
- Research has already concluded that CBD can lower the presence of cortisol in your blood stream. This improves focus, while also letting you work out harder and exercise longer.
- CBD also has the advantage of being able to alleviate feelings of stress and nausea that can occur during and after training (especially on leg day) or following any intensive sports or exercise.
Right now there are also several studies looking to scientifically demonstrate CBD’s anti-inflamation and pain mitigation properties, which should add throw even more weight behind CBD’s health-bringing benefits.
Combining CBD oil with BCAAs means you have access to one of the most potent muscle recovery supplements ever developed.
This is good news as we all like to push hard at the gym, but may be don’t always give as much thought as we should to muscle recovery.
Yet if you don’t allow enough time for your body to recharge after a workout, you won’t see the gains you’re aiming for — worse, it might actually cause you to lose muscle mass.
CBD is also thought to regulate sleep patterns without causing drowsiness, so it may help you get the good-quality sleep that is necessary for full post-workout recovery and maximum muscle growth.
CBD oil and BCAAs are available in a variety of forms, but we think the most effective option is a post-workout powder.
It’s important for guys who lift not to skimp on BCAAs – BCAAs are essential because your body cannot make them, so you have to ingest them in some form.
So if you opt for a pure CBD oil or balm without any BCAAs make sure you’re still taking a BCAA separate supplement or getting them in your diet from foods including beef, chicken, fish, and eggs.
Vegans and vegetarians should opt for baked beans, chickpeas, lentils and brown rice for their quota.
For our money, the easiest and simplest way is just to buy a combined power – it’s one less thing to think about with your meal prep.
Taken together, CBD oil and BCCAs help your body recover quickly so you can hit the gym harder and more frequently — keeping you looking good on the outside and super-healthy on the inside:
Now what guy could say no to that?