CBD and Running

CBD and Running

Oct 10, 2022Thomas K

   We all know that cardio is a must in this life. Cardio is what gets your blood pumping and keeps you moving. A common form of cardio workout is running. Can CBD help you before and after your runs? Find out below:

CBD and an Active Lifestyle

   CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound found primarily in the flowers and leaves of the hemp plant. It’s one of many powerful cannabinoids found in hemp, and is known for supporting body and mind in various ways.*

   CBD, or cannabidiol, is just one of over 100+ cannabinoids that can be extracted from hemp. In fact, scientists found that these plant compounds have a better effect on the body when they work together, rather than alone.

   This means that CBD and all those other great compounds can support the body more fully than just CBD. And how, exactly, do they provide support to the body?

   Among the many benefits that our customers experience, some of the main ones are a sense of calm for focus; relief from everyday stresses; help in recovery from exercise-induced inflammation; and support for healthy sleep cycles*

   Presently, CBD is allowed in sports arena, as per the World Anti-Doping Agency. As a runner or just an overall active person, you will notice the positive role CBD plays in your body’s recovery.

How Is CBD an Ally to Runners?

   In your body there is something called the endocannabinoid system (“ECS”). The ECS works alongside CBD and is what runs many key functions in you:

   It is important to note that your body already produces many cannabinoids on its own, which are known as endocannabinoids. These endocannabinoids communicate with the ECS to maintain an overall stable body. When you introduce CBD, it amplifies your ECS.

   “For decades, it was hypothesized that exercise-induced endorphin release is solely responsible for a runner's high, but recent evidence has suggested that endocannabinoids also may play a role”

Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (“PNAS”

   When you are running, your ECS system wants to maintain your body’s balances. In response, it will ramp up inflammation and releases anandamide (this is endocannabinoid) which makes you feel that “runners high” and have you not focus on the muscle exertion. In turn there will still be inflammation, but that’s where CBD comes in. Remember CBD helps your ECS maintain its job in keeping up with the intense workout.


“Cannabidiol (CBD) may be beneficial in treating pain and inflammation. CBD is a compound from the cannabis plant and comes in both topical and edible forms”

Source: Medical News Today 

CBD affects the body in a positive way by reducing inflammations and reducing the pain signals sent to the brain. (Web Md 2022)

Sleep & Recovery

   Everyone needs rest, especially those us that go the extra mile. Sleep is the time where our bodies focus on repairing the torn muscle fibers. To encourage better sleep and to address a bit of feeling of restlessness or even a bit anxiety, use one of our OG CBD Oil Tinctures to bring you to a solid level. You can also put some OG CBD Salve on your muscle areas to reduce inflammation and feel at ease.

Should I Take CBD Before or After My Run?

   It truly depends on your individual needs, but there are a few things to keep in mind. Inflammation truly sets in after your rigorous workout is complete and its during those moments where CBD will play a major role in recovery. Applying OG CBD Salve on your soon to be affected areas could still support you, but you’ll notice the benefit more so after your workout.

Which Organic Grit Product Will Support My Running?

   We recommend you use our 1500MG CBD Salve after you run, once the inflammation is settled in. Our all-organic product contains nothing but the best. Check it out below:


CBD Isolate, Yellow Beeswax, Grapeseed Oil, Coconut Oil, Cinnamon Leaf Oil, Rosemary Leaf Oil, Lemongrass Oil, Ginger Root Oil, Helichrysum Oil, Peppermint Oil, Roman Chamomile Flower Oil, Eucalyptus Leaf Oil, Lavender Flower Oil, Ravensara Oil, Sweet Basil Oil, Spearmint Oil.


   All Organic Grit products are rigorously tested at our partner's ISO Certified and GMP accredited third-party testing facility in Denver Colorado! You simply scan the QR code on your product to pull up the test results! The result will yield only the best that the industry has to offer.


   Should you have any questions regarding our product be sure to contact us and we will be more than glad to walk you through!


Disclaimer: The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from health care practitioners. Please consult your health care professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product.

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