Getting through cold and flu season with CBD – PART 1

Information collected from several articles appearing this week:

This week, we focus on how CBD can help us make it through cold and flu season. This molecule’s anti-inflammatory properties can ease sore muscles, quell nausea and soothe a persistent cough—all things that can help us get a good night’s sleep when we’re feeling a bit rundown.

But CBD’s anti-inflammatory nature has far-reaching applications. CBD may help those with conditions that arise from too much inflammation in the body, like Parkinson’s disease. In fact, CBD’s ability to fight inflammation means that it may benefit a range of memory deficit disorders.

During the next few days we will focus on some of the symptoms and what we can do to relieve them.  With winter colds we often get sore and achy muscles.  Read below to see how to use CBD to alleviate some of these aches and pains.

How Does CBD Help With Your Sore Muscles?

CBD is known for its ability to relieve pain and reduce inflammation, which can make a big difference when it comes to your sore muscles. It’s no wonder CBD edibles and topicals are increasing in popularity. Even celebrities like Kristen Bell swear by CBD’s incredible benefits for aches and pains.

So how can CBD help with your sore muscles? Folks say it helps them in a few different ways:

1. CBD relieves muscle pain: In general, CBD can help alleviate the pain from sore muscles. And it can reduce inflammation, which may help reduce the cause of the pain as well. Whether using an edible or applying a topical directly, people report big pain relief from CBD.

2. CBD eases strain on old injuries: Some who use CBD regularly say that it helps reduce the pain they experience from their old injuries. More research is needed to understand this phenomenon, but it may be related to both the pain-relieving properties of CBD and its ability to reduce inflammation at the injury site.

3. CBD reduces morning discomfort: Injuries and tension spots can both produce a lot of pain and stiffness in the morning. But when people use CBD the night before, they report less morning discomfort. Again, the inflammation reduction may be largely responsible for helping reduce pain even after the pain-relieving effects of the CBD wear off.

4. CBD relieves post-workout soreness: Feeling sore after an intense workout at the gym? Many swear by CBD as a way to relieve post-exercise soreness. This can help with workout recovery, so you don’t have to wait forever to get back to your exercise routine.