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What’s your workout routine like? Do you hit the gym, or train for that half marathon? Crossfit? Maybe you swim laps or play tennis with friends. Anyone who regularly works out knows that sore muscles and joint pain come with the territory. Luckily, this is one of the many areas that Hemp improves how you feel and perform.

When you work out, your muscle tissues break down a bit. This is actually great because when they heal, your muscles are just a little bit stronger than they were before. The more intense your workout, the more intense this process is (and feels!). But those microscopic tears in your muscles trigger an inflammatory response from your body, causing discomfort and soreness. There are many post-workout rituals and routines to try and offset this pain—stretching, protein shakes, jacuzzis, saunas, or even over-the-counter pain relievers. The great news is Hemp is a known anti-inflammatory, and using it as part of your post-workout process is a great way to help relieve the aches and pains.

While there are drugstore options for treating inflammatory pain, like Tylenol, aspirin, or ibuprofen, they all come with side effects. Some are more pronounced than others, but can include stomach issues or heartburn, and taking them too often can cause problems with your liver, kidneys, or heart. Hemp is a much gentler alternative to these traditional pain relievers, without the side effects of prescription or over-the-counter medications.

There are a several great ways to incorporate Hemp into your post-workout routine to help reduce inflammation and feel better sooner. One is to ingest Hemp, whether that’s in the form of a high-quality oil or an edible. This is a great way to lessen inflammation throughout your whole body and for a general feeling of well-being. It can also help regulate your sleep cycle, which is an important component of recovery. Getting enough sleep gives your body the time it needs to rest and heal. Another effective method is topical application. You can target specific areas of pain or muscle soreness with a balm or lotion, or you can even take a soak in the tub with a Hemp-infused bath bomb. This method provides more immediate relief, as the Hemp doesn’t have to work its way through your digestive system before you feel the effects.

Whether you’re an elite athlete, a weekend warrior, or you just love a brisk walk with your dog in the evening, Hemp helps your body feel better after exercise. By limiting the inflammation associated with pain and allowing you to get enough quality sleep, Hemp makes it easier to lead an active lifestyle and gain all the benefits that come with it. Check out JNS Premium Brands’s flavored oils, delicious edibles, and topical Hemp products. No matter how you want to try Hemp, we have something that’s right for you.