3 Ways CBD Can Benefit Runners

3 Ways CBD Can Benefit Runners
Running and jogging are some of the most popular ways to exercise. In the U.S. alone, roughly 50 million people participate in the sport each year. Running offers myriad health benefits including improved cardiovascular health, effective weight loss, natural stress relief and more, but it can also be hard on your body, leaving you looking for safe, effective ways to get relief. That’s why Verist is proud to be the official CBD sponsor of Twin Cities in Motionincluding the upcoming Turkey Day 5Kand excited to share three key ways using CBD can benefit anyone who enjoys the sport. 



Tight muscles after a run can deter even the most motivated athletes, but topical CBD can help. In order to understand how, you first need to know about the endocannabinoid system: your body’s natural way of maintaining equilibrium. When something is off in your body (pain, stress, fatigue, etc.), this system works to correct it via cannabinoid receptorswhich happen to be highly concentrated in the skin. The CBD in topical products like body butter, salve and oil binds to these receptors, helping to alleviate pain and inflammation naturally. 

Made with restorative cedarwood oil and available in both 350 mg and 700 mg strengths, our Reset Button CBD body butter is a great option for topical relief.  
Alternatively, our Magic Touch CBD salve contains 350mg of full spectrum CBD plus naturally relaxing eucalyptus, peppermint and lavender oils. Massaging either product into the backs of your calves, quads, shoulders or neck offers lasting relief you can feel right away. 

When running in the colder months, taking edible CBD, like our Good Day CBD Gummies or Au Naturel CBD oil, about 30 minutes before a run can also help ease knee pain and other aches that can be exacerbated in lower temps.



Chafing is common during exercise, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept the discomfort that comes with it. Whether it’s between thighs, under arms or anywhere clothes and skin rub the wrong way, our whipped CBD body butters can help soothe and moisturize skin after a workout, while helping to alleviate pain in raw or irritated areas. To prevent chafing before a run, try rubbing a generous amount of our Magic Touch CBD salve wherever you need it. A little goes a long way, so our 4-oz jar should last you awhile. 



Remember the endocannabinoid system we talked about above? Recent research suggests that the “runner’s high” many athletes experience may be created by the endocannabinoid system’s response to the natural release of endocannabinoidsthe same way it responds to the cannabinoids in CBD and THC. In order to experience this euphoria sooner in their workout, some runners microdose THC about 30 minutes before strapping on their shoes. Our Delta-9 gummies are a great place to start, because each gummy contains just 5 mg of THC derived from family farm-grown hemp, and they’re made with organic, vegan ingredients. We recommend taking half a gummy and working your way up if needed. 

Please reach out to info@shopverist.com if you have any questions about CBD or THC for runners. And if you’re local, don’t forget to register for the Turkey Day 5k in Minneapolis on Nov. 23!  See you there!

The viewpoints expressed above are not endorsed by Twin Cities in Motion. CBD and THC affect everyone differently and should be used with caution. 

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