There are two main reasons for this - the first being CBD's property as an incredible anti-inflammatory. By reducing swelling and agitation of the muscles, CBD allows them to heal quicker and rebound stronger.
The second reason is an often overlooked aspect of CBD’s use as a muscle-recovery aid, and this is its ability to help people sleep better at night.
Night time is the optimal time for muscles to recover, as while you sleep, the body produces melatonin - a human growth hormone that is understood to help facilitate muscle recovery.
Melatonin is thought to help prevent exercise-induced oxidative stress and offer muscle tissue protection against oxidative damage.
This is part of the reason why if you don’t get enough sleep, your muscles will not recover as fully.
So if you're not getting enough sleep because you can’t relax, or due to post-workout pains, a dose of CBD might do the trick in getting your muscles the rest they need to rebound and get you back in the game.