BY STEVE BORN
In my nearly 21 years at Hammer Nutrition, I’ve shared a lot of information with thousands of athletes on supplementation, fueling and more. And those who’ve come to know me during those many years know that one topic in particular is one I’m especially zealous about: recovery. I am fond of saying, “Recover right and reap the rewards,” and while that may sound like a slick bit of alliteration, I stand by those words completely.
Why am I so passionate about recovery? Because it is what makes everything else happen… everything revolves around recovery! Think about it: while what we do in our training is undeniably important, all of the gains we hope to make occur in that time period in between our workouts. When we don’t attend to recovery, we simply can’t hope to make improvements in our athletic endeavors, and oftentimes we end up worse than before (e.g., excess soreness, more frequent sick days, etc.) When we do take care of the all-important aspect of recovery, we reap the rewards of greater fitness, endurance, and overall health.
OK, I’m convinced. What steps do I need to take?
Resupplying the body ASAP with high-quality carbs and protein via Recoverite/Organic Vegan Recoverite is one of those steps. Providing the body with a wide range of antioxidants—both from food and supplements—is another important step.
And here are two other equally important components of superior recovery:
1. Relieving the aches and soreness that often accompany us after a hard workout. You simply can’t train effectively if your muscles and joints are constantly sore.
2. Getting consistent quality sleep. Lack of quality sleep, in the words of one highly-respected coach, “is the ultimate performance killer.”
While there are products that very much help—Tissue Rejuvenator for the aches; REM Caps for the sleep—the undisputed champion when it comes to tackling both together is CBD. It doesn’t eliminate the use of either Tissue Rejuvenator or REM Caps—far from it—but CBD should be first in your recovery supplement regimen, with those two products providing outstanding
How CBD supports superior recovery
The 100+ cannabinoids found in the hemp plant—headed up by CBD (cannabidiol)—along with the naturally occurring terpenes, act to positively influence and support our body’s cannabinoid system (a.k.a. the endocannabinoid system), which regulates key aspects of our biology.
The two major endocannabinoid receptors are:
Cannabinoid Receptor Type 1 (CB1): These receptors are found throughout the body, though primarily in the central nervous system and the brain. As expected, these receptors are involved with regulating sleep, mood, emotions, thinking, movement/coordination, appetite, and more.
Cannabinoid Receptor Type 2 (CB2): These receptors are found mainly in the immune system throughout the body. When CB2 receptors are activated, they work to reduce aches and soreness.
Don’t just take our word for it! Here are just a handful of 5-star reviews from clients who’ve used one of our CBD offerings:
"I take one of [the softgels] each night before bed. It gives me just enough peace and calm to help me fall and stay asleep. There are absolutely no side effects. If the phone rings, I wake and am fully cognizant; no fuzziness or headaches like some other products. With all the craziness in the world, this little tablet is a small helper! Thank you Hammer!"
"Great for getting quality sleep and helping to reduce inflammation."
"I have noticed less soreness in the morning after hard workout. I have been having lots of muscle pain and soreness, stiffening and tightening up next day after training and since I train regularly it was really a regular thing. I decided why not give this a try, lot of recent hype about CBD, figured why not see for myself, though I really didn't think it would do anything. Let's just say I will continue to use CBD and I'm on the CBD wagon. I wake up with little to no soreness even after my hardest long and intense hard days. This is crazy, normally I'd be in rough shape for a day or two but now I wake up pretty much normal! "
Multiple premium-quality options!
Use Hammer CBD Softgels, Hammer CBD Tincture, or Hammer CBD Hydro on a daily basis to help alleviate aches and soreness, improve your sleep quality, support strong immunity, and much more. Apply pleasant-smelling Hammer CBD Balm to your skin to get quick-acting and thorough relief for those problem sore areas (knees, tendons, etc.).
Derived from organically grown, non-GMO, USA-raised hemp, all Hammer CBD products contain a broad spectrum of highly beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes, but with 0.0% THC content. Without question, Hammer Nutrition’s CBD offerings are of the highest quality there can be, and they’re extremely cost-effective as well.
Interested in CBD but don’t know where to start? Give our CBD Sampler Kit a try! This affordable kit contains four each of the 10mg and 25mg strength softgels—which will help you determine what dose works best for you—and a 30mg sample of our pleasant-smelling and highly effective CBD balm. For those wanting to try orally dosed CBD but not yet interested in the CBD balm, our CBD Ramp Up Kit is what you’re looking for: four 10mg strength softgels and four 25mg strength softgels. Of course, we offer larger quantities of our premium-quality, highly bioavailable CBD softgels and a larger size of CBD balm, plus a variety of strengths of oil-based CBD tinctures and a water-soluble CBD form we call “Hydro,” which has the same high bioavailability as our softgels
Hammer CBD. You may be able to spell “recovery” without it, but you can only enjoy truly superior recovery with it! If you’d like to discuss how CBD may benefit you, we invite you to give us a call today—or give it a try for 30 days. Like everything Hammer Nutrition sells, we guarantee all of our premium-quality CBD products 100%.