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Let's Talk About Exercise Recovery.

Statistics & Data

Exercise Recovery By The Numbers

of consumers cite improving/fitness training as a specific reason for using cannabis.

of consumers regularly use cannabis before exercising.

of consumers under age 45 incorporated cannabis in their workouts.

is the average daily recommendation of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity.

Level of Evidence: Anecdotal

Apothecare has ranked Exercise Recovery on the lowest level of the evidence pyramid. There is very little research assessing cannabis use in this area.

Cannabis and Exercise Recovery

Exercise recovery is an interesting area for cannabis use that is gaining a lot of attention. Although there isn’t a lot of published research on this topic, athletes are beginning to use cannabis products to help with muscle recovery after strenuous exercise. It’s thought that the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of cannabidiol (CBD) in cannabis helps speed up recovery and reduce pain in the muscles. It’s possible in the future that athletes take CBD supplements alongside their other vitamins and proteins to optimize their training.

It is important to note that cannabis for exercise recovery needs more research as there isn’t much published literature on the topic.

Make sure to connect with a knowledgeable pharmacist for a personalized exercise recovery assessment!

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Is cannabis right for you?

Cannabis use may not be appropriate for you if have one or more of the following:
  • A history or family history of psychosis in the family
  • Currently taking a blood thinner such as Warfarin
  • Reduced liver function
  • History of addiction
  • A complex medication regimen (cannabis can interfere with the metabolism of several classes of medications)
  • Sedating medications such as benzodiazepines (such as lorazepam) and/or opioids (such as Percocet)
Make sure to talk to a knowledgeable healthcare professional to make sure cannabis is safe for you!

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What cannabis product can I use for exercise recovery?

Cannabis products come in a variety of different formulations such as oils, capsules, creams, dried flower, and concentrates. With an extensive number of products available on the market, it can be quite confusing to select a product that may work for you. Our pharmacists are trained to assess which cannabis products can be safe and effective for you. Reach out to a Pharmacist today for a consultation!

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