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Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (D.O.M.S.) And CBD

Written by Dr. Leah Zachar

For thousands of athletes across the globe, D.O.M.S. or Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness is a real thing, and can be a very painful and debilitating condition.

Question: I run track and 2 days after an event my whole body is killing me. What is causing this? Can you help me?

You have D.O.M.S. (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness). Delayed onset muscle soreness is felt 24 – 72 hours after exercise. It is caused my microscopic tears to the muscle fibers. The reason it is felt so long after the exercise is because the pain is due to the swelling that forms and it takes 2-3 days for that swelling to appear. CBD is an excellent agent to reduce the swelling.

It is already being used by many professional athletes to proactively treat their delayed onset muscle soreness. They use it immediately after the workout and the D.O.M.S. is prevented.The soreness that is felt 1-3 days after a serious workout can result in pain so severe that a restful night’s sleep becomes impossible.

CBD can fix that too. CBD not only decreases the inflammation that causes the pain, from D.O.M.S. but CBD also improves sleep by decreasing the REM stage of sleep and thus prolonging stage 4 sleep.

Stage 4 sleep is the period of sleep when the body is in a totally relaxed state and the time when the body repairs the muscles that have been strained due to the workout. Bottom line – CBD gets rid of D.O.M.S. & CBD gives you a deep & healing sleep.

It’s as easy as ABC – Simply click on the ‘Book CBD Doctor’ icon to the bottom right of this page and login to Facebook. Then, you can request your free CBD Doctor appointment with our in-house doctor, Dr Leah Zachar. Dr Zachar is a physician of Internal Medicine with 30+ years experience in pain management and a robust knowledge of everything CBD. Simply leave your message there and the doctor will get back to you within two working days.
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About the author

Dr. Leah Zachar

Dr. Leah Zachar, M.D. is a physician who worked for nearly thirty years in Internal Medicine.
She currently is a scientific adviser to CBD Testers. Dr. Zachar believes that there is much that medical cannabis, and cannabidiol in particular can offer to traditional medicine.