Is CBD Safe to Take Before a Workout? We Asked a Doctor

POPSUGAR Photography | Dominique Astorino
POPSUGAR Photography | Dominique Astorino

CBD oil and supplements can help with a myriad of illnesses, mood disorders, pain, and inflammation — but is it safe to take before a workout? Will it have any negative impact?

We consulted Dr. Shivani Amin, MD, a practitioner with Green Health Docs in Maryland. Her take? "It's 100 percent safe." Dr. Amin told us that there are no toxic side effects and "you can never overdose from it." With that in mind, it's also "anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective," so taking it before you work out could help with any potential soreness.

It also won't sedate you or make you too tired before a workout. Though it can reduce stress and feelings of anxiousness, some people have a more stimulated response and can feel more alert after taking CBD, so it may help you feel more focused for your next sweat session.

If you decide to make CBD part of your fitness routine, keep in mind that it may interfere with certain medications, so if you do take a daily prescription, it's best to consult your doctor first. That said, if you're not on any medication, adding this natural supplement to your wellness practice will help your body's natural function, reduce inflammation, stave off anxiety, and could even fight disease, keeping you healthier for longer.

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