Harley Davidson celebrates their 120th anniversary with a homecoming party in Milwaukee this week and we have riders on the brain at Canni Hemp Co. Motorcycle riding is ingrained in the culture here and winding down back roads on a beautiful day is an exhilarating way to block out the daily grind, but there is no doubt that it places physical demands on the body that can cause soreness and muscle fatigue. Finding effective ways to recover after long rides is crucial for maintaining optimal performance and overall well-being so you can keep on hitting the open road for years to come. Let’s explore how CBD can assist motorcycle riders enhance their recovery process and ease the physical discomfort associated with extended rides.
Physical Demands of Motorcycle Riding
We can’t always avoid uneven road surfaces, potholes, and bumps in the road (especially in Milwaukee!) and these conditions have a major effect on the comfort of your ride and how you are left feeling afterwards. When riding on less that ideal roads, the body is subjected to impact and shock that can lead to back pain, neck pain, and joint problems. Even in optimal road conditions, simply operating a motorcycle can take a toll on your body. Operating the throttle, clutch, and brakes requires repetitive motions of the fingers, wrists, and hands. This can lead to muscle fatigue, strains, and overuse injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome. Improper posture can also place stress on your back, neck, and shoulders. Being in a prolonged static position can lead to muscle tension, stiffness, and discomfort. Of course the severity of these effects can vary depending on several factors, but mitigating some of the potential negative impacts on your body with hemp-derived CBD supplements is an easy and effective way to support recovery.
Post-Ride Recovery With CBD
We have discussed the roadblocks that can make riding a pain, and now we’re here to outline some solutions to help get you back in the saddle after a strenuous ride. Canni Hemp Co offers a multitude of products that can assist in your recuperation, from sublingual tinctures to topical applications, the right method of delivery depends on you and your needs.
One of the best-selling products in the Canni Signature line, our 1000mg salve is packed with full spectrum CBD from organically grown Wisconsin hemp and soothing essential oils. Eucalyptus, lavender, and camphor leave a cooling sensation on the skin for effectiveness you can feel. We recommend using the salve as needed for localized areas of pain. The easy to apply stick applicator is great on the go and offers fast relief for aches and pains.
The Body tinctures is a dynamic blend of naturally derived terpenes + 600mg of full spectrum hemp extract that fights inflammation from the inside out. A proprietary blend of Myrcene and B-Caryophyllene terpenes makes this tincture a targeted solution for joint pain, muscle soreness, and daily aches. Hemp-derived CBD tinctures give you all the benefits of cannabis without the psychoactive side effects, so both your mind and body will be ready and clear headed for your ride.
Other Benefits of CBD For Motorcycle Riders
While we have mainly zeroed in on the physical aspects of riding, there certainly are mental aspects that can be challenging as well. Long rides, especially in challenging traffic conditions or unfamiliar territories, can induce stress and anxiety. CBD is well known for it’s anxiolytic properties, meaning that it can help to reduce stress levels and promote a sense of calm. Whether you take it before a ride or after, proper dosing of Canni Hemp Co’s Coast tincture can help take the edge off your anxiety and manage the psychological strain associated with motorcycle riding. And let’s not forget the importance of restorative sleep after strenuous physical activity. You may experience disrupted sleep patterns due to discomfort that can hinder the recovery process. We encourage you to consider CBD as a well rounded solution for your overall wellbeing.
For motorcycle riders seeking effective recovery strategies after long rides, CBD offers a natural solution to recovery. Its anti-inflammatory, analgesic, stress-reducing, and sleep-enhancing properties can assist in alleviating post-ride discomfort and optimizing recovery. However, it's important to remember that individual experiences may vary, and it's advisable to consult with a professional before incorporating CBD into your routine. Canni Hemp Co offers free consultations both in person and via phone to ensure you are finding what’s right for YOU. By combining CBD with other healthy practices such as proper nutrition, hydration, and stretching, motorcycle riders can enhance their post-ride recovery and continue enjoying the open road with greater comfort and ease.