Can CBD Improve Muscle Gains? (Current Evidence)

Can CBD Improve Muscle Gains? (Current Evidence)

Hello every buddy, coming at you guys with
a brand-new research video on a topic that’s been drawing some big attention now that it’s
becoming more and more accepted in today’s society. CBD, cannabidiol, a substance found in the
natural and to some, the wonderful, plants known as cannabis. Now, when you think of cannabis, you think
of that “high” sensation or getting them good ol’ munchies. However, CBD is not responsible for those,
rather that’s attributed to another potent cannabis substance known as THC. CBD acts a little more quietly, often engaging
cannabinoid receptors, which are normally activated with THC, in a much more indirect
manner. This difference leads to CBD having different
effects. Effects like reportedly mitigating seizures
and offering sleep benefits for certain disease populations (multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s). But the focus of this video is on how recently
CBD has been marketed pretty heavily for something more exercise related. More specifically, exercise recovery and performance. Ya know what, let’s just get straight to
it. Although some people, even maybe yourself,
might believe that CBD has helped in some way with their workouts, like improving soreness
or lifting heavier, the studies show… well, nothing. Cause, in terms of CBD and exercise research,
we really don’t have any. The research that many media articles and
CBD companies tout for CBD’s recovery benefits aren’t really on exercise recovery, but
on inflammation. Also, these inflammation studies either use
rat models or pertain to specific diseases like multiple sclerosis. Exercise recovery was never the focus. For exercise performance, the scientific connection
again is not on performance per se, but on… anxiety. And again, we don’t see research exhibiting
anxiety relief specifically to you being able to lift heavier or something. Instead, we see more rat studies and studies
on specific settings like public speaking. But yes, generally reducing anxiety might
help you perform better. We just don’t have the research to show
that. And frankly, that’s really the only objective
conclusion we have right now. CBD research is still in its very early infancy,
much to do with its legality only recently being partially absolved. Maybe in the future we would see more data
suggesting CBD can help, but right now, we can’t be tossin’ a bunch of claims around
when we don’t know much. Heck, we don’t even know what a good DOSE
of CBD is in the first place, for exercise or anything else. And another problem is that over-the-counter
CBD products are often improperly labeled. A 2017 study found that only about 30% of
84 tested consumer CBD products were accurately labeled and worse yet, 20% of them had moderately
high traces of THC, even though they’re labeled to contain none. Again, CBD and exercise, still very understudied
and still need a lot of work on the consumer end. We gotta give it time. Thank you to my lovely Patreon members for
voting for this topic, and a special shoutout to Thelionsam for being a super cool patron
for pledging 10 bucks. Even though I couldn’t give ya guys a clear-cut
answer, I hope it at least drives home the importance of not rushing to conclusions so
quickly. If you wanna participate in polls and video
suggestion yourselves, please come check out the PictureFit Patreon today. There are other cool rewards too. If not, I hope you enjoyed this video and
if you did, please give it a CBD thumbs up and share it with your not-rushing-to-conclusions-without-proper-research
friends. As always, thank you for watching and GET
YOUR PROTEIN! There’s even hemp protein if that’s something
you wanna try… Goodbye.



  • Kian Mcgrath


  • Elijah Humphrey


  • ADragonTo

    I am way too early

  • Chris Valladares


  • Em San

    Wow! Great work!!

  • Amazing Maze

    I come fast

  • Craig

    I prefer to take cbd from natural herbs

  • RK calisthenics work out channel

    Hello Bro

  • AbsoluteAlpha

    Being so early I can't scroll trough comments… 🙁

  • El principe Disla

    Not interested

  • Traceur Status


  • AE777

    Shame it’s so expensive

  • Oliwer Kulacic

    Hi lol xd

  • Ed Bedhead

    Spongebob fucked squidward change my opinion

  • Connor Lumsden

    The answer: IT DEPENDS on what the answer will be whne we have an answer.

  • younis Schwartz

    Just use steroids .. nothing you dream of using this random stuff Will help.. OORR BE natty just like me,

  • Jonathan Opsomer

    Yes!!! I was asking you in the Q/A <3 thanks for dropping the vid!

  • Random Guy

    I guess it depends? Am I right or am I right?

  • OsamaBin Butt

    Can you please talk about saunas and how hot they should be since the one I use is only 80degress


    0:20 Is a sexual activity involving torture off the male genitals.

  • TheBurgerCow1

    So by "current evidence" you mean no evidence or research at all Then wtf is the point of the video. waste of time

  • Michael Roderick

    I have tried a few cbd products and they do seem to help with recovery time not much though. great vid my dude 👍💪

  • TheCooPeer

    But some celebs and buff dudes on instagram told me to use it! So I gotta spend loads of money on it, right?!?!?

  • SoberRS

    What i know from experience is getting the immediate munchies and craving high calorie foods and sugar is what has progressed my gym gains since ive been a hard gainer i couldent increase my appetite and stomache capacity naturally as ive tried for years. im 21

  • Jak Nori

    Ya fuckin druggo

  • Ronit Nayak

    It depends on if you're a fan of Popeyes Fried Chicken or not

  • Gopi Nath

    Motivational videos are better than pre-workouts seriously i smash weights

  • Sundance

    You guys really think some weed oil is gonna give you better gains? God you're dumb.

  • Mr Rnigah

    I bet u smoke weed
    So many videos related to weed

  • banx757

    I JUST bought some CBD oil. So glad you did this. Even if the answer is "It Depends".

  • Imean

    a video on periodization plsssssss

  • hood

    Total and utter bollox

  • 8lec Roe

    Can you make a video on the best way to gain muscle strength (mostly) and some muscle mass naturally (no protein supplements or other stuff)

  • Sculpin

    So your telling me I take cbd if I get drug tested for my work it might contain THC and I could fail the drug test and lose my employment although it specifically states it doesn't contain THC and won't come up in a test? I'm so fucked.

  • Hirsch Dobson

    You never cease to surprise me PictureFit

  • Yuma Super Silver

    I prefer THC in the form of a very strong indica after my super heavy sets especially on leg day.

  • erasmus gold

    So what you're telling me is that all my favourite fitness influencers are just trying to make money and arent telling me the truth????

  • marvin forrester

    Love your videos. Always straight to the point.


    What am I doing here at 2:00am while I have exams tomorrow??

    Edit : Thanks for 💓

  • Kfc Jrs

    My hand accidently smashed my wall now my hand hurt

  • Nikos Kont

    Spoiler alert: it's unclear

  • Patrick Reynolds

    Can you make a video on how it depends I’m really not sure

  • Lorenzo Kenway

    so bang preworkout

  • Toma K

    Can you talk about L-Carnitine? I heard about it helping and improving performance but I'm not sure

  • i love cbd

    I smoke some sativa before workout and iam super energic

  • jump body fitness JBF

    I found your channel since you was on 50k sub.. so fast your channel now near one million sub congregations for you buddy love you so much.. waiting to see your 10 million sub ❤️

  • SiBuX

    Legalise weed already, so we can research more about it. This will make it safer to consume and benefit the country economically.

  • PacificNorthWest Bear

    Good for pain relief. THC indica is great for hunger.

  • Jack

    And how can you take cbd without smoking it like diaz brothers :))

  • exiled tornado

    What about thc

  • kool guy

    Too many variations what weed how much what is the effect, thc or cbd effect you differently depending how you consume it how you feel when you consume it and what you do after

  • Evy Ju

    it such an overpriced shiz. I prefer good dose of sleep. CHEAPER and bulletproof. Or just use the real deal not this placebo stuff

  • SwiftSwrd

    With how little information we have given the claims of the breadth and degree of benefits from CBD oil, I suspect it's more the modern snake oil…

  • Kevin Navarro

    Do THC?

  • PictureFit

    Lots of THC questions, which is great! THC legalization is a bit trickier than CBD, however, which would mean that research is even more limited. I did cover some related info on weed in general a while back. Check them out if you can:

  • Renzo

    Can you look into betator??

  • MOI Ses

    Let me guess. IT ALL DEPENDS!

  • Bartok

    Well, I'm a frequent Cannabis user (Medicinal for ADHD) and I love this plant for giving me a more healthy view on the world. But it also helps very good with my sleep and eating behavior, so maybe you could say, it benefits the workout indirectly. But at the end it depends on the person, some people may get more lazy instead

  • TacticalLeo

    Hey man thank you for making this video. A bunch of powerlifters/strongman competitors that I follow on Instagram have been using CBD oils and protien powder for their workouts and it got me curious. Currently use it for anxiety so seeing someone else question it gave me some good vibes that I'm. Not the only one curious about its benefits of any for workouts

  • Ven

    Never bought it, seems like such a gimmick, especially when a lot of fitness influencers are sponsored by them and make the exact same posts..

  • Shul Bhat

    Great information in such less time 👍
    keep it up buddy

  • Krishna Bahadur

    Nate Vs Jorge.

  • kinda fat kinda strong

    Cbd is a bullshit craze

  • Wish Master

    All lies.

  • matthewweaverworks

    Great video. All parts of Cannabis should be legal! CBD has Less of a cognitive affect than coffee. CBD is great for relaxing muscles and relieving stress. CBD does not inhibit or interfere with cognitive/physical performance. There should be no restrictions on CBD usage just as there’s no restrictions on coffee usage especially in regards to DUIs. No idea to what extent it is used for fitness But I know it doesn’t hurt anything. There is no lethal dose for CBD or THC that is possible to achieve. Are used to take 50 mg of pure CBD before class in college without any interference.

    FYI: So far I only buy CBD and cannabis products from legal dispensaries. They are more regulated than the over-the-counter stuff you find at smoke shops. Maybe they’re both equally fine but I know I can trust the excessively over regulated cannabis dispensaries.

  • Xtreme

    Nate Diaz

  • matthewweaverworks

    CBD: It can’t hurt… literally. I’ve tried, still healthy AF. (Loved cannabis since 2007)

  • Andreas Panayiotou

    Let me guess

    It's depends.

  • Bro Kinglet

    I use to take it for awhile and didn’t notice a difference. Gym goer 3x a week

  • Sensėjus Faršas

    i smoke weed and after 1 hour i go to do workout, damnt workout is so fun and interesting, u just dont get bored of it, best workouts while easy high

  • bla bla bla bla

    Face reveal

  • G Coy

    Can’t wait for this to be called out as bullshit…and a complete gimmick.

  • Stranio34

    maybe in the future you should do a paper about it ;P

  • DNDN

    ترجم عربي

  • Bruce Wayne

    CBD isn’t the miracle drug a lot of people seem to make it out to be.

  • HailToTheKing

    Thcc like my gains

  • Tony Toni

    Make a video about power please

  • Michael Pace

    Save your money baby!


    I cant drive down the road without seeing a… we sell cbd lol

  • Bongole der

    you should also do a video about massageguns 🙂

  • Omin256 Kimb

    THC is bad for you.
    CBD is good for you.

  • Greg Chock

    Learn from vaping and let other people discover new kinds of diseases.

  • Ervinas Janavičius

    Can you make a video on smelling salts and their help in powerlifting & side effects?

  • Nishant Gupta

    Brian Shaw(4 X WSM) also has it. He promotes it so much on Instagram, sad it's all a sham, didn't expect it from him!

  • Дырявый котёл

    Absolutely useless video. Dislike and unsubscribe.

  • Randi Jo Blackwell

    Let's talk about how you need thc to activate some of the healing properties of CBD.

  • GoodSense

    Can you do the supplement GABA for muscle growth?

  • Mikey J

    I know it’s not the healthiest way to ingest cannabis, but I been chiefin nuggets for years. Haven’t missed one day of medicating. I like indicas because I do landscaping and it helps my body recover faster I feel. More cbd’s perhaps than in sativas? I think so my friends.

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