Benefits of Having Hemp Protein and CBD Before Bed

Benefits of Having Hemp Protein and CBD Before Bed

Gaining muscle while you sleep is the dream scenario. And with new research claiming that downing a protein shake before bed increases muscle gain, it's now easier than ever to make muscle building an absolute snoozefest.

Studies show drinking a protein shake before bed can increase muscle mass, improve energy, accelerate weight loss, and enhance sleep quality.

The benefits of CBD on sleep has also been well documented. When CBD is introduced to the ECS, it supports the effects of internally produced endocannabinoids as they bind with cannabinoid receptors (CB receptors) found throughout the brain, nervous system, organs, and muscles to help us get to sleep.

Read on to learn more about how hemp protein and CBD work synergistically to give you the ultimate night's rest! 

Builds and Preserves Muscles

Cosuming a protein and CBD at bedtime enhances overnight Muscle Protein Synthesis (MPS), a biochemical process crucial for building muscle mass. Our muscles constantly go through a cycle of MPS and MPB (Muscle Protein Breakdown), but prolonged resistance training accelerates MPB. Pre-sleep protein ingestion helps maintain a positive protein balance during this cycle, which is required for muscle building.

If you have enough protein and cannabinoids in your body before you go to bed, it improves your chances of preserving and building muscle at rest.

Improves Energy

According to a 2016 study, consuming 40 grams of protein in the form of a shake before bed promotes skeletal muscle adaptive response. Your adaptive response indicates endurance for rigorous exercising and resistance training. A protein supplement before you sleep enhances muscle repair and reconditioning, leading to increased strength.

And by promoting relaxation in the mind and body, CBD can help ease you into a deep and restful sleep where the recovery process can take place full-speed ahead. 

Accelerates Weight Loss

If you are trying to lose weight, consuming evo hemp Protein and evo hemp CBD Oil before bed helps you burn calories even as you sleep. This combo pushes your metabolism into overactivity. Your body needs more energy to absorb and digest the protein you washed down before sleeping. While consuming more energy, your body burns calories even as you sleep, leading to weight loss.

CBD may promote weight loss by reducing appetite, boosting metabolism, and encouraging the “browning” of fat cells.

Enhances Sleep Quality

Consuming hemp protein and CBD before bed promotes sleep by pushing the amino-acid tryptophan into your system. Tryptophan enhances the production of the happy hormone serotonin and the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin.

The endocannabinoid anandamide is produced in the brain, and binds with CB1 receptors throughout the ECS when the body is experiencing high levels of stress to help reduce restlessness and regulate mood.

Because CBD can support the calming effects of anandamide in the body, CBD can further calm the mind. And, as most of us know, a wired and nervous mind can be a huge hindrance to falling and staying asleep.

Soothes Feelings of Tension and Discomfort

A crick in the neck, sore muscles from a hard workout, or uncomfortable joints from a long day on your feet can also lead to sleepless nights as you toss and turn in a futile and frustrating attempt to find a comfortable position.

By targeting feelings of tension and stiffness in the muscles and joints, CBD’s natural soothing properties can help ease discomfort, providing much-needed relief to those sore spots keeping you from actually relaxing when your head hits the pillow.

A 2012 study showed consuming protein before bed minimizes soreness and repairs torn muscles from sports or resistance training.

How to Use Protein and CBD for Better Sleep

For ongoing sleep support, Hemp Protein and CBD should be taken consistently before bedtime.

There is no standard CBD dosage as everyone’s response is different, but you will want to start with at least a 10mg dose of CBD, and work your way up by 5-10 more mg of CBD at a time every week until you feel the desired effects.

You also will want to take Hemp Protein and CBD at around the same time each night to help you form healthy and consistent sleep habits during the first month, which play a big role in sleep quality.