5 Celebrities Who Swear By CBD
With the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill in the United States, there has been a rise in product development of CBD. CBD is a naturally occurring compound found in the hemp plant, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant. Unlike THC, the main psychoactive compound derived from the cannabis plant, CBD does not produce the “high” that is often associated with cannabis. Rather, CBD is allegedly responsible for helping with a number of physical and mental ailments such as inflammation, pain, nausea, depression, anxiety and more. The compound can be consumed in several different forms including, but not limited to, tinctures, topical solutions, edible gummies or chocolates and vapes. Because of the perceived benefits, CBD has become popular amongst celebrities in its various forms.
Many athletes, actors, television personalities, models and singers have been outspoken about their CBD use for a variety of reasons. Hollywood has taken to CBD as a method of pain management, a cure for anxiety, an ingredient in favorite beauty products and more. In particular, the 5 celebrities listed below have been advocates for CBD, and swear by their favorite CBD products.
Kim Kardashian credits a reduction in stress to her use of CBD products. The star is more than a reality TV personality -- Kardashian is a mother of four, a businesswoman and is currently studying to become a lawyer. According to the celebrity, she started using CBD when she began feeling the stress of having her fourth baby and beginning law school. She turned to CBD products, such as gummies, to help calm her anxiety. She even had a CBD-themed baby shower in April 2019 to celebrate the upcoming birth of her son, Psalm. The party featured a CBD-infused chocolate fountain, massages using CBD oil and CBD kombucha, amongst other CBD treats.
Morgan Freeman, American actor and film narrator, is also known to advocate for CBD. In 2008 Freeman was in a life-threatening motor vehicle accident. As a result of his injuries, the actor developed fibromyalgia, a chronic condition characterized by pain in the muscles and bones. Freeman turned to plant-based medicine to cope with the pain and discomfort suffered as a result of his disorder. Some researchers believe that CBD has anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties that may benefit people suffering from chronic pain.
Jennifer Aniston, widely known for her role in the sitcom Friends, openly endorses CBD for its pain, stress and anxiety-reduction benefits. The celebrity says that CBD gives her all the physical and mental benefits of marijuana without the psychoactive effects, otherwise known as the “high.” CBD is increasingly recognized as a natural alternative that can be used to manage pain and anxiety. Although Aniston has not been specific about which products she uses, there are a number of CBD products on the market that can help with pain, stress and anxiety.
Actor and comedian Seth Rogen is known for his care-free attitude toward marijuana and CBD, both in his films and in his personal life. In the spring of 2019, the actor announced his foray into the cannabis industry. Rogen’s inspiration for his new venture comes from years of education and first-hand experience. The company, Houseplant, was formed in partnership with Canadian cannabis company Canopy Growth. Canopy is not new to celebrity partnerships. They recently announced a partnership with Martha Stewart to create a line of CBD products. Rogen has also been an advocate for the use of CBD in treating patients with Alzheimer’s disease.
Whoopi Goldberg is an outspoken advocate for the legalization of cannabis and cannabis products. The actress, along with partner Maya Elisabeth, even has a line of CBD and THC infused products specifically meant to help women through discomfort related to menstruation. The line features a CBD-infused body butter that is meant to help alleviate period-related pain, as well as other muscular discomfort. The products in their line contain both THC and CBD and while some are psychoactive, others do not have any psychoactive properties. The goal is to introduce women to natural alternatives such as CBD instead of their usual over-the-counter pain medication.
CBD continues to rise in popularity as a natural way to cope with stress, pain, seizures and more. Many celebrities support the use of CBD, promoting CBD as a treatment for a range of conditions. Athletes are turning to cannabinoids as a way to relieve muscle pain, actresses like Mandy Moore and Olivia Wilde are using CBD products to help relieve their aching bodies after a long performance and models like Alessandra Ambrosio are turning to CBD to ensure a good night’s sleep before fashion shows. Several other celebrities, such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Mike Tyson, are entering the CBD industry with new product lines or new businesses. With celebrities advocating for CBD, CBD products are sure to continue to grow in popularity.