CBD has seen an explosion in use over recent years and some of the world’s best-known celebrities have undeniably got in on the act too. After all, who doesn’t love a wellness trend?
As you might already know, CBD or cannabidiol, is a compound found in cannabis plants that doesn’t contain psychoactive properties that will enable you to get ‘high’ and many famous faces swear by its alleged positive effects on their body and mind.
So, who is taking it? What are they taking it for and what kinds of CBD do they prefer? Let's find out.
Businesswoman, model, influencer, reality star and socialite, Kim Kardashian West, isn’t backwards in coming forward about professing her love for CBD products. She may have more than 250 million followers on Instagram and an estimated net worth of more than $1billion, but that doesn’t mean she can get a good night’s sleep any more than anyone else. However, she professes that CBD has transformed this area of her life, saying:
“It’s saved my life. Even to sleep at night. I like the gummies. I will just use a little bit and fall asleep. I don’t think I would take a Xanax or an Ambien again.”
CBD gummies are flavoured gummy sweets which contain a set amount of CBD each, so dosing is controlled by the strength of the gummy and the number you choose to consume. They come in a variety of different flavours and types. So, whether you’re a fan of fizzy or fruity, you can find CBD gummies that will float your boat.
Undisputed champ, Josh Taylor, was due to defend his WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO belts against Catterall on December 18, but the fight has been pushed back until February 26 after Taylor picked up a knee injury during training.
To help him through his recovery process, Josh has partnered with us here at Orange County CBD to prepare him for what is set to be one of the biggest boxing events ever seen on Scottish soil - and has been very vocal about the benefits of CBD as an athlete, saying:
“I’d heard so many things about the benefits of CBD that I just decided to give it a try and it really helps me to relax. I’m so highly strung in training camp and tend to overthink things - but CBD helps me to chill out and put the brakes on a little bit.
“It also helps me when my mind is working overtime, so I take CBD to help me to relax and get a good night's sleep"
A few years back, Kristen bell was introduced to the CBD world through her hairstylist. After a long day, her hairstylist rubbed a CBD product on her shoulders, this instantly relaxed her and sparked an interest in the products.
Kristen then entered the CBD space 2 years ago, bringing out her own CBD skincare line. She wanted the products to be something men and women can use, with clean and vegan ingredients.
From this, she believes she got in the industry at the perfect time due to the pandemic, saying:
“This pandemic was when I needed CBD in my life the most,” says the actor, entrepreneur, and producer via Zoom from her home in Los Angeles. “The goal was to provide a way to turn down the volume of your life.”
Actor and filmmaker and, let’s face it, Hollywood royalty, Tom Hanks is more than happy to go on record about his use of CBD and how he believes it has helped him, mostly with his anxiety but also with pain. Tom Hanks
“The first time I ever tried CBD was to help soothe my anxiety. I was fed up with taking various pills to try and make me ‘better’... It wasn't how I wanted to live my life anymore. So I gave CBD oil a try. It was a huge relief for me to feel like myself, yet the edge was gone. A bonus to the whole thing was the relief from various aches and pains I have. Especially the arthritis in my knees. It immediately alleviated 90% of my pain” .... “The benefits of CBD oil are unlike anything any pill or medication can do.”
CBD oil is a popular way to take CBD and is available in many different strengths, as well as a variety of flavours, including mint, cherry and apple. Coming with a pipette for accurate dosing, CBD oil can be taken as drops under the tongue or added to your favourite food and drink.
While Whoopi Goldberg had her own CBD company with a partner Maya, which sadly closed down. Although this closed down, Whoopi Goldberg is still an advocate for CBD.
Emphasising on menstrual cramps, Whoopi believes that CBD really helped her lifestyle as a woman, saying:
“When I was younger, I realized it helped my cramps, and I’ve had a good relationship with it since.”
The 50 shades of grey star has just as much trouble sleeping, especially on a plane, as the rest of us!
She is known to consume CBD oil and shouts about the fact that it helps to knock her into a deep sleep, which is essential for her to feel fresh the next day. Alongside this, she has explained how this has helped her with panic attacks and her anxiety.
She’s also devoted to using sublingual CBD drops to summon sleep during travel, saying:
“I try to knock myself out on planes; otherwise my whole world falls apart.”
Anthony and Sergio Pettis
Anyone who is into their Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and UFC will know these brothers. Based in the US, they are regularly seen using CBD vapes which they claim helps their recovery after fights. Anthony says:
"CBD is an integral part of my training and post-fight regimen expediting my body's natural healing process." Sergio adds, "Rather than relying on potentially damaging anti-inflammatories like Tylenol and Advil, I have been turning to CBD and seeing incredible results with no side effects."
Martha Stewart now owns her own CBD company in which she focuses on oils, gummies and softgels.
She constantly talks about the benefits of CBD and how it is a natural way to manage stress and anxiety. Alongside this she uses the oil drops to help her sleep.
"CBD is a natural way to manage life's difficulties,"
“The thing that really helps me are the oil drops that I have at night, before bed. I just put a couple droppers of the blood orange or Meyer lemon under my tongue."
The blink 182 drummer Travis Barker has launched a CBD company which focuses on 3 main areas; sleep, maintenance and recovery.
Being a drummer who tours a lot, Barker found that CBD was the best thing he could find to help him recover alongside helping him sleep. The adrenaline after a show led to an addiction of Nyquil to help him relax, which led to him seeking out a more natural method of winding down. This is when he discovered CBD and all of it’s benefits.
"I started to notice that recovery was an issue, especially touring for months [and] doing five to six shows a week. And the process became like, ‘How do I feel with recovery?’ I tried everything from cryotherapy to massage therapy,” Barker recalls, “but CBD was like the best kind of result that I got.”
The musician says the “adrenaline running” after a show or being in the studio all night would keep him up, and while he’s had his fair share of vices to turn to in the past, Barker says he was actively looking for more “natural ways to wind down.” That’s when he discovered CBD.
The former heavyweight boxing champion is very vocal about what he believes are the benefits of CBD for athletes, calling it “the miracle oil”. Tyson has publicly stated that he uses CBD products for training and both before and after fights.
Whether you’re an occasional gym-goer or a professional athlete, the chances are that you’ve experienced some pretty nasty aches and pains in the days following a hard workout. CBD muscle rub is a way to apply cannabinoids topically to an area either before or after a workout.
Other celebrity fans of CBD include Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman and Patrick Stewart, who all claim that they take it for a wide variety of reasons.
Whether you're a star-studded celebrity or as salt-of-the-earth as they come, there are people all over the world who use this incredible compound to improve their lives. Whatever your needs may be there's sure to be a CBD solution for you.