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? Why are they taking it and how are they taking it?
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.
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 with his anxiety primarily, but also with pain.
“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 drinks or food if you prefer.
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 as well as using CBD in other ways, 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," and 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."
CBD e-liquid or vape juice is one way to take CBD which comes in a wide range of different flavours, such as various fruits, menthol or even lemon tart! They vary in strength so you can easily manage your dose.
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 strenuous activity. 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 claim that they take it for a wide variety of reasons.