5 Celebrities Who You Wouldn't Expect To Use CBD
CBD products have taken the world storm. Although the initial revelation in the 1960s of the advantages of CBD in the body did not create the financial boom everyone expected, the market for the substance has been rocketing over the years -- most likely because of the official recognition governments are giving to the stuff.
In 2018, CBD -- derived from industrial and well-regulated hemp plants -- was legalised on a federal level. Since then, public figures around the country -- as well as around the world have been coming out about their love for CBD products.
Among the list of famous people are household names like Jennifer Anniston and Ozzy Osbourne. It turns out, CBD is the ideal food supplement for people working in fast-paced, glitz and glamour industries.
What Do Celebrities Think About CBD
Loads of reports are coming in that CBD is helping feel relaxed, taking pressure from the heavy shoulders of celebrities who are constantly bombarded with social pressure to be a certain way as well as physical stress -- often on the road all the time or performing for hours and hours on end. In terms of celebrity athletes, CBD is something they use to remain competitive since it is associated with faster muscle recovery.
Is there any science to this?
CBD or cannabidiol is a cannabinoid -- the (unidentical) twin of endocannabinoids.
Endocannabinoids are substances that we produce in our body which help create a state of balance -- triggering cells to counter stress with various enzymes and chemical reactions that create harmony in the body. For example, it can counter inflammation with various anti-inflammation reactions.
Inflammation results in tension or tightness in muscles, this can include muscles in your head and neck and this subsequent tightness can affect your mental state.
The only difference between cannabidiol and the other various endocannabinoids is that cannabidiol is not found in the body - it is external and consumed.
It reacts with the same system in your body - triggering similar chemical reactions and generating a generally similar effect.
So, which famous people love CBD?
Boy have we got a fascinating list for you, spanning glamour models, rugged rockstars and monstrously scary fighters like Nate Diaz. People from all over the celebrity world are using CBD to improve the quality of their lives.
Alessandra Ambrosio Uses CBD To Help Her Sleep
‘It helps me sleep when I’m anxious’
The beautiful Alessandra Ambrosio -- who is one of Victoria Secret’s most famous models, revealed that CBD helps her get to sleep, especially when she is anxious.
I imagine being a model, with the amount of pressure they have to look good all the time, especially before a catwalk, is immense.
Although not an ‘I've got an essay assignment deadline tomorrow morning and I'm only 1% complete’ kind of pressure. Having to look good every day of the year would put a massive strain on you, which, as Alessandra informs us, causes her to lose out on vital sleep.
Anxiety in-fact is one of the biggest causes of sleep deprivation disorder or insomnia.
What Alessandra says here is becoming a truism. Reports are increasing that CBD is helping people get to sleep and these are supported by science which has shown that CBD can work to reduce anxiety.
Whoopi Goldberg Prefers CBD over THC
‘I feel like if you don’t want to get high, this is a product specifically just to get rid of discomfort’,
The Television sensation, author and comedian Whoopi Goldberg has professed to a secret love of CBD. In fact, she probably doesn’t realise that her love for CBD is quite a sensible one. Lots of people talk about how CBD is a great alternative to ‘getting high’ with Marijuana.
CBD -- which also can be found in Marijuana, is the part of the plant which doesn’t give you a ‘high’ because it is not psychotropic.
However, she failed to mention that CBD products are not just for people that don’t want to get high but also people who don’t want to risk legal penalties for carrying Marijuana. All commercial CBD products have to be derived from regulated hemp plants -- containing less than 0.3% CBD.
Nate Diaz Uses CBD to Recover
Nate Diaz, one of Connor McGregor's many nemeses in UFC, uses CBD to help recover his body. He vaguely said: ‘it’ll make your life a better place’.
In the past, Nate Diaz has caused momentary controversy: vaping in a press conference prior to his fights against McGregor at UFC 202. This raised suspicions that he was getting high in front of millions of viewers, including young influenceable children.
However, he responded by saying: ‘it’s CBD’ and that ‘it helps with the healing process and inflammation and stuff like that’.
Despite the ad hoc nature of his comment, Nate Diaz was making a serious, intelligible point. It is proven that CBD acts as an anti-inflammatory agent, stimulating reactions in the body which balance against the inflammation that occurs when muscles are put under stress.
Like many athletes, who are constantly tearing their muscles, Nate recognises the competitive advantage that comes from using CBD and recovering quicker. Less muscle ache means you can head to the gym quicker. It also means you can live your life with less soreness and ache, summed up in another one of Nate’s comments: ‘It’ll make your life a better place.’
Jennifer Anniston Loves Everything About CBD
Jennifer Anniston knows that CBD will always be there for you. Jennifer finds that CBD is a great helper in life, tackling: ‘pain, stress and anxiety’. In an interview with US Weekly, she also mentioned ‘it has all the benefits of Marijuana without the high’ -- referring to the non-psychoactive nature of CBD.
According to Planet Rock’s interview with Sharon Osbourne -- Ozzy Osbourne’s long-time best friend and wife, Ozzy uses CBD regularly as part of his recovery from Pneumonia which he caught this year.
“(Ozzy's) had a really tough year, really. It started off with flu, which went to bronchitis, which went to pneumonia,” Sharon said.
Ozzy, it turns out uses CBD as a light alternative to painkillers. Sharon said: “He’s off all of that. He had to have it after he was operated on last time. But now for pain, he has that CBD – or whatever it’s called - and he’s dealing with it that way.”
We all hope The Prince of Darkness, whose contribution to the heavy metal genre has been ineffable, will make a swift recovery. Keep vaping Ozzy and keep safe!
There is a huge amount of celebrities using CBD to make their lives more balanced. We have not included everyone here but shown that CBD is useful for all sorts of people, in all sorts of circumstances.