It’s always interesting to take a look into the everyday lives of movie stars. It can be useful to see what choices they are making as well. Movie stars are people just like us, able to make mistakes and poor decisions. But still, they have access to money, information, and specialists that we can only dream about. Therefore, when many movie stars start following a particular health trend, that’s worth taking into consideration.
Among the latest trends is the use of CBD oil. CBD, or cannabidiol, is a natural hemp extract that has anxiolytic, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties. Here are some movie stars that have already started using and promoting the substance.
1 – Whoopi Goldberg
Back in 2016, Whoop Goldberg partnered with Maya Elisabeth to create Whoopi & Maya Medical Cannabis, a California company focused on producing medical marijuana products targeted at people suffering from menstrual pain. The company ceased to operate in February of 2020, due to a dispute between the co-founders.
But Whoopi was and continues to be an advocate for the use of medical marijuana. And before the end of the company, they included CBD products in their lineup. CBD is typically extracted from hemp, and hemp is the legal name given to any strand of marijuana that contains 0.3% THC or less. With its analgesic properties, CBD is the main reason why medical marijuana helps reduce menstrual cramps, so it made sense for Whoopi’s company to start selling CBD once the substance started gaining public recognition.
2 – Gwyneth Paltrow
An actress and an entrepreneur, Gwyneth Paltrow made waves in the CBD industry when her lifestyle brand started offering beauty products containing CBD as one of its ingredients. Through the Goop brand, the actress helped bring CBD into the mainstream, and normalize its use among a demographic that might have associated CBD with weed culture otherwise.
3 – Olivia Wilde
Many actors will tell you that they don’t have real jobs, but the truth is that acting can be quite taxing on your body. That’s something Olivia Wilde experienced firsthand after she spent six months performing a play on Broadway. As a result of the physical effort — and the stress, presumably — she found herself suffering from bad back and neck pain. She also found that her neck was stiff and tense.
In an interview, the actress stated that CBD helped her deal with those problems without needing to rely on painkillers.
4 – Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston stated in an interview that she uses CBD for all the classical reasons. It helps her deal with pain, stress, and anxiety. The actress never specified what CBD product she uses to get these effects, but CBD oil and vaping CBD are two of the most common delivery methods.
5 – Montel Williams
The former actor and TV host not only promotes CBD products, but he’s also one of the stars who has invested in his own CBD brand. Williams discovered CBD when looking for ways to treat his multiple sclerosis. Science has yet to determine whether CBD can help treat that condition, but Williams clearly found it effective enough to invest money on the substance.