CBD’s popularity has been climbing as people turn to it for a variety of wellness benefits, including better sleep, improved mood and pain relief, says Rhode Island physician and CBD specialist Lucille Vega, MD. CBD can be found in many forms, but as a physician, Dr. Vega prefers CBD oil because of its versatility. “CBD oils from the hemp plant are designed to take sublingually (under the tongue),” says Dr. Vega. However, “There have been many instances where folks apply it directly to the skin to soothe an ache in a pinch when CBD topicals are not available.” Before applying CBD oil to the skin, Dr. Vega recommends doing a patch test on the inner arm to see how you react.
CBD is one of the 100-plus naturally occurring compounds found in the cannabis plant, explains cbdMD. “CBD is abundantly found in hemp (essentially a cousin of marijuana),” says Dr. Vega. THC and CBD are the cannabinoids that tend to get the most attention. “THC stands for tetrahydrocannabinol but often commonly refers to Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol. THC is a cannabinoid molecule in cannabis that’s been recognized to be the main psychoactive ingredient that causes people to feel high or stoned,” says Dr. Vega. “CBD is chemically similar to THC but does not have the psychoactive effects that THC does.”
As everyone has become more comfortable using CBD, celebrities have gotten more comfortable sharing how they use it to their benefit. From body ache to anxiety relief, these stars love having CBD in their life.
Jane Fonda uses CBD to turn off the noise
Jane Fonda previously told us she turns to CBD to turn off the noise and help her sleep. “Years ago, I was taking a very low-dose sleeping pill, and my very, very hip good doctor said, ‘I think you should stop.’ I took the sleeping pill and I got sleep, but I always had to take a nap. I was filming Grace & Frankie, and always during the lunch break—which was only a half-hour long—I’d have to sleep. He said, ‘I want you to get off it and switch to CBD.”
Brooke Shields counts on CBD to help her sleep
“With all that I’m doing these days, whether it be at home or at work, at times it can be really hard to turn my mind off at night to even allow myself to fall asleep. I think a lot of people can relate to that feeling because we all juggle so many things,” Brooke Shield previously told us. After folding CBD into her routine, Shields “quickly found that [she] was able to make that transition to sleep much faster and easier.”
Mandy Moore uses CBD oil on her feet
Mandy Moore previously told Coveteur she used CBD oil on her feet ahead of wearing heels for an extended time. At the 2018 Golden Globes, the star set out to try the hack. When she had asked her stylist for “some kind of numbing cream,” the expert pointed to CBD oil. “So it could be a really exciting evening! I could be floating this year,” says Moore.
Kim Kardashian says CBD “saved her life”
When People asks how Kim Kardashian does it all, she admits, “It is exhausting. I just say CBD. [laughs] But I do…that has gotten me through a lot.” After using CBD for a few months, Kardashian says, “It’s saved my life.” She notes that it’s especially beneficial when it comes to sleep. “I will just use a little bit and fall asleep [laughs]. I don’t think I would take a Xanax or an Ambien again.”
Alessandra Ambrosio uses CBD to melt away stress and anxiety
Model Alessandra Ambrosio has a high-stress career, especially when she has a big event coming up. “The most important thing to do [to prep for the Victoria’s Secret Show] is to sleep eight hours the night before,” she tells Well + Good. “It’s hard because the mind gets anxious, so I try CBD oil, and I think it helps.”
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