Are you curious to know what Celebrities use and advocate CBD products? Well, join us as we take a look at some big names with interesting stories about why they use and support Cannabidiol for better health and welfare...
Michael J. Fox
The famous 80's and 90's actor was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease at the age of 29 and set up The Michael J. Fox Foundation, a charity dedicated to finding a cure. The largest non-profit foundation researching Parkinson's has included some small studies into the use of CBD treatment of Parkinson's symptoms. Michael uses CBD oil and related products to manage the side effects of the disease and has said; "‘If there is anything working with CBD Oil has shown me, it’s that there is always hope. Even for the hopeless."
CBD has been reported to help suffers from Parkinson's Disease by its ability to release more dopamine in the brain which aids greater mobility of movement, less involuntary shaking, muscle seizures and also pain reduction in joints. There have been a number of studies on Cannabidiol for Parkinson's Disease and we hope that Michael and his foundation can find a cure, with or without CBD.
One of the world's most recognisable actresses, Whoopi has been an advocate for CBD for some time and even set up her own CBD product company in 2008. The award-winning actress uses CBD to aid stress and anxiety caused by a hectic lifestyle in showbiz and has also said she found respite from pain caused by Glaucoma and monthly menstruation aches, commonly using a CBD vape pen.
The voice of reason and an incredible actor, Morgan Freeman has become an advocate for CBD due to personal use after a serious car accident in 2008. He suffered severe nerve damage in his left shoulder and developed Fibromyalgia. He uses CBD to reduce the pain and has said he can't live without it. Fibromyalgia is a common ailment that people are using CBD for and we will focus on this more in depth in a separate article very soon.
The actor and comedian may be commonly associated with 'pot-friendly' movies, but did you know he has become an advocate for CBD and lobbied for CBD laws to be relaxed? He was inspired after his mother-in-law was diagnosed with early stages of Alzheimer's Disease. There have been over a dozen research papers published (like this one) on CBD treating Alzheimer's and Dementia with a potential to even reverse the disease. However, more multi-phase studies are required to support early research.
The actress most notable for her role in the sitcom Friends, told US Wekkly; "CBD helps with pain, stress and anxiety, it has all the benefits of Marijuana without the high".
As we have already reported, Hollywood actress, Olivia Wilde has been an advocate for Lord Jones Pain & Wellness Formula Body Lotion, which she uses to eradicate pain in her neck caused from a hectic workload from performing in a play on Broadway for six months. Other celebs who have also reported to have used Lord Jones CBD products are Katy Perry, Busy Phillipps, Jessica Seinfeld, Amy Schumer and Mandy Moore.
2018 has certainly seen a rise in celebrity endorsements for CBD products and long may it continue. We will try and update this article with more information but if you feel like we have missed something or want to discuss CBD use in more detail then please join us on our CBD Forum.