- Melissa McCarthy apparently used CBD oil on her feet to reduce the pain from her heels at the Oscars.
- There is growing evidence CBD oil can help with inflammation and pain.
- Several other celebrities have been embracing CBD oil in recent years, such as Mandy Moore and Michelle Williams.
- McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone later changed into matching Adidas tracksuits for the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party.
The Oscars are a long evening, and that means several hours in heels if you choose to wear them. Melissa McCarthy reportedly used CBD oil to combat the swelling and pain the shoes bring, according to Bustle.
E! Live From The Red Carpet special correspondents reported that McCarthy spread CBD oil all over her toes before walking onto the red carpet for the glamorous event, which took place at LA’s Dolby Theatre on Sunday. And judging from her pained-expression-free photos, it did the trick.
According to Page Six, 2019 is the year several other celebrities have been embracing CBD oil, such as Mandy Moore and Michelle Williams.
Rather than a gown, McCarthy chose to wear an elegant white top complete with cape, paired with black, wide-leg trousers, which neatly concealed her heels.
But to get more comfortable, McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone later changed into matching Adidas tracksuits for the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party.
According to Medical News Today, CBD does not produce a “high” like another active ingredient in cannabis called THC. Rather, it can have influences on the body to “use its own endocannabinoids more effectively.”
“CBD stops the body from absorbing anandamide, a compound associated with regulating pain,” the article reads.
“So, increased levels of anandamide in the bloodstream may reduce the amount of pain a person feels. Cannabidiol may also limit inflammation in the brain and nervous system, which may benefit people experiencing pain, insomnia, and certain immune-system responses.”
CBD oil is growing in popularity, and being used to treat ailments from pain and inflammation, to epilepsy and acne. Right now, a lot of the reported benefits are anecdotal because the regulations differ from country to country, and in the case of the US, from state to state.
There is still a taboo attached to cannabis products for some people, and so they are reluctant to be too open about using it, even when it’s for health reasons. And if people aren’t coming forward about how they use cannabis products, the data isn’t there to make informed conclusions about the effects.
Research on cannabis products is still in its infancy, but there have been some successful studies in human cells and mice. For example, one study from 2009 discussed how cannabinoids can be used as anti-inflammatory drugs, while another published in the journal Oncogene found that CBD could boost pancreatic cancer treatments. CBD is also being used in a number of trials to try and treat psychosis.