Most of us are influenced by what the biggest celebrity names are doing – whether or not we like to admit it. From athletes to actors, influencers to musicians… personalities from all areas of celebville are lauding the power of CBD oil and taking to the stage to tell people why they endorse this powerful natural botanical. But which stars are fans of using CBD oil, and who are the biggest advocates of incorporating CBD into their healthy lifestyles? We take a look and explore this popular wellness trend to see which celebrities are using CBD oil (and why it’s the hottest trend to come out of the health and wellbeing industry for years…)
Athletes That Use CBD Oil
There is an exciting new and natural market emerging within elite sporting circles and that is the use of CBD in sport. From pre-match nerves to aiding recovery, athletes use CBD oil for all manner of reasons. Thanks to the recent landmark ruling that CBD is not a prohibited substance in the Tokyo Olympics, athletes are able to use CBD oil more comfortably (and confidently) than ever before. Numerous world-class sportsmen and women have been incorporating CBD oil into their fitness regimes so let’s look at which athletes and sporting personalities use CBD oil and how it fortifies their active lifestyles:
Who? Megan Rapinoe is a professional footballer who won the title of Best FIFA Women’s Player in 2019 and is captain of the American United States National team. She won gold with the national team at the 2012 London Summer Olympics and also played for the team at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup where the U.S. finished in second place. She is the first player, male or female, to score a goal directly from a corner at the Olympic Games!
Why Does Megan Rapinoe Use CBD? Megan is one of the most prevalent advocates of CBD in the sporting world and often speaks about how CBD is a natural wellness solution to help her recover more quickly and perform at her best. She says, “CBD has become part of my all-natural recovery system that I use throughout the day to help with pain and inflammation, stabilize my mood and get better sleep. Instead of taking Advil or other pain management meds, I’ve almost exclusively substituted with CBD products,”
Who? Mike Tyson is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1985 to 2005. Although his behaviour both outside and inside the ring has been controversial (to say the least!), he is largely considered to be one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time.
Why Does Mike Tyson Use CBD? Mike Tyson has called CBD oil a “miracle oil”. He says, “I’ve been fighting for over 20 years, and my body has a lot of wear and tear, I had two surgeries and I used marijuana to calm my nerves, and it would take the pain away”. He is such an advocate of the herbal supplement that he has launched his own CBD-infused water company and plans are afoot to make an ‘adult theme park complete with lazy river’ focused around cannabis and the related products.
Who? This professional award-winning MMA fighter from London has been trained in judo and boxing since he was four years old. Alex leapt to fame when he was chosen to star in the 2020 sports action film ‘Cagefighter, Worlds Collide’.
Why Does Alex Montagnani Use CBD? Alex says, “The way that CBD has affected my training has been amazing, it’s really helped with recovery, it’s made me have such an amazing night’s sleep which I have been missing and just in general you know, it’s great… it means that I can train and get back in the gym even quicker than before, and because I’m recovering quicker, it means that my strength and everything is just improving, on a dramatic level.” Perhaps unsurprisingly considering the amount of physical strain they put on their bodies, Mixed Martial Arts athletes have been some of the most vocal supporters of CBD.
Who? James is an English former rugby union player who played for Wasps RFC and Northampton Saints as well as internationally for England. He featured in the TV show “I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here” in 2019 and is married to Chloe Madeley (daughter of Richard and Judy). He has had three health and fitness books published, runs a gym facility in Bath and is a fixture on the House of Rugby Podcast.
Why Does James Haskell Use CBD? James swears by CBD as a vital supplement to help maintain a high level of fitness in his successful rugby career. He says, “The taboo, misconceptions and unclear answers…of the CBD World is confusing and a bit like the wild west” James has partnered with fellow rugby professional Ben Franks who says, “We like to take CBD both in the morning and evening or before and after training sessions. It has definitely supported both of our intense Rugby careers and will continue to support that including James’ new path into MMA. I first started using CBD after a concussion when my friend recommended using it and have kept on using it to this day”
Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff
Who? Freddie Flintoff is an MBE and former international cricketer, serving as England captain before he retired from test cricket at the end of the 2009 Ashes. He has since become a successful television and radio presenter and is the face of BBC’s Top Gear.
Why Does Freddie Flintoff Use CBD? Few top athletes have been so open when it comes to their personal struggles, both physically and mentally, in and out of the game. Freddie has admitted that he can’t get enough CBD-infused nut butter and he uses it as a post-workout protein hit and health supplement. He says, “CBD oil nut butter. This is so good!”
Who? Gerry Lester Watson Jr. (or “Bubba” as he is known) is a professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. One of the few left-handed golfers on tour, this American golfing star is a multiple major champion with victories at the Masters Tournament in both 2012 and 2014.
Why Does Bubba Watson Use CBD? Bubba’s successful golfing career has often been plagued with anxiety. He couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel but credits CBD with helping him to find that light. He said, “I had a lot of noise in my head and thought I was going to die… For me it was about how I create longevity in the game of golf and spending time with my kids running around. CBD was easily a fit for me”.
Who? US footballer Carli Lloyd is a two-time Olympic gold-medalist (2008 and 2012) and four-time Olympian. She has made more than 300 appearances for the national team and is a hero of women’s football.
Why Does Carli Lloyd Use CBD? Carli is a huge advocate of using CBD in sport. She first used CBD when she had a knee injury and through a combination of creams, CBD oils, and sprays as part of her daily routine, she found instant relief. She said: “I’m all about routine. I’m all about listening to my body, and taking care of my body. CBD just plays into what I’m about”.
Actors That Use CBD Oil
CBD is becoming a firm fixture in the health and wellbeing space and is loved by anyone looking for a natural plant-based way to improve their wellness. There are so many celebrities who endorse this powerful botanical and we look at some of them below:
Michael J Fox
Who? Beginning his film career in the 70s, Michael J Fox starred in numerous iconic Hollywood movies such as Back to the Future and Teen Wolf before being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement) in 1991 at the age of 29. He continued acting but is also a huge supporter of finding a cure for Parkinson’s and has raised nearly £1bn for research in the two decades since his diagnosis.
Why Does Michael J Fox Use CBD? If you’re looking for celebrities who endorse CBD, then Michael J Fox is probably the most famous and well-known CBD advocate. He founded the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) which aims to research and find a treatment for this crippling disease. One management treatment that MJFF focuses on is medical marijuana—particularly the use of CBD oil. Michael J. Fox reportedly uses CBD to manage some of his symptoms. He says, “If there is anything working with CBD oil has shown me, it’s that there is always hope. Even for the hopeless”.
Who? Tom Hanks is perhaps one of the most recognisable and most loved actors in the world. He is widely regarded as an American icon and has made a multitude of blockbuster films throughout his film career which spans five decades.
Why Does Tom Hanks Use CBD Oil? Tom has been very vocal about using CBD for his anxiety and how it has helped him with his acting career. Tom even teamed up with Cornell University to study how CBD can help those with Type 2 Diabetes, an illness he was diagnosed with at the age of 36. He says, “The first time I ever tried CBD was to help soothe my anxiety. I was fed up with taking various pills to try and make me ‘better’… It wasn’t how I wanted to live my life anymore. So I gave CBD oil a try. A bonus to the whole thing was the relief from various aches and pains I have. Especially the arthritis in my knees. It immediately alleviated 90% of my pain.”
Who? Morgan Freeman is one of America’s most successful actors and is renowned for his distinctively deep voice. Along with numerous awards and accolades for his on-screen performances, Freeman is also a political and environmental activist who turned his 124-acre ranch into a bee sanctuary in July 2014, starting with 26 beehives.
Why Does Morgan Freeman Use CBD Oil? After suffering a life-threatening car crash in 2008, Morgan Freeman developed fibromyalgia and suffers from chronic pain. Since then the legendary actor has been using CBD products in his quest for natural pain relief and he is a major advocate of this powerful botanical.
Who? Whoopi Goldberg is an American actor, author, comedian, and television personality who has appeared in countless productions both on screen and on stage. She has achieved numerous accolades and is one of only sixteen entertainers to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Academy and a Tony award, and the only black woman to have achieved all four awards.
Why Does Whoopi Goldberg Use CBD? Whoopi is a big CBD advocate and passionate about how CBD can help women – especially focusing on women of menopausal age to help with painful and unsettling symptoms. When asked about using CBD, Whoopi said “Every new market we are able to expand into is a victory for women looking for relief from pain and menstrual discomfort.”
Who? Much-loved actress who played Rachel in the popular sitcom ‘Friends’ and star of a multitude of blockbuster Hollywood movies, Jennifer Aniston is also a businesswoman and producer. She was married to Hollywood movie star Brad Pitt and is one of the world’s most highly-paid actresses.
Why Does Jennifer Aniston Use CBD? 49 years old and looking better than ever, Aniston told US Weekly, “CBD helps with pain, stress and anxiety. It has all the benefits of marijuana without the high.”
Influencers That Use CBD
The stigma around CBD is slowly but surely lifting and people have stopped asking ‘Does CBD get you high?’, (it doesn’t) and instead are realising its many uses. Whether you are seeking a natural organic remedy or ethically sourced plant-based care, CBD can help you feel more natural and balanced in body and mind. These influential personalities are happy to testify accordingly!
Who? British television and radio presenter Fearne has branched into the wellness space with her popular ‘Happy Place’ podcast regularly topping the podcast charts with over 40million downloads (and counting).
Why Does Fearne Cotton Use CBD? Fearne has a longstanding love of alternative therapies and has become a pioneer in the wellness space via her best-selling books and Happy Place festivals. Her public battles with panic attacks and PTSD has led to her using CBD and advocating the herbal supplement on her social media.
Who? Founder of the breast cancer charity CoppaFeel, author and living with incurable cancer since 2019. Kris is also an ambassador of our brand EthicaCBD, something of which we are most proud.
Why Does Kris Hallenga Use CBD? Kris said that she was frustrated that there was such a lack of info about using CBD because she knew that the hemp plant had certain benefits, it was just a matter of tapping into them in a clean, measured and informed way. She says, “There are so many CBD products out there in the marketplace that you have to be careful about which you choose because it’s not always clear what is put in them. I have been using CBD skincare by EthicaCBD and it’s why my skin has been looking so glowy recently”
Who? One of the richest, most famous ‘personalities’ in the media world, American socialite, model, businesswoman, producer and actress Kim Kardashian regularly makes the ‘top 100 influential people’ lists.
Why Does Kim Kardashian Use CBD? Kim is such a fan of the natural health supplement that her recent baby shower theme was ‘CBD and meditation’. Famed for being so ‘extra’, Kim had a CBD-infused chocolate fountain, free CBD massages for all the guests to relieve tightness and strains, and the decadent floral bouquets included hemp plants. Kim has often gone on the record saying that CBD has “saved her life”, that it helps her sleep, and that she is “obsessed with CBD beauty products”.
Who? British photographer, serial entrepreneur and talented film director Greg Williams began his career as a war photographer before moving into film and editorial work which has been featured in Vogue Italia, GQ, Vanity Fair and Esquire.
Why Does Greg Williams Use CBD? “I take CBD every day,” says Mr Williams when speaking to Mr Porter. “I’m a real believer. I feel the happiest and most content I’ve been in years”.
Who? Meg Mathews is an activist and entrepreneur. She rose to fame in the nineties when she married Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher. In 2019 she launched MegsMenopause.com which is a platform dedicated to breaking the stigma around menopause.
Why Does Meg Mathews Use CBD? When Meg turned 50 she began to experience menopausal symptoms. She was shocked at the lack of support and understanding shown to women during this time and made it her mission to break the silence surrounding this time in women’s lives. She says, “Not long after taking CBD oil, I noticed that I was feeling much calmer and less anxious. For me, the worst kind of anxiety is the anxiety that has no root cause; feeling anxious for no reason at all was one of the worst things about my menopause experience. Three months on and I can honestly say that my anxiety levels have dropped to practically nothing”.
Whether or not we choose to admit it, many of us are influenced by what the biggest celebrity names are doing and so looking at which celebrities use CBD oil is a very interesting activity. There are no doubt countless others who use CBD but just haven’t spoken openly about it, and we hope that as CBD hits the mainstream we’ll see many more influential people harnessing the potential of this powerful natural botanical.