Kim Kardashian West remains one of the most well-known celebrities in the world, and now, it’s no secret that she loves CBD. She has gone on the record multiple times saying that CBD has saved her life, helps her sleep, and she is obsessed with CBD beauty products. She has even gone so far as to host a CBD-themed baby shower, to help educate her friends and family about what it can do for you.
She’s quick to say she doesn’t use marijuana – CBD’s cousin that’s known for producing intoxicating effects and making you feel high. Instead, she uses CBD because it doesn’t leave you feeling high, yet still provides relaxation and makes it easier to sleep.
In an interview with People, she said, “I got into CBD a few months ago. It’s saved my life. Even to sleep at night. I like gummies. I will just a little bit and fall asleep. I don’t think I would take a Xanax or an Ambien again.”
Kim Kardashian is a mother of four kids, currently in law school. ON top of this, she has her reality show, business ventures, and red carpet appearances with husband Kanye West. She admits her life is exhausting but maintains her use of CBD has made it easier to get through it all.
But beyond the gummies for sleep and relaxation, Kardashian has also turned to beauty products, such as CBD face cream, as part of her routine. Why? CBD is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, which relieve pain, reduce swelling, and relieve irritation. When added to beauty products, it helps to heal irritation, balance oil, moisturize the skin, and minimize signs of aging.
Kim Kardashian has a strong social media presence with more than 130 million followers – the 130 million is just on Instagram alone. She took to Instagram and told the world she is “obsessed with CBD and everything.” Her praise for CBD is helping it become an even bigger part of pop culture.
People are always looking to her for recommendations about beauty products, so when she endorses a product, lots of people listen. She posted a photo of a luxury beauty hamper and declared her love for CBD with a caption that read, “Everyone that knows me knows I am obsessed with CBD everything. This is not an ad. Lol, my fav right now is @pellequr. It’s a slave that helps treat skin conditions and irritation. She uses it to address her psoriasis and red patches on her skin.
Kim Kardashian is one of many celebrities obsessed with CBD for all its therapeutic benefits. Kristen Bell, Emma Roberts, Julia Roberts, and Selma Blair have all come forward talking about their experiences with CBD and how helpful it has been for them.
The reality is that many of the best CBD products that cater to celebrity clientele, like the Pellequr CBD salve (it’s from the Pellequr Spa) are priced out of reach for the average consumer. Treatments at the spa, for instance, can cost several hundred dollars, depending on what you go for.
Instead of relying on those high dollar products, you can find many CBD products – gummies, CBD oil, lotions, salves, and more, at more affordable prices for the same high quality. And why would you want to? Why are celebrities so obsessed with CBD and all it has to offer?
Studies have shown it is beneficial for the treatment of a number of conditions from chronic pain to depression and anxiety.
Test-tube studies show that CBD oil prevents sebaceous gland cells from excreting too much sebum while providing anti-inflammatory action. This keeps the skin’s oil content balanced and helps to treat acne while preventing further breakouts.
When it comes to performance anxiety, one study showed that those who took a 300-milligram dose of CBD 90 minutes before a public speaking test had reduced anxiety. The placebo, a 150- milligram dose, and a 600-milligram dose had little to no effect on the anxiety, which tells us that using more CBD doesn’t always mean you’ll get a better result.
Several animal studies indicate that CBD has anti-depressant effects, which suggests CBD has the ability to act on the brain’s serotonin receptors. As a neurotransmitter that regulates mood and social behavior, serotonin deficits often lead to depression and anxiety. Typically, this condition is treated with a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor, or SSRI, such as Sertraline (Zoloft), Fluoxetine (Prozac), and Paroxetine (Paxil). These medications often lead to side effects like inhibited sexual desire, weight gain, and constipation. In most cases, CBD does not produce side effects.
When it comes to using CBD for chronic pain, animal studies show using a topical CBD gel helped reduce inflammation and signs of pain without side effects. Human studies have shown using a CBD cream proved useful as an anti-inflammatory to reduce pain.
A meta-analysis of a number of studies and reports found there is substantial evidence to support cannabis and CBD as an effective treatment for chronic pain in adults. Not only thins, but the research also indicates that test subjects were not likely to build a tolerance to the CBD effects, meaning that they could sustain the same effect without having to gradually increase the dose.
Considering how addictive opioid pain medications can be, and the fact that many users do build a tolerance and require regular dose increases to achieve the same pain-relieving effect they achieved before, it stands to reason that CBD could be a useful alternative to prescription pain killers.
All this said, however, it’s important to consider the type of CBD you’re using, the strength, and the delivery method to determine your dose. Creams and gummies are dosed differently than oils and tinctures that are taken sublingually. And because CBD is all-natural, it doesn’t mean it is safe for everyone. It may cause issues with certain prescription medications such as Buspar, by altering the amount of medicine that stays in your system. Speak with a doctor before starting any kind of CBD regimen.