Melissa McCarthy, nominated for her starring role in the movie Can You Ever Forgive Me?, reportedly rubbed CBD oil all over her feet before stepping on to the red carpet at the Academy Awards. The evening is a marathon for its stars who have to walk, stand, sit and, with luck, climb stairs to the stage over the four or five hours. Doing it in heels can be murder.
CBD products like Swissx’s pure hemp-based oil from Switzerland, are known to reduce inflammation and help ease the pain in many ways. The compounds include no THC, the stuff that gets you high in marijuana, so it’s perfectly safe even for the most high-stakes work event like the Oscars are for an A-List actress, like Melissa McCarthy.
Many stars have been embracing Swissx CBD oil including Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ Scott Disick, rappers Snoop Dogg and Chief Keef, Red Hot Chili Pepper Dave Navarro, and comedy genius Tommy Chong. Michelle Williams and Katy Perry are also known to use CBD. Hollywood stylists are learning quickly that the oils are a secret red carpet weapon.
CBD keeps the body from absorbing anandamide, a compound associated with regulating pain. 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 is also being used in studies to alleviate symptoms from Cancer treatments, PTSD and Autism.
By all accounts McCarthy’s feet caused her no pain on the red carpet. Afterward, though she and her husband traded their black tie get-ups for matching track suits before heading to Vanity Fair’s famous Oscar party.