You probably didn’t see them under her caped Brandon Maxwell jumpsuit, with its drapey, floor-skimming pants, but Melissa McCarthy was wearing some pretty fancy shoes at the Academy Awards. And by “pretty fancy,” I mean pretty painful, as so many especially high high heels can be. But McCarthy reportedly prepared for a long night of smushed toes with a remedy that’s been gaining a lot of fans.
As Bustle reports, the E! Live From the Red Carpet team said that the best-actress nominee applied CBD oil to her feet while getting ready for the big night. With all the buzz CBD’s been getting, McCarthy had likely heard that THC-free cannabidiol is becoming widely known for its ability to alleviate pain without getting users high.
In addition to lots of anecdotal evidence, an increasing number of experts support using CBD to prevent and relieve discomfort. According to registered dietitian, nutritionist, and holistic cannabis consultant Janice Newell Bissex, CBD is “a potent anti-inflammatory.” Some people take it orally, but using it topically is also an option. According to Bonni Goldstein, a physician in Los Angeles and medical advisor for Weedmaps, spot treating with CBD, essentially what McCarthy reportedly did, allows you to get relief where you need it most. “It’s unlikely to penetrate deep enough to get into the bloodstream,” she says, “and it tends to accumulate in the upper skin layers.”
Published: February, 25, 2019
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