Kim Kardashian uses CBD products to help her sleep.
The 38-year-old star has a lot on her plate, including raising four children - North, six, Saint, three, Chicago, 20 months, and Psalm, four months - studying for her bar exam, filming her reality TV show, and running multiple businesses including her recently launched SKIMS shapewear line.
And with so much to juggle, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star - who is worth an estimated $500M - says she has turned to CBD, which is short for cannabidiol, a non-intoxicating chemical in the cannabis plant, to help her relax. CBD does not make users high, and Kim insists that while she loves trying all different types of CBD products, she is 'not a weed smoker at all'.
She added: 'That's not my thing. I got into CBD a few months ago. It's saved my life. Even to sleep at night. I like the gummies. I will just use a little bit and fall asleep [laughs].’
And Kim loves CBD products so much, she's even managed to swap out her prescribed medication for the herbal option.
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CBD stands for cannabidiol.
It is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients of cannabis (marijuana), according to Harvard Medical School. While CBD is an essential component of medical marijuana, it is derived directly from the hemp plant, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant.
While CBD is a component of marijuana (one of hundreds), by itself it does not cause a 'high.'
According to a report from the World Health Organization, 'In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…. To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.'
Speaking to People magazine, she said: 'I don't think I would take a Xanax or an Ambien again.' Kim isn't the only star to turn to CBD products lately, as Kardashian family friend Malika Haqq also recently revealed she's shunned anxiety medication Xanax in favor of the oil.
She said: 'A lot of anxiety is very much about the way you process things in your head.
'So for me, I actually am processing that I'm doing better and feeling better because I'm doing something that's better for myself.
'It's crazy, but the truth is it really does help. It honestly has done a world of difference for me where anxiety is concerned.
'If you really do have a reason to be doing it, it is a game-changer. 'I've become the girl who is literally dropping CBD oil into people's hands. I feel like the fixer.