Among the celebrities who use CBD, Alison Brie, known for “Community” and “GLOW,” stands out since she uses the compound for reasons other than treating anxiety. Brie claims that CBD is what helps her cope with her sore muscles, especially now that she’s part of a show that demands a lot of stunt work and physical effort.
“I’ve been using CBD products for muscle soreness for years, especially since working on ‘Glow’ and having an added level of muscle soreness, given all the wrestling and stunt work we do,” she said in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter.
Brie’s work on “Glow” requires her to train for a period of three weeks prior to the shoot of every season of the show. On these weeks she trains around three hours a day with a personal trainer, who prepares her in order to prevent injuries and to make the stunts look as realistic as possible.
Brie explains that she learned about CBD and its therapeutic effects because of the set medic, who’d recommend CBD topical creams to all stars. She found the smell too strong to her liking, claiming that it also tended to go all over her clothes. “I remember coming into the hair and makeup trailer one day and I was like, ‘Is someone smoking weed?’ And they were like, ‘No, it’s this cream,'” she said.
After doing some research she found a brand of CBD oil that worked for her and that could be ingested orally, preventing the smell and allowing her to obtain the results she desired. “‘Glow’ is such an intense show and especially when we’re working so physically until late in the evening, I sometimes have a hard time shutting my brain off to have a restful night’s sleep,” she explains. “So CBD has been a really great part of my health regimen these days.”