- Andrea McLean has revealed she is using CBD to treat anxiety caused by menopause
- Andrea claims the ‘lowest dose’ of CBD is enough to help her
- The reality TV star claimed she is now a “different person” due to the oil
Andrea McLean, 49, known for her regular appearances on ITV’s Loose Women, has revealed to The Mirror that she is taking CBD oil to help with anxiety and menopause symptoms.
The British celebrity, who recently appeared on Channel 4’s Celebrity SAS, disclosed in her interview that she has been struggling with crippling anxiety caused by menopause.
After initially treating her anxiety with propranolol pills, which provided relief helped, Andrea tried CBD after hearing about the legal medical cannabis product.
According to the day-time TV star, CBD has helped ‘massively,’ with her anxiety:
“[CBD oil] has made me less anxious because anxiety is still a key thing for me.
“Unless you have experienced it like I have, where it feels like there is a tiger in the room, then no one really understands what it is like. It is awful.”
Andrea went on to explain how ‘the lowest dose’ of CBD, along with the support of her husband is helping breath new life into the presenter:
“Before I started taking CBD oil my doctor recommended taking propranolol and it did change my life within a week. I am on the lowest dose and it has literally made me feel like a different person.
“It is not an anti-depressant but what I no longer feel is that sensation of being on high alert.”
“I’m a lot better, although I have still been known to cancel an hour before I am due to go out. Then I hate myself for it.
“I find being in social situations overwhelming. I lack confidence and I feel stupid. This is going to sound weak, in that ‘now she has to have a man in her life’ way, but since being with my husband Nick I am so much better.”
“Before I started taking CBD oil my doctor recommended taking propranolol and it did change my life within a week. I am on the lowest dose and it has literally made me feel like a different person.”
– Andrea McLean, British TV Star and Medical Cannabis Warrior
Andrea added some words of advice to others experiencing a tough time with their mental health:
“Clearly as you can see I have been through a lot in my life physically, mentally and emotionally but I really do believe that your past does not define your future and all of us have a strength that we don’t tap into enough and I want to encourage others to find that.
“Just because you have been through incredibly difficult times, they don’t have to define you.”
Andrea is the latest celebrity to announce they are using CBD oil for a variety of medicinal uses.
Pat Butcher, or Eastenders fame, announced she uses CBD oil ‘every day’ to treat pain and aches caused by her arthritis.
Olivia Wild also revealed she used a CBD body lotion while working on Broadway:
“Recently I did a play on Broadway for six months. My body was wrecked, [and] my neck was really tight.
“The CBD has relaxing benefits, and the idea is to avoid using too many painkillers.”
CBD, the non-psychoactive cannabinoid in cannabis, has quickly become a very popular heath supplement among both celebrities and the general public.
With more and more celebrities endorsing CBD, as well as full spectrum cannabis (Olivia Newton-John, for example, has successfully been treating her cancer with cannabis), medical cannabis overall has received some much-needed positive press.
Could the rise of CBD lead to the destigmatisation of full-spectrum medical cannabis? With people seeing just how much CBD is helping their friends and families, the facade that cannabis is just a recreational drug for ‘stoners’ could come crumbling down.
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