Here's the unusual reason why Melissa McCarthy reportedly covered her feet in CBD oil before the Oscars
As you're probably very much aware by now, the Oscars took place this Sunday, marking the 91st Academy Awards ceremony. The evening proved to be as entertaining as it always is - from the teary speeches and the awkward moments to the now infamously steamy performance from Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.
While all that was going on, though, Melissa McCarthy was having the time of her life.
First, she rocked up in a cape (a cape!!!) and showed the world what Oscars glamour should look like:
Then, later in the evening, she changed into this The Favourite-inspired get-up in order to present the award for Best Costume Design:
And, for the after party, she had one final outfit change - this time into something much more comfortable:
But throughout all of it, there was one thing that remained consistent: the CBD oil on her feet.
According to the E! Live From The Red Carpet special correspondents, the actress applied cannabidiol to her tootsies before heading out for the evening - supposedly to help with the aches and pains of walking around in heels for hours.
And, as it turns out, there is method to her apparent madness.
"CBD stops the body from absorbing anandamide, a compound associated with regulating pain," reports Medical News Today.
"So, 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."
According to other celebrity insiders, McCarthy isn't alone in her CBD life hack, either.
Karla Welch, a stylist known for working with the likes of Karlie Kloss, Sarah Paulson, Tracee Ellis Ross and Elisabeth Moss, posted on Instagram about how CBD is used by many of her celeb pals to help ease foot pain.
"A shout out to my friends @thelordjones," she wrote. "Their pain and wellness cream with CBD is the absolute CURE for aching feet on the red carpet. Don't worry, your feet ain't going to get high but this miracle cream is going to make a long #GoldenGlobes evening much more fun. So until designers learn how to make a stiletto as comfy as sneakers, @thelordjones is in my styling kit."
Welch also added that her post was not a sponsored advert, and that she genuinely believes in the product.
McCarthy seemed to hold up pretty well throughout the evening, too - so perhaps there is some truth to this whacky new treatment.