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Professional golfer and social media personality Paige Spiranac recently revealed that CBD has revolutionized her life. Having been stuck in self-isolation during COVID-19, Spiranac has done her best to keep on top of her game. However, the lockdown has not been all just about practicing her strokes and swings, with the social media personality talking about how CBD has helped her to stay fit and healthy. 

“CBD’s a miracle. It’s helped my relationship, my sleeping and my mood. It’s helped my quality of life,” Spiranac said. And with over 2.5 million Instagram followers, her message has traveled far and wide. Short for cannabidiol, CBD is a compound found in the cannabis sativa plant, more commonly known as marijuana or hemp. However, unlike its cousin, THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, which also comes from the same plant, CBD does not get you high. 

According to, CBD is growing in popularity due to its numerous health benefits, from reducing anxiety and better sleep to alleviating pain and inflammation. “In fact, 14 percent of adult Americans have said that they took CBD in 2019,” said an expert from the website, adding that celebrities such as Olivia Wilde, Jay Z and Wiz Khalifa have endorsed the substance.

Spiranac, who is no stranger to anxiety, said that taking CBD has been a life-changing experience. “I feel like myself without the anxiety. When I was on medication, I didn’t feel like myself. I hated that,” she said. “With this I feel a little bit more calm. Now I take my ‘liquid gold’, my liquid CBD, and I feel so much better.”

Talking about her diet, Spiranac also expressed her disappointment with critics who have made negative comments about her weight. “I lose weight, I’m told I’m too skinny. I gain weight, I’m told I’m too fat,” she said. “I don’t wear make-up, I’m told I look sick. I wear make-up, I’m told natural is better. I could go on and on. So I’ve basically learned to not give a s***.”