No, Dr. Phil and these celebrities do not endorse CBD gummies
Before you go out and buy CBD gummies that claim to help treat diabetes or quit smoking, know that these people don’t endorse or sell them: Baptist pastor Charles Stanley, TV evangelists Joel Olsteen and Pat Robertson, former Shark Tank contestants Donna and Rosy Khalife, neurosurgeon and CNN medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, actor Kevin Costner, and famed surgeon and Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz.
We’ve verified claims about all of these people — blog posts that look like news articles that are actually advertisements falsely claiming celebrity endorsements — and yet misinformation about cannabidiol continues to spread online.
A January 31 Facebook post suggesting that Dr. Phil McGraw endorsed CBD gummies for fighting dementia inspired us to set the record straight on the posts you might see on social media touting a CBD gummie product backed by Celebrities: These posts are scams, including the one about Dr Phil.
The January 31 post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat fake news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Learn more about our partnership with Facebook.)
“Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz discuss how Martha Stewart’s 20-second ritual to restore forgotten memories went viral.”
The story goes on to say that “the breakthrough product produced by Martha is called Eagle Hemp Gummies CBD”.
However, previous posts we debunked have falsely claimed that Eagle Hemp Gummies CBD was created by Shark Tank competitors Costner and Gupta.
We contacted Dr. Phil’s show and did not immediately hear back. However, in February 2021, he and Dr. Oz appeared on TMZ Live warning people not to get scammed by using their name to sell CBD and that they do not endorse CBD products.
Oz told TMZ Live that he tested some of the products sold online that falsely claimed to have his approval and that a lab test showed high levels of lead.
Buyer beware. We rate claims of celebrities creating, selling or endorsing this product as false.