Does CBD Help with Allergies?
Spring brings blooming flowers and trees, and if you suffer from seasonal allergies, it also brings sneezing, coughing, congestion, a runny nose, watery eyes, and other annoying allergy symptoms guaranteed to make you miserable. Happy spring...NOT!
It’s impossible to enjoy this lovely season if you’re feeling lousy.
So, as the list of health benefits from CBD grows, it’s no wonder stuffed-up, fed-up people are asking...
Does CBD help with allergies?
Let’s take a closer look at what causes allergy symptoms and how CBD can help:
What Causes Allergy Symptoms?
Unlike germs, allergens such as pollen are mostly harmless. However, if you suffer from hay fever (allergic rhinitis), the immune system goes into overdrive to attack invading allergens, resulting in itchy, scratchy, allergy symptoms that can ruin your quality of life.
Histamines are chemicals produced by the immune system that help the body eliminate allergens. Histamines are your body’s defense system, responsible for ridding it of harmful invaders (pollen) by any means possible—coughing, sneezing, watering, and itching.
Thanks a lot, histamines!
Common climate-related, seasonal allergy triggers include:
Tree, grass, and ragweed pollen that thrives during cool nights and warm days.
Mold that grows quickly in heat and humidity.
Surging pollen counts on warm and windy days.
Increased pollen after rainfall.
Unfortunately, allergens are everywhere!
So, if you have to live with seasonal allergies, you have to learn to manage the bothersome symptoms.
CBD can help!
As more people seek natural treatments to manage their health, CBD has become a popular option for seasonal allergies. Research into the benefits of cannabidiol for allergy symptoms is still limited, however, studies have shown the healing compound helps relieve pain and inflammation, which mitigates many of the body’s irritating immune responses to allergens.
How Can CBD Help with Allergies?
Allergies are directly linked to immune system health. Healing cannabinoids found in cannabidiol (CBD) products help boost the body’s immune system, helping it fight off allergic reactions that deplete our energy and productivity.
CBD for Immune System
Cannabinoids such as CBD deliver potential immunosuppressive properties. In other words, cannabidiol can partially or completely suppress the body’s immune response (coughing, sneezing, and itching).
For people suffering with severe allergy symptoms due to an overactive immune system, CBD provides the relief they need by helping the body recover faster.
CBD for Inflammation
Seasonal allergies are a pain in the you know what plus they also cause back, neck, and joint pain. Why? Your body becomes inflamed as it tries to rid itself of pesky allergens.
Cannabinoids, including CBD, contain anti-inflammatory properties. Like OTC meds, such as Advil and Tylenol, CBD naturally inhibits the inflammation-causing enzyme, COX2.
Great! How much should you take?
What’s the Right CBD Dosage for Allergies?
CBD affects people differently, so you may need to experiment to figure out the right dose for your body and its symptoms. That said, start small and gradually increase the dosage every few days until your allergy symptoms subside.
Remember, you can’t overdose on CBD!
Other Ways to Nip Seasonal Allergies in the Bud
In addition to taking CBD tinctures, topicals, edibles, and capsules daily, you can reduce your exposure to allergy triggers with these helpful techniques:
Stay indoors on dry, windy days.
Wash any clothes you’ve worn outside.
Shower to rinse off pollen from your skin and hair.
Don’t hang your laundry outside.
Use air conditioning.
Keep indoor air dry with a dehumidifier.
Vacuum the floors often.
CBD helps alleviate allergy symptoms while strengthening the immune system to withstand whatever Mother Nature blows your way. No risky, OTC meds required.
“Nothing looks as good as being healthy feels!”