With spring finally here, you may be wondering if CBD can help with your seasonal allergies. The spring blossoms and rains are welcome, but also spread pollen and other allergens in the air, causing the signatures sneezes, sniffles, and itchy, watery eyes of allergy season. Luckily, there may be ways that CBD can help alleviate those pesky symptoms of seasonal allergies, though it’s always important to visit your doctor for actual allergy treatment; CBD is not regulated by the FDA or approved for treatment of allergies–it should only be considered as a potentially helpful supplement.
So how can CBD help with your seasonal allergies? Keep reading to find out.
One of the many benefits of CBD products is that they have demonstrated anti-inflammatory properties in research. When inflammation happens, it’s due to the overproduction of cytokines, which are a kind of molecule that communicates with cells in the immune system. When a body has too many cytokines, it causes a stronger immune response and greater inflammation. In fact, this is what tends to happen with allergies. Too many cytokines are released inappropriately and the immune system overreacts to a harmless intruder (such as pollen), thinking it’s something harmful. Research studies have shown that CBD is able to regulate the number of cytokines that get produced in order to prevent that overreaction by the immune system.
Some symptoms of allergies include joint pain and other body aches. CBD products in research studies have been shown to reduce inflammation and lower pain in rats, but research is still needed with human subjects. That said, anecdotally, many people have shared that using a CBD product has helped with pain relief in conditions like arthritis. If you are interested in trying CBD for pain relief, consult with a doctor first.
Eczema and Other Rashes
Due to its anti-inflammatory tendencies, CBD creams and ointments can potentially help soothe eczema and other rashes related to allergies. CBD products cannot treat or cure rashes or allergies, but they can help relieve the itch and help your skin (and, therefore, you) feel better.
CBD is often well-tolerated, meaning many people feel fine after taking it, without experiencing side effects. However, CBD can make a person feel tired, and so can antihistamines like allergy medications. If you are already taking medication for your allergies, be careful when considering adding a CBD product to your regiment. The CBD product might make you feel extra fatigued or may interfere with the effectiveness of your allergy medication. It’s always important to consult a doctor before using CBD products.
At Everly Heals, we are happy to help guide you towards the CBD products that will best address your needs. We carry a wide variety of CBD products, including topical ointments, creams, gummies, candies, and many other options. If you are looking for a CBD product to help with your seasonal allergies, we encourage you to first consult a medical professional.