Are you one of the millions who suffer from seasonal allergies? Do you dread allergy season coming because you know how debilitating your allergies can be? Do seasonal allergies keep you indoors unable to enjoy outdoor recreation or even moving about outside? Seasonal allergies can cause symptoms of congestion, watery eyes, lightheadedness, itchy skin, aches, pains, and can even lead to secondary infections like nasal infections, bronchitis, and more.
For decades allergy sufferers have either had to endure their seasonal allergy symptoms or resort to antihistamine medications, both over the counter and prescription. But, these remedies can come with a downside as many pharmaceutical drugs are expensive and can have unwanted side effects, and over the counter allergy medications leave many with the jitters, tired, or worse. So, what do you do when you want to try an all natural allergy remedy but don’t know where to start?
CBD Oil and seasonal allergies
CBD is short for Cannabidiol, and it is one of the many cannabinoids found in the Cannabis plant. CBD Oil, through its anti-inflammatory properties and interaction with the human endocannabinoid system (ECS), is being shown to supplement the ECS’s receptors throughout the body and give the ECS the boost it needs to deal with inflammation, similar to what antihistamines do, but without the adverse side effects. What CBD Oil seems to do for allergies is to help boost the human immune system, thus giving the body the support needed to do what it does best, repair and resist from ailments more naturally. Because of this, many people report that when they take CBD Oil for seasonal allergies on a daily basis, often, they find that their symptoms are reduced, eliminated, or in many cases just easier to deal with.
According to an article in Seattle Weekly “Other cool stuff cannabinoids do for allergy sufferers: control inflammation, open the sinus passageways, relieve nasal pressure, manage pain, and of course induce calmness and sleep.” Interesting side note: Histamine production is also kicked up when we are super-active or stressed out, but it is mellow when we are mellow, and pretty much stops when we sleep.
CBD can be taken as often as you like, with or without food and drink, and can even be taken with most other medications as there are no widely-known negative drug interactions associated with CBD Oil. It is also very easy to take, and most people find that one or two doses, or more as needed, could help reduce the incidents allergy symptoms through the supplementation of the ECS. This could allow you to become more active outdoors during allergy season. Also, because CBD derived from the hemp plant is entirely natural, you can usually take as much as you need to get the desired results you are looking for.