Spring is here and with it comes warmer weather and the desire to be outside enjoying some sun. For many people it also means Spring allergies as flowers burst back into life all across the country.
In fact, 55 percent of Americans test positive for one or more allergens. As it looks, this Spring will see 13.4 million visits to doctors and hospitals around the US due to hay fever, especially if you live in McAllen Texas, the hay fever capital of America.
The good news is Hemp may be able to help you against allergies. More specifically the cannabinoids from Hemp like CBD can help the immune system better behave itself. Allergies like hay fever are an over-active immune response to otherwise harmless allergens like airborne pollen.
How come you ask? One of the cardinal roles of cannabinoids like CBD is immunomodulation and immunosuppression, which means helping the body regulate immune function so that it doesn’t overact.
And when your immune system has already had an allergic reaction, inflammation of the eyes and airways is something else that Hemp cannabinoids may be able to help with.
Cannabinoids like CBD, CBC, CBG and the Varins CBDV and THCV all have research evidence to suggest immune balancing and anti-inflammatory properties. Varins are a sub-family of cannabinoids in the Cannabis plant. The varin sub-family have slightly shorter, 3-carbon tails, in contrast to the more common, 5-carbon tails found in (THC) and (CBD), among others.
Vitamin D3 – the sunlight vitamin is something else that may help due to its positive effect on the immune system and specifically the respiratory system. If getting enough sun is a challenge then supplemental forms of Vitamin D3 may help.
About a third of the US population is deficient in Vitamin D3 which can definitely have a weakening effect on the immune system. Those most at risk are the elderly, overweight and dark skinned people, particularly after coming out of Winter.
ECS Brands have a few different products that may help those of you who suffer from allergies as the spring comes. Immunity Pro by Hemp-Fuel, an ECS Brands’ company, is one of them. With the unique combination of Hemp actives and Houttuynia extract Immunity Pro capsules fortify your body’s natural defenses and promote a vigorous and resilient immune system. In addition, the powerful combination of natural plant-based Vitamin C and Maitake mushroom provide strong synergistic support to immune functions.
A delicious new way to enjoy a healthy boost of Hemp cannabinoids are the Enlighten Hemp range of fast acting water soluble cannabinoid mouth sprays.
SLEEP contains CBN with plant-based Vitamin D3 and plant-based Mint flavor.
FOCUS contains CBG with Lions Mane mushroom and plant-based Mango flavor.
ADAPT contains CBC with Ashwagandha and plant-based Guava flavor.
FIT contains THCV with Green Coffee extract and plant-based Tropical flavor.