It’s almost time for Fall – which means a lot of people’s allergies are alive and well, although this can happen throughout the year. From a runny nose, coughing, watery eyes, and sniffling, the both the Spring and Fall can be a lot of people’s least favorite seasons. When the grass is growing or becoming dry, while pollen is flying, and animals are shedding, many people tend to be miserable. Is there a natural way to help relieve these symptoms?
Fortunately, the answer is “yes!”. This study by PubMed shows promise in treating allergies with cannabinoids. Our bodies have two known types of cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2). Both receptors belong to the G protein-coupled receptor family, and many exogenous and endogenous ligands target them.
According to Science Direct, mast cells release “granules and powerful chemical mediators, such as histamine, cytokines, granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF), leukotrienes, heparin, and many proteases into the environment. These chemical mediators cause the characteristic symptoms of allergy.” The PubMed study above found that by activating CB2 receptors on mast cells, anti-inflammatory effects occur because the pro-inflammatory mediators by these cells were decreased.
Additionally, many allergies impact the airway. Fortunately, the same study found that CB1 receptors, when activated on bronchial nerve endings, causes bronchodilation by acting on the smooth muscles in the airway. Because of this, it is believed that the activation of CB1 may be beneficial in airway hyper reactivity as well as asthma. The study also said:
“The presence of endocannabinoid machinery in the central nervous system, together with high levels of CB1 expression, suggests that the endocannabinoid system is an important modulator of neuroinflammation and a possible drug target. In selected conditions, the activation of CB1 receptors in cerebral blood vessels can have beneficial antiischemic effects.”
There is a lot of emphasis in this study about activating these receptors. The best news about all this information is how simple that task really is. The simplest way to activate these receptors is by feeding them with cannabinoids. Different cannabinoids activate different receptors, but by taking products with multiple cannabinoids in them, both receptors should be activated.
That’s Natural products contain cannabinoids and terpenes which makes them full spectrum. Each one of us has an endocannabinoid system, which is fueled by these cannabinoids and terpenes. The combination of these compounds help to provide what is known as the entourage effect. By providing pure, potent, and trusted products, That’s Natural continues to strive to meet our customers needs – something we have been doing for over ten years! With 100% traceability of where our hemp comes from, you can be confident in what you are putting on, or in, your body. For more questions regarding our CBD products, please visit our Questions and Answers page.