How CBD may help ease hay fever symptoms

How CBD may help ease hay fever symptoms
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With UK pharmacies reporting a shortage of hay fever medication – could CBD help ease symptoms? Pharmacies across the UK are reporting a shortage of Chlorphenamine maleate, the active ingredient in commonly used allergy medicines, such as Piriton. High-street giant Boots, told the BBC on Monday 9 May, that a “small number of lines” are currently out of stock due to an “industry-wide shortage” of the ingredient. According to the Met Office pollen counts are expected to remain medium to high for the rest of the week. Boots has said that it still has a number of other medications available to treat hay-fever symptoms, however, if you’re looking for a natural alternative – without some of the side-effects – it could be worth giving CBD a go. What is hay fever? Hay fever is particularly common at this time of year, as it is caused by an allergic reaction to pollen, typically when it comes into contact with your mouth, nose, eyes and throat. While there is no cure or treatment, a number of over-the-counter antihistamines that can help alleviate some of the symptoms – such as Chlorphenamine maleate. But even when they are available, many of these carry side effects – the most common of which are drowsiness and dry mouth – meaning that many people prefer not to use them during the day. Some promising studies suggest that the CBD’s beneficial properties could be helpful for hay fever sufferers. Cannabinoids and allergies More research is needed, but while there have been no human studies so far, a number of animal studies have shown some positive signs. A 2013 study gave a number of guinea pigs an antigen to stimulate a contraction in their throat muscles, which can be a common symptom of hay fever. Researchers found that “cannabidiol…

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