CBD for Allergies-Is it Helpful? Benefits, Dosage, & Side Effects






According to the Asthma & Asthma Fund of America (AAFA), roughly 50 million Americans experience allergy symptoms each year. It is also surprising that allergies are the sixth most common cause and effect of chronic disease.

With all this in mind, how is it surprising that the pharmaceutical industries makes a lot of money from prescription and over-the–counter allergy medications? Unfortunately, there isn’t a magic bullet that will cure all your allergies. Some get them and some avoid the genetic cure. If you suffer from allergies such as allergic rhinitis (hayfever), or have sensitivities or reactions to foods, beverages, or topical items, it can quickly ruin your day.

CBD for allergies is not a new idea. But it has not received a lot attention. The other effects of CBD may be what makes it so effective in treating allergies.

But Cannabis products can they prevent allergy symptoms caused by seasonal allergies, contact allergies or other triggers.

Evidence suggests that this is possible in an indirect way.

How does CBD work?

CBD is a phytocannabinoid.

However, these compounds can also be produced in internal forms called ” endocrinoids.” This is vital for maintaining mental as well as physical homeostasis which is the critical state of equilibrium.

These vital functions and benefits could not have been possible without the CB1 (central) and CB2 (peripheral) endocannabinoid-receptors. These are driving forces behind the endocannabinoidsystem (ECS).

Some cannabinoids attach to both CB1 AND CB2 (like THC), whereas others only interact in one way. Some phytocannabinoids are not able to attach to one or the other. CBD is an example.

CBD works differently. It alters the form of the endocannabinoid and cannabinoids receptors through other pathways. This allows CBD can alter or even block other cannabinoids’ effects.

What Are Some Benefits of CBD to Help with Allergies

Evidence of CBD’s therapeutic effectiveness continues to mount. CBD products derived from cannabis or marijuana have many health benefits.

We’re still trying to determine fact from fiction. But, CBD and Cannabinoid Medicine has gained increased attention.

While it isn’t clear whether CBD causes allergies, many allergic reactions can trigger symptoms that CBD strongly believes to be treatable.


There is plenty of evidence to suggest that CBD may be an anti-inflammatory agent. Many people believe it can reduce inflammation caused by chronic illnesses like osteoarthritis.

Different allergy symptoms may present, but most often skin irritations are due to seasonal allergies.

Rashes, hives or swelling of the eyes may occur when people are exposed to allergens. These allergic reactions can be caused by CBD. Research shows that CBD has strong scientific support to counter allergic reactions.

A 2018 Journal of Pain Research examined how CBD can reduce inflammation in chronic pain. The anti-inflammatory effects of CBD on allergic reactions is still not well understood. However, CBD products that help reduce chronic pain inflammation may have similar anti-inflammatory properties.

Gastrointestinal Issues

There are allergic reactions that can lead to gastrointestinal irritation. Some foods, like milk can cause severe allergic reactions in lactose intolerance sufferers. Food sensitivity can result in nausea, vomiting, or gas. Anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction) is another example.

All human beings know how bad gut problems can be, regardless of their allergy.

CBD may be beneficial for your gut health if you have any food allergies.

The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation emphasizes CBD’s beneficial effects on the gastrointestinal system. They provide preliminary evidence to suggest that CBD might be beneficial in treating colitis and IBS. Both of these symptoms are caused by inflammation of the intestines.

Additionally, inflammation is a typical immune reaction that affects the intestinal tract in the same way. CBD could have the same effect on allergies if it could reduce the inflammation that is triggered in colitis and IBS. While it is still possible, this is not a likely outcome.

Immune System Balance

Allergies are excessive immune reactions to something benign, which your body perceives is hostile. This immune reaction causes inflammation, gastrointestinal problems, as well as other unpleasant symptoms.

CBD’s immune-modulating effects may allow people to experience fewer allergic symptoms. There is strong evidence to support CBD’s role in the body’s immune system.

A 2015 publication by the Journal of Immunology revealed that CBD/THC might be able to suppress an allergic response, which could make them useful against overactive immune systems.

CBD Oil and Allergies

It is possible that CBD oil can help alleviate allergies by having therapeutic properties. This is due to its immunosuppressive effects and anti-inflammatory qualities. CBD oil and CBD oil are the best options for oral CBD products.

Mild symptoms such as hay fever don’t pose a danger, but severe allergic reactions to CBD can occur. Anaphylaxis (or any other strong immune system reaction) should be treated immediately.

According to the condition, there have been promising and alarming results from studies on CBD. A 2020 analysis of existing literature published by the International Archives of Allergy and Immunology revealed that “many studies have shown that the ECS is involved in the development and maintenance of allergy diseases. However, there are still questions about the true role of cannabinoids for allergies.”

They do note however that they have also found evidence to support the exacerbation and persistence of asthma in other studies.

CBD may help some people with their allergies but can also be harmful to others. This uncertainty is why you need to be cautious when trying supplements.

How does CBD compare to other allergy treatments?

CBD (as far I know) does NOT block histamine. It’s not the same as Claritin, Claritin, or Benadryl (diphenhydramine).

CBD side effects, if any, are far less severe than OTC medications. Benadryl for instance is well-known for having sedative properties. CBD is said to be able to trigger relaxation but won’t cause you insomnia.

Is CBD equivalent to OTC allergy medication? This is a question that experts aren’t able to answer.

Is CBD safe?

CBD is relatively safe and does not have the potential to cause addiction. Some pre-approved medications may cause problems. Consult your doctor before trying CBD oil.

Which CBD is best for allergy sufferers?

Let’s pretend that CBD is effective for allergy relief and will soon be available on drugstore shelves. What product types would they be?

The CBD products may be used in the same way as other allergy medications. They can also be taken orally or topically.

Broad-spectrum CBD could be the best choice as it carries many other compounds which can contribute to its overall effect, without THC. However, you won’t get intoxicated if you use topical THC.

CBD can only be extracted from hemp that has been grown properly and tested for quality. The trick is to recognize it.

Third-Party Lab Reports

Every CBD vendor should have third party lab reports. If they don’t test their products it’s a sign they are lazy. If they are too lazy or inept to test their products, it could be a sign that they have cut corners in other potentially dangerous areas.

Certificate of Analysis

A certificate certifying the quality of your cannabis is the best and most reliable way to check its quality. This certifies that your product has been tested, possibly multiple times. COAs can contain important information like ingredients, contaminant level, and cannabinoid.

Reports should be easy to comprehend and contain all the necessary information for the purchase. You can see an example of a laboratory report from Colorado Botanicals.

But, don’t believe all reports are right. Some companies will falsify results. For authenticity check, you should look out for these red flags.

  • Lab tests are carried out in-house
  • The paper doesn’t include testing company
  • Information missing (i.e. contaminants, THC, Terpenes, etc.)
  • Unprofessional presentation (different fonts; misaligned letters; faded pictures, etc.


Would you ever go to a dealership that didn’t give any information on the models they sold? We do not hope so. The same logic can be applied to any product you purchase, even CBD products.

Trust your instincts. If a company looks suspicious, it is likely that it is. Here are some signs to look out for.

  • Are all the ingredients listed?
  • Do they mention where their hemp comes from?
  • Is customer support available and helpful from the vendor?
  • Is it possible to access the Certificate of Analysis?
  • What, if any, guarantee does it offer?

Reputation as a Brand

Businesses understand that a company’s reputation can either make or break it. Even though a brand may be reputable, internal practices can sometimes not match the fancy labels or big words. Unfortunately, what’s inside can eventually show through on the outside. Unprofessional procedures can bring down customers .

Many review sites are biased. They exaggerate benefits of products while downplaying and excluding severe pain points. Check out independent reviews before you buy cannabis oil, chewable tablets, or any other product. Reddit or Trustpilot will help you discover real customer experiences.

It’s likely that you will see a variety of opinions about shipping, customer support, and products. Unfortunately, there will always been unhappy clients. Don’t let that discourage you. Instead, examine the feedback and decide if it is significant to outweigh all the negative.

CBD Oil can you get allergic reactions?

We don’t know yet if CBD is a trigger for allergic reactions. However, mild allergic reactions to cannabis and other plant products might be possible. These symptoms can include itchy eyes, runny nostrils, and spring allergies such as sneezing.

Cannabis could also cause irritations to the skin, such as rashes or itching. Anaphylaxis could be triggered by it. This is because terpenes are found in many plants and can cause allergic reactions.

Unfortunately, we don’t have much to work with at the moment. A single 2018 study found that people with multiple allergens such animal dander or dust mites, and fruits and vegetables, are more susceptible to adverse reactions.

However, further research is required to confirm those findings.

What dosage of CBD is best for allergic reactions?

CBD products are not subject to any dosing guidelines, aside from Epidiolex, an FDA-approved epilepsy drug.

The golden rule of cannabis dosing is “start low, go slow” We recommend the Cannabis dosage calculator for those who aren’t sure where to start.

How long does CBD Oil work with allergy symptoms?

We have already mentioned that CBD oil, or any ingestible CBD, can remain active up until eight hours. The effects will begin to diminish over time. This indicates that your tolerance to CBD is developing. If this happens, you will need to increase your CBD dosage slowly.

Summary: CBD Oil and Allergies

CBD oil is a very unique product. Although CBD oil for allergies is well-documented, there is limited evidence.

CBD oils could be used in place of prescription or over the counter drugs. CBD for allergies may sound appealing. However, cannabis plant medicine has much to do. Consult a doctor before using CBD.

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