Ah, spring is in the air! It’s a season for new beginnings. It’s the time of year for brightly colored tulips, delicate crocuses, and all things green. But for some, it also brings allergy season. As the trees and grasses start producing pollen, the symptoms begin to peak, causing discomfort for those who suffer from this condition. We explain the basics of seasonal allergies and explore the treatment options available while highlighting products that could support your healthy lifestyle. Get helpful tips for a symptom-free allergy season by reading more below.
Hay Fever and Other Seasonal Allergies
People can suffer from either indoor or outdoor allergies. The source of most allergens includes insect bites or stings, pollen, medicine, food, dust, animal dander, latex, mold, etc. Seasonal allergies occur during the spring, summer, or fall. This type of allergy can also be called hay fever or allergic rhinitis. An overactive immune system causes allergies, usually stimulated by a benign substance like pollen. The body will then release histamine and other chemicals, resulting in reactions including sneezing and swelling. The symptoms can range from mild to severe. Triggering symptoms like red and watery eyes, sneezing, nasal congestion, itchy or puffy eyes, difficulty breathing, etc. And in rare cases, individuals could develop hives.
Seasonal Allergies: Prevention and Treatment
The first line of defense is prevention. Here are some suggestions for limiting your exposure during allergy season:
- Close the windows in your home, workplace, and car.
- When pollen counts are high (during midday and afternoon), limit your time outside.
- Wear a pollen or dust mask and use gloves when doing yard work.
- After any outdoor activity, take a shower and change your clothes.
- Leave your shoes outside.
- Vacuum and dust regularly to limit exposure.
- Get an allergy test to determine the cause of your symptoms.
When preventative measures aren’t enough, there are other options to consider. Treatment options for managing seasonal allergies:
- Over-the-counter allergy medicines, like antihistamines and decongestants.
- Saline (saltwater) nasal spray to flush out allergens.
- Prescription pharmaceuticals, including corticosteroids.
- Allergy shots are a series of injections to help build a tolerance to certain allergens.
- Holistic alternatives like cannabinoid therapy
Supplement Your Healthy Habits with Cannabinoids.
In addition to mainstream treatment options, some adult consumers have turned to cannabis as an alternative. There are a few ways cannabinoid therapy could alleviate allergy-related symptoms. Compounds such as cannabidiol (CBD) and Delta 9 THC could potentially suppress the body’s response to allergens. Cannabis also helps produce a calming effect in the body, which can help with secondary symptoms of allergies.
For novice consumers, the cannabis plant contains 540 chemical substances to date. The compounds can be divided into categories, including cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. These compounds act together to produce many health benefits, thanks to a process called the entourage effect. Receptors in the body interact with the available compounds activating the endocannabinoid system. This system regulates mood, appetite, pain sensation, and more.
Each cultivar has a unique combination of chemical compounds, making it difficult to accurately predict each strain’s effect. Furthermore, each person will react to this combination of substances differently depending on factors like tolerance and biology. Many types of products can be made from the cannabis plant. Formats can be inhaled or ingested, and there are even several topical options available now. Please consume cannabis responsibly and start with a low dose and increase if needed — particularly if you are new to cannabis.
The FDA regulations allow hemp derivatives that contain no more than 0.3 percent Delta 9 THC for sale in the U.S. Most states have a wide selection of compliant legal products and can be purchased at a retailer or online. However, the regulatory framework isn’t perfect. Quality control is currently up to the businesses selling these types of products, so finding a supplier you can trust is important. In addition, make sure the product has had third-party testing to ensure its high quality and meets your standards.
You should trust The Hemp Doctor for all of your cannabinoid needs. We have all of our products third-party lab-tested, and all of the reports are available on our lab page. If you have questions or concerns about any of our products, we’re always happy to help.
Best Organic Cannabinoid Products
Down Shift Delta 9 THC Gummies (20 pieces per bottle) infused with 7.5mg of D9 THC, 1mg of CBC, 1mg of CBG, and 1mg of CBN per gummy and packed with many beneficial cannabinoids.
CBD Softgels THC Free (30 capsules per bottle) containing 25mg of CBD per capsule with two varieties available, 750mg or 1500mg. A Dynamic Duo, CBD with Curcumin. This formulation has 25mg of CBD and 10mg of curcumin in each capsule to better support homeostasis in the body.
Full Spectrum 900mg CBD Edibles (30 pieces per bottle) with 30mg of CBD per edible. This formulation also contains immune-supporting properties of elderberries.
Platinum OG Delta 8 THC Oil Tincture includes a total of 500mg or 1000mg of D8 THC per bottle, depending on the variation chosen. The terpene profile of this cultivar includes Myrcene, beta-Caryophyllene, Limonene, alpha-Pinene, and Linalool. They are made using high-quality MCT oil. Other varieties include Bubblegum and Zkittlez.
It’s also possible to have an allergy to cannabis. Pollen and certain terpenes are two causes that trigger this particular allergy. The symptoms experienced can be similar to traditional allergies. Avoiding cannabis use is the easiest way to resolve this. However, products such as CBD Isolate are void of terpenes and could be an alternative if you still want to use CBD and avoid allergens.
Coping with any health-related condition can be a tricky thing. Allergies are no different. Being well educated and open to holistic supplements such as cannabinoid therapy can be an empowering tool. Everyone’s health journey is unique. It’s important to find the right path for your optimal well-being, no matter what treatment plan you choose.
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Another 420 is upon us! Finally, it’s a day the community comes together to celebrate the cannabis plant. Get the lowdown on the legend behind 420 and learn the basics about hemp-derived cannabis. This article also features compliant products and shares some fun activities to make the most of 420 this year.
The Legend Behind 420
Legends are stories that are regarded as being historical but unauthenticated. It can be hard to know the exact origins of such myths. The history of 420, pronounced four-twenty, is hazy. This slang term is used in a couple of different ways by those in the community. It’s most commonly used as code to tell others it’s time to consume. As the story goes, this was the time (4:20) a group of students used when meeting for an afternoon smoke sesh. The term, possibly coined in the ’70s, is widely used today.
Most importantly, 420 is also a social movement. Each year, on April 20th, advocates everywhere unite to support the ongoing legalization of cannabis. They are usually lighting up in protest of the ongoing war on drugs. It’s important to both the community and the industry that these political events continue. Cannabis consumption is still largely stigmatized in regular society and is illegal in many places.
This counter-culture holiday also celebrates the spirit of the plant, including all things cannabis-related. The official weed day of the year has turned into more of a commercial event and is the time dispensaries have their biggest promotions. So it’s kind of like Christmas for the cannabis enthusiast.
Overview: Hemp-Derived Cannabis Products
Cannabinoids derived from hemp are federally legal. However, the 2018 Farm Bill removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). This allows products containing no more than 0.3 percent THC to be sold on a federal level. This includes compounds like cannabidiol (CBD), Delta 8 THC, THC-O, etc. Some states have banned one or more of these substances, so it ultimately depends on the laws in your area.
Learn about each cannabinoid below:
- Cannabidiol (CBD) is a common compound found in cannabis. This compound is considered non-intoxicating and well tolerated by most consumers.
- Delta 8 THC is one of many THC analogs found in cannabis. It’s estimated to be half as psychoactive with many of the same therapeutic effects of delta 9 THC.
- HHC is a synthetic cannabinoid derived from hemp, producing a similar psychoactive effect as Delta 9 THC.
- Hemp-derived Delta 9 THC is a less potent version of cannabis, with 0.3 percent THC or less. It can produce psychoactive effects.
- THC-O is derived from Delta 9 THC or Delta 8 THC to create a semi-synthetic formulation, considered a more potent version of Delta 9 THC.
Our advice for consumers is to start with a low dose and increase slowly when trying products with THC. Read this article for additional information on THC.
New and Notable Products for Your 420 Celebration!
Check out these premium hemp-derived products by The Hemp Doctor:
- THC-O Fruit Cocktail Gummies (60 pieces per bottle), containing a total of 1800mg with 30mg in each piece. The gummies are formulated using premium, full-spectrum hemp extract. These vegan-friendly gummies are watermelon, raspberry, tangerine, lemon, cherry, and strawberry flavored. They’re naturally flavored using fruit and vegetable extracts and are lab tested.
- Delta 8 THC Softgels (30 capsules per bottle), with 750mg in total and 25mg per capsule. These convenient softgels provide consistent dosing for consumers. This full-spectrum product was formulated with fractionated coconut MCT oil, gelatin, purified water, and glycerin. Consumers can also purchase these capsules in a 2-pack 50mg pouch. Each batch is lab tested for quality.
- Delta 9 THC/CBD Full Spectrum Gummies (30 gummies per bottle). These gummies contain a total of 375mg of Delta 9 THC (12.5mg per piece), 450mg of CBD (15mg per piece). We have a nighttime version, that includes 150mg of CBN (5mg per piece), as well as the Delta 9, and CBD. Available in three great flavors, including tangerine, watermelon, and elderberry. Every batch of gummies is lab tested.
- D8 THC Live Resin Vape Cart (1g per cartridge) with 90%+ Delta 8 THC. This ultra-premium hemp terpene line is formulated using premium distillate for maximum flavor and quality. This full-spectrum product is available in several cultivars, including Durban Poison, Granddaddy Purple, Gorilla Glue #4 (also known as GG4), and Maui Wowie. All of our products are lab tested by a third party.
- Full Spectrum 900mg CBD Edibles (30 gummies per bottle) containing a total of 900mg, with 30mg in each piece. These full-spectrum, vegan-friendly gummies come in three delicious varieties: tangerine, strawberry, and elderberry. Our edibles are lab tested for quality.
Elevate your celebration. Here are five fun ideas for 420 in 2022:
- Eventbrite has several in-person events across the U.S. to check out if you are looking for a more traditional experience, like going to a protest or finding new canna-friends.
- Stay home and have a watch party! There are many good stoner flicks to watch, like Dazed and Confused or the newly released 420.
- Attend a cannabis-infused dinner party in your area or host one! Try this fun recipe from our blog.
- Paint and Puff (or DIY) Night with your buds.
- Get outdoors, pack a lunch and bring some pre-rolls (insert your preferred method).
420 can be both a serious and fun celebration. It’s a good reminder to connect with those in the community. It’s also an opportunity for activism if you are so inclined. Whether you’re a novice or are a seasoned veteran, be sure to stock up early and always consume with intention. Have a fun and safe 420.
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Sober Spring is a thing. Many people abstain from alcohol consumption for personal or wellness reasons during this time of year. It focuses on reducing the harmful effects that come with too much booze. Some of these sober curious consumers avoid alcohol and use cannabis instead. Although cannabis can be intoxicating like alcohol, it has several health and wellness benefits, making it a good addition to a healthy routine. In this article from The Hemp Doctor, find out how to use cannabinoid products as an alternative to alcohol while still having fun.
“Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.”
― Bob Marley
It’s Time for a Change.
Similar to Dry January, Sober Spring is a movement that supports an alcohol-free lifestyle. Its purpose is to help break bad habits and encourage adult consumers to reevaluate their relationship with alcohol, starting in mid-March and continuing until June each year. The World Health Organization shares shocking statistics about alcohol abuse and reports there are over 3 million deaths every year worldwide. Therefore, spring could be a good opportunity to practice healthy living habits for consumers with moderate to severe drinking habits.
The disadvantages of alcohol consumption:
- Short-term health risks include injuries sustained from a motor vehicle accident or physical altercation, alcohol poisoning, hangovers, dehydration, etc.
- Long-term health risks like cancer, heart disease, liver disease, weight gain, increased anxiety, and more.
- Alcohol-related social problems with family or work.
- Complications during pregnancy, including birth defects.
Is there a healthy limit? According to The Right Amount, the low-risk drinking guidelines suggest a standard serving size of alcohol is 142 ml (5 oz). It also recommends the maximum limit for men is three, and for women, it’s two drinks per day with occasional days off during the week.
Cannabis Consumption and Harm Reduction.
You don’t have to drink alcohol to have fun. Although, it remains a common perception among adults. Many reliable studies show that consumers are choosing cannabis over alcohol. As much as forty percent, says this 2009 study. Cannabis is unlikely to cause death compared to alcohol and has fewer health risks, which is why it’s generally accepted as being a good alternative. Further research is needed to determine the long-term effects of cannabis, as few as there might be.
Advantages of consuming cannabis instead of alcohol include:
- Health benefits of cannabinoid therapy.
- Could reduce the symptoms of a hangover.
- Considered less addictive than alcohol.
The cannabis plant contains several helpful chemical compounds which work together with your body to produce beneficial effects. There are over 500 different compounds found in the cannabis plant and over 100 different cannabinoids identified. These include a variety of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. Consumers report feeling euphoric, relaxed, energized, or uplifted depending on the compounds available in a particular cultivar. You can help many health conditions with cannabinoid therapy.
But why choose non-traditional sobriety? Besides the potential health benefits, choosing cannabis over alcohol can sometimes be for lifestyle reasons. Maybe there’s a history of alcohol abuse in the family, religious considerations, or just a lower tolerance to booze, etc. Cannabis products come in a wide variety of formats. Some produce a more intense experience, like THC-O, and some provide benefits without any intoxication. For example, hemp-derived CBD provides a non-intoxicating, calming experience preferred by consumers over the effects of alcohol.
Alcohol-free Spirits Featuring Delta 8 THC Oil Tincture
There are many inhaled products available, like dried flower and concentrates. In addition to these traditional methods, there are ingestible products that range from capsules to beverages. Below we feature a low-potency option that swaps out the liquor for a premium tincture.
Delta 8 THC products can provide a milder buzz with less of the paranoia that can sometimes be associated with other cannabinoids, such as Delta 9 THC. Our tinctures are made using organic fractionated coconut oil and whole-plant hemp extract. Flavored with naturally occurring terpenes and comes in three varieties. These formulations are derived from hemp and therefore comply with U.S. federal law.
Let Eddie Coughlin inspire you with something new. As he said in Cocktail (1988), “anything else is always something better.” So take your mocktail to another level with this cannabis-infused Red Eye recipe.
- 15ml of Delta 8 THC Oil Tincture
- Celery Salt
- 1 Lemon and Lime
- 4 ounces of tomato juice
- 2 teaspoons of prepared Horseradish
- 2 dashes of your favorite Tabasco sauce
- 2 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
- 1 pinch of ground black pepper
- Optional garnish (parsley sprig, celery stalk, etc.)
- On a small plate, sprinkle the celery salt.
- Then use a lemon or lime wedge to rub along the lip of the glass.
- After rolling the outer border of the glass with celery salt, fill it with ice and set it aside.
- Squeeze the lemon and lime wedges into a shaker.
- Add the tincture, tomato juice, horseradish, Tabasco, Worcestershire, black pepper, a pinch of celery salt, and ice. Shake gently to combine.
- Strain the beverage into your prepared glass.
- Finish with a garnish of your choice.
Enjoy your infused beverage responsibly!
Keep Your Mind and Body Healthy
All substances have their risks and rewards. So why not make this spring sabbatical a yearlong thing? Considering the overall safety of cannabis compared to alcohol, it’s easy to see why some individuals prefer this natural supplement. In addition to the wellness benefits, cannabis can also be used as a harm reduction tool. You can reduce negative outcomes by being mindful of why you consume and how much. Responsible consumption is key.
When using Delta 8 THC tinctures, do not drive or operate heavy machinery. Drugs or alcohol should not be used during pregnancy. Remember always to consume cannabis with intention and proper caution.
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As more people begin to discover the wellness benefits of cannabis, consumers must be proactive about educating themselves on the subject of holistic supplements. Being well-informed about what you introduce into your body is beneficial for many reasons. Knowing the limitations of any supplement and having reasonable expectations of what it can do is key. The growth of the cannabis industry will rely on the provider’s ability to successfully educate consumers about the overall risks and rewards. We take consumer education very seriously, understanding our responsibility as a provider, using this as an opportunity to build trust with our customers. For more on the subject, read this helpful article below about hemp-derived Delta 9 THC.
A Breakdown: Hemp-derived Cannabinoids
Cannabis is a flowering plant from a species called Cannabaceae. It includes several subspecies, such as hemp, with its closest relative being Humulus or hops. Both cannabis and hemp have cannabinoids like cannabidiol (CBD) and Delta 9 THC in varying amounts. These chemical compounds are found in the resin glands or trichomes of the plant, which are mostly located on the buds and leaves. The main difference is that cannabis is produced for recreational and medical purposes.
In contrast, hemp is cultivated with a lower THC potency and historically has been used for industrial purposes. These compounds are made into several different product formats — everything from the standard dried flower offerings to infused topicals, capsules, and so on.
Your Body’s Endogenous Cannabinoid System
These naturally occurring compounds work with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) to help balance and regulate various functions. A network of receptors can be found throughout the body, which interacts with the chemical compounds available in the plant. This system mainly features CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors, each providing different effects. CB1 receptors are found in the central nervous system and CB2 receptors can be found in the immune system. It’s these biological interactions for which cannabis has become known.
Another significant interaction to consider when evaluating your consumption goals is the entourage effect. But what is the entourage effect, and what does it have to do with cannabis? The entourage effect describes a phenomenon that occurs in the body, resulting from consuming certain compounds found in cannabis. It influences the effects, making the experience more or less intense depending on the combination of compounds in each cultivar. The key is that these compounds are more effective when consumed together, maximizing overall health benefits.
Cannabis products on the market can be classified as either full or broad spectrum and, in some cases, isolate. Full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate are categorizations that refer to the product’s formulation, giving some indication of what compounds may or may not be present. For example, full-spectrum cannabinoid products will have all the cannabinoids available in the plant. The term broad-spectrum refers to products that only have certain compounds and are usually made without THC. Products classified as isolate will be formulated with one type of compound, like The Hemp Doctor’s CBD isolate or CBG isolate. Choosing the format that is right for you is personal. It depends on what fits your lifestyle, wants, and needs.
If you are still new to consuming cannabis, it’s important to know that each product and cultivar will produce different effects for each person. Therefore, we cannot say you will definitely experience a particular effect, just that you will have to experiment. The best strategy is to start with a low-potency product and increase the strength slowly until you get the effect you desire. Cannabis, purchased from a reputable provider, is considered a low-risk substance and is well tolerated by many consumers. However, inhaled cannabis products do have some health risks.
Facts About Delta 9 THC
Let’s take a closer look at one compound rising in popularity, hemp-derived Delta 9 THC. It’s similar to the THC found in marijuana but is sourced from hemp instead. All Hemp Doctor Delta 9 THC products contain less than 0.3% Delta 9 THC by weight to comply with federal law.
It does contain psychedelic properties but is less potent. This versatile compound is extracted from the hemp plant using one of several methods. Products derived from hemp are legal in the U.S. under The Farm Bill. This legislation allows for the sale and consumption of cannabis products that contain 0.3% or less of Delta 9 THC.
Introducing our newest Delta 9 THC gummies from The Hemp Doctor:
Down Shift Delta 9 THC full spectrum gummies come in a mixed fruit flavor, with 20 pieces per bottle. Each delightful gummy contains 7.5mg of Delta 9 THC, 1mg of CBC, 1mg of CBG, and 1mg of CBN. The hemp oil used in this formulation was produced using high-tech extraction procedures to create this product. It provides a slight yet euphoric effect, helping to support your wellness lifestyle. The Hemp Doctor has the best Delta 9 THC product selection. Check out our full line of premium Delta 9 gummies and edibles. We believe in our products, which is why your satisfaction is guaranteed.
Although cannabis is largely restricted in the United States, adult consumers can access legal hemp-derived products through Farm Bill compliant distributors. This allows consumers the ability to experience what cannabis has to offer for themselves. In addition, product innovation and safety standards will continue to improve once the appropriate legislation is implemented. Science-backed research will also influence the acceptance of cannabis in society, giving credibility to its potential health benefits. Now that you understand more about hemp-derived cannabinoids and how they work, you’ll be empowered when making your next purchase.
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