It seems a growing number of us are gravitating toward Delta 8 Hemp and Natural CBD Products to address our daily goals and needs.  A large part of hemp’s appeal is that it’s holistic and all-natural, which implies gentle effects on the body.  Also, hemp is a nontoxic plant that can be taken daily to maintain an effective routine.

As we know, “Natural CBD Products” doesn’t always mean 100% safe.  More specifically, some of us can have an allergic reaction to an ingredient that is technically and objectively safe for human consumption.  The hemp industry consists of countless brands that each offer distinctive formulas, so if you’re someone who does suffer from certain allergies, there’s always going to be at least one product on the market that could give you a reaction.

Still, it’s pretty easy to avoid ingredients that you are allergic to when shopping for Delta 8 Hemp and Natural CBD products.  The hardest part is knowing which ingredients you are allergic to as a starting point, so if you suspect that you do have certain allergies, whether they be internal or external, it’s important to set up an appointment with an allergist who can narrow down the specific allergens that you should avoid.

Can a Person Be Allergic to Hemp?

First and foremost, it’s important to know that while rare, cannabis allergies exist.  After all, a person can be allergic to anything.  If you experience common allergy symptoms after consuming cannabis, such as itching, hives, respiratory difficulties, flu-like symptoms or brain fog, then you may have a cannabis allergy, which means that you should abstain from hemp products.

Interestingly, there is allergic cross-reactivity between Delta 8 THC and Organic CBD Products and certain foods such as peaches, tomatoes and hazelnuts, as these foods share certain proteins in common with cannabis.  What this means is that if you are allergic to these three substances, you should be more cautious when taking hemp.  If these allergies are life-threatening, you should seek the help of an allergist who can help you determine whether or not you have a cannabis allergy prior to attempting to consume CBD Farmhouse Products.

Always Look at the Ingredients

The good news is that an allergy to cannabis is extremely rare.  But most of the hemp products on today’s market contain more than the plant alone.  Most products that you’ll encounter combine a hemp extract with other ingredients, and you may have an allergy to an ingredient used in a specific product.

If you’re already aware of the allergies that you have, it’s easy to determine whether a particular product contains an allergen that you’re sensitive to.  Simply look at the list of ingredients on a product’s label, or on the product description found on a company’s website, prior to making a purchase.  If you’re struggling to find the list of ingredients, or you want to be doubly sure that a product is safe for you to take, you can always reach out to the company through their website to confirm that the product you’re eyeing does not contain any ingredients to which you may have an allergic reaction.

Common Allergens Found in Different Types of Hemp Products

As we said before, a person can be allergic to anything based on the way in which their immune system responds to various substances.  However, some allergens are simply more common than others, so it’s important to know which of the more common allergens are frequently used in different types of hemp products on the market.

Vapes

Vaping products contain vape oils which use CBD and Delta 8 Hemp Distillate extracts as their active ingredient.  Other ingredients may include:

  • Propylene glycol (PG)
  • Vegetable glycerin (VG)
  • MCT oil (medium chain triglycerides, derived from coconut)

All three of these ingredients are used to dilute the vape oil and are therefore nonessential to the effectiveness of the product.  If allergic to any of these ingredients, then there are plenty of hemp vape oils on the market that do not contain them. 

Then, there’s also flavoring.  Nowadays, vape oils are usually not flavored.  But, if you are allergic to certain flavors, you’ll want to pay attention to the flavor of a particular vape oil to know that you should avoid it.

Flower

CBD and Delta 8 Hemp contains nothing but pure hemp plant.  Unless you’re buying from a shady company that treats their flower with some type of chemical, you should not have an allergic reaction to flower unless you are actually allergic to cannabis.  Note that some people may be allergic to certain terpenes in the hemp plant, such as:

  • Linalool (prominent in lavender)
  • Limonene (prominent in citrus)
  • Myrcene (prominent in lemongrass and basil)
  • Caryophyllene (prominent in hops, cloves and black pepper)
  • Pinene (prominent in rosemary and basil)

If you are allergic to any of the substances in which a specific terpene is prominent, then you may be allergic to that terpene.  Again, this is where a trip to an allergist would be helpful.  If you are allergic to a very common terpene in the hemp plant, it’s best to avoid CBD Farmhouse Products.  Although some strains may have lower levels of these terpenes than others, you may still experience an allergic reaction depending on the severity of your allergy.

Edibles

Edibles are tricky when it comes to allergies, since there’s such a wide range of edibles out there, and an even wider range of ingredients that companies can use.  The most popular edibles are CBD and Delta 8 Gummies, but there’s also chocolate bars, dried fruit and more. Coming up with a list of allergens found in edibles is difficult since there are literally hundreds of ingredients that a company can use in their edibles.

Once again, this is why it’s good to know ahead of time what allergies you have.  Most of us are aware of our food allergies, so simply look thoroughly through the ingredients of an edible to know whether or not you can take CBD Farmhouse Products

Capsules

Hemp capsules can also be made with a wide array of ingredients, but they almost always contain far fewer ingredients than edibles.  The most common ingredient found in capsules besides the hemp extract itself is MCT oil.

MCT oil is a coconut derivative, and this means that if you have an allergy to coconuts, you’ll want to avoid it.  MCT oil is coconut-derived medium chain triglycerides, which are fatty acids.  Because they are more concentrated in MCT oil than they are in coconut oil, you may have an allergic response to MCT oil and not coconut oil.

Tinctures

Most CBD Full Spectrum Tincture and Delta 8 Hemp tinctures consist solely of hemp extract and MCT oil.  Again, if you have an allergy to MCT oil, a tincture can be dangerous.  Some tinctures on the market use an alternative like grapeseed oil or hempseed oil.

Some Delta 8 Hemp and CBD Full Spectrum Tincture are even flavored, either with natural flavor extracts, artificial flavors or essential oils.  If you have an allergy to any of these types of flavoring ingredients, you’ll want to avoid that tincture.  Unflavored tinctures are a safer bet if you have a large number of allergies.

Topicals

Topicals, like edibles, can contain any number of hundreds of individual ingredients.  The most common allergens found in many topicals are:

  • Menthol
  • Essential oils (citrus, clove, peppermint, eucalyptus, rosemary, lavender, etc.)
  • Herbs (calendula, arnica, white willow bark etc.)

Note: With topicals, an allergic reaction would be external rather than internal.  In other words, it would affect the skin, causing symptoms like itching, redness, rash and irritation. 

Pet Products

Remember that our pets can have allergies, too.  Therefore, when buying natural CBD products for pets t, be just as mindful of the ingredients in order to prevent your pet from having an allergic reaction.  CBD Farmhouse products for pets include topicals, tinctures and treats, all of which may contain technically harmless ingredients that your pet happens to have an allergy to.

Avoiding Allergies While Maintaining a Hemp Routine

Allergies are a tricky business because each person’s list of allergies can be unique, and some of us don’t learn that we are allergic to a specific ingredient until we’ve already consumed it or applied it to our skin.  But, to put things into perspective, thousands upon thousands of people take CBD Farmhouse products daily without suffering any kind of allergic reaction.  Therefore, if you do have certain allergies, just double-check the ingredients in specific products to know which formulas to avoid. 

With CBD Farmhouse Products you’ll find a large collection of Delta 8 Hemp and Organic CBD Products that contain different ingredients, so that even those with numerous allergies can find a product that’s safe for them.

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