If you have ever come in contact with poison ivy, you know the misery of the itch and rash that develops. Pacific CBD Topicals can soothe the itch and cure the rash!
Why Does Poison Ivy Make Us Itch?
The reason poison ivy makes us itch is because of a molecule called CD1a. For a long time, researchers had no idea why this molecule was behind it, but thanks to genetic engineering they cracked the code.
Cells make up your skin, and some of the cells participate in the response from the immune system. When your skin encounters poison ivy, the CD1a molecule is produced by the immune cells in your skin, Langerhans cells. The molecule activates the immune system’s T cells that produce inflammatory cytokines. This causes the itchiness and inflammation upon contact with poison ivy.
How Does Pacific CBD Help with Poison Ivy?
Pacific CBD has long list of healing benefits, including those related to inflammation. CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system indirectly by elevating endocannabinoids, which are chemicals that are synthesized by proteins in our body.
One of the endocannabinoids that Pacific CBD enhances is the chemical 2-ag. This endocannabinoid binds to the cannabinoid receptor CB2 which helps to mediate the immune system. The 2-ag endocannabinoid can help reduce the activity of an overactive immune system that causes the itching in poison ivy rashes.