Cannabidiol (CBD) is just one of over 100 cannabinoids that are identified in the cannabis plant.
Just like humans, your pet's body is equipped with an Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS is responsible for modulating the body's immune system, inflammation, pain, and things that affect daily life, like sleep, appetite and mood. CBD activates the CB1 and CB2 receptors throughout the body to bring balance between all systems.
NO! Hemp and Marijuana are from the same family, but they are two different plants.
Hemp has low levels of "THC", high levels of "CBD", and is grown and manufactured for rope, canvas, paper, clothing, and materials. The leaves and seeds are extremely nouriishingm and the oils are used for pain relief and management.
Marijuana has high levels of "THC", low levels of "CBD", and the flower buds from this plant are used for smoking and/or oils are used for vaping to achieve psychoactive effects or pain management.
Mostly in the brain and central nervous system. Also found in the lungs, blood vessels, muscles, digestive tract and reproductive organs. CB1 is more abundant than any other neurotransmitter receptor!
Mostly in peripheral organs, especially immune cells. Also found in the liver, bone marrow, pancreas, and brain stem.
Generally, pain management will include prescription medications such as opioids. Side effects from opioids include chemical dependence, long term liver damage, and the potential for a lethal overdose. On the other hand, the natural supplement cannabidiol has been demonstrated in multiple studies to be effective in reducing pain for your pet or domestic animal.
CBD is shown to ease anxiety and stress in pets. These stressors can range from fireworks, thunderstorms and loud vehicles, or things such as boarding and vet visits. It can also help for behavioral issues such as separation anxiety.
CBD increases appetite and helps with nausea: If you have trouble getting your pet to eat, CBD can help. The National Cancer Institute reports that CBD increases appetite. In animal studies, CBD has also been shown to help with vomiting and nausea, even when they're the result of toxins and drugs.
Because it can address both pain and inflammation, CBD may help to improve your aging pet's mobility. In fact, one study done specifically on dogs showed that 2mg of CBD administered twice daily improved mobility for dogs affected with Osteoarthritis.
CBD is so effective against the inflammation caused by Osteoarthritis, that it may even slow the progression of this degenerative disease by preventing the nerve damage caused by inflammation! Reducing inflammation additionally reduces other health related illnesses.
"Huge improvement," Richard wrote. "Shadow no longer shakes and gets anxious when he figures out we are leaving. He used to run out of the house with us and try to jump into the car. No more shaking or running out with us when we leave. He just sits and watches us go."
Plays a role in memory, thinking, awareness, and consciousness
Governs metabolic processes such as appetite
Plays a roll in emotions
Key to memory storage and recall
Governs motor skills and learning
Governs coordination and muscle control
Control many basic functions including vomiting reflex, blood pressure, and heart rate. Also plays a role in pain sensation, muscle tone, and movement.