Listed above is a CBD oil benefits list of the major cannabinoids that will help explain the benefits to any living thing with an endocannabinoid system.
Fun fact 1: All animals with the exception of insects have some form of internal cannabinoid system.
What’s an ECS system?
What is an endocannabinoid system (ECS)? It is a network of receptors that exist in the body that was discovered in the 90’s by researchers. CBD oil effects include regulating mood, appetite, pain, stress, inflammation and anxiety among other things. The ECS manages complex actions in our immune system, nervous system, and all of the body’s organs.
Dogs just like us have similar ECS systems like humans and this is why pharmaceutical companies often use them as test subjects. This handy guide will help explain what CBD can do for your beloved pet. Keep in mind that the THC components in this guide are controversial for animal use.
THC vs Hemp
There will be two types of product that can fall under the THC classification. For our peanut butter dog treats recipe, we use an industrial hemp derived CBD oil. This is where the THC or psychoactive content is .03% or less per dry weight. In short, it is high in CBD but with trace amounts of THC. This does not cause any psychoactive effects on the animal. This type of oil is also known as a full spectrum oil. It has all the benefits of the whole plant known as the “Entourage Effect”, minus the high. For the most part our tests register around half of the .03% threshold.
The second type of product you can buy that is .03% greater in THC, will be found in dispensaries. You cannot purchase this type of product online or in stores other than licensed dispensaries. We caution this usage and highly recommend veterinary advice when treating an animal where there are intoxicating effects involved. We would cautiously recommend this, except for animals that are perhaps at the end of life care, and comfort is the main goal. Again, consult your vet.
Fun fact 2: Did you know pigs have the most similar endocannabinoid system to humans?
What are cannabinoids?
What are cannabinoids or CBD’s? First, this is one word that will always be part of anyone who wishes to learn more about any form of cannabis usage. Secondly, they are chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant that interact with the ECS system that puts a physical body in homeostasis or in balance.
At present, science has discovered that there are about 113 cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. We have covered the major CBD oil benefits list for the major cannabinoids.