What Exactly is CBD?
CBD stands for cannabidiol, one of the compounds found in the cannabis plant, specifically the variety known as hemp. Keep in mind, cannabis has been used in medicine across many cultures for thousands of years. However, over the last few decades, CBD has been a target for numerous scientific studies designed to understand the role that CBD plays in regulating several key processes in the body. More recently, pharmaceutical drugs based on CBD have been approved for use by the FDA to treat specific conditions such as seizures for rare forms of epilepsy.
Is CBD the Same as Medical Marijuana?
No. And this really is an important difference. Cannabis is grown in a wide variety of strains that are selectively bred for different purposes. Varieties that are developed for medical or recreational use typically have very high levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). Among the roughly 100 cannabinoids found in cannabis, THC is the one that is associated with the “high” that users feel. CBD oil, also known as CBD hemp oil, is derived from a strain of cannabis known as hemp which is defined by law to contain less than .03% THC. Products refined from hemp do not cause an intoxicated effect nor do they pose any toxicity risk for our pets.
How Does CBD Work?
The body (people and most mammals) has what is known as an endocannabinoid system (ECS) that was discovered by scientists in the 1980’s. In the years to follow researchers have discovered that the ECS is responsible for a great deal of regulation in the central and peripheral nervous systems and immune system. The ECS also plays a role in maintaining healthy skin by regulating the production of important lipids. The ECS is comprised of a series of receptors in the body that respond to both endocannabinoids (cannabinoids that your own body produces) as well as cannabinoids that have been introduced to the body through products such as CBD oil.
What Are the Health Benefits of CBD for Pets?
Here at LolaHemp, we want our readers to learn more about the science behind the benefits of CBD Hemp Oil. If you want to learn more be sure to read our blog where we get into more depth. However, for a quick reference, there is scientific research that supports the potential therapeutic benefit of CBD for pain, inflammation, anxiety, certain types of tumors and even skin conditions. And, it turns out that your pet also has an endocannabinoid system. CBD may help with issues such as pain for arthritic or post-surgery pets, scratchy and dry skin and loss of appetite. In some cases, the use of CBD Hemp Oil with the help of your veterinarian can reduce or even eliminate the need for pharmaceuticals that can be hard on the liver and kidneys as well as having dangerous side effects. Because it works to help alleviate anxiety, CBD oil may also be helpful in combination with a training program to help with behavioral issues such as separation anxiety, travel phobia and aggression.
Why Should I Choose LolaHemp?
Our products are all manufactured with pets in mind, including using only ingredients known to be safe for pets as well as being properly dosed with their smaller bodies in mind. In addition, we source only organic hemp so the finished product is free of pesticides and herbicides that can build up in the refinement process. In addition, we are so passionate about our quality that we include up to date, third party, batch lab testing which we make available on right on our website so that you can buy with confidence. At LolaHemp, we understand how important it is to know you are getting the best for your pet. After all, Lola herself wouldn’t have it any other way!