As the popularity of CBD products continues to rise, we tend to be more curious about it with each blog post or article that we read. If it works for us, it works for our dogs or other pets too. Studies have shown multiple benefits it can give, but it may also have its downsides. A lot of research still needs to be conducted, and there is more to discover. However, we can’t learn it all at once.
All of us have different reasons for why we want to use it. We may be doing this research for our beloved fur babies as well. It’s better to be safe than sorry, so, stick around to know the rest! We’re going to talk about cannabidiol and its different types today. You can also check out this article later: https://www.health.com/condition/pain/what-is-cbd.
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What Is Cannabidiol (CBD)?
Known as cannabidiol, one of the 100+ cannabinoids found in the cannabis Sativa plant, it is a non-psychoactive chemical compound that is heralded for its positive effects on health. Quite unlike its cousin THC might I add.
THC or tetrahydrocannabidiol, on the other hand, is the psychoactive compound found in cannabis. Therefore, it’s not safe to use for most.
THC – Expounded
This compound is the one responsible for causing a high. THC or tetrahydrocannabinol can get you “stoned” and it’s the addictive substance that gets people hooked on smoking marijuana. Since you’re going to use CBD oil on your fur babies, it’s best to avoid this compound. You don’t want your dogs to experience a high now, would you?
Going back to the subject at hand, let’s talk about the different types of CBD that’s suitable for your pets.
The Three Main Types
This type of CBD contains all the compounds found in cannabis. That would include the psychoactive component called THC. It may be weird, but a lot of people prefer full spectrum nowadays because of its entourage effect. Well, we can discuss that later. Anyways, most would agree that the full-spectrum is beneficial since all the cannabinoids are working together (read more).
What is the entourage effect?
Research says that the entourage effect happens because other than cannabidiol and THC, all the other compounds are working together to achieve many health benefits. Other than that, it is the overall therapeutic effect of cannabinoids.
Unlike full spectrum, this type may have all the existing cannabinoids in a cannabis Sativa but, it doesn’t include THC or tetrahydrocannabinol. It can still give your desired effect for your fur baby without having to worry about the effects of THC.
Broad-spectrum will help you experience its full potential without getting stoned, the same goes for your dogs as well. Broad-spectrum is great for those who aren’t comfortable with the minimal effects of CBD Isolate. Along with that, it’s also good for those who live in places that have strong THC regulations.
It is usually a crystallized solid or it may also come in powder form. This type is entirely different from full spectrum since it’s pure cannabidiol. It doesn’t even contain the slightest amount of THC. It’s great for those who want to try CBD without any risks. Additionally, you get to experience its benefits without worrying about anything else.
The Bottom Line
When it comes to choosing these products it’s better to be knowledgeable about it. That way, you’ll know your dog(s) are safe. As long as the amount of THC is kept at 0.3% studies have shown that it’s no big deal. Therefore, no matter which type of CBD you go for it’s guaranteed that everything will be fine. Your fur baby will get to experience loads of benefits.
One of your biggest causes for worry is probably the psychoactive component present in Cannabis. According to holistapet, the great thing about these products is that they’re non-psychoactive. As long as the dosages you’re giving are correct, then you can relieve your fur baby from the following:
- Anxiety and Depression
- Pain and Inflammation
- Vomiting and Nausea
- Tumors (has anti-tumor effects)
Since CBD works in the ECS or Endocannabinoid System, it can help with your dog’s appetite, but it may also affect your dog’s mood. Overall, it may affect other parts according to previous studies. The ECS plays a big role in balancing the internal functions, and both humans and dogs have one. This is why taking CBD can do a lot for each and every one of us.