CURIOUS ABOUT CBD FOR PETS? HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

AUGUST 2019

I’ve worked for many years to support humans and animals with issues ranging from neurological disorders to tumors and cancer-related issues. Over the course of 18 years, I’ve discovered the many healing benefits of the cannabis plant. I’ve spent the last seven years focusing on CBD oil benefits through our state-licensed medical program in Arizona. In that time, I’ve seen thousands of cases in which this sacred plant has improved lives – and not just human lives, but animals as well. And I’m not the only one. Countless studies prove that CBD’s a powerhouse when it comes to natural medicine. 

 

Benefits of CBD for Your Pet

CBD, or cannabidiol, is naturally derived from the hemp plant. Hemp, and so CBD, has been used as a natural medicine for thousands of years. It’s a nutrient that’s been proven to help the body by supplying and supporting the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is found throughout your entire body. It’s the same in your pet’s body. The endocannabinoid system governs and supports the functions of the central nervous system and sends signals throughout the body to maintain a healthy balance. That’s why it’s so effective for a wide range of health conditions. The thing is, when your pet’s immune system isn’t functioning as it should, these endocannabinoid signals get disrupted, causing issues. Cannabinoids can support the immune system’s ability to modulate activity, allowing it to control cellular degeneration. CBD promotes healthy cell growth and cell activity, which helps create a healthy immune system. There are several documented benefits of CBD for pets. Research shows it’s incredibly valuable for reducing inflammation, supporting the joints and relieving joint pain, reducing the frequency and severity of seizures and epilepsy, relieving anxiety, anti-cancer, and tumor support - supporting the kidneys and livers, and promoting optimal brain function. At Source, we’ve worked with thousands of animals, from dogs and cats to horses, even Bengal tigers at a Wildlife Sanctuary right here in Arizona. And all with great success.

 

How to Find the Best CBD Oil for Your Pet

The best CBD oil comes from hemp. You need to ensure that the product you get for your pet has non-detectable levels of THC and won’t get your furry friend high. Look for a product that is extracted naturally. The best way is by supercritical CO2 extraction. This provides a refined, high-quality hemp-derived CBD extract. Watch out for additives and preservatives. Flavor additives usually come from low-quality sources and require a preservative to keep them shelf-stable. Find something organic. If it isn’t, it could contain pesticides, heavy metals, or other harmful chemicals. Check the company’s Certificate of Analysis to ensure that the product you find for your pet is free of these. On its own, CBD can be hard for the body to absorb, so it needs a little help. We blend our CBD with organic coconut oil, which makes it far more bioavailable – meaning your pet can easily absorb it and get all the benefits. 

 

Does Your Pet Need Full Spectrum or Isolate?

There are two main types of CBD: full spectrum and CBD isolate. Full-spectrum is made with an extract that contains all or nearly all of the compounds naturally present in the cannabis plant. This obviously includes CBD, as well as beneficial terpenes and flavonoids, and much more. On the other hand, CBD isolate is just CBD compound isolated. It doesn’t contain any of the other active compounds found in the cannabis plant. Full-spectrum CBD is often preferred for pets because of something called the “entourage effect.” This is when the other compounds found in full-spectrum work together with the CBD to enhance its effects. CBD oil is a healthy natural supplement for your dog or cat. More and more pet owners and holistic vets are drawn to its diverse health benefits. And it’s safe to use every day.

 

At Source, we pride ourselves on providing safe, high-quality alternatives to pet pharmaceuticals. Our CBD products are recommended by veterinarians from all across North America and used by thousands of animals every single day. We send every batch of our products to a third party lab for certification to ensure it meets our standards – and yours! We offer the highest quality, full-spectrum, gold grade hemp-derived CBD on the market. Please visit us online at www.sourcecbdhemp.com

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