How Can CBD Benefit My Pet’s Health?
CBD For Pets?
As anyone who has a pet knows, they are very special members of our family. Because we love them, we want to take care of them – just as we do any member of our family. It goes without saying that, in many ways, pets are definitely different than people when it comes to their health. However, in some instances, pets like dogs and cats can be remarkably similar to people when it comes to the health issues they face and treatments that will be beneficial for those conditions.
What Exactly Is CBD, Anyway?
Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, is a compound derived from the hemp plant. One of more than 80 valuable cannabinoids produced by the plant, CBD produces positive effects in the body by interacting with the endocannabinoid system already present in our bodies. The endocannabinoid system, which is present in both people and in other mammals (including cats and dogs), is responsible for maintaining the homeostasis or internal balance of the body. Maintaining the internal balance of the body means assisting with the regulation of any number of essential bodily functions.
The endocannabinoid system achieves these effects through a number of receptors that interact with cannabinoids – both those that are ingested and those that our bodies naturally produce. CBD falls into the former category. When ingested, CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid receptors to encourage certain positive results in the body. CBD is often confused with medical marijuana as both are the products of the cannabis plant, although the two are actually very different. Because CBD is derived from hemp and not marijuana, it contains low amounts of THC, which is the primary psychoactive ingredient in the marijuana plant. Indeed, to be legal under the recently passed Farm Bill of 2018, CBD can contain no more than .3% THC. Additionally, some companies, like Palm Organix ™, use high tech extraction and purification processes to remove all traces of THC from their products. Therefore, CBD is able to produce beneficial health effects without the psychoactive side effects that many do not want. All of which leads to the question: What benefits, exactly, can CBD offer our pets?
What CBD Products Should I Choose for My Pet?
CBD can be given to pets, like people, in any number of forms. Popular forms include tinctures, which are simply placed via the dropper under the tongue, placed directly on their food, or delicious treats like chews or biscuits that include CBD in an edible form. The right fit for your pet may require some trial and error and will depend upon personal preference, but finding the right fit is certainly worth the effort.
As with any product, after initially beginning the use of CBD, there can be some side effects. But when compared to prescription medications, for example, the side effects of CBD are usually few. Some side effects that can incur may include a slight drop in blood pressure, or drowsiness – though each of those side effects is usually temporary and can be remedied by an adjustment in dosage.
If you believe that your cat or dog may benefit from using CBD there is no better time than the present to start investigating products that might be a good fit for your pet. When it comes to CBD, as with any product, not all products are created equal. For maximum benefits, it is important to purchase your products from a company that truly cares about producing a pure, premium product from the very beginning.
Palm Organix™ is one such company. Recognized as a leader in organically grown, Zero THC CBD products, Palm Organix™ sources its CBD from the finest organically grown hemp in the country. Each step of the production process is overseen with great care to ensure that all of our customers (people and pets included) receive the purest, potent products possible.
We would encourage you to visit us today, either at our store in West Nyack or online at any time, to investigate what products might be a good fit for your pet today. We would be more than happy to discuss your pet’s needs with you, as well as answer any questions you may have about our products or production process. We look forward to being a part of your pet’s health and wellness journey soon.