In short, CBD stands for “cannabidiol” which is just one of the 100 natural compounds, also known as cannabinoids that are found in the hemp plant. Whether you’re looking to use CBD for yourself or your pet, the science behind CBD is actually the same for all mammals as every human and pet has an endocannabinoid system in their bodies. When you consume CBD, the endocannabinoid system creates a 2-way communication between the brain and other parts of the body. This is why CBD is known to support overall wellness as well as specific health conditions!
Human CBD vs. Pet CBD
It all depends on the kind of CBD you are purchasing for yourself. If you’re going to your local dispensary, there may be a chance that you are purchasing CBD derived from the marijuana plant. Although marijuana and hemp both stem from the cannabis family, marijuana and hemp have many differences. The hemp plant is very low in THC and very high in CBD, while the marijuana plant is the exact opposite. Unfortunately, pets cannot metabolize THC the same way that humans do. It could be potentially dangerous for your pet to be administered a CBD oil that has high levels of THC and if that does occur, an emergency trip to your veterinarian may be in the best interest for your pet.
We recommend going with a pet CBD brand as it’s important to make sure all ingredients are pet-friendly and that you’re administering the right potency based on your pet’s size. At Pet Releaf, we make it a priority to bring your pets the highest quality pet CBD products by overseeing a seed to sale manufacturing process and products that are 100% human-grade. We also recommend going with a CBD oil that is full spectrum, which means it includes all of the beneficial cannabinoids from the hemp plant including CBD which can be valuable for your pet’s health.
Where does CBD come from?
The full spectrum hemp extract with naturally occurring CBD used in our CBD pet products is sourced from U.S. family hemp farms that utilize organic farming methods. We do recommend going with a CBD product that knows exactly where their hemp is sourced as well as have the documents to prove it! Plus, our Hemp Oils were recently certified 100% USDA Organic.
CBD Hemp Oil vs. Hemp Seed Oil
At Pet Releaf, the oil is extracted from the entire hemp plant, including the stalks, seeds, and stems to retrieve all of the beneficial cannabinoids. After the supercritical CO2 extraction process, which uses only pressurized air to extract the cannabinoids from the hemp plant, we’re left with a full spectrum hemp extract with naturally occurring CBD! When you compare hemp seed oil and CBD hemp oil with one another, you’ll see just by the name that hemp seed oil is only extracting seeds from the hemp plant. Although hemp seed oil does not contain any CBD whatsoever, hemp seeds are a great source of essential amino and fatty acids!
CBD is becoming increasingly popular—here’s why!
You can find CBD just about anywhere! From your local pet store to your favorite social media influencer, we’re fairly certain that you’ve been exposed to a multitude of CBD products in the market. Although the introduction of CBD may seem so new, CBD was actually discovered back in 1940! A Harvard-trained chemist named Roger Adams was the first to extract CBD from the cannabis plant.
Whether it’s from personal experience or a close friend praising the benefits of CBD, people and pets are witnessing the positive impact of CBD in their everyday lives! Whether you’re using CBD to support a healthy immune system, joint discomfort, digestive health, or for promoting calmness, you may have noticed the smile on your pet’s face instead of them moaning and groaning in discomfort.
Not sure where to purchase the best CBD for your pet? You can buy CBD for dogs online or in-store! If you’re trying to find the right CBD product to administer to your pet, give our product finder a try. We offer custom product recommendations based on your pet’s age, weight, and specific health needs.
If you’re still in need of help and want to speak to someone on the Pet Releaf team, please feel free to give us a call at 1-844-646-1646 or send us over an email at [email protected] where our customer service team can help out with product recommendations, administering tips, and more!