CBD is quickly becoming one of the most talked about natural supplements available today. Research shows that all-natural CBD can deliver an array of health benefits, with few, if any, side effects. But did you know that your pets can benefit from CBD too?
CBD can be safely ingested by animals for the treatment of numerous medical conditions such as arthritis, anxiety, and epilepsy, among others. If your pet is suffering from a medical condition that is causing it pain or discomfort, cannabidiol may be able to help.
#1 “CBD is not Psychoactive”
It’s clear that CBD is not an intoxicant, however It’s misleading to describe CBD as non-psychoactive. A psychoactive is a chemical substance that can alter brain function, primarily in the central nervous system. When a clinically depressed patient takes a low dose of CBD and has a great day for the first time in a while, it can’t be denied CBD has an effect on the mind in some powerful, mood-altering way. CBD has been shown to have anti-anxiety, anti-psychotic, anti-craving, alerting, and mood-elevating effects. It’s more clear to describe it as non-intoxicating, rather than ‘non-psychoactive’ as it does have an impact on someone’s psyche in positive ways.
#2 “CBD is Sedating”
Contrary to the finding of some early studies with CBD-dominant cannabis that found a sedating effect, CBD is not sedating. Even with higher doses, CBD has not shown signs of having a sedating effect on patients today. One of the reasons why the studies would of found sedating effect is due to the variety of cannabis the CBD was extracted from, which could of also shown significant amounts of myrcene, a possible sedating terpene.
#3 High Doses of CBD vs Low Doses
Depending on what CBD is used for, the dosage will vary. For example, CBD isolates require higher doses comparing to a whole plant CBD-rich oil extract. CBD has biphasic properties meaning that low and high doses can product opposite effects. A large amount of CBD could be therapeutically less effective than a moderate dose, thus the recommended dose, also called the “sweet spot” refers to the dosage that is best suited for you.
#4 “CBD is CBD – It Doesn’t Matter Where it Comes From”
There are different ways to extract CBD oil whether it’s from a lab, hemp, or full-spectrum cannabis. The molecule of CBD is the same but it doesn’t mean that the final product will be the same. Pure CBD that has been extracted and refined from industrial hemp or synthesized in a lab will lack the critical medicinal terpenes and other plant compounds that enhance the therapeutic benefits of CBD.