22 Jan Phytocannabinoid Rich Hemp Oil for Pets
More and more, pet owners are turning to daily CBD supplements to support the health and wellbeing of the fuzzy members of their family.
There are many advantages to adding a phytocannabinoid hemp oil to your pet’s diet, including promoting overall balance in your pet’s systems that allows them to function at the best, everyday. Learn more about how cannabinoids like CBD interact with your pet’s body to provide beneficial effects below.
What is Full-Spectrum or Phytocannabinoid Hemp Oil?
When we discuss full-spectrum hemp, we are talking about whole plant hemp oil products that include the wide range of cannabinoids and all the nutrients present in the natural hemp plant.
HempMeds® captures these nutrients and cannabinoids in a process that uses safe supercritical CO2, extracting the hemp plant’s viscous oil. This oil can be packaged as is or formulated into a range of products, including daily CBD supplements for pets.
A full-spectrum or phytocannabinoid hemp oil product supplies the myriad of benefits provided by the hemp plant into an easy to administer daily CBD supplement. Many people are familiar with the benefits of CBD, which is found in highly concentrated amounts in HempMeds® hemp oil products, but there are actually dozens of cannabinoids found in hemp that have demonstrated their benefits in studies.
In addition to the dozens of cannabinoids in hemp, hemp oil is a great source of important nutrients like essential vitamins, minerals, omega fatty acids, flavonoids, chlorophyll, and terpenes.
Formulating products with full-spectrum hemp oil ensures that all the cannabinoids naturally found in the hemp plant are in the full-spectrum oil you buy from HempMeds®. This also allows the cannabinoids in our products to interact with the endocannabinoid system in what has become known as the entourage effect: when all the ingredients in hemp oil, including the terpenes, vitamins, and range of cannabinoids are allowed to work with the body naturally, as they would in the natural plant.
What Effects Will Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil Have on My Pet?
Cannabis’s therapeutic benefits come from the plant’s ability to interact with the body’s naturally occurring regulatory processes through the endocannabinoid system. The body also creates its own naturally occurring cannabinoids, which similarly interact with the endocannabinoid system’s cannabinoid receptors to regulate these functions.
The endocannabinoid system is responsible for maintaining balance within the body, including regulating the body’s immune response and communication between cells, as well as appetite, sleep, metabolism, and mood. Cannabinoids, like CBD and THC, interact with endocannabinoid receptors in the body, affecting the body’s functions. It is through this regulation of the body’s functions that the endocannabinoid system maintains homeostasis and allows the body to work at its peak.
Why Does CBD Benefit Pets?
CBD benefits pets for the same reason it benefits humans – the presence of an endocannabinoid system. Early studies reveal that most vertebrates have an endocannabinoid system, including all mammals, leading some researchers to believe it was developed by a common ancestor early in evolution. In fact, many studies done on cannabinoids are animal models, with the experimentation often done on mice and rats, which have an endocannabinoid system like humans.
Because of the similarities between the endocannabinoid systems of humans and animals, chances are your furry friend could find benefit from cannabinoids like CBD. Consumers around the world are already giving animals like dogs, cats, horses, and more CBD oil products.
By supplementing these endocannabinoids with hemp-derived cannabinoids like CBD, we can help further encourage our pet’s endocannabinoid systems to achieve homeostasis within their body.
Will a CBD Supplement Work the Same for Me and My Pet?
Although the American Veterinary Medical Association takes no official stance concerning CBD oil as a nutritional supplement, many vets and pets owners believe that CBD oil can be administered as a supplement to help the many conditions animals may experience.
Pet owners give CBD to their pets for the same reasons they might use it for themselves, adding CBD to their pet’s meals as a daily supplement for chronic ailments or to promote general well-being. Pet owners may also find that vitamins and minerals present in CBD hemp oil match the requirements of their pets, including vitamins A, B12, C, and E, calcium, phosphorus, and potassium.
Because of the small size of most pets, users will use significantly smaller serving sizes of CBD oil, adjusting by weight. It is a good rule to start off small and gradually increase serving sizes week after week until desired effects are seen. For acute occasions, owners report using larger single servings.
HempMeds® Products for Pets
HempMeds® offers a range of products that can work well for your pets, including those from the Phyto Animal Health and Real Scientific Hemp Oil™ lines.
Phyto Animal Health creates CBD oil supplements formulated specifically for pets and larger livestock animals like horses, supplementing their endocannabinoid system in the same way as in humans. Phyto Animal Health consulted with leading veterinarians to create a safe, effective daily CBD supplements for pets of all sizes.
Pet Vitality™: The Pet Vitality™ daily CBD oil supplement is best for use for small and medium pets like cats and dogs. Pet Vitality™ is an all-natural CBD hemp oil product that combines decarboxylated hemp oil with medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil derived from organic coconut oil. Pet Vitality™ contains 100 mg of CBD in the 1 oz. bottle or 500 mg of CBD in the 2 oz size.
Vitality-X™: Similar to Pet Vitality™, THC-free Vitality-X™ combines CBD oil with MCT oil to create a daily use CBD supplement for designed for pets. Vitality-X™ is put through an additional process that filters out plant materials, excess waxes, and all but the smallest amounts of cannabinoids other than CBD. Each 4 oz. bottle of Vitality-X™ contains 1000 mg of CBD and can be used by pet and livestock owners looking to avoid concerns over THC.
HempMeds® customers can also use Real Scientific Hemp Oil™ CBD hemp oil products for their pets, but remember, serving sizes will need to be significantly reduced, based on your pet’s size and weight. It is always a good idea when giving CBD to your pet to start off with a very small serving and work your way up to a higher serving slowly over a series of weeks. A few RSHO™ products stand out when given to pets due to their minimal, all-natural ingredients and easily adjustable serving sizes.
RSHO™ Oral Applicators: RSHO™ hemp oils from our oral applicators can be dispensed onto your finger and given to your dog to lick off, placed on a treat, or mixed into their food to provide their desired daily serving of CBD. Because RSHO™ pure hemp oils naturally contain a high concentration of CBD, it is especially important to start off small and increase serving sizes each week or two.
RSHO™ and RSHO-X™ CBD Liquids: Our CBD hemp oil liquids combine our CBD hemp oil with sustainable medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil for a pourable, easy to measure CBD oil product featuring all the same benefits of the oil’s in our oral applicators.