CBD for Humans and Pets

Cannabidiol or CBD is already very popular, and every day there seem to be some new findings of diseases that it can treat. The wave of medical cannabis and calls for its legalization have made news headlines across the world. There have been many reputed studies into the cannabis plant, which have revealed that this plant has medicinal proprieties. Researchers say CBD can bring relief to symptoms of many diseases such as chronic pain, cancer, inflammation, anxiety, insomnia, seizures caused by epilepsy, Parkinson’s diseases, nausea, and many others. CBD has also been found to be effective for animals too. This has revolutionized the way people seek to treat their sick pets. Most people who own pets are now turning to CBD instead of other allopathic medicines which have serious side effects. CBD is 100 percent natural and has less severe side effects.

CBD is a cannabinoid derived from industrial hemp, a variety of the cannabis plant. Studies have shown that there are hundreds of cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. They are estimated to be about 400 in total. Cannabinoids are defined as chemical compounds secreted by the flower of the cannabis plant. Cannabinoids can provide relief for a wide range of symptoms.

What makes CBD and another cannabinoids in the cannabis plant special is that they interact uniquely with the body. The body has what is called an endocannabinoid system which is important for optimal health. The endocannabinoid system is defined as a biological system composed of endocannabinoid’s which are endogenous lipid-based retrograde neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors and cannabinoid receptor proteins that are expressed throughout the vertebrate central nervous system including the brain.

When a cannabinoid such as CBD is ingested, it interacts with the receptors of the endocannabinoid system. This interaction is why CBD is able to bring relief to a wide range of ailments. The same process happens when pets are given CBD products. An example of this interaction is when a person takes CBD oil to treat pain; it overwhelms the endocannabinoid system and attaches to the endocannabinoid receptors in the brain and nervous system. CBD stops the receptors in the brain and nervous system responsible for sending pain signals to the body. As a result of this interaction, the body stops sending pain signals and the feeling of pain stops.

There are numerous CBD-based products on the market. Some examples are oils, tinctures, sprays, beverages, and creams among others. Despite the popularity of CBD, it is best to consult with a physician before taking it. The same logic applies to pets; you want to talk to a vet before giving you pet CBD. It is also important to remember that CBD products made for human beings are not suitable for pets since they are too concentrated. There are CBD products specifically made for pets.