Did you know that Cannabidiol or CBD is not only good for humans; pets can also benefit from its fantastic healing proprieties. There are reports that CBD can treat ailments such as anxiety, seizures, chronic pain in pets. There are many success stories from pet owners online about CBD. However, we will examine what exactly CBD is, and how it works to bring relief.

CBD is a cannabinoid extracted from industrial hemp, a variety of the cannabis plant. Although there are about 400 cannabinoids in cannabis, CBD is arguably the most researched. It has been found that this chemical compound does not have any psychoactive effects; CBD is also non-toxic. The science of how CBD works is quite impressive. It has been revealed the human body has an endocannabinoid system with which CBD and other cannabinoids in cannabis interact with when ingested. 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 and peripheral nervous system.

Interestingly, researchers have discovered that it is not only humans that have the endocannabinoid system; animals such as cats, dogs, and birds all have it too. The endocannabinoid system is crucial in ensuring the general well being. This system controls important functions such as sleep, memory, mood, appetite, and pain sensation. The receptors of the endocannabinoid system are spread throughout the body, but they are mostly concentrated in the brain and the nervous system. The active nature of CBD as medicine is down to its interaction with the receptors of the endocannabinoid system.

CBD has been proven to be an effective cure for pain because unlike other drugs it solves the problem directly from the source. This chemical compound helps relieve pain, inflammation, and swelling caused by different ailments. The effectiveness of CBD in treating pain and reducing swelling is down to its interactions with the receptor responsible for pain. The vanilloid receptor is responsible for pain in the brain and CBD interacts directly with it by blocking it from becoming activated. When this neuron in the brain become inactive, it causes the signals of pain and swelling being sent throughout the body to stop; and this brings relief. CBD can help your pets suffering from pain caused by arthritis, asthma, pancreatitis, nerve-related pain, intestinal inflammation and neuropathy pain.

As with pain, CBD can be used in the treatment of other conditions by interacting with the receptors in the brain and nervous system. Even if your pet is not sick or in pain, you can give it CBD to ensure that its health remains at an optimal level.

When choosing a CBD product to buy, it is best to buy CBD oil made explicitly for pets. Some vets advice that CBD oils made for human beings are heavily concentrated for animals to ingest. There are a few products on the market that are made for pets. You also want to be sure that these products are of high-quality and contains pure CBD.

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