As a follow up to last weekʻs blog post about CBD and your pets, we wanted to take a deeper dive into why CBD can potentially be beneficial to your petʻs health.
Like humans, dogs and cats have an endocannabinoid system that allows them to benefit from CBD oil. This system allows the active ingredients in hemp to help relieve many symptoms.
So what is the endocannabinoid system (ECS)?
All vertebrates and invertebrates have an ECS. It has been referred to as the most important physiologic system involved in establishing and maintaining health. While even doctors are still learning about the effects of this system on our bodies, we know that this system keeps our bodies in homeostasis (a stable, healthy state) and regulates most of our vital physiological functions like sleep, appetite, pain, inflammation, memory, mood, and reproduction.
Why is hemp so beneficial to keeping our bodies and our pet’s bodies in homestasis? Cannabinoids are found in only two places: endocannabinoids are found in animal bodies and phytocannabinoids are found in plants like cannabis and hemp. When the body is deficient in cannabinoids, this can lead to health problems.
Let’s go back in time and think of the days before cannabis and hemp were criminalized, back when the plant grew wild and free in nature. Animals were ingesting this plant naturally, humans were ingesting animals, and we all were getting phytocannabinoids in our endocannabinoid system. With regulation and criminalization, this plant no longer grows freely in nature. But now thankfully we can reintroduce these vital phytocannabinoids into our bodies and our pet’s bodies, potentially enhance our health, and get back to healthy homeostasis with CBD products like Healthy Roots Hemp.
Wondering what dosage your pet needs? Here’s a helpful dosage chart:
Healthy Roots is here for your whole family, including your furry friends!
Wishing you and your pets health and happiness!
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