The Benefits of CBD For You & Your Pets!
Posted by John O'Keefe on
We know that CBD does not have abuse potential according to the World Health Organization, but did you also know that CBD is nonpsychoactive? That's right, it doesn't get you high! So what does CBD do? Studies and research around the globe are showing the following potential benefits:
CBD is an anti-inflammatory!
One of the most studied and researched aspects of CBD is it's anti-inflammatory properties. Studies over the last five to ten years are showing with great evidence that cannabidiol is now one of the most effective anti-inflammatory agents.
Use CBD for arthritis and pain relief!
CBD can be used as an alternative choice for pain relief and arthritis medications like Tylenol or Aspirin, especially in pets. And the best part, CBD does not break down into harmful byproducts as it's absorbed in the body, unlike OTC pain relievers. There are numerous accounts of elderly pets with arthritis and chronic pain who have been observed as having increased mobility after using CBD products.
CBD helps reduce anxiety
For pets, anxiety is a two-fold problem. You have the physical aspect with the social and psychological aspects. CBD has a tendency to help pets deal with physical anxiety symptoms, however, you need to treat your pet's social and psychological symptoms with conditioning as well, in order to effectively treat anxiety.
CBD helps treat epilepsy!
If you're familiar with the "Charlotte's Web" story of the young epileptic girl from Colorado who's parents effectively treated her seizures through the use of CBD, then you would know about CBD's ability to greatly reduce seizures in epileptic humans and pets.
CBD treats nausea!
Studies on pets and CBD have shown it to help with vomiting and nausea; even when it's the result of toxins or drugs.
CBD increases appetite!
If your pet is having a tough time eating, CBD may help with that. Even though, it doesn't get you high, yes, CBD can help you or pets get "the munchies."
CBD protects the nervous system and helps with neurodegenerative diseases!
For dogs suffering from degenerative myelopathy and other spine and nerve issues, CBD shows a lot of promise. It’s been shown to help patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease by protecting the brain cells from toxicity.
For senior dogs, CBD has been shown to protect the brain from cell death caused by free radicals and toxins.