What Is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of more than 80 known components found in Hemp (cannabis). There’s an ever increasing amount of research pointing to various health benefits in Hemp CBD, all while being non-psychoactive and non intoxicating. The component responsible for giving users a “high” is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is prevalent in Hemp's cousin, marijuana.
HEMP IS NOT MARIJUANA
Marijuana and Hemp both come from the plant Cannabis sativa. The cannabis plant has over 80 chemicals called cannabinoids. The two main types of cannabinoids are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). CBD is therapeutic and non-intoxicating, THC is the one cannabinoid that makes you intoxicated. Marijuana’s THC content is usually between 10 and 15 percent- this can be Toxic for some animals; but Hemp must have a THC content of 0.3 percent or less. At this level, cannabis has no intoxicating effect, for people or dogs. Hemp is higher in CBD, the substance that provides the therapeutic effects.
HOW CBD WORKS
The Hemp plant contains a number of different chemicals, including CBD, phytocannabinoids, terpenoids and flavonoids. Humans and other mammals have specific cannabinoid receptor sites. These sites are primarily in the brain and central nervous system, and in peripheral organs, especially immune cells. They make up what’s called the endocannabinoid system. Studies show that cannabinoids working together with terpenes have anti-inflammatory effects, and can help with pain, tumors, seizures, muscle spasms, skin conditions, appetite stimulation, aggression, anxiety and neurological disorders.
HOW HEMP CBD CAN HELP PETS
Hemp CBD can help with both chronic and acute disease. Among chronic conditions, it can help with arthritis, compromised immune systems, stress responses, aggression and digestive issues. CBD also promotes healthy living and homeostasis. There are also studies under way into CBD’s effects on Type 1 diabetes, organ diseases and cancer. Veterinarians are also finding Hemp CBD can be useful in treating acute ailments like sprains and strains, torn ligaments, bone breaks and even during post-operative care to reduce swelling, pain and stiffness. If your dog’s taking conventional drugs for any of these conditions, Bailey's CBD may make it possible to use lower doses of the drugs to achieve therapeutic effects. Since conventional medicines do have side effects, this is a useful benefit of CBD.
First of all, because of the low THC (.03%), Hemp CBD won’t make your Pets intoxicated. CBD is Safe and Non-Toxic and all of our products are tested for quality and contaminants.