Intro to CBD
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in the hemp, a plant with a rich history as a medicine going back thousands of years. Today the therapeutic properties of CBD are being tested and confirmed by scientists and doctors around the world. A safe, non-addictive substance, CBD is one of more than a hundred “phytocannabinoids,” which are unique to hemp and endow the plant with its robust therapeutic profile.
A few things to keep in mind when purchasing CBD oil.
If you and your veterinarian decide that you should try CBD as a treatment for your dog, there are a few things to keep in mind when purchasing CBD oil.
Not all oils are the same; you’ll want a high-quality CBD made from organic hemp plants.
- Look for organic. If the CBD oil is not organic, it at least should not contain pesticides, fungicides, or solvents.
- Don’t price shop. The higher the quality and purity, the higher the cost. You don’t want to go for a cheaper option that could have toxic substances such as pesticides, herbicides, or heavy metals. Make sure your CBD oil is free of additives.
- Get the analysis. The manufacturer should provide a certificate that tells you the amount of CBD that is in the product. Many CBD oils contain only small amounts of CBD. You’ll also want to make sure there is little or no THC in the product.
Full Spectrum CBD
Full spectrum CBD is also known as “whole plant” CBD for a very good reason – the entire Hemp plant is used in the production of full spectrum CBD. That means in addition to the cannabidiolic acid that gives CBD its potency, all of those other beneficial cannabinoids, terpenes, vitamins, minerals and amino acids are also captured and processed to create a product with more benefits.
In addition to the CBD you want, you get ALL of the other supplements and enhancers including:
VITAMINS: Essential for preventing disease
B Complex Vitamins
MINERALS: Great for supporting your body’s metabolism
AMINO ACIDS: Important for building and maintaining healthy muscles
Cannabinoids Found in Hemp: