How Does CBD Work?
Cannabinoids are a group of chemical compounds present in all animals (except for insects) and in the plant genus cannabis, which includes both hemp and marijuana. When found in plants, these are known as phytocannabinoids (phyto means plant). Hemp based phytocannabinoids offer a wide range of therapeutic applications but without the psychoactive properties of THC, which is found in cannabis and medical marijuana. Hemp contains more than 80 cannabinoids and less than .3% THC.
The prefix Phyto means plant. Phytocannabinoids are cannabinoids derived from plants.
Dogs are especially responsive to phytocannabinoids as they have the highest concentration of cannabinoid receptors in their brain and bodies compared to other animals, including humans.
CuraPet’s CBD DROPS contain phytocannabinoid rich (PCR) oil extracted from whole plant medicinal grade hemp. We utilize a CO2 extraction method to ensure the purest, most effective oil. In addition to several therapeutic phytocannabinoids, terpenes are included creating what is known as the entourage effect, providing a full spectrum of benefits for pets.
Phytocannabinoids are very effective in bringing calm and balance to pets suffering from a myriad of conditions. In addition to promoting healthy joints and digestion, phytocannabinoids are recognized for helping pets with general anxiety, separation anxiety, pain, loss of appetite, end of life comfort, and more.
Our products are virtually free of THC, the psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis. CuraPet® products are legal to sell and ship to all 50 states.
THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM (ECS)
All mammals have a biological and neurological system specifically tasked to receive and process nutritional cannabinoids. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is involved in a variety of physiological processes including appetite, pain-sensation, nausea, mood, memory, and inflammation.
Cannabinoid receptors (there are two primary types CB1 & CB2) exist throughout the body and brain of your pet.