What is Cannabidiol?

Not all Cannabis is Created Equally

Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that are abundant in cannabis plants. Different cannabinoids trigger the bodyʼs endocannabinoid receptors, which are located throughout the neurological and immune systems of mammals. Endocannabinoid receptors affect major functions such as sleep, mood, memory, appetite, pain sensation, as well as immune response and inflammation.

What is the Difference Between THC and CBD?

The two most well-known cannabinoids are THC and cannabidiol. THC is the psychoactive compound that causes the “high” feeling associated with marijuana use. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is found in both marijuana and hemp plants. However, it does not have any psychoactive side effects. Although you can’t get high off of CBD, there is growing evidence of its health benefits in both humans, as well as animals.

CBD and Holistic Veterinarian Medicine

Studies have shown that CBD is effective in treating mood disorders and can help with anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Because of its anti-inflammatory and antianxiety properties, research points out that it can help with symptoms related to auto-immune disorders, cancer treatment, and even opioid withdrawal. The future of holistic veterinarian medicine looks promising, as pet owners can access a safer, natural alternative to treating ailing pets.