Pets & CBD

All mammals have an Endocannabinoid System (EC).  This includes humans and animals.  The EC is responsible for regulating homeostasis (balance) in our bodies through a variety  of mechanisms,  including communication between different cell types or intercellular communication.  

The CB1 and CB2 receptors that make up our EC are located in the same areas of the body in you as they are in your beloved pet and have the same effects, and for this reason some of the same products can be used for both you and Fido.  CB1 receptors regulate sleep, memory, emotional response, mood, appetite, temperature and pain.  CB2 receptors produce widespread anti-inflammatory effects through their location on the cells within our immune system.

Similarly, animals naturally produce the same endocannabinoids within their bodies as we do and can become endocannabinoid deficient like we humans do.  Our two most prevalent endocannabinoids are 2-AG and Anandamide.   It is equally important to supplement ourselves as well as our pets with plant- derived phyto–cannabinoids like CBD to bring us, and our our pets, back into balance, relieve our symptoms of these imbalances and help us to heal.

 

Due to our apparent size differences, the one most important factor to adjust if using the same product for yourself as for your pet, is the dosage. A good rule of thumb for animal dosage is 1-2mg CBD/10 lbs of body weight.  So if Sparky weighs 20 lbs, start him off with 2-4mgs.

The formula (and price) for our NuLeaf Naturals CBD Oil is exactly the same for pets as it is for humans and is what we recommend as the best product for your pet.  (Just add the drops directly to their food). This CBD Oil is combined solely with the highly-nutritional, hemp seed oil as its carrier.   NuLeaf Naturals CBD Oil is one of the purest and most natural CBD products on the market for you and your pet.  The ONLY difference….. is the label.