What is CBD?

Natural pain relief for dogsCBD is the acronym for cannabidiol, which is a substance discovered in cannabis plants in 1940. CBD is just one of the 120-plus cannabinoids that have been discovered thus far. Cannabinoids are naturally occurring compounds found in cannabis, but CBD gets a lot of attention due to its medicinal benefits. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD does not produce psychoactive effects when consumed.

Full Spectrum CBD

Not all CBD is created equal. To ensure our products are better quality than others in the CBD market, PetSoothe sources our CBD from a family-owned, organically certified hemp farm from Fort Collins, Colorado called Cherry Organics.

Some CBD producers utilize a variety of solvents, including ethanol, butane, and propane. That’s not the route we wanted to take, which is why we chose Cherry Organics who uses the clean process of CO2 extraction.

Full-spectrum CBD is considered the preferred extraction method of CBD because it retains the most amount of naturally occurring phytochemicals from the hemp plant, creating an “entourage effect” together with the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids.

PetSoothe is proud to use full-spectrum CBD in our dog treats and our supplier, Cherry Organics from Colorado, even goes one step further by going through a distillation process that further refines the CBD oil. The distillation process involves gently heating the oil so the lipids, fats, and waxes, which are naturally occurring in the cannabis plant, are separated from the oil. Once distilled, the oil is more refined and definitely purer. Cherry Organics is a certified organic CBD provider.

Is it safe?

We know CBD is safe for dogs because all vertebrate animals, just like us humans, have the same endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is a complex cell-signaling system first identified in the early 1990s and it is what processes CBD in the body. While researchers are still studying the ECS, they have found links to how it regulates important life functions, including memory, sleep, appetite, and mood.

CBD and ECS receptors are found throughout the body of you and your pets, and they interact to establish a bridge between the body and mind. There are two endocannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2. The CB1 receptors are found mostly in the nervous system, whereas CB2 receptors are found in immune cells in the peripheral nervous system. When products such as CBD oil are ingested, they interact with the CB1 and CB2 receptors, stimulating the desired effects.

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