CBD and various products that use it have taken the wellness world by storm for both humans and animals. Everyone seems to want to try it to help them deal with a wide variety of ailments. But is it right for you? Read this and you can find out enough information to start you out!
What is CBD?
CBD is a phytocannabinoid that is distilled from industrial hemp, which has a naturally low level of THC content. Phytocannabinoids are cannabinoids created through plants, as opposed to endocannabinoids that are produced naturally within the human body. It works as a mild sedative and changes the way your body’s cannabinoid receptors bind to other cannabinoids. This is how it affects both people and animals.
Why do people use CBD?
There are all sorts of reasons that CBD has been used in the past, and scientists are still working to uncover all of its uses. However, there are plenty of ways that CBD could help you. CBD can help to reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression, which could make it easier for you to deal with your mental illnesses head on instead of only dealing with the symptoms. It’s also helpful for managing chronic pain or muscle pain.
If you struggle with high blood pressure, CBD could also be helpful for you as a long term maintenance medication to avoid taking a prescription medicine for that long. It can also help you to set and keep yourself on a realistic bedtime schedule to ensure that you are getting enough sleep, not to mention improving the quality of your sleep. This will also help with all of the other issues above, as getting better sleep will reduce the appearance of those issues.
What can CBD be useful for when treating your pets?
When it comes to your pets, there hasn’t been as much research into how it affects them so we don’t have as much information as we do for humans. However, we do know that it can help to assist with sleeping and help to moisturize dry skin or eczema. It does this in much the same way it works in humans.
CBD can be very helpful with pets who suffer from separation, travel, or storm-related anxiety, since it works similarly with them as it does in humans. However, you’ll want to make sure you’re giving them the correct dosage for their weight. A veterinarian should be able to help you with that. Make sure that any CBD oil you give to your pets has less than 0.3 percent THC content to avoid getting your pet high. This is extremely unhealthy for them.
Warning about THC and other medical interactions
Before treating your pet with any supplement, it is highly recommended that you talk to your veterinarian. Before you take it yourself, it is also highly recommended that you talk to your doctor about whether it is safe for you to use.