What is CBD Hemp and how can it help my horse?

What is Hemp?

Hemp is an herb that has been grown commercially for many years. It is used for food (have you seen Hemp Hearts in the store?), fiber (the HUGE ropes that hold the big ships in harbor) clothing, pulp for paper, bedding, kitty litter, and the list goes on. Every part of the plant can be used. It is not marijuana, although it is a relative so the two plants look similar. Industrial Hemp by definition has less than .3% THC and has no psychotic effects. 

What is CBD?

CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of 113 cannabinoids that can be extracted from hemp. CBD has no psychoactive effects. It has been praised for its uses in humans for treating joint pain, muscle soreness, anxiety, PTSD, multiple sclerosis, sleep disorders, and many more. Anecdotal evidence of helping horses with inflammation, pain, and promoting homeostasis in the body. Think of all the equine diseases are rooted in stress and inflammation. 

Is Hemp Oil the same as your products?

DON'T GET FOOLED. There are many companies that are selling "Hemp Oil".  Hemp oil is pressed from the seeds of the plant and has no CBD content. It is still a very good oil for other uses, but should be priced more like an excellent cooking oil. All our products are third party tested and are guaranteed to have the CBD content advertised. The CBD and other beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes are extracted using the CO2  method for the highest quality products.

What is the difference between Full Spectrum CBD and CBD Isolate?

A CBD isolate contains only CBD. A full spectrum CBD will contain additional terpenes and cannabinoids, such as CBG and CBN, which have also shown benefits. We sell both full spectrum and isolate CBD products. THC levels are below legal limits at 0.3%. The illustration below represents The Full Spectrum Wheel (including several cannabinoids) whereas CBD only would be considered an Isolate. Each type of CBD has it's own benefits, however there is much to be said about the Entourage Effect, which builds greater benefits when a full spectrum is used.  

How much CBD should be used for my animals?

The answer to this question largely varies from horse to horse. We recommend starting with a low milligram dose and increasing to a higher dosage if needed based on condition. For best results, CBD oil should be taken daily with a full stomach. 

Is CBD safe for my pets?

CBD products are believed to be safe for animals. Pets are able to process cannabidiol in the same way that humans are. CBD is used to treat many pain disorders in pets. Isolates contain 0% THC and are best for your pet if you want to be assured of no THC at all. 

Is CBD legal?

CBD and hemp oil are commonly confused for marijuana. CBD, or cannabidiol, and hemp oil are non-psychoactive and will not induce intoxication. The stigma surrounding CBD and hemp oil is diminishing, but this is still a common misunderstanding. As long as CBD is derived from hemp and under 0.3% THC, it is legal to sell, purchase, and possess in all 50 states.

Does CBD Oil contain THC?

CBD Isolate does not contain any THC because it has been isolated through the distillation process. Full spectrum CBD oil contains less than .3%,  and there will not be any psychoactive effects.