January 11, 2022
Hemp has been at the forefront of burgeoning industry for the past 4 years. In that time the semi-innocuous plant has grown in popularity in both the medical and public realm. Its resurgence has hallmarked a coming age in medicine which has seemingly long been neglected and forgotten. Homeopathy and natural medicines used to be the lay of the land prior to the industrial revolution and the evolution of pharmaceutical products. Lots of veterinary professionals are now looking to incorporate safe, affordable, treatments for their feline clientele utilizing hemp and its slew of naturally occurring biologically active constituents like CBD.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of hundreds of biologically active components to the hemp plant (C. sativa) which has been ascribed great medical benefit. As the nuance of cannabinoid therapy wears off DVMs around the country are jumping on board with the holistic healing potential of Hemp and CBD. Anecdotally for centuries C.sativa has been used in the treatment of various low grade medical conditions in humans. In veterinary application it is commonly utilized as an effective Antiepileptic Drug (AED). Amongst a growing mountain of clinical evidence a recently published study conducted by Stephanie McGrath, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology), assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, concluded treating idiopathic seizures with various preparations of CBD showed a significant 89% reduction in seizure frequency amongst the test populous. Currently these types of conditions garner the only unanimously accepted directive for use given the ridged systematic classification of drugs in the US. In totality though it only highlights a segment of the systemic action intrinsic to CBD, and to very similar regard, the ancillary minor cannabinoids, terpenes, terpenoids, flavonoids, and aliphatic lipids. It is the concert of constituents that gives hemp oil extracts their broad effectivity and lends to its overall safety profile. In clinical settings in both dogs and cats CBD has also been shown to be a powerful analgesic with significant anti-inflammatory properties as well as a comparable anxiolytic. There is even more evidence associated with carboxylic acid forms of cannabinoids and native terpenes and terpenoids as being potent non-psychoactive therapeutic agents due to their structural similarities and mixed affinity for CB1 & CB2 receptors . Unfortunately 99% of CBD Products on the market utilize decarboxylated forms of cannabinoids, and are either completely devoid of native plant terpenes, or contain oxidized forms of terpenoids which increase their respective reactivity and causticity. The solution to the industry's dilemma is simple, and is Pure Solventless Full Spectrum Extracts that preserve these direly important molecular confirmations without undue decarboxylation and degradation.
Dosing with CBD and Hemp Products for your cat isn’t a one-size-fits-all scenario. Useful applications for CBD and Hemp Products can exist for conditions such as arthritis, edema, anxiety, epilepsy, and systemic pain. Finding your animals minimum effective dose (MED) is a trial and error discourse. It is always recommended that you speak with your veterinary professional about using CBD or Hemp Products for any specific condition or set of circumstantial symptomolgies. It is always recommended to start low and titrate upward. Whether your chosen route of administration is a CBD tincture or CBD cat treats be sure it’s Solventless!!!
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