A Nat­u­ral Fix: Hemp-de­rived CBDs are de­liv­er­ing a host of health ben­e­fits

Hemp-de­rived CBDs are in­creas­ingly be­ing turned to as an al­ter­na­tive to phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals, de­liv­er­ing a host of health ben­e­fits, from pain re­lief to anx­i­ety re­duc­tion

Modern Dog - - CONTENTS - By Jen­nifer Yau

Does your dog suf­fer from os­teoarthri­tis or other is­sues caus­ing chronic pain? Or is your dog bat­tling can­cer? If so, cannabid­i­ols, or CBD’s, may help. De­rived from hemp plants and grown legally, CBD’s are be­ing used to treat ev­ery­thing from can­cer to au­toim­mune dis­or­ders to arthri­tis, of­ten re­liev­ing chronic pain and in­flam­ma­tion with­out the use of phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals. And the list of ben­e­fits keeps on grow­ing—im­prove­ments in ap­petite, men­tal ac­tiv­ity, and mood have all been at­trib­uted to the use of CBD’s. If you’re wor­ried about the psy­choac­tive ef­fects tra­di­tion­ally as­so­ci­ated with cannabis prod­ucts, don’t be. CBD’s are made from hemp (mar­i­juana’s less “ex­per­i­men­tal” cousin), and con­tain less than 0.3% THC, mean­ing your dog gets all the health ben­e­fits, but none of the high. As a bonus, many CBD prod­ucts come in de­li­cious treat form or can be eas­ily added to your dog’s food at meal­time. Here are a few to try:

Ice­land Pure CBD Tinc­tures

Ice­land Pure CBD Tinc­tures are made with Colorado-grown, or­ganic, cannabis-rich CBD Hemp, com­bined with pure, hu­man­grade sar­dine an­chovy oil, an ex­cel­lent source of Omega 3 fatty acids. Just add drops to your dog’s din­ner to de­liver the health ben­e­fits, from anti-in­flam­ma­tory to pain re­lief, de­rived from of the phy­to­cannabi­noids it con­tains. $105/50ml bot­tle, ice­land­pure.com

Medic­i­nal Cannabis Dis­pen­sary

While cannabis dis­pen­saries are mostly known for pro­vid­ing med­i­cal mar­i­juana to hu­mans, the Medic­i­nal Cannabis Dis­pen­sary in Van­cou­ver, BC also pro­vides CBD treats and oils es­pe­cially for your furry friend. Reg­is­ter­ing your pet as a mem­ber also pro­vides your vet­eri­nar­ian with more de­tailed in­for­ma­tion about the prod­ucts your pet is us­ing. cannabis­dis­pen­sary.ca

Love Grass

Love Grass makes pow­er­ful cannabi­noid sup­ple­ments for dogs, cats, horses, and peo­ple, made from only two in­gre­di­ents—or­ganic liq­uid co­conut oil and raw, un­cooked cannabis oil, or THCA, a non-psy­choac­tive cannabi­noid that has been shown to have nu­mer­ous health ben­e­fits, from in­hibit­ing can­cer cell growth to di­min­ish­ing anx­i­ety, seizures, and nau­sea. To ad­min­is­ter, sim­ply add drops to your dog’s food. $25, love­g­rasslovesyou.com

En­liven Essentials Su­per­Food CBD Pet Snacks

These hu­man-grade CBD bis­cuits are gluten-free with no ar­ti­fi­cial preser­va­tives or added flavour­ings, just qual­ity or­ganic in­gre­di­ents com­bined with CBDs to cre­ate a treat your dog will love. He’ll think he’s sim­ply get­ting a yummy cookie, but he’ll ac­tu­ally be get­ting nat­u­ral pain re­lief and nu­mer­ous other phy­to­cannabi­noi ben­e­fits! $12/pack of 10, en­live­nessen­tials.com

Treat­i­bles

Treat­i­bles puts their prod­ucts through rig­or­ous test­ing to en­sure they con­tain the high­est qual­ity CBD-en­riched oils. Their plant-de­rived well­ness chews are in­fused with non-psy­choac­tive phy­to­cannabi­noid-rich oil ex­tracted from medic­i­nal grade hemp, and in­cludes other well­ness pro­mot­ing in­gre­di­ents in their prod­ucts, such as turmeric, pump­kin, and co­conut oil. They also of­fer CBD oil and gel caps. From $24, treat­i­bles.com

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