We've all heard that CBD works for our pets but most of us don't know HOW it works. It works because of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS).
Every person and animal that you know has a network of naturally occurring cannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors called the ECS. The ECS has an abundance of receptors located throughout the brain and body. The job of the ECS is to continuously monitor the body for imbalances. When an imbalance is noticed, the ECS sends out receptors to help restore the body to homeostasis (stability).
The endocannabinoid system helps to regulate functions such as sleep, pain, digestion, nervous-system, and immune-system responses. It controls how our pets feel, move, and act. CBD stimulates the endocannabinoid system and encourages more effective communication with the brain to promote a system-wide, natural state of balance within the body which leads to improved health.
All of our endocannabinoid systems function and regulate in the same way meaning that CBD can have the same benefits for dogs, cats, ducks, horses, humans, and even guinea pigs. It can benefit us all!
FUN FACT: Cannabinoids are not special or new to CBD. Many everyday foods have cannabinoids including carrots, black pepper, and cacao/dark chocolate.