CBD for cats
CBD is good for their health !
The CBD (cannabidiol), is gaining a lot of fame in recent months. Good news, it is not only reserved for humans, our four-legged friends can also benefit from its therapeutic virtues. And it is possible, because they too have an endocannabinoid system (SEC), just like us. Let's see together why it may be wise to give a few drops of CBD oil to your cat every day.
What is CBD (cannabidiol) ?
CBD is a substance produced by industrial hemp (Cannabis Sativa), which is called a cannabinoid. Known for its numerous benefits, CBD has already been the subject of numerous scientific studies. Cannabis is often associated with its high effect because of THC, but this is misleading, because cannabis is actually made up of 3 different genera :
- Cannabis Sativa, rich in CBD, very low in THC (less than 0.2% according to the law, then 0% in the finished product)
- Cannabis Indica, low in CBD, and very rich in THC
- Cannabis Ruderalis, low in CBD and THC
The only plant whose culture is authorized is industrial hemp (Cannabis Sativa), from which cannabidiol and many other products are derived. For cats, as for humans, the easiest way to consume CBD is to use it in the form of CBD oil. And it's very simple, a few drops of CBD (cannabidiol) every day with your cat's kibble and that's it. The CBD will be able to work with your cat's endocannabinoid system.
What is the endocannabinoid system (SEC) ?
The endocannabinoid system (SEC), participates in cell homeostasis. Its discovery in 1988 was undoubtedly one of the greatest advances in medicine. Its functions are numerous and all the physiological processes of our body and that of our animals (a cat for example) can involve its action. One could say, taking a little shortcut, that the SEC is the system of systems (respiratory, lymphatic, muscular, immune, nervous, etc.). It is the great self-regulating system of the body, it influences the whole functioning of the organism, whether physical, mental or emotional. The SEC uses cannabinoids to transmit certain signals and regulate homeostasis.
Clinical endocannabinoid deficiency (CED)
According to Dr. Ethan Russo, a neurologist, researcher in psychopharmacology, and author recognized in many scientific journals: "Clinical deficiency in endocannabinoids (cannabinoids produced by the human body) could explain why so many people are sick" He is Medical Director at Phytecs, specialized in the development of fine therapies targeting endocannabinoid deregulation associated with certain inflammatory and metabolic diseases, eczema, cancer, depression, migraines and insomnia. The phytocannabinoids present in certain plants such as hemp, are comparable to the endocannabinoids naturally produced by the human body or certain animals such as cats.
CBD, but for what purpose ?
Cannabidiol (CBD), in addition to supporting the proper functioning of the endocannabinoid system, has many benefits. Thus, it can be used in cats suffering from osteoarthritis, in anxious or aggressive animals and much more. (inflammation, convulsions, skin problems, pain, etc.).