What Is CBD Oil?
CBD oil is a buzzy word these days—it’s all over the internet and the news as people are using it in health supplements, beauty products, pain-relieving rubs, pet products, and more. But even though you’ve heard the term a thousand times, you might not know just what CBD is. Don’t worry, we’re here to help!
CBD is short for Cannabidiol, which is one of the 100+ cannabinoids found in the Cannabis plant. Cannabinoids act on cannabinoid receptors in the brain to affect neurotransmitter function. Specifically, cannabinoids work within the endocannabinoid system—a bodily system that helps control and balance the neurologic and immune systems. All mammals and many invertebrates have an endocannabinoid system.
Although CBD comes from the cannabis plant, it does not have psychoactive properties like THC. Simply put—it’s not marijuana and it won’t get you (or your pet) high! CBD oil is currently being studied extensively in human populations in connection with conditions such as epilepsy, anxiety, pain and inflammation, insomnia, and more. In 2018, the FDA approved the first human prescription CBD drug—Epidiolex—for the treatment of a rare form of epilepsy in humans.
Is CBD Safe for Pets?
Unlike our competitors, ABSC Organics has invested the time and resources into a Phase One Safety trial to ensure that our product is safe and effective. In 2016 Dr. Stephanie McGrath, DVM and her team at Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences studied our CBD oil in a population of beagles. The results of this study confirmed that dogs who were treated with clinical doses of the compound found in ABSC Organics Pure CBD Oil™ experienced minimal adverse effects. Dr. McGrath presented these results at the Institute of Cannabis Research Conference at CSU-Pueblo in April 2017. They were subsequently published in the Journal of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association in the fall of 2018.
Dr. McGrath and her team continue to use our CBD oil for their clinical studies, including an osteoarthritis trial and an epilepsy trial conducted in conjunction with the American Kennel Club’s Canine Health Foundation. Although all of the current studies deal with dogs, we hope to conduct cat research in the near future, and we do have many satisfied customers using our ABSC Organics Pure CBD Oil for Cats for their feline friends.
How Does CBD Work?
CBD acts on the receptors found within the endocannabinoid system by disrupting the neurons that carry pain, inflammation, and seizure signals. We’ve got a great video explanation of the endocannabinoid system and CBD’s mechanisms in our video library!
What Pet Health Problems Can CBD Oil Treat?
Many of our customers are using ABSC Organics Pure CBD OIl™ to help control seizures, pain, and inflammation. The epilepsy trials we have already completed have shown very promising results—including an 89% reduction in seizure frequency. More studies will hopefully show the same type of positive results with pain, arthritis, anxiety, seizures, and more.
CBD Side Effects
CBD oil is very attractive to many pet owners because it does not typically cause any major side effects. Unlike many prescription pharmaceuticals, our product is distilled from plants grown right here in Colorado, and contains no harsh chemicals. Pet owners administering very high doses (up to 5 times baselines dosage amounts) sometimes report loose stools.
Why Choose ABSC PURE ORGANIC CBD OIL™ For Pets?
ABSC Organics is staking out the high ground when it comes to CBD research, science, and facts.
- We have completed three clinical trials at a major research institution, including a Phase One Safety trial. No other veterinary CBD company can say that.
- Every batch of ABSC Organics Pure CBD Oil™ is extracted from organic Colorado hybrid hemp and tested for purity and consistency. We guarantee our product is free of pesticides, fungi, and contaminants.
- We choose to invest in research and testing, even if it means our marketing budget is smaller.
ABSC cares deeply about pet health, and we put our money where our mouth is when it comes to the science behind CBD.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are some reasons to try giving my pet CBD?
The FDA does not allow CBD companies to make health claims or market our product as a cure, medicine, or wellness supplement. We can tell you that we have many customers who have found great benefits when giving ABSC Organics Pure CBD Oil™ to their dogs and cats. They often tell us they are using CBD oil for help with epilepsy, pain, mobility issues, and anxiety. We also have customers who use our product to help their pets deal with fungal infections and cancer treatments.
Will CBD make my pet feel “high”?
Our CBD Oil is carefully formulated to ensure that our product always contains little to no THC, so your pet will never experience a “high” from ABSC Organics Pure CBD Oil™. THC is the cannabinoid that gives marijuana its psychoactive properties. ABSC Organics Pure CBD Oil™ is always tested to ensure that the THC concentration is below 0.3%. Other brands may not use the same rigorous standards, so be sure to seek a Certificate of Analysis when you buy CBD for your pet.
How do I know which product to get for my pet?
All of our CBD formulations use the same active ingredient—pure CBD oil distilled from organic Colorado hemp. The only difference between our products is the concentration. The products are calibrated according to pet size to make dosing easiest and most cost effective. Just check the weight ranges for each product and select the product that matches your pet’s weight. If you’re buying one bottle for different sized pets, contact us for help in choosing the right bottle for your needs. We’re here to help!