What Is CBD?

CBD stands for cannabidiol, which is a naturally occurring compound found in the cannabis plant. Unlike THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), another compound found in cannabis, CBD does not produce a "high" or psychoactive effect. Instead, it is known for its potential therapeutic benefits, such as reducing anxiety, alleviating pain, and improving sleep in both animals and humans. CBD products come in various forms, including oils, animal treats and topical creams. Sticky Frog Wellness specializes in helping animals have a better quality of life through the use of CBD products.

CBD has been shown in some studies to have anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammation is a natural response by the body's immune system to injury or infection, but chronic inflammation can contribute to various health issues, including pain and certain diseases.

Research suggests that CBD may help reduce inflammation for both animals and humans by interacting with the body's endocannabinoid system (ECS), which plays a role in regulating various physiological processes, including immune response and inflammation. CBD interacts with cannabinoid receptors in the ECS, which can modulate immune system functions and potentially reduce inflammation.

CBD also helps alleviate anxiety symptoms for some animals and humans,, and there is also some scientific evidence supporting this claim.

The way CBD might help with anxiety is by interacting with serotonin receptors in the brain. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that plays a crucial role in regulating mood and anxiety levels. Some research suggests that CBD may influence serotonin receptors, which could potentially lead to a reduction in anxiety symptoms.

Additionally, CBD has been found to have calming and relaxing effects in some animals and humans, which can indirectly help with anxiety. It may help promote feelings of relaxation and reduce the physiological symptoms of anxiety, such as increased heart rate and sweating.  

CBD products are increasingly being used to help animals, particularly horses, dogs and cats, for various health issues. Many pet owners use CBD to help manage conditions such as anxiety, pain, inflammation, seizures, and arthritis in their pets.

Similar to humans, animals have an endocannabinoid system (ECS), which plays a role in regulating various physiological processes, including mood, pain sensation, appetite, and immune response. CBD interacts with the ECS in both humans and animals, potentially providing similar therapeutic effects.

There is growing interest and anecdotal evidence supporting the use of CBD for pets, and some veterinarians may recommend it as part of a treatment plan for certain conditions. However, it's essential to use CBD products specifically formulated for pets and to follow dosing guidelines provided by veterinarians or reputable manufacturers. Additionally, pet owners should consult with a veterinarian before giving their pets CBD, especially if the pet is on other medications or has underlying health issues.

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