CBD (Cannabidiol) Oil is the chemical extract of the hemp (cannabis) plant which is now very much popular among people due to its potential health benefits. CBD Oil is different from all other cannabis due to its non-psychoactive and non-toxic properties. CBD Oil does not put your "high" after its consumption. For this reason, there is nothing to worry about the overdosing of CBD Oil. People are using CBD Oil for many diseases and physiological conditions such as pain, inflammation, hair loss, Diabetes, and Cancer. But can it work in the pets also? If yes, what is the main difference between CBD Oil for People and CBD Oil for pets? These are the question which we are going to answer through this article.
Of course, you want the best health for your pet. You have probably heard about the benefits of CBD Oil for pets. Researches are also ongoing on this aspect and up till now, it has been found that CBD oil might be effective to improve the lives of pets. In this article, we will discuss the mechanism of CBD Oil working in both humans and pets and try to elaborate on the main difference between them.
The main difference between CBD Oil for People and CBD Oil for pets
In humans, the working of CBD Oil is totally based on its interaction with the Endocannabinoid System of the body. ECS (Endocannabinoid System) is one of the most important physiological systems present in the human body which is responsible for the regulation of many important functions in the body including homeostasis. For this reason, the ECS system is involved in establishing and maintaining human health. ECS system works through its Endocannabinoid receptors. There are two kinds of ECS receptors present throughout the body, CB1 receptors, and CB2 receptors. CBD Oil interacts with both of these receptors and produce its beneficial health effects in the human body.
Almost 95% of the pets including vertebrates, invertebrates are known to have an ECS system in their body. According to the researches, CBD Oil produces its effects in pets by interacting with the Endocannabinoid System. Then what is the difference in both mechanisms? Well, the researchers have reported that the mechanism of interaction CBD Oil with the Endocannabinoid System is totally different from humans which is the main difference between CBD Oil for people and pets.
We have discussed the mechanism of interaction of CBD Oil with the endocannabinoid receptors in details, now we will discuss the mechanism of interaction of CBD Oil with the ECS system in pets so you can understand the difference more comprehensively.
Pet's Endocannabinoid System and CBD Oil
Like human, Endocannabinoid System in pets also have two kinds of endocannabinoid receptors, CB1 receptors, and CB2 receptors. CBD Oil interacts with both these receptors and produces effects on a pet's body but in the case of pets, CBD not only reacts with Endocannabinoid receptors but it also interacts with some other endocannabinoids namely as Anandamide and 2-AG. This is the main difference between humans and pets.
In pets, the location of CB1 and CB2 receptors is specified while in humans, both these receptors are found throughout the body. It is another difference between the Endocannabinoid System of the body of humans and pets.
In pets, CB1 receptors are located in the CNS (Central nervous system) in the body and regulate functions like cognition, motor movements, and memory. The CB2 receptors are located in the PNS (Peripheral Nervous System) of the body and control functions of the immunes system and GI tracts.
Are there any other differences between CBD Oil for human vs. pets?
Basically, the CBD Oil is the same for pets and humans as it is the chemical extract of hemp (cannabis plant), but there are three main differences between CBD Oil for human and Pets,
CBD Oil composition:
CBD Oil composition is slightly different for humans and pets. Some Doctors recommend to add some sort of additives in the CBD Oil for pets. For example, energy boosters, growth promoters are some types of Vitamins. But in case of, the CBD Oil is completely pure and it does not contain any type of additives. It is a big difference between CBD Oil for human vs pet.
Ways of using CBD Oil:
In human, the CBD Oil can be taken by the person himself through oral pathways or CBD Oil topical. But the pets usually don't love to take CBD Oil themselves. So, in this case, doctors recommend the mix CBD Oil with any type of favorite diet of pets. Human can easily take CBD Oil by placing its 4-5 drops under the tongue after which the CBD Oil dissolve and enter in the bloodstream automatically.
Dose of CBD Oil:
The dose of CBD Oil is different for humans and pets. The dose of CBD Oil cannot be similar in pets and humans because there are lots of differences in the metabolism of humans and pets. A doctor is the best person to talk within this regard. A doctor can guide you in choosing the right dose for you or your pets. Remember that aright dose is very important to get maximum benefits of CBD Oil.
We hope that you have the basic knowledge about the main differences between CBD Oil for human and CBD Oil for pets.
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