Understanding Full Spectrum CBD Oil for Dogs & Why To Choose It

Millions of American pet owners are using cannabidiol, or CBD for their pets. Since the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, the CBD market for humans and animals has boomed. There are hemp CBD oils, hemp CBD capsules, and hemp CBD supplement chews for pets, to name a few of the pet CBD products available. This has left consumers with a dearth of CBD products to choose from and a whole host of questions, like what kind of CBD should I give my pet?

There are three basic types of hemp CBD oil: full-spectrum, isolate, and broad-spectrum. In this article, we’ll be discussing full-spectrum CBD oil.

What is Full-Spectrum CBD?

Full-spectrum CBD is made from the entire hemp plant. This means that the many other parts of the hemp plant, including other cannabinoids and terpenes, are present in the hemp oil, along with CBD. These chemical compounds work together in what’s called the “entourage effect”, making the effects of the CBD oil more potent. This allows the CBD to affect the body more powerfully, in comparison to a CBD isolate, which is refined full-spectrum hemp oil and only contains CBD and none of the other plant components.

There have been 66-100+ other cannabinoids found in hemp. Very few of them have been researched at all, and none to the extent of CBD. Some of the other cannabinoids found in hemp are:

  1. Cannabichromene

  2. Cannabicyclol

  3. Cannabielsoins

  4. Cannabigerol

  5. Cannabinols

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Terpenes and Full-Spectrum Hemp

One other key component of full-spectrum hemp is terpenes. Terpenes are highly volatile plant compounds that are responsible for a plant’s rich scent. Terpenes are a foundational element in aromatherapy. Plants like lavender, ginger, and clove all contain terpenes. Terpenes are being studied for their potent health benefits and have been found to reduce inflammation and have neuroprotective qualities, to name a few of their benefits.

Hemp is rich in terpenes, and these chemicals, while having their own benefits, also work synergistically with CBD to make it more effective. Here are a few of the terpenes found in hemp and full-spectrum hemp oil.



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