CBD Dosage for Dogs

CBD oil is quickly becoming a staple item in the bathroom cabinets of millions of people worldwide, thanks to the fact that countries around the world have recognized its therapeutic capacity to help treat a variety of different emotional and physical issues in a natural way with very few (if any) side effects.

With hemp oil being made legal in more places each day, people who have experienced the benefits for themselves are now using it as a supplement to help their dogs. This includes dogs who might be struggling with a condition like separation anxiety, arthritis and more seriously, cancer.

People have used medicinal hemp as an alternative medicine for thousands of years, and now that the media is becoming inundated with success stories of just how beneficial it is when used as a complimentary natural supplement, more studies are being carried out into its precise efficacy and how it works.

Holistic vets and doctors all around the world are now recommending CBD to their patients, as anecdotal evidence points to the fact that it is an extremely effective treatment for an increasingly expanding list of physical and behavioral conditions in dogs. But what is the correct CBD dosage for dogs?

CBD Dosage Guidelines for Your Dog

Due to the fact that CBD has yet to receive official approval from the FDA, it is currently only classified as a natural health supplement rather than a medicine. Specific dosages are yet to be formalized, but the official recommendation from vets who promote the use of CBD is to start low and go slow. This ensures that each dog is given the time and space it needs to adjust to the supplement and respond accordingly.

As we mentioned previously, one of the main reasons CBD is becoming so popular is because there are no harmful side effects, so you will never have to worry about your pup having a dangerous reaction to it.

The guidelines for dosing depend on the severity of the issue and of course, the size and body weight of your dog. It is recommended that 1-5mg of CBD should be administered for every 10 pounds of your dog’s weight for the first week and then if you are not noticing any positive improvements, you can slowly increase the dose until you see a change in your pup’s behavior and temperament.

While side effects of CBD are few and far between. Each dog will respond differently to treatment so be sure to give yourself enough time to monitor any potential negative outcomes (like an upset stomach or drowsiness) before you make any increments to dosage. In the unlikely event your pup does not respond well to CBD you can simply stop giving it to him right away. Natural supplements like CBD do not have any risk of withdrawal.

This chart will provide you with an “at a glance” guide to CBD dosage for your dog:

  • 10 lbs.: 1 mg – 5 mg CBD
  • 20 lbs.: 2 mg – 10 mg CBD
  • 30 lbs.: 3 mg – 15 mg CBD
  • 40 lbs.: 4 mg – 20 mg CBD
  • 50 lbs.: 5 mg – 25 mg CBD
  • 60 lbs.: 6 mg – 30 mg CBD
  • 70 lbs.: 7 mg – 35 mg CBD
  • 80 lbs.: 8 mg – 40 mg CBD
  • 90 lbs.: 9 mg – 45 mg CBD

How Soon Will CBD Start Working?

As a general rule of thumb, you can expect it to take around 30 minutes for CBD to take effect, but as our dogs can’t tell us if they are feeling better or worse, you will have to be vigilant. We recommend that you keep a journal for the first couple of weeks so that you can track your pup’s progress. This will allow you to make any adjustments based on the evidence you have gathered.

CBD Dosage for Dogs

A Word on Tolerance

With time, it is only natural that your dog might build up a tolerance to CBD. That means that a dose that worked well previously might need to be increased after a period of time in order to experience the same positive improvements. This is nothing to worry about. It just means that your dog’s body has become over acclimatized to the current dosage and you need to give him a bit more, so start increasing the dose gradually if you notice that the effects are not as prominent.

If in doubt, consult your vet before making any changes or inform yourself further by reading informative and accurate material on CBD products.

 

This article was originally published by FOMO Bones .

Hemp Oil and CBD Oil

Whether you are a longtime lover of CBD products or you’re just joining the party, you are in for a treat. CBD is the latest and greatest trend in the health and wellness industry, and let’s face it: it is here to stay. Whether you take it in gummy form, as a balm or lotion, or as a tincture/oil, there are a  wide variety of ways to use CBD, and benefit from it. Understanding how CBD works might be a little complicated, but recognizing its benefits is very simple. Specifically, our Full Spectrum CBD Tincture is an excellent way to experience the many, many benefits it provides.

 

What is a tincture?

A tincture is a concentrated liquid herbal extract. You can get all sorts of kinds of tinctures, but as far as CBD tinctures go, they are one of the first CBD products that were ever available on the market. Our tincture is an oil-based hemp extract. It is usually a liquid that you put under your tongue, which is known as sublingually. Taking it this way provides a direct route to the sublingual artery, which will connect to several of your other arteries and supply fast relief. Instead of putting it in your mouth and swallowing it, allow the CBD oil to remain under your tongue for several seconds for as much absorption as possible.

 

Hemp Oil and CBD Oil

What is Full Spectrum CBD? 

Full Spectrum CBD means that the extracted oil can contain all the cannabinoids that can be extracted from the cannabis plant. Using the maximum amount of the plant helps provide the maximum amounts of benefit and relief.

You may have heard of the “Entourage Effect”, which refers to when all the cannabinoids are together, there can be a more holistic and effective impact on the person who is taking them, which is a huge benefit of Full Spectrum CBD.

 

What about THC?

Now, you might be asking, if Full Spectrum CBD harvests almost all the cannabinoids, what about THC? Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main active ingredient of cannabis, the psychoactive compound that allows people to get high. Our products, however, contain only 0.3% or less THC, which means that you can’t get high on them, period.

 

What are the benefits of Full Spectrum CBD? 

There is an extensive list of  health and wellness benefits  from Full Spectrum CBD Products. Although the range of these results may change from customer to customer, many people report these benefits upon using Full Spectrum CBD:

  • Reducing inflammation, pain, and headaches
  • Relieving anxiety
  • Increasing wellness and calmness; improving sleep function
  • Treating infection
  • Reducing muscle and joint pain, even seizures, and spasms
  • Increasing focus and performance
  • Chronic pain 
  • Symptoms of Parkinson’s

And more!

 

Physical Benefits

Many people take some form of CBD products to help  relieve physical pain, whether chronic pain or acute pain. But that’s not all — you name it, CBD products have probably been helpful in one way or another. It’s been helpful to treat certain types of epilepsy, many speculate if it helps reduce cancer cells, and the neurological research implies that it may help slow down the effects of diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

 

A Word of Caution

Although CBD products have been shown to help in these areas, we recommend that you consult with your doctor before attempting to treat physical ailments with CBD products. If you have a diagnosed condition or are already taking some means of medication, a doctor will help you determine what kind of products are appropriate to use in your day to day routine. But if you’re not on medication or can’t afford it due to insurance, our CBD Tincture is a great, safe way to try and treat your pain and bring about some relief.

 

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Mental and Emotional Benefits

CBD products have many benefits. CBC oil and other products are extremely  helpful in calming the mind and body . If you’re prone to anxiety in general, or get nervous before exams or interviews, or even before dinner with your girlfriend’s parents, CBD oil can help reduce anxiety and regulate your mood, so you can be calm, cool and collected at the dinner table. 

 

Why should I use a Tincture instead of something else? 

Mostly, it just depends on your preference and how you prefer to ingest CBD. Gummies are portable and make it easy to pop a couple of gummies in your mouth and be on your way. A topical cream may help target a specific area, say, back pain. Tinctures, as mentioned above, are a liquid that you place under your tongue. It dissolves quickly and can provide relief for 4-5 hours, longer than the gummies. Also, it can be one of the most cost-effective CBD options and may last longer than options. Talk about a win-win!

 

How do I take it?

You can put a dropper-full under your tongue, but that is not the only way. You can put it in a lotionand apply directly to the skin, or you can mix it in your favorite water, smoothie, or sauce. You can mix it with any food or beverage and is a calorie friendly option. Our CBD Tincture contains seven calories per serving, which is very low in comparison to other products on the market, which contain around 50 calories per serving. 

Ultimately, it is up to you to be wise and use discretion about how often you take your CBD tincture. Tinctures, in general, last significantly longer than other edible forms of CBD. Ensuring you’re on the correct dosage for your needs and frequency is key to maximum effectiveness. Whether you are a CBD virgin, or you have been around the block when it comes to supplementing your lifestyle with CBD products, tinctures are a great, versatile way to introduce CBD benefits into your life.

 

Thisarticlewas originally published bySundayScaries.

Buying CBD for the First Time

Buying CBD for the First Time?

Like with medical marijuana, buying CBD for the first time can be slightly overwhelming for a newbie and with the mainstream media going crazy for its health benefits, more and more companies are popping up selling a variety of different CBD products, such as CBD vape, the vape pen, capsules, CBD gummies, other CBD edibles, CBD isolate, a CBD tincture or two, and even CBD dog treats. With so much information (and misinformation) flying around the Internet and through word of mouth, many of those who are curious about experiencing the benefits of nature’s miracle supplement are finding themselves confused about what to take and when.

 

So, in a bid to clarify things and debunk some myths about CBD, or cannabidiol oil, along with the potential effects and benefits of CBD, this guide will tell you everything you need to know about how to get started with buying CBD for the first time. Looking to buy CBD? Read on.

 

Not All CBD Oil Is Created Equal

The very first thing you need to understand in order to get started with making a CBD purchase is that not all oils will be effective and the effects of CBD will differ. The rise in popularity with regards to CBD products means that every day, new CBD companies are popping up left, right, and center and, unfortunately, many of them offer poor quality oils at extortionate prices. You should always look for the following criteria before making a decision about which brand to purchase:

 

  • Full spectrum CBD (not isolate)
  • Organic, non-GMO and pesticide-free
  • CO2 extraction method for purity
  • Transparency with regards to ingredients and concentrate
  • Third-party lab tested
  • The company is willing to provide a lab report on request
  • Total percentage of THC  

 

Buying a full spectrum oil means that you will also be able to enjoy all of the benefits from the whole plant and not just the CBD compound.

 

Don’t Be a Penny Pincher

Absolutely everyone loves a bargain in life and, most often, if someone knows they can get away with cutting corners to save money to buy CBD oil intincture form, they will! This is absolutely fine when it comes to superficial products, but not when it comes to a product that we ingest into our bodies. Trying to save money by buying CBD oil that is way cheaper than other brands is pretty much the same as setting fire to the total amount you will be paying. Producing a pure, full spectrum CBD oil that is extracted in the purest way is expensive, which is why many of the reputable CBD manufacturers charge a higher price for their products. If you purchase premium quality oil from a reputable vendor, you might pay a higher price, but you will also be safe in the knowledge that the positive benefits are in sight.

 

One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Each and every one of us has a completely unique endocannabinoid system and the efficacy of a particular dose of CBD depends on the following factors:

 

  • Severity of your condition
  • Body weight
  • Height
  • Metabolic rate
  • Tolerance
  • Fitness level

 

This means that two drops of CBD oil might work really well for some people, but won’t even touch the sides with others. As it stands, the dosage is one of the biggest hurdles that cause new CBD users to become frustrated or give up in favor of pharmaceuticals. Before purchasing CBD oil, consider how serious your symptoms are and how you usually respond to medication. If you usually need a higher dose to feel an effect, then you might need to gradually increase your dose of CBD to several drops each day, in which case buying a bigger sized bottle could end up saving you money in the long run.

 

Do Your Research

And, by that, we mean Google should become your best friend until you make a decision about which CBD oil to purchase. A simple search of “most reputable CBD companies in your area” should produce a list of rated and reviewed companies. And the great thing about the Internet is that you cannot hide from it. This means that a genuine company will have received reputable reviews and a company offering poor products will also be ousted. A good quality CBD brand will have received media praise as well as recommendations from users online.

 

If in Doubt, Ask!

2019 has seen a rise in small businesses, especially within the CBD industry. Many of the companies offering CBD oil online will happily take the time to clear up any questions you might have and the better websites will offer an in-depth FAQ section.

 

Check the THC Levels

One of the common myths about CBD oil is that it will get you high. This is categorically not true and here’s why:

 

The Cannabis or hemp plant is made up of hundreds of compounds, the two primary ones being CBD and THC. THC is the compound that gets you high and it is only found in incredibly limited quantities in full spectrum CBD oil. Legally, there cannot be more than 0.3% THC in CBD oil that comes from Industrial Hemp. Tthis tiny amount will not produce any psychoactive effects when combined with CBD. If you live in a state where marijuana has been legalized, then it is possible that some dispensaries will sell oils containing a higher amount of THC. If in doubt, always check before making a purchase and, in any case, this information should be prominent on the packing of the product you want to buy.

 

Final Thoughts

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The power of word of mouth goes a long way, especially when it comes to “hot topics” like CBD. Thanks to the Internet and public forums, scam artists are quickly exposed. In turn, good products will receive praise from consumers, media outlets, and, of course, social media. Spending some time browsing the Internet for CBD oil recommendations makes navigating the confusion you might be experiencing much easier and on finding a brand you feel confident about, a quick Google search on their company name will reveal everything you need to know about their products. 

 

This articlewas originally published bySundayScaries.

Buying CBD for the First Time

It is a common misconception that all CBD products contain just as much THC as marijuana. Both THC and CBD are compounds found in the cannabis plant. But is CBD the same as Marijuana?

When researching the right CBD to purchase, it is important to know the difference from traditional cannabis (aka Marijuana) and CBD.

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What is Marijuana?

Marijuana cannabis, is a THC rich strain of the cannabis plant. These THC rich strains are usually found in the form of a  joint or bud. They contains around 10% THC per weight on average. However, once heated with an open flame only about 40% of the THC is inhaled. This is due to the other 60% of theTHC breaking down during the heating process. So the average 300mg Marijuana joint with 10% total THC could deliver a max of about 12mg of THC when inhaled.

300mg x 0.1 x 0.4 = 12mg

About 5mg to 25mg of THC needs to be inhaled in-order to get you “high”. Although, the amount to cause a “high” feeling really depends on how often you use THC.

There are also CBD rich strains of Marijuana cannabis that contain high levels of CBD and lower levels of THC. However, these strains typically still have enough THC to produce the “high” effects when inhaled.

The next section will discuss strains of the cannabis plant that have negligible amounts of THC but high levels of CBD.

Hemp Oil and CBD Oil

What is CBD?

The cannabis plant contains many different compounds, such as THC and CBD (Cannabidiol). However, unlike THC, CBD does not cause psychoactive or “high” feeling. Instead CBD has been shown to help treat a wide range of conditions, including arthritis, diabetes, alcoholism, MS, chronic pain, schizophrenia, PTSD, depression, antibiotic-resistant infections, epilepsy, and other neurological disorders.

In the US, strains of the cannabis sativa plant that contain 0.3% or less THC are classified as Industrial Hemp. In fact, according to federal and state legislatures, certified Industrial Hemp is completely exempt from thedefinition of cannabis.

CBD extracted from USA certified industrial hemp cannot contain more than 0.3% THC. This is because the 2014 Farm Bill states that Industrial Hemp is prohibited from being cultivated if it containing THC concentrations of more than 0.3%.

CBD companies like Omega Krush source their CBD from Colorado Industrial Hemp. Colorado has the most robustindustrial hemp cultivation programin the US. Omega Krushprides itself in using only CBD derived from the highest quality industrial hemp in the US. 

Summary

Marijuana cannabis is a type of cannabis with high levels of THC, which can cause psychoactive effects.

CBD is a compound extracted from cannabis that has no THC and does not cause psychoactive effects.

Hemp Oil and CBD Oil

Hemp Oil and CBD Oil

Hemp oil and CBD oil come from industrial hemp. In the US, industrial hemp only contains no more than 0.3% THC, which is not enough to cause psychoactive effects.

Hemp oil, like the ones you see sold on Amazon, contains little to no CBD.

However, there are many companies falsely advertising online that their hemp oil helps with stress, anxiety and more.

What is CBD Oil?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is the non-psychoactive cannabis compound that has been found to promote healing. CBD oil is made from the flowers, leaves and stalks of industrial hemp,  unlike hemp oil, which is made from seeds. CBD oil (0.3% THC or less) can be helpful in the treatment of various conditions without the intoxicating effects of marijuana (high THC). CBD Oil Tinctures and CBD Oil Concentrates can contain anywhere from 7% to 40% pure CBD per volume. CBD isolates usually contain around 99% pure CBD.

The CBD compound can used to treat the following:

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What is Hemp Oil?

When producing hemp oil, the oil is extracted from Industrial hemp seeds. However, hemp oil contains only a negligible amount of CBD, around 0.0025% per volume. This is not enough CBD to receive the benefits that have beenscientifically documented and studied. Both CBD oil and Hemp oil come from the same plant. For this reason, many sellers try to trick consumers into thinking Hemp oil has the same benefits. This problems has become wide spread on sites like Amazon.

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When purchasing CBD oil online check if the amount of CBD is listed in the description. If not, always make sure to confirm the amount of pure CBD with the vendor. When in dought you can contact an Omega Krush associate at info@omegakrush.com and we will be happy to answer any of your questions.