Have you thought about giving your pet CBD Hemp Oil? As it turns out, more and more people are sharing the healing properties of CBD hemp oil with their four-legged friends, and for good reason. As you’ll see, science shows us that our furry companions utilize the compounds in hemp just like we do, which is why veterinarians are beginning to access the use of CBD to treat our precious cats and dogs.
Although, there are no official standard dosing guidelines for animals set in place, there are some general recommended CBD dosage guidelines you can follow. While it can seem like a task to figure out the correct dosage for your pet, below is an easy way to calculate exactly how much CBD oil you should give your cat or dog.
Dosing Frequency: To control discomfort, give every 8 hours or as needed. To control anxiety, give 30 minutes before the event (thunderstorm, fireworks, leaving the home, separation, traveling with your pet). For all other uses give twice a day.
The Trill Story
Trill was started by, David Threlfall, owner of Trill Alternatives Dispensary. While his mom was battling cancer, he researched the healing opportunities of cannabis. Sadly, his mom passed and was not able to benefit from his research, he continued to learn about cannabis and decided to open up a dispensary. David wanted to create a place to provide education around the safe use of cannabis.
While running the dispensary, David came across a unique lipid-based extraction method that removes contaminants from the cannabis. What he liked about the method was that it did not use any solvent or pressure to extract the plant compounds.
Even if a plant is grown organically, the soil or runoff may contain naturally occurring or man-made contaminants. Since cannabis has a natural ability to uptake these contaminants he was thrilled to find an extraction process that also purified the end product.
Trill’s hemp based products became available outside the dispensary setting with passage of the 2014 Farm Bill.
How the Hemp is Grown
Trill contracts with farmers to grow their own particular strains of hemp, similar to farmers who are given the seeds to grow the chilies for Tabasco. This is important not only to maintain a consistent product, but also to know where and how the hemp is grown.
Although the hemp Trill uses is not officially certified organic at this time, it is grown in the same manner without the use of pesticides or herbicides. Even with organic farms, there could be a source of outside contamination. Outside sources might come from a neighboring farm that is sprayed up wind or the source of water is contaminated from a golf course or farm.
This is where their patented process of purifying the cannabis comes in handy. While Trill trusts their farmers to grow the hemp responsibly, they can not control outside sources of contamination. With their patented process to clean the cannabis, they provide an end product free of contaminants.
How the Hemp is Processed
Trill uses a unique patented process (U.S. Pat. No. 9,259,449 B2) that extracts cannabinoids and other plant compounds without the use of solvents; it also “cleans” the hemp of contaminants. While the extraction process can be a bit complicated to explain, Trill likes to use the comparison with making chicken soup to explain it.
Picture chicken soup after its been boiled and left to cool in a refrigerator. The fat from the chicken separates from the boiled water and floats to the top. Similarly, Trill boils hemp in water, but unlike chicken, hemp does not contain fat so they add organic cold pressed coconut oil. Once left to cool, the compounds made by the plant like cannabinoids, which are fat-soluble combine with the coconut oil. Contaminants like heavy metals that are taken up through the root system stay contained in the water.
The water-soluble elements are disregarded and the fat-soluble compounds go on to be tested to make the finished product.
Trill never uses any preservatives, fillers, additives, or artificial ingredients. Their ingredient list it is very simple using only pesticide-free hemp, organic cold-pressed coconut oil and filtered Rocky Mountain spring water. They use plant-based cellulite capsules to make their Trill Pills gluten-free and 100% vegan.
3rd Party Testing
Trill conducts 3rd party testing to provide transparent verification. Although they are confident in their patented extraction process and products, they want to verify it for purity and potency.
Trill products are tested four times!
The first test is conducted by the hemp farmer and submitted to the State of Colorado verifying its potency in order to be labeled industrial hemp.
Once the hemp is extracted, through their patented process, the coconut oil packed with full spectrum of cannabinoids and other plant compounds is tested to determine potency and purity. This information is used to determine the potency of the batch to calculate the strength of the final product and purity of the batch to determine its cleansing of contaminants.
Finally, Trill conducts not one but two tests on the final product, whether it is a tincture, capsule or topical to ensure each product contains the strength as labeled.
Most Certificate of Analysis (CoA) list heavy metals and other contaminants with a either a pass or fail grade. However, even with a passing grade a product can still contain a small amount of heavy metals since small amounts are acceptable. Unlike most manufacturers, Trill, through its patented extraction process is confident that the hemp has been purified of such contaminants.
Resource Partner Blog: Sun Horse Energy
It’s no wonder that pet adoptions are up dramatically over the recent weeks. Finding companionship and providing a home to four-legged friends can be a silver lining to this crisis. While we “shelter-in-place”, most pet shelters are actually out of adoptable animals.
While the change in work and travel schedules has made this all possible, there is another reason to the uptick. Having a pet companion with us can reduce our feelings of isolation and provide much needed stress relief.
Resource Partner Blog: Sun Horse Energy
Written by Mater herbalist Dan Moriarty is the founder of Sun Horse Energy Adaptogenic Elixirs. He is a third generation herbalist specializing in a class of botanical known as adaptogens.
If you’re new to the world of adaptogens, here’s how these medicinal herbs, in a nutshell, support the immune system…
Adaptogens counteract the effects of stress in the body. Stressors of all kinds harm several systems in the body, including the immune systems. Adaptogens can prevent or even reverse those harmful effects.
While counteracting the physical effects of stress is a great thing, how else can adaptogens support the immune system? How do they actually strengthen the immune response?
Before answering these questions, let’s take a step back and talk about the basics of the immune system.
Resource Parter Blog: Sun Horse Energy
Mater herbalist Dan Moriarty is the founder of Sun Horse Energy Adaptogenic Elixirs. He is a third generation herbalist specializing in a class of botanical known as adaptogens.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we thought it would be best if you heard it straight from the horse’s mouth (pardon the pun) about how adaptogens support the immune system, even against a highly-contagious virus.
As a nutritionist I had been inundated with emails describing protocols to help enhance the immune system from many different sources. I do believe we can all boost our natural abilities to fight infection with diet, supplements and lifestyle measures. Below, I have compiled some of my previous posts and recommendations that I thought would be most useful. [Read more…]
We, at the CBD Garage want to support our customers during these uncertain times. Maintaining health routines have never been more important than they are today. Given the concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, we want to provide an update on our efforts that the CBD Garage implemented to ensure the ongoing wellbeing of our customers and employees.
Benefits of Sleep
Sleep is one of the most important things we can do for our wellbeing. Sleep gives us a chance to restore and rejuvenate, grow muscle, repair tissue, and produce hormones. Getting a good night’s sleep is extremely important, as it helps us to function optimally – physically, mentally and emotionally.
Natural Remedies for Sleep [Read more…]
This Bedtime Tea was created with the help of the herbalists at Rebecca’s Apothecary. It’s a blend of natural herbs that help promote a restful night’s sleep.
It’s a perfect complement to Life Patent’s Black Label CBD Hemp Oil. The Life Patent Black Label formula contains indica dominant strains of industrial hemp known for their calming and sedating effects.
Resource Parter Blog: Leaf411.org
All cannabinol (CBD) starts off as a compound in either hemp or cannabis plants. The plants undergo various processes to extract CBD, resulting in a range of CBD products. We break down the main types of CBD below, along with the pros and cons of each type.
Turmeric is an aromatic spice that has been used in cooking and for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. You can smell the mildly aromatic scents of orange and ginger in curry and other Indian dishes. It is also used in Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese Medicine, where it is believed to have various healing properties and used to treat a number of ailments.
This delicious, tofu based recipe takes less than 30 minutes to make and is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner for something healthy yet so easy! Although the original recipe is for grilled tofu, we’ve changed it to a pan fry recipe which may be more convenient. Pan seared tofu flavored with tandoori spices is a great meat-free, vegetarian and vegan protein option! Serve with steamed broccoli and basmati rice.
The origins of golden milk can be traced back to ancient India, where it was (and still is) used in ayurvedic medicine. Golden Milk is a hot or cold beverage that’s made by combining either turmeric powder or fresh turmeric root with the milk of your choosing (cow, almond, coconut, cashew, etc.). Often, several more flavor-boosting ingredients are added to the recipe such as black pepper, ginger, cinnamon, and honey. Black pepper, specifically, is said to boost the body’s ability to absorb curcumin, the main bioactive compound within turmeric. [Read more…]
This time of year, perhaps the best present you can give yourself is a great night’s sleep—the kind where you bound of our bed, refreshed and ready to conquer what the day has in store. However, getting a good night’s sleep is an elusive goal for more than two-thirds of the adult population. When bodily discomfort or worry haunts, or the aches don’t go away, the reoccurrence of pain, anxiety and insomnia creates a vicious cycle that can be really hard to break. Whether you have all three or just two of these symptoms, it is important to know that these conditions are intertwined and feed off each other. [Read more…]
The holidays can bring cheer and joy, but it’s also cold and flu season. Few of us make it through the winter without an annoying cold or even the flu. There is no cure for either, so treatment options include preventive measures or medications to ease the symptoms. There are however, a variety of complementary health approaches to help prevent the winter nasties or relieve their symptoms.
As in Game of Thrones, “Winter is coming”, and it’s important to know how you can protect and boost your immune system to protect yourself from the impending sneeze of a coworker. It turns out that your kitchen cabinet can supplement your medicine chest with natural cold remedies featuring herbs and spices, helping to support your body’s effort to stay healthy.
Quicksilver Scientifics’ new CBD Synergies line is available in three unique formulations that combine the power of CBD hemp oil with targeted nutraceuticals and botanicals. The new products include CBD Synergies-AX (Calming Formula), CBD Synergies-SP (Sleep Formula) and CBD Synergies-PN (Relief Formula), and are designed to provide rapid and effective whole body support.
Unlike creatures in horror movies—which are mostly a product of superstition and imagination — zombies may have a factual basis. Several verified cases of zombies myths have been reported in Haitian voodoo culture. If that is the assertion, is it realistic to ask,
“Do zombies have an endocannabinoid system?”
Since endocannabinoid receptors have been found in mammals, birds, fish, and even reptiles, there is good chance the answer is YES.
When integrating nanoemulsified CBD hemp oils into your daily regime, it’s important to understand how their absorption rate affects how they are best utilized. Since nanoemulsified hemp oils are absorbed at a quicker rate by the body, its possible to use less than traditional CBD hemp oils. Likewise, you may need more traditional hemp oil than nanoemulsified hemp oil if you plan to substitute the other way around. [Read more…]