CBD can be a potent form of relief for your dog. But combining CBD with other whole plant cannabinoids, and combining these cannabinoids with other natural therapeutic ingredients can create powerful synergies that will maximize your dog’s improvement.
A calming synergy
Coupling the entourage of cannabinoids and terpenes found naturally in hemp with other natural remedies can promote a calm state of mind. These natural calming remedies may include St. John’s Wort, lavender, Folic Acid, L-theanine, Serotonin and its precursors, and many, many others. Each of these natural calming remedies act on your dog’s body in different ways to ease anxiety, reduce depression, and promote an overall state of mental wellness. The mechanisms each of these natural calming remedies use to promote mental wellness is enhanced by hemp’s activation of your dog’s endocannabinoid system.
An anti-inflammatory synergy
Uniting the entourage of hemp’s cannabinoids and terpenes with other natural anti-inflammatories can soothe sore muscles, reduce inflammation, and promote general body wellness. Bromelain, Quercetin, Turmeric, Glucosamine Sulfate, and other foods rich in anti-oxidants, omega fatty acids, and other anti-inflammatory molecules all work with the body’s natural repair mechanisms to reduce pain and soreness. Additionally, the reduction in inflammation in the body has benefits for cardiovascular health, allergies, and other health issues that result from chronic inflammation. Like the calming synergy, these results are enhanced by hemp’s activation of your dog’s endocannabinoid system.
The entourage effect
The efficacy that cannabinoids offer in conjunction with terpenes and other ingredients is what we call the entourage effect. Whole-plant extracted cannabinoids yield dose-dependent results—meaning there is a proportional increase in response and condition management as more whole-plant product is administered, without any plateau in benefits. Conversely isolated cannabinoids, like those found in CBD-only products, yield bell curve results. This means there is only a small dosage range where these isolated compounds are most beneficial. But with an entourage of cannabinoids the individual compounds combine to maximize the activation of the endocannabinoid system.
The overlaps between this activation of your dog’s endocannabinoid system by the cannabinoid entourage found naturally in hemp and the activation of your dog’s other major bodily systems by the matrix of other natural remedies is what builds the synergistic result – where the improved health effects are greater than the sum of each individual part.
So seek out multi-compound natural solutions to maximize the positive results for your dog – and when they feel better, you feel better!