CBD and other cannabinoids are compounds that activate this system. Cannabinoids, both naturally produced by the body (endogenous), and those supplemented from cannabis (exogenous), act as “keys” to these receptors, turning on a variety of functions.
Within the ECS there are two main cell receptors — CB1 and CB2:
- CB1 receptors exist mainly in the brain and central nervous system. They impact areas such as appetite regulation, memory, emotions, and feelings of pain.
- CB2 receptors are concentrated in the gastrointestinal tract and peripheral nervous system (nerve cells outside the brain and spinal cord) and modulate immune cell functions. When activated, they help reduce inflammation.
Endogenous cannabinoids are produced when the body signals that they are required, but are quickly degraded. Offering CBD (exogenous cannabinoid) allows the ECS to work harder and be more productive to help us and our animals deal with health issues such as:
- Anxiety and depression
- Pain and inflammation
- obesity/increased appetite/leptin resistance
- Metabolic syndrome/insulin resistance
- Immune deficiencies and autoimmune diseases
- Digestive disturbances/ulcers/colitis
CBD has a favorable safety profile If overdosed, it can have some mild effects. These can include drowsiness, decreased blood pressure, dizziness, fatigue, and diarrhea. If you or your animals experience any of these, you can cut back on the dosage. Long-term use appears to be safe, though further research is needed.
Noteworthy: Until we know more, CBD should not be taken by pregnant women, though many women proport relief from nausea during pregnancy. Consult your veterinarian before giving it to a pregnant animal. It should not be given to children without professional permission. Since it can interact with some drugs, including anti-epileptic and blood thinner medications, it is best to consult with your doctor or pharmacist when you have any doubts.
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Start with half a teaspoon the first day. Then increase to a teaspoon of day two. Day 3 and 4, one teaspoon twice a day. Then increase to 1-2 teaspoons 2 times a day for 2-4 days.
You can then give your horse the supplement based on body weight: 1-2 teaspoons, 1-3 times a day per 150 kg body weight.