CBD vs Hemp Seeds

Hemp with CBD

Cannabinoids are the active compounds in hemp that interact with the cannabinoid system in the mammal’s body. These are found mainly in the leaf and the buds of the plant. The acronym CBD is commonly used for many preparations, but in reality, there are over 100 different cannabinoids in a hemp plant. There are also active compounds called terpenes that work synergistically with the CBD. Herbs in general contain many hundreds of compounds that make up the action of the single plant.

Hemp buds and flower with a high content of Cannabinoids (CBDs) is one of the most interesting new herbal medicines to come on the market. The medicinal properties of CBDs in animals, especially horses, are just beginning to be explored. Several years of clinical observations and data indicate that horses are very responsive to CBD in similar ways to other species including humans. 

Hemp Seeds

Hemp seed and hemp oil made from seeds only contain traces of CBD (cannabinoids). Hemp seeds contain Omega 3, 6 and 9 essential fatty acids are found only in the seeds of the plant. Omega 3 is an essential fatty acid that cannot be made in the body, so needs to be eaten. Hemp seed also contains the Omega 6 fatty acid gama linolenic acid (GLA), a compound not frequently found in food. Even though it is a type of Omega 6, it supports a healthy immune system and supports healthy metabolism.

Hemp seeds are the most nutritious part of the plant used as food. They contain about 20% protein, 6% carbohydrates and about 73% healthy fats. They also have significant amounts of calcium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, zinc and vitamins A&E. Most diets contain an excess of Omega 6. Hemp contains a healthy balance of omega 6 (linolenic acid (25%) to Omega 3 linoleic acid (55%) which is an anti-inflammatory compound. This is considered a perfectly balanced ratio of the Omegas.

Hemp CBD

Hemp buds and flower with a high content of Cannabinoids (CBDs) is one of the most interesting new herbal medicines to come on the market. The medicinal properties of CBDs in animals, especially horses, are just beginning to be explored. Several years of clinical observations and data indicate that horses are very responsive to CBD in similar ways to other species including humans.

 Feeding cannabinoids to horses

Hemp can be fed as a supplement to horses  and hemp can be fed to dogs in a variety of ways. The most common form available is an oil extract. It can become quite costly for horses but works great for small animals. Hemp can be fed as a more economical form as powdered biomass or pellets (which may contain a filler). The amount to feed ranges from about 25 to 50 mg twice a day. Sensitive horses need a much lower amount, and it’s always a good idea to use less to begin with.

Products can contain variable amounts of CBDs and often do not have full analyses, so actual doses may vary greatly from product to product. The hemp industry is not yet regulated so there are many companies with questionable quality control. All products fed to animals should have a Certificate of Analysis (COA) available on the website.

Doc's Hemp with CBD is analyzed and grown organically in the United States and is made of Human Grade Hemp, so Doc's Hemp Powder and Doc's Hemp Oil are safe and effective for your horses, dogs, cats and other barn animals.

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