CBD Oil for Pets: The Purrfect Remedy for Your Cat or Dog?

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018

The endogenous cannabinoid system as it is sometimes known sits in between nerve cells and passes chemical messages across the gap known as a ‘synapse’. Even non-nerve cells have cannabinoid receptors, and this for instance is believed to be the way that CBD interacts with cancer cells, stopping them from growing or even killing them.

With regard nerve cells, the two endocannabinoids that the body makes (anandamide and AG2) are understood to moderate other synaptic activity. They can increase or decrease the levels of neurotransmitters like glutamate, dopamine, serotonin and adrenalin that are present in the around that synapse.

Research into the endocannabinoid system is relatively new. It was discovered as part of research as to how cannabis interacts with the body in the 1960s. Scientists discovered that while THC causes you to get a buzz, CBD seems to dial back the sensation and reduce the risks of psychosis when someone consumes cannabis.

Current research has shown that CBD can really help with inflammation, and may even help with epileptic seizures.