Cannabidiol, the substance extracted from industrial hemp, is used to make various products with medicinal values. In addition to human beings, even pets can take CBD (with some precaution from their masters/owners). The mammalian endocannabinoid system is crucial in controlling different body parts of a mammal, so the extensive interactions of CBD with it offer various benefits. Some of these CBD benefits for mammal pets are as follows.
Treating Pain and/or Inflammation
Cannabidiol directly makes TRPV1 receptors active to regulate body temperature, inflammation and pain. The substance indirectly modulates ‘CB2’ type cannabinoid receptors in mammals to boost levels of dopamine in their ‘mid-brain’, an area of the central nervous system.
Treating Autoimmune Disorders
In essence, autoimmune disorders are conditions where inflammation and chronic pain happen because the mammalian immune system attacks healthy cells. Cannabidiol interacts with the G protein-coupled receptor 55, and it inhibits the growth of Cyclooxygenase-2 enzyme. This way, CBD reduces inflammation in mammals.
CBD boosts your dog or cat’s immune system so that it can defend against cancerous cells more effectively, and it may prevent fresh tumors from developing. CBD does this mainly by hindering the formation of fresh blood vessels needed to give energy and nutrients for the developing tumor. The substance can help in treating the possibly serious undesirable effects of radiation- or chemotherapy.
Treating Seizure Disorders
A basic abnormality in the operation of the central nervous system causes seizure disorders. Cannabidiol can indirectly interact with CB1 cannabinoid receptors, and increase the amounts of endocannabinoids namely 2-Arachidonoylglycerol and anandamide. Thus, the substance has the capability to help treat these conditions.
Treating Vomiting and/or Nausea
Keep in mind that CB-2 cannabinoid receptors are in the gastrointestinal tract. So when CBD activates these receptors, it will lead to reduced intestinal distress. Making 5-HT1A receptors active and boosting serotonin helps deal with these two underlying medical conditions.
Reducing Agitation and Anxiety
Separation from family members, confinement, loud noises, chaotic environment, and aggression of other mammals usually cause these health conditions in some pets. Cannabidiol activates the serotonin receptors called 5-HT1A, plus it increases an endocannabinoid, thereby easing these conditions.
The overall function and health of a mammal’s body rely a lot on its endocannabinoid system, or ECS which controls sleep, mental states, cardiovascular health and more. Cannabidiol interacts with it by having an indirect impact on both CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors.