CBD has been shown to yield anti-anxiety effects in both humans and animals alike. According to scientific studies, CBD affects a serotonin receptor in the brain known as 5HT1-A, which is responsible for controlling anxiety and mood.
CBD has also been shown to help facilitate the creation of new cells in the brain, specifically in the hippocampus, which is the part of the brain that regulates emotion, memory, and the nervous system. When anxiety is present for long periods of time, the hippocampus can actually shrink. This is why the creation of new brain cells is integral for rebalancing these functions.
Another way CBD improves anxious disorders is by decreasing cortisol production. Known as the stress hormone, the reduction of cortisol supports a more calm and balanced mental state.
Finally, CBD has been shown to block an enzyme whose function its is to break down the neurotransmitter anandamide. According to researchers, the more anandamide that is present in the body, the more resulting anxiousness.
When using our oils, the severity of your pet’s condition is the determining factor in whether you choose Fortify or Spectrum.
Fortify is best for animals with mild or moderate cases of anxiety. This oil is a CBD isolate, which means it only contains the CBD molecule. CBD is isolated from all other compounds found in the hemp plant, and crystallized, leaving a pharmaceutical-grade product intended for animal use.
Our Spectrum line is just that — a full spectrum hemp product. This means that all of the naturally-occuring cannabinoids, terpenes and other compounds (including trace amounts of THC (not nearly enough to produce an intoxicating effect) make their way into the final product. The presence of all these compounds creates what’s known as the ‘entourage effect,’ when all compounds work together to boost efficacy. This oil is best for animals whose anxiety is considered to be more severe or extreme.
Oils are best to use each day, to maintain levels of calm in pets. Pet parents have the option to administer our recommended dose of oil once per day, or twice per day (every 12 hours) for pets who need more support.
Another option is to use our treats, and this is better for pets who have situational anxiety, and want to use CBD on an as-needed basis (30 minutes before a car ride, before fireworks, or any other anxiety-inducing event). Our treats, in addition to a daily dose of CBD, contain adaptogenic herbs with further support nervous conditions. For anxiety, pet parents should use our Serenity treats.
Who We Are — At Creating Brighter Days, we help care for your pet’s quality of life by offering nothing less than premium, restorative CBD wellness products. Our custom-tailored, vet-approved CBD formulations for cats, dogs and horses contain therapeutic cannabidiol, medicinal herbs, and organic, non-GMO superfoods.
How It Works — All of our CBD Pet products support animal wellness by harnessing the medicinal benefits of pure, hemp-derived CBD, which has been shown to reinforce longevity, digestion, immunity, skin health, stress, pain, and other common ailments. Select CBD Pet products also feature adaptogens, which level the stressors that lead to inflammation — a root cause of various illnesses in dogs, cats and horses. For care of animals with more advanced and complex issues, our Full Spectrum blends offer CBD in addition to other cannabinoids, which merge together and create an entourage effect in an animal’s endocannabinoid system. The result? Quality nutraceutical products that heal and rejuvenate your pet.