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We wouldn’t be surprised if you’re new to CBD oil and see all the CBD oils we have on offer and have no idea which one to take! That’s what this article is for to help you decide on the best cbd oil for you in South Africa.
First of all we would like to tell you the difference between what we sell and what your neighbourhood marijuana oil dealer sells you.
What he/she sells you is very high in THC and is from the cannabis strain that has been bred to have the highest concentrations of THC to get you high. If they’re not making it in their kitchen they’re getting it from someone who has made it in their kitchen using crude methods to extract the oil such as butane or isopropyl which are petro chemicals. These methods are very high in carcinogens and probably do as much harm as they are doing you good and you never know what you’re getting. Needless to say there are no tests done on these to ascertain their safety on what you’re putting in your body such as heavy metal content, pesticides, herbicides, petro-chemicals and rat poison. Now call us old fashioned but we ain’t putting anything in our mouths that hasn’t been certified and tested to the moon and back it just isn’t worth it.
What we sell is grown in Switzerland and is extracted by a process called CO2 extraction which is 100% pure and all our CBD oils are stringently tested and analyzed using very expensive spectrographic equipment to make sure it is free of heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides and poisons of all kinds. So you can feel safe with the knowledge that what you are putting in your body is good for you and will help with whatever you are suffering with.
Is Cannabis Oil CBD Oil or THC Oil The Difference
Let’s demystify this straight away for you Marijuana and Hemp come from the cannabis plant just different varieties so they both -in a way- make cannabis oil. Cannabis oil from the marijuana plant has A LOT of THC and cannabis oil from the HEMP plant generally industrial hemp is high in CBD Oil and trace amounts of THC. There is a lot of debate on THC and CBD at the moment. We prefer CBD and this is why;
CBD has no side effects.
CBD Oil will not get you high at all sorry.
CBD Oil is VERY good for you.
CBD Oil Addresses anxiety and all sorts of neurological conditions.
CBD oil has a lot of healing properties. Too many to get into in this article.
CBD oil is very abundant in the hemp plant but not so in the marijuana plant.
CBD oil is being heavily researched right now because it has so many benefits.
Strengths and Types of CBD Oil
The CBD Oil Company sells many different strengths and types of CBD oil. We are going to break it down by percentage. Please know that percentage is worked out by dividing the size of the bottle into the Milligrams of CBD in that bottle eg 400mg of CBD in a 10ml bottle will give you 4% strength. When CBD oil is extracted it becomes a gel like substance that needs to be added to a carrier oil to be liquid enough to consume in a dropper bottle. We use Extra virgin olive oil or Hemp seed oil as a carrier. Each 10ml of cbd oil offers 200 drops. All our oil is full spectrum CBD Oil which means it is the whole plant which scientists believe gives the entourage effect (there is a lot more in the hemp plant such as CBG, CBN) and offers way more benefits than taking a CBD isolate that only contains CBD some of the cheaper (inferior) brands offer this.
Below is a list of all the strenghts of CBD Oil and which one you should take
Cibdol 2.5% CBD Oil – It contains 250mg of CBD in an extra virgin olive oil carrier. It should be taken if you would like to use it daily just to stay healthy and there is nothing wrong with you or you have a mild condition that doesn’t really bother you very much but your research has showed you that a mild cbd oil will help. Click here to go to the shop for pricing
Cibdol 4% CBD Oil – It contains 400mg of CBD oil per 10ml and has extra virgin olive oil as its carrier. Comes in 10ml, 30ml, 50ml and in Capsules. This is the perfect entry point CBD Oil if you have never used CBD Oil before and you don’t know what to expect. It is generally taken if you have mild condition but it bothers you daily or more frequently than you would like and you have researched that CBD oil will help. Click here to go to the shop for pricing
Cibdol 5% CBD Oil – It contains 500mg of CBD Oil per 10ml and has hemp seed oil as its carrier. Comes in 10ml, 30ml, 50ml. As the name implies is is slightly stronger that the 4% oil but uses hemp seed oil which also has a lot of goodness in it such as the omegas and is good for the heart. This one should be taken if you would like your entire oil to be from the hemp plant and may offer certain benefits over olive oil as a carrier. You may like to try this one if you have tried the 4% and would like to see if the 5% can offer you additional benefits. Click here to go to the shop for pricing
Cibdol 10% CBDOil – 1000mg of CBD Oil per 10ml with extra virgin olive oil as its carrier. Comes in 10ml, 30ml and in Capsule form. This is very popular for people who have a lot of pain or more serious health issues that need to be helped. We find that people that take this strength oil are able to take less than the other less potent oils to achieve the same result or take this because they really need that extra strength. Click here to go to the shop for pricing
Cibdol 20% CBD Oil – 2000mg CBD Oil per 10ml bottle. Hemp seed Oil as the carrier. 10ml and 30ml bottle sizes. This is the strongest oil available on the market. This is the CBD Oil to take if you want to either take a lot less of it and it lasts a loooooot longer or you take it to give yourself the highest strength cbd oil available to give yourself the best fighting chance to beat whatever you have researched it can help you with. If you have a lot of pain this is also the best one to take. This is Cibdols strongest oil to date. It may be expensive but it is the Farari of CBD Oils. Click here to go to the shop for pricing
Liposomal CBD Oil 2.5% and 4% – Now we are getting into the latest scientific break throughs. Liposomes deliver what ever they are carrying to where ever they are needed. Liposomes are not affected by stomach acid they just pass right through unharmed so the CBD that they are carrying is not harmed or destroyed before they reach your cells. Liposomes deliver their cargo right into your cells because they are made of water and so are your cells, two become one. They are absorbed 4 times more than ordinary cbd oil so a 2.5% liposomal CBD has the equivelant strength of a 10% cbd oil but lasts one and a half to twice as long in your system. The 4% is like 16%! It reacts a lot faster because it is not an oil and gets into your system very quickly. Click here to go to the shop for pricing
Liposmal Multi-Vitamins with CBD – This is a supercharged multi-vitamin formula and absorbs into your tired body up to 8 times more than ordinary multi-vitamins. You will absorb all of it! Rather than only rent it as it passes through your system and exits as expensive Pee. Together with the CBD you are sure to feel good and energized. Click here to go to the shop for pricing
Liposmal Vitamin C with CBD– Scientists are only now realising how much vitamin C benefits our lives and now with the power of liposomes it can be absorbed into your system better than receiving it intravenously. Just google Vitamin C and you will discover how good Vitamin C is for you and now with the added power of CBD you can’t go wrong.Click here to go to the shop for pricing
This is a question we get a lot. Taking CBD oil is as simple as dropping the required amount under your tongue. However, many users find the strong, bitter taste of the oil a little overpowering.
Luckily, there are plenty of other ways to ingest CBD oil. In this article, we’ll shed some light on alternative methods of intake, such as swallowing our very own softgel capsules, mixing into various topical lotions, or infusing into food and drinks.
4 DIFFERENT WAYS TO TAKE CBD:
1. TRY SOFTGEL CAPSULES
Softgel capsules capture all the goodness of our regular CBD oil in tasteless, easy-to-swallow caps. They have the same potency as our regular golden CBD oils (either 4% or 10%) and can be taken orally just like regular capsules.
Best of all, our softgel capsules are comprised of a tasteless gel, making them ideal for users who struggle with the bitter taste of regular CBD oils. Containing a total of 6.4mg of unadulterated CBD per capsule, our gel caps also make dosing extremely easy.
Unlike regular oil dropped under the tongue, softgel capsules are absorbed via the digestive tract. Hence, they are absorbed slightly slower, taking up to 30 minutes to take effect.
2. MIX CBD OIL WITH REGULAR LOTIONS
CBD is a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, and can be great for the skin. It’s a good idea to try mixing some CBD oil with your regular body lotion. To do so, simply add your required dose of CBD (we suggest 9-12 drops daily) into your lotion of choice. Mix, then apply to the skin.
Note that lotions with high fat content make it hard for the CBD to be absorbed into the skin. Therefore, it’s a good idea to take just a small amount of lotion, mix it with the CBD, and apply it to a small area of skin as a test. The lotion should be absorbed quickly by the skin and should also infuse well with the CBD oil.
If that’s not the case, try mixing the oil with another lotion with a lower fat content. Alternatively, check out our range of CBD creams and start nourishing your skin with the benefits of CBD today.
3. MIX CBD OIL WITH SMOOTHIES, PROTEIN SHAKES, OR OTHER DRINKS
This is a great alternative for those who do not like the taste of regular CBD oil, but also struggle to swallow pills and capsules. Simply take your dose of regular CBD oil and drop it into a blender when making a smoothie, protein shake, or other blended drink.
Because average CBD doses only consist of a few drops, you can rest assured that the oil won’t alter the taste of your drink in the slightest. We highly recommend CBD smoothies and shakes for busy individuals who are constantly on-the-go. If you don’t have time to make up your own drink at home, you can even add a few drops of CBD to a store-bought shake and mix. It doesn’t get much easier than that.
4. MAKE YOUR OWN CBD EDIBLES
Edibles are another great way to mask the taste of CBD oil. CBD oils are extremely versatile and can be added to all of your favourite dishes. All you need to do is briefly heat the oil with some cooking fat, such as butter or oil (coconut, olive, and sunflower all work great).
Below is a simple recipe for CBD brownies that you can make at home. Here’s what you’ll need:
225g good-quality chocolate
¾ cup (170g) butter
1¼ cups (280g) sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
¾ cup (90g) all-purpose flour
¼ cup (30g) cocoa powder
1 teaspoon salt
1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F.
2. Break chocolate into chunks. Melt half.
3. Combine your required dose of CBD (we suggest about 10ml) with the butter in a bowl and melt slowly. Then, mix the melted butter with sugar before beating in the eggs and vanilla until the mixture is light and fluffy.
4. Whisk in the melted chocolate; make sure it isn’t too hot or it will cook and scramble the eggs in the mixture.
5. Combine flour, cocoa powder, and salt, then sift.
6. Fold the sifted dry ingredients into the wet ingredients using a plastic spatula. Do not overmix.
7. Bake for roughly 20-25 minutes.
If you’re not much for sweets, remember that you can add CBD to savoury dishes too. Simply add your recommended dose to the cooking fat of your choice and continue making a recipe as normal.
Note that there are some downsides to cooking with CBD. First of all, it’s hard to keep an eye on dosing. Secondly, seeing as the CBD has to pass through the digestive tract, it can take some time to take effect.
Nonetheless, cooking with CBD is a great way to cover up the bitter taste of the oil and a fun way to add the benefits of CBD to your regular diet.
One problem that can be quite hard to identify as a pet owner is if your beloved animal is experiencing some kind of pain. Of course, traumatic pain is very obvious. If you are out for a walk and your dog steps onto a sharp object or somehow manages to break their leg, the signs of pain will be quite apparent. Or, if your cat strolls into the house after brawling with other local felines, their post-fight distress will be obvious.
Chronic or long-term pain, on the other hand, might be a lot harder to identify. None of the obvious signs such as limping or yelping will be there. It’s important as a pet owner to keep an eye out for certain behaviours and symptoms that will signal your pet is experiencing pain in silence.
If you discover this to be the case, there are many steps you can take to liberate your pet from their condition. But first, let’s take a look at how to spot pain in your pets.
SIGNS THAT YOUR DOG IS IN PAIN
Man’s best friend is a loyal and unconditionally loving ally. Dogs are tough animals, and many might not make a fuss if they are experiencing pain under the surface.
Their instinctual desires to run, play, and eat definitely take any priority over them sitting there and ruminating in their condition. But with that said, if their state is more severe, it will hinder them from engaging in their usual activities, and they will start to display some obvious signs.
THEY MAY BECOME LOUDER
An increase in vocalisations is a sure sign that your pooch is in pain. Dogs have various means of vocalising themselves including whimpers, growls, barks, howls, and snarling. Of course, your dog’s personality will determine whether he or she makes a certain amount of noise.
THEY MAY SEEM A LITTLE DIFFERENT
Your dog may be experiencing pain if you witness a drastic change in their behaviour. Some dogs retreat and hide away when they’re suffering. If your pooch keeps disappearing into another room for a long period, get them checked out. On the contrary, if your normally independent dog all of a sudden starts demanding attention and affection, they may be trying to tell you something.
Your dog may also start to act aggressive. Instinct can take over, causing your dog’s self-preservation interests to kick in. Biting is a possibility when this occurs.
CHANGES IN APPETITE
Dogs love food. They adore it to the extent that they will happily put aside their time to sit there and watch you devour an entire meal, just in case there is a slim chance that you’re feeling generous. It is a sure sign indeed that something is wrong if your dog turns its nose up at its usual meals. Pain could certainly be a cause.
A DIFFERENCE IN THEIR BREATHING
Aside from barking, and maybe farting, one of the loudest attributes that dogs have is panting and rapid breathing. If your dog’s breathing pattern is different than usual, they may be in pain. Shallower breathing can indicate it hurts your dog to take a full and proper breath.
Animal instinct is a fascinating thing, and it guides animals to act in highly intelligent ways at the appropriate time. Dogs will start to groom areas of pain on their body, especially wounds, when they are in pain or injured in a clever attempt to clean the area. Intense or increased grooming, especially of a specific area, is often a sign of pain.
SIGNS THAT YOUR CAT IS IN PAIN
Cats and dogs are very different animals, so much so that people even label themselves “dog people” or “cat people”. Cats are much more independent creatures and can look after themselves for the most part.
Outdoor cats are especially capable of looking after themselves, and even come home with lunch at times. Because of the differences in their natures, cats will exhibit signs of pain differently than dogs will.
THEY MAY BE MORE DEFENSIVE THAN USUAL
Cats love to bite and scratch. Some do it as a form of play, others are just in consistently aggressive moods. If your feline friend starts to bite and scratch you a lot more frequently, they may be in pain. Your cat will go at you with tooth and nail if you touch a painful area when petting them.
DIFFERENCES IN GROOMING
Cats take great pride in their appearance, and dedicate large amounts of time to cleaning themselves with their sandpaper tongues. Some cats will increase their grooming tendencies if they have developed a wound. In contrast, other cats will decrease their grooming routine if doing so hurts them.
CHANGES IN BEHAVIOUR
Cats will decrease their activity level if they are in pain, due to discomfort when jumping, playing, and even walking. Their bathroom behaviour can also change, with less frequent passing of stool if they are in severe amounts of distress.
CBD AND PAIN
A trip to the vet is in order if you detect any of these signs. There are various actions you can take in attempt to ease your pet’s pain. One possible route is to administer CBD supplements. CBD is a non-psychoactive compound found within cannabis and hemp plants, belonging to a chemical family known as cannabinoids.
CBD imparts some of its effects by interacting with receptor sites that make up the endocannabinoid system. This system is found in all mammals, including humans, and is responsible for modulating many physiological processes.
CBD exhibits pain soothing and anti-inflammatory actions. Considering inflammation is at the root of most pain, CBD can help to target its causes and symptoms. Although CBD is effective, pet owners should consult their vetenerian before adminsitering it due to possible drug interactions.
Cibapet offers a line of products that make it extremely easy to administer CBD to your pets to relieve pain and stress. Cibapet CBD oil can be placed directly in your pet’s mouth, or dropped onto their favourite treat. CBD pastille treats can also be easily administered daily.
CBD’s ever-growing popularity stands as a testament to its myriad health-boosting benefits. Not just for you and I, but for our beloved pets as well. Some of these benefits include reducing inflammation, relieving pain, and soothing anxiety. This is, in part, due to the way CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system, a physiological network of endocannabinoids and receptor sites present in both humans and many animals. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is responsible for regulating homeostasis, and balancing the functions of other physical and mental processes.
WHAT IS CBD?
Given the association with cannabis, many pet owners wouldn’t dream of administering cannabinoids to their pets. However, while it is true that CBD is derived from cannabis, it’s non-psychoactive and won’t interrupt or harm your pet’s ability to function. High-quality CBD is most often sourced from all-natural EU hemp, which contains negligible amounts of the psychoactive compound THC—certainly not enough to get you nor your pet high.
On the contrary, CBD is uniquely positioned to offer humans and pets the opportunity to take advantage of the cannabis plant’s therapeutic outcomes, without any psychoactive side effects. Many users choose CBD as a daily health supplement, not least of all because there are no added chemicals or additives.
THE RESEARCH BEHIND CBD
All of these accolades would mean very little if there was no research to support them. Fortunately, studies on CBD are increasing in frequency, resulting in some very positive results. A study published on NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) explored the safety and side effects of cannabidiol (CBD). The review used both cell cultures and living organisms.
Administering numerous different dosages, CBD was shown to sustain no adverse effect on the following; blood pressure, body temperature, sodium levels, heart rate, glucose, or pH levels. Furthermore, toxicity was monitored in human subjects up to 135 days after initial dosage. Nothing detrimental was found, which is a vital breakthrough.
Initial analysis did show CBD to effect the way specific liver enzymes behaved, potentially impacting how medication is broken down. Consultation with your vet is advised when CBD is used alongside prescribed medication.
WHAT EFFECT DOES CBD HAVE ON PETS?
We have detailed the science behind CBD, but what does it all mean for your pets? Forming an unbreakable bond within families, the health of our pets is of the utmost importance.
As we have already alluded to, the ECS is present in both humans and animals. This system is comprised of receptors throughout the body that help to regulate a vast array of functions. The receptors, namely CB1 and CB2, become activated or influenced upon the introduction of cannabinoids, in this case, CBD. CB1 receptors are primarily found in the central and peripheral nervous system, while CB2 receptors can be found in the immune and digestive system.
Especially within aging pets, joint damage, pain, and inflammation are all too common. Luckily, CBD acts as a natural agent for reducing these symptoms, as well as some of their root causes. Furthermore, CBD’s anxiolytic properties make it an intriguing option for pets that display nervousness, stress, or anxiety. Yes, it’s true! Even your pet can suffer from psychological stress. Whether it results from bad weather or separation anxiety, CBD can help soothe the tension. Not to mention, the antioxidant qualities of this cannabinoid make it a natural aid to robust daily functioning.
SHOULD YOU USE CBD FOR YOUR PET?
A pivotal question. But the question that should be considered is, “Why shouldn’t I use CBD to help my pet?”. The cannabinoid possesses numerous therapeutic benefits, while supporting general health and wellbeing. As such, even the fittest, most lively pets can benefit from this cannabinoid. Fortunately, Cibapet CBD products are available to make the administration process easy and convenient!
Many pet owners would do anything to support their animals in their time of need. One of the best ways to prevent a problem from arising is to support your pet’s daily health. Included within Cibapet CBD oils are a wide selection of nutrients aimed at supporting skin and coat health, among other benefits. Omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins A, B1, B12, B2, B6, C, E, K2; even the minerals zinc, iron, calcium, and magnesium are all infused within the formula. Cibapet also offers CBD via pastille treats, making it easier than ever to administer CBD to your beloved furry friends.
Experiencing new places, meeting new people, and absorbing new cultures. Travelling is immense fun, but doing so with your favourite furry companion by your side brings the experience to another level. Taking your pet on adventures overseas might seem like a massive challenge to some pet owners, but it can actually be done fairly easily considering the right steps are taken.
Also, some owners might not have a choice. Certain pets experience such bad separation anxiety that they cannot be apart from their owners. What’s more, some owners need to travel with their pets to ease their own anxiety.
When travelling with a pet, preparation is key. Making sure you’ve made the correct bookings and purchased all the necessary items will make for smooth sailing. Bringing along natural remedies such as CBD will also keep your pet calm and relaxed, ensuring a more pleasurable journey.
WHERE TO GO?
The first factor to consider when travelling with a pet is, of course, where to go? Going on holiday with your beloved pooch is fun, but it does come with some limitations.
Firstly, consider the climate of where you might be headed.
A husky really isn’t well-suited to the heat of the tropics or the deserts of Egypt. In contrast, a tiny jack russell might not feel comfortable trekking deep into the arctic circle during the middle of winter. Research where would be a sensible destination for your pet.
Aside from breed, your pet’s personality may also play a role in deciding where is best to go travelling. A boisterous dog that loves to run in open fields and sniff around forests would easily become bored in (and potentially damage) a small city apartment.
HOW TO GET THERE
There are many different ways to get to your destination when travelling with your pet. As far as restrictions go, a road trip probably comes with the fewest legal obstacles. However, pets can be transported to many destinations via plane. In some circumstances, small dogs can be brought with you on the cabin of a plane if they medically assist with anxiety. However, most dogs will have to be placed within travel cages and placed within the hold.
Although this might seem simple, there are many things to consider when choosing this option. Flying within hot or cold climates may be very stressful for your pet.
Another important aspect to plan for are pet-tolerant/friendly accommodations. If you turn up at your hotel or B&B without informing your host of your canine travel companion, things could really take a turn for the worse. Before you make a booking, ensure your host is fine with pets being taken along for the stay. Moreover, you could specifically book lodgings that cater to pets specifically.
WHAT ESSENTIALS ARE NEEDED?
So, your location has been decided, your transportation is sorted out, and you have a place to stay. What next? It’s worth putting together a checklist in order to guarantee you have all of the essential items ready to go.
One essential item is a travel crate. Investing a fair amount of money into a high-quality crate is important. It will ensure your pet is entirely safe and comfortable during travel, and that the crate will stay intact with items loaded on top of it. The crate will also require adequate airflow. You will also need to make sure your crate falls in line with airline regulations.
Travel bags can also be worn by owners with small dogs that get tired easily. Dogs can be put inside, like a little fur baby, and carried with hands-free ease.
Snacks and food are also critical to make sure your pet’s needs are taken care of. Anything from treats to some high-quality meat to keep their mind occupied will suffice.
CIBAPET CBD PRODUCTS
The last on our list of essential actions is a high-quality CBD supplement. This natural compound has been shown in scientific studies to reduce anxiety within both animals and humans. CBD is a great tool to have on hand when travelling to keep your pet relaxed.
Cibapet CBD Oil is an easy way to keep your pet calm and comfortable during travel, and when getting accustomed to new locations. Each drop of oil is comprised of 4% CBD and can be administered with ease on a treat or under the tongue.
Cibapet CBD Pastilles are an easy and rapid way to dose your pet with CBD. Each treat contains 4% of the cannabinoid, along with vitamins and minerals. Keep in mind that although CBD is widely legal, some airlines or countries may not allow for any cannabis-derived products to be taken on board. Perform some research regarding the jurisdictions you’re travelling to/from beforehand to ensure you are following the rules.
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CBD has gained extreme popularity for its potential to treat a wide array of health conditions. In particular, CBD has been shown to ease various forms of anxiety and stress, and not only in humans. The medical cannabinoid may also be effective at treating these symptoms within our beloved pets.
Our feline friends and cuddly canines are able to feel a large spectrum of emotions and, just like us, experience anxiety when subjected to certain external and internal conditions. Anything from being away from an owner for long periods of time to moving to a new house is enough to trigger an anxious response in a pet. CBD is becoming a popular choice among pet owners as a natural substance to administer when anxiety becomes apparent.
But how common is anxiety in pets exactly? And how can an owner become aware of the signs and symptoms in order to see if treatment is needed?
HOW COMMON ARE STRESS AND ANXIETY IN PETS?
All pets have a different temperament. Some cats are so relaxed that even the sound of a dog barking won’t disturb their nap in the sun. On the other hand, some cats are so shy and nervous that the sight of an unfamiliar human will send them running. Anxiety is common within pets, but will affect some far more than others.
Some animals may be nervous because of their personality, and others due to environmental stimuli and changes. If you live in a big city around lots of noise, your pet may be more anxious more often. If you are constantly on the move or changing location, then you pet may be more on edge than normal.
HOW TO SPOT THE SIGNS OF ANXIETY
Stress and anxiety manifest differently in different animals. The behavioural differences between cats and dogs, for example, are so unique that people go so far as to label themselves as “dog people” or “cat people”.
When it comes to canines, the answer can sometimes be seen in the eyes. When a dog’s eyelids peel back to display the white of their eyes, it could be a sign of stress. Also, seeing the white of their eyes when they look side-to-side is also a telltale sign, often referred to as “half-moon eye”.
Along with the eyes, a dog’s ears can also help an owner to see what might be going on in their mental state. A dog’s ears may bolt upright when alerted to a sound, but they can also lay back flat; both can be a sign of anxiety. It’s worthwhile to get to know the movements of your dog’s ears so you can easily tell if they are experiencing anxiety.
A curl in your dog’s lips can also be a sign of anxiety setting in. This curl is a precursor to a snarl, and is a sign that your dog’s protective behaviour is setting in due to perceived danger.
Vocal behaviour may change and become more active due to anxiety. Your dog may begin to bark, growl, whine, whimper, or pant as a symptom. Your pet may also exhibit full-body problems in the form of shaking or shivering, shedding, muscular tension, excessive drooling, itching and scratching, and yawning.
All of these signs can be triggered by such events as car rides, overstimulation, veterinary visits, and new environment.
SIGNS IN CATS
When it comes to cats, there are numerous signs to look out for. Aggressive behaviour may increase, with your cat becoming less tolerant and more hostile towards people, dogs, and other cats. Depression and withdrawal can also manifest, with your feline becoming a lot less social than normal and staying away from the owner. Your cat may also start to give the litter box a miss, instead going pee pee in undersible locations around the house.
Anxiety in cats has multiple causes, including veterinary visits, new family members or pets, moving, loud occasions, and rivalry with other cats.
CBD AS A POTENTIAL TREATMENT FOR STRESS AND ANXIETY?
CBD may be just what the doctor (or vet) ordered when it comes to keeping your pets cool, calm, and collected during especially stressful situations, or simply as an everyday wellness supplement.
CBD is a compound found within the cannabis plant that belongs to a family of natural chemicals called cannabinoids. Although it stems from cannabis, CBD is non-psychoactive, and is even known to counteract the psychoactive effects of the cannabinoid THC.
CBD interact with the endocannabinoid system, a biological system present within many animals including humans, dogs, and cats. The endocannabinoid system is known to regulate a large number of other other systems within the body, which is why cannabinoids such as CBD can sustain such widespread and profound effects.
Scientific studies using animal subjects have found that CBD is an anxiolytic drug, meaning that it helps to reduce the symptoms associated with anxiety.
HOW DOES CBD HELP?
Ultimately, CBD helps to relieve anxiety and stress by relaxing pets. Cibapet products are fantastic options that allow owners to easily administer CBD to pets, whether at home or on-the-go. Cibapet CBD Oil (4% CBD) is extremely easy to give to your cat or dog, and can simply be dropped onto a treat or directly under their tongue for optimal absorption. Cibapet CBD oil also contains other beneficial nutrients such as omega 3 fatty acids. 1–2 drops, 1–2 times each day is advised.
Cibapet CBD Pastilles are another great way to give CBD to your pet, and will make the experience incredibly pleasurable for them. Cibapet CBD Pastilles are pretty much medicated dog treats, loaded with CBD alongside important vitamins and minerals. Each pastille contains 4% CBD. 2 pastilles per 10kg for dogs and 2 pastilles for large cats per day are the advised dosages.
Containing 20% CBD, this is one of the strongest oils we currently offer here at Cibdol. Combined with a base of hemp seed oil, it offers extra benefits as a supplement over our standard oils. It’s perfect for administering larger doses of extract in a simple, easy-to-take concentrate. Available in two sizes, this product is our largest volume of 30ml.
Cibdol 20% CBD Hemp Seed Oil: Our Strongest Oil To Date
This is our most potent oil to date. Part of our new collection of CBD Hemp Seed Oils, this oil contains 20% CBD extracted in our state-of-the-art Swiss laboratory, combined with natural oil produced from hemp seeds. It means our 20% CBD Hemp Seed Oil is rich in CBD, as well as the wide variety of beneficial compounds naturally found in hemp seeds. Like always, this product is completely non-psychoactive.
Hemp seeds have long been renowned as a powerful superfood. Taken from the hemp plant, these little seeds pack a big, nutrient-rich punch. They are extremely high in plant-based proteins, essential fats (omega 3 and 6), antioxidants, phytosterols, phospholipids, and much more.
Hemp seed oil offers customers an alternative to our olive oil based products, producing a richer flavour and extra supplementary benefits. Blended with our Swiss-made CBD extract, this oil offers a smooth, yet potent dose of CBD. As with all of our oils, our CBD is produced from naturally grown hemp and extracted using a proprietary supercritical CO₂ process. The result is a natural oil free of GMOs, additives and other unnatural products.
At Cibdol, we’re proud to produce “gold standard” CBD oils. All our oils feature a purified, golden colour that’s only achieved via a rigorous extraction and filtration process. Unlike raw oils, our oils undergo extra processing to remove any inactive plant matter (including excess fats, waxes, and contaminants). The end result is a beautifully purified oil that offers the best results.
Like our other CBD Hemp Seed Oils, this oil contains whole-seed oil extract that combines all of the valuable compounds and nutrients found in hemp seeds in a simple concentrate, offering a 100% natural and authentic hemp experience – with the added benefit of organically grown, potent CBD. Order yours today to add the health benefits of hemp and CBD to your diet.
Cannabidiol is renowned for its many health benefits and CBD oil is quickly gaining popularity as a supplement. But with so many different CBD oils out there, it can be hard for customers to decide on the right oil based on their needs.
At Cerebral Technologies, we currently offer 3 strengths of CBD oil; 2.5%, 4%, and 10%. In this article, we examine some of the factors that should influence your decision on what strength to buy. Remember to keep these things in mind when purchasing your next batch of Cibdol CBD.
PICKING THE RIGHT STRENGTH CBD OIL: A QUICK GUIDE
Here is a list of questions you should ask yourself to help you choose the right oil:
• Have you ever used CBD before? What strength oil have you used prior?
• Why are you using CBD? What benefits are you looking for?
• How often do you administer CBD during the day?
• How many drops of CBD oil do you normally take?
• How do you administer your CBD (under the tongue, in food, in lotion, etc)?
MILD CBD OILS
Our mild CBD oil contains 2.5% CBD and is a great option for customers who are new to CBD. As an entry point to the world of cannabidiol, this oil is designed to contain enough hemp cannabinoids and terpenes to deliver all the benefits of CBD in small, easy to manage doses.
Like all of our CBD products, this mild oil is made using top-shelf European hemp and has been carefully filtered to contain no plant matter, extract residues, or harmful additives. Given its mild concentration, this oil is perfect for new users looking to acquaint themselves with the dietary benefits of CBD.
It’s important to note that oils with lower CBD concentrations are not of lower quality. All of our products contain the same high-grade CBD extract. Instead, less potent products are simply made to provide our customers with a bit of variety when it comes to administering and dosing.
Our mild oil is currently available in 3 sizes: 10ml.
MID-STRENGTH CBD OILS
Our mid-strength CBD oil contains 4% CBD. Offering a stronger dose than our mild oil, this is ideal for users who are already familiar with CBD and its effects, and are looking to increase their doses. However, it still isn’t as strong as our most potent oil, which we explore in more detail below.
Using high-grade hemp extract prepared in our world-class Swiss laboratories, this golden oil is perfect for people looking for slightly stronger doses of CBD. It is especially well-suited for users who might have fewer opportunities to administer the oil during the day and hence, need stronger doses for continued relief.
Our mid-strength oil contains exactly the same extract as the other products listed in this article. However, with this oil, we’ve upped the concentration of CBD slightly to suit users who prefer slightly stronger effects. We recommend our mid-strength oil for those already familiar with the effects of CBD who want to up their dosage for more benefits.
Our mid-strength oil is currently available in 3 sizes: 10ml, 30ml, and 50ml.
HIGH POTENCY OILS
At Cerebral Technologies, we currently produce one high-potency CBD oil. This oil contains 10% CBD, and is one of the strongest CBD oils currently available on the European market. Like our other oils, this product has been specially designed to preserve the cannabinoids and terpenes of our hemp extract in higher concentrations.
Unlike the other products on this list, we recommend this oil for customers who are actively taking CBD and looking for larger doses. Again, being a higher-potency oil, this product is perfect for those who are already familiar with CBD and want increase their daily intake.
This oil undergoes a special steam-distillation process designed to preserve more of the fragile terpenes found in hemp extract. Like all our other products, the oil is then tested in our laboratories and by third party testing facilities to ensure its strength and purity meet our strict standards.
Given the strength of this oil, we currently offer it in 2 sizes; 10ml and 30ml.
SHOULD I USE OIL OR SOFTGELS?
At Cerebral Technologies, we also stock softgel CBD capsules. These are a great alternative to oils as they are completely tasteless (CBD oil is known to be bitter). They can easily be taken like any other capsule, making dosage simple and discreet.
TIPS FOR USING CBD OIL
Now that you’re familiar with the differences between mild, mid, and strong CBD oils, here are some tips to help ensure you get the most out of all of our products:
ALWAYS CHOOSE BIOLOGICAL, EUROPEAN-GROWN HEMP
Whenever using CBD, make sure to only choose high-quality products made from organic hemp. All our products are made using biological, organically grown hemp that’s free of pesticides and any other harmful products. This guarantees the quality and purity of all our oils no matter the potency.
ALWAYS CHOOSE THE BEST OLIVE OIL
All CBD oils contain some kind of oil to help deliver and store the CBD extract. At Cibdol, we choose to use only the finest grade olive oil because it has a wide variety of health benefits and is already well-accepted as a nutritional supplement. Olive oil also has a great shelf life and has a very low allergy risk.
CHOOSE QUALITY OVER LOW PRICES
As with everything, you get what you pay for when it comes to CBD. Hence, we always recommend our customers choose high-quality oils from trusted manufacturers rather than simply going for the cheapest option available.
Remember, all our CBD products are made from pure European hemp. They are completely non-psychoactive and non-toxic, meaning they are safe to use all throughout the day. For more information about the benefits of CBD, make sure to regularly check out our blog.
Researchers are working on cannabinoids to target both diabetes causes and symptoms. The maintenance of a stable homeostatic environment in our body seems to be the key for novel cannabis treatment against diabetes. A cure is yet to come, but some symptoms may be mitigated with cannabis flowers and extracts.
Diabetes is a set of metabolic diseases derived by the body’s inability in regulating the amount of sugars, particularly glucose, in blood. Glucose levels are regulated by hormones such as insulin, produced in the pancreas. Diabetes can cause long-term complications like cardiovascular disease, stroke, damages to kidneys and eyes.
THE CANNABINOID SYSTEM IS INVOLVED IN THE BLOOD SUGAR AFFAIR
A growing body of research is confirming the anecdotal evidence built among diabetes patients, showing that cannabis can have beneficial effects. THC and CBD anti-inflammatory action may help with the arterial inflammation, which is common in diabetes, while the neuroprotective effect can reduce inflammation of nerves and related pain. Cannabinoids can also act as vasodilators, improving blood circulation and exerting an anti-spasmodic action on muscle cramps and gastrointestinal disorders. The typical diabetic restless syndrome might also be addressed with cannabis to help patients sleep better. Recent lab studies are also showing that the endocannabinoid system could actually be targeted to stabilize the blood sugar level, thus pointing at the core of the disease. Unfortunately that’s lab research. There isn’t any cannabis therapy today conceivable against diabetes.
DIABETIC MICE GET BETTER WITH CANNABIS IN LABORATORIES
Though lacking clinical research on human patients, lab experiments demonstrate a strict correlation between diabetes’ activity and cannabinoids. One of the first studies evidencing the influence of the endocannabinoid system on diabetes was published in 2006 with the title “Cannabidiol lowers incidence of diabetes in non-obese diabetic mice”. This study was indicating that CBD can inhibit and delay destructive insulitis and inflammatory cytokine production, resulting in a decreased incidence of diabetes.
Researchers also wrote about a possible specific immunomodulatory mechanism activated by CBD. That hypothesis is confirmed by other findings about cannabidiol, arresting the onset of autoimmune diabetes in mice, and by one study that discovered some neuroprotective effects of CBD in an experimental model of diabetes. A research also finds that CBD attenuates cardiac dysfunction in diabetic cardiomyopatic mice.
A study titled “Marijuana in the Management of Diabetes” was published in the American Journal of Medicine in 2013. In this report, past and current cannabis use was associated with lower levels of fasting insulin, blood glucose, and insulin resistance. According to this study, cannabis users are less likely to become obese, and have lower body mass index measurements. Cannabis smokers also had higher levels of “good cholesterol” and smaller waist circumference. An important finding of this research is that cannabis users appeared to have better carbohydrate metabolism than non-users, which is kind of confirming the lab test results we have seen before.
One of the latest important studies dates back in 2015, when scientists led by Raphael Mechoulam, well known for discovering CBD, showed that the anti-inflammatory properties of cannabidiol could be used to treat different illnesses, including type 2 diabetes. Finally, **an October 2016 research showed that an experimental CBD treatment reduced the markers of inflammation in the microcirculation of the pancreas in mice. All these studies conclude that cannabis compounds have a role in controlling blood sugar levels and in mitigating pain or other symptoms of diabetes. We still don’t know how to make a medicine from these findings.
Out of the labs and into patients’ houses, there is a whole body of evidence showing that cannabis is effective in treating eye disorders, chronic pain, sleep disorders, and other ailments associated with diabetes. The way people are treated for diabetes also depends on whether or not the person has additional complications, and their general health. Some patients are complementing their therapies with cannabinoids.
Cannabis may initially promote appetite and overeating, yet in the long run it has the opposite effect, and may even protect against obesity. Cannabis extracts with different proportions between THC, CBD, other cannabinoids and terpenes, or just containing the non-psychotropic CBD can benefit cardiac and arterial health. The same hemp or cannabis extracts can be used to make topical creams to relieve neuropathic pain. Conversely, a possible risk of cannabis use with diabetes is hypoglycaemia, as there are some concerns that glucose levels might drop unnoticed by the patient until they are in dangerous territory.
Any form of exercise on a regular basis, together with a healthy, well-balanced diet can reduce the risk of developing diabetes and control blood sugar levels in persons with this disease. Diabetes patients should also moderate or quit smoking and drinking alcohol.