Epilepsy in Dogs and CBD for Treatment

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For most dogs, epilepsy is a lifelong disease requiring a regimented routine of care and treatment as prescribed by your veterinarian. A canine seizure is the result of abnormal electrical impulses in the brain which lead to sudden but short-term disturbances in your dog’s behavior and physical movements.

Dogs with idiopathic epilepsytypically have their first seizures between the ages of 6 months to 6 years. Though idiopathic epilepsy can occur in any breed, it is considered an inheritable disease in many breeds and in some breeds a genetic basis has been identified. Therefore, dogs diagnosed with idiopathic epilepsy should not be used for breeding.

Commonly affected breeds include:

Labrador retrievers
Golden retrievers
Poodles
Keeshonds
Beagles
German shepherds
Dachshunds
Irish setters
Cocker spaniels

Symptoms
Prolonged seizures lasting more than 5 minutes or two or more consecutive seizures without full recovery are referred to as status epilepticus. This is a true emergency and you should seek immediate veterinary care for you pet. Two or more seizures in 24 hours are referred to as cluster seizures and are an indication for beginning anti-seizure medication.

It may be difficult to watch your pet have a seizure but most are of short duration and cause no permanent harm. Avoid being bitten by keeping your hands away from your pet’s mouth during a seizure. If it can be done safely, provide padding and move your pet away from stairs to prevent injury.
Treatment

Epilepsy can usually be managed with anti-convulsant drugs. If your veterinarian determines that your dog’s epilepsy is idiopathic, one or more of the following medications may be prescribed:

~ Phenobarbital helps reduce the frequency of your dog’s seizures and is the most prescribed medication for dogs with idiopathic epilepsy. It is generally a well-tolerated drug.

~ Potassium bromide is another seizure medication that may be added to your dog’s treatment, if she does not respond well to phenobarbital alone.
CBD ( Cannabidiol) as an alternative Treatment
For pets suffering from seizures, the use of Cannabidiol has been shown to be an effective, non-toxic form of treatment. Statistically speaking, a survey conducted by AHVMA that relied on pet-owner testimonials reported that between 61.8% and 95% of pet owners endorsed the benefits of treat products laced with CBD. According to another study titled, “Pharmacokinetics of cannabidiol in dogs,” researchers concluded that CBD has properties that can prevent convulsant and epileptic symptoms. 

Despite the studies and testimonials, it perhaps comes as no surprise that the use of CBD to treat pet health issues is being met with skepticism and concern. However, some of these concerns can perhaps be refuted when taking a closer look at CBD and where it comes from.

Though coming from the cannabis plant, CBD is the non-psychotropic hemp cultivar that is high in fiber and CBD, and low in THC. The latter (THC) actually has the potential to be harmful for pets. According to an article posted by Hawthorne Vet, the use of THC can bind to highly responsive receptors in a pet’s brain, leading to “static ataxia,” or behaviors that include the animal drooling, urinating excessively, and/or disorientation. Furthermore, if your pet is administered a product or drug that contains too much THC, there exists a risk for toxicity. Therefore, when considering the use of CBD on pets for health issues, it is important to avoid the use of THC and rather look for a product that contains only CBD, derived from hemp. 

When opting to utilize Cannabidiol to treat your pet’s seizures, it is important to start with the lowest dose possible and only then gradually increase the dosage, if necessary. Calculating the starting dose for your pet involves taking your pet’s weight in kilograms, determining the concentration of the CBD-product being used, and dividing the dosage across multiple administrations throughout the day. 

DOSES of CBD
In general, starting doses of CBD for pain and arthritis is 1 mg/10 lbs of body weight once to twice daily. I started my last dog on this dose to provided symptomatic pain relief for mouth cancer. I eventually increased his dose to 2 mg/10 lbs twice daily and he responded extremely well. 
So for pet seizures, we would be looking at a dose of  2 mg/10 lbs a day at the low end or 10 mg/10 lbs daily.
1. Talk to your vet! Your dog needs to stay on current ant-seizure meds and slowly wean off.
2. I would start for the 1st week on the low dose of 1 mg/10 lbs a day then increase to twice a day by the end of the week.
3. Then it’s a matter of lowering the conventional medications and seeing if the seizures are decreasing.
4. It may mean getting up to the higher doses of 2-5 mg/10 lbs a day.
Heal Your Pet At Home!

Best Wishes,

Dr Andrew Jones, DVM

*Please NOTE, Dr. Jones is not endorsing a specific CBD Hemp Product in this article.

CBD Hemp Oil Bulletproof Coffee! CBD Hemp Oil and Coconut Oil: How MCT Oil Acts as a Carrier for Cannabinoids.

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It seems like everyone these days is discussing the benefits of CBD Hemp Oil and looking for information about the best way to add this powerful supplement to their routines.

A common question people ask is in regards to the most efficient way to take CBD oil so that the cannabinoids in the oil have the easiest time interacting with the body. It is here that coconut oil and CBD oil’s relationship comes into focus.

Cannabinoids are fat soluble, meaning they break down and are stored in fat rather than water. Because of this trait, cannabinoids are most effective when consumed with fat, increasing their bioavailability. However, it appears that the type of fat matters.

Saturated fats are important carriers for cannabinoids to be absorbed into the body. Coconut oil contains saturated fat at levels close to 80%, giving cannabinoids the fat cells it needs to move through the body, encouraging faster processing and use by the endocannabinoid system.

Specifically, coconut oil contains medium-chain triglycerides or fatty acids. Using coconut oil or other products that contain medium-chain triglycerides (MCT oils) triggers a relatively rapid release of cannabinoids when compared to other oils because MCT oils are directly metabolized into energy by the liver. This means that your body can burn those fats and put them – and the cannabinoids they hold – to use right away.

First thing in the morning, I apply CBD Hemp Oil under my tongue. I hold the CBD Hemp Oil under my tongue, without swallowing for at least 30 seconds. Then I prepare my morning cup of hot coffee. However, my coffee is not a normal cup of coffee. I add 1 tablespoon of coconut MCT oil, 1 tablespoon of grass feed unsalted butter with just a little bit of coconut milk to the fresh brewed coffee, then stir it up until it is blended. I use an electric stir stick to blend all the ingredients together. Add any additional flavorings by sprinkling cinnamon, turmeric, or ginger on top. Then drink up… enjoy your delicious and healthy cup of coffee!

I call this my ‘CBD Bullet Proof Coffee’.  I don’t add the CBD oil into the coffee because it is more effective if you add it directly under your tongue so that it absorbs faster through the mucous membrane, instead of being absorbed through your digestive system. So absorb the CBD Hemp Oil first, then follow that with the bullet proof coffee. 

What a powerful way to start the day! 

~ Rev. Tiffany White Sage Woman

http://goldylocks.myCTFOcbd.com 

 

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Is CBD Hemp Oil Safe During Pregnancy?

Safe for Pregnancy

 

The eureka moment for many pregnant women would be finding out the positives of cannabis. Since discoveries are made related to cannabis and its constituents, and their positive response in the human body, many people including mothers, are more interested in knowing the physiology behind cannabinoids and their optimizing bodily functions.

Yes, cannabis can be positive for your body too! Regardless of its negative popularity, the cannabinoids from the cannabis sativa plant are a non-psychoactive component that does not create “high” feeling in its user.

The more you deeply go through the plant, the more you will get to know that the real culprit – yes the element that makes you high and creates downregulating feeling in the human body is Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the psychoactive constituent of the plant.

Cannabidiol or CBD extracted from the leaves of the cannabis, on the other hand, is scientifically proven safe.

The chemical compound in this element has immense therapeutic properties that can heal some diseases with minimal or no adverse effects, hence legal!

Additional to the amazing discoveries, cannabinoids found in cannabis also interact with endocannabinoid neurotransmitters densely present in CNS and other organs in the body.

This interaction of endocannabinoid system and cannabinoid receptors fine-tune the bodily systems and optimize the crucial functions like mood, energy, immune response, appetite, reproduction, etc.

So does cannabinoids similar to cannabis, also found in breast milk?

As discussed above, the human body is full of endocannabinoids which react with externally ingested cannabinoids.

This crucial interaction in the human body optimizes functions, protect cells against viruses, bacteria, cancer and other malignancies.

Similarly, human breastmilk also has an abundance of these endocannabinoids, which is rather a special type of neuromodulatory lipid.

A research took place in the year 2004, published in the Journal of Pharmacology stated that endocannabinoids have distinctive influence in pre and postnatal development.

The investigation took more than 30 years but came up with the positive response that all human born with cannabinoid receptors have the presence of these powerful elements in bovine and human milk also.

The study of 2004 stated that detection of endocannabinoids was noticeable in maternal milk and the CB1 receptor that develops before 14 weeks of gestation, basically teaches newborn after parturition how to eat, activating oral motor musculature while stimulating suckling process.

All this makes sense when we consider that if cannabinoids were not in the breast milk, a newborn would not necessarily have developed the desire of eating, nor they would know how to eat which could cause malnourishment.

It’s hard to believe, but logically the process is similar to an adult who smokes cannabis develop a strong desire for more.

As newborn who naturally receives cannabinoids through the mother feed develops the hunger mechanism that promotes growth and development.

Fortunately, cannabinoids also play a fundamental role in the conception and successful pregnancy. In research reported in 2006 from Pediatrics Department at Vanderbilt University identified endocannabinoids as “an emerging concept in female reproduction.”

Their research discovered a cannabinoid sensor system to impact important steps during early pregnancy.

According to embryology, a newly fertilized embryo must attach itself to the lining of the uterus. If failed to do so, the umbilical cord would not form, and no pregnancy will take place.

Hence, for the embryo to attach itself to the uterine lining, a particular amount of specific endocannabinoid known as anandamide, is essential.

An abundant amount of anandamide is crucial as too less, or high anandamide presence would not let cannabinoids activate a certain number of CB1 receptors that in return trigger the fertilized egg to attach itself to the uterus safely.

Not only cannabinoids are essential in conception, but they also play a significant role in other aspects of pregnancy as well.

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology published a study in 2004, stating that “both exogenous and endogenous cannabinoids administer a vigorous and direct relaxant impact on human pregnant myometrium, which is mediated through the CB1 receptor.”

Famous Dr. Melanie Dreher studied pregnant women who were active users of cannabis till they delivered and continued her research on the babies one year after birth.

She documented that babies of the women who had used cannabis during pregnancy were superior, confident, made eye contact quickly, socially more responsive, alert, less irritable, easier to engage and automatically stable.

The Doctor was expecting to see a major difference in the babies as far as their neurological tests and birth weight, but there was no variability whatsoever.

Dr. Dreher was able to conclude that there were no possible links between the exposure of cannabis during pregnancy and development of the babies.

Usage of cannabis during pregnancy helped some women to relieve nausea, fatigue and improve appetite, they also found relief from depression and feelings of desperation.

According to another follow-up research conducted in California also documented that there were no developmental problems in the babies whom mothers used cannabis during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

In conclusion, we would like to draw the attention of our readers that cannabis during pregnancy is particularly safe and indicates the positive influence it holds from conception to the day of baby’s birth, it is advised only to use hemp extracts during this crucial stage of life.

Keeping in mind that pregnant women are prone to allergies, it is recommended to seek advice and help from a health professional before CBD consumption.

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Original Article: https://redstormscientific.com/cannabis-during-pregnancy/

Full Spectrum CBD vs Isolate ~ What’s the Difference?

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Why would someone buy an isolate over a full-spectrum CBD Hemp Oil? This article is very supportive that both of these are beneficial.

Before we directly compare the two, let’s break down what each is. Full spectrum CBD oil comes with all the cannabinoids present in hemp. If you see full spectrum hemp CBD oil for sale, it’ll include many cannabis compounds such as Cannabicycol (CBL), Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV), Cannabinol (CBN), Cannabichromevarinic Acid (CBCVA) and more. It also contains a very small amount of THC.

In isolate form, CBD is separated from other cannabinoids found in hemp and cannabis. Previously, users and researchers believed that CBD isolates were more potent than full spectrum CBD hemp edibles. But that myth was eventually proven wrong by different studies performed in recent years.

With the variety of CBD concentrations and other compounds that hemp offers, full spectrum CBD products can cover all ground. If we were to directly compare the two, scientists point out that full spectrum CBD works with the endocannabinoid system entirely. Isolate products are 99.9% CBD, and will deliver the most amount of CBD to your system at once.

According to a study done at the Lautenberg Center for General Tumor Immunology in Jerusalem, the effectiveness of isolated CBD versus full-spectrum CBD extract concluded that CBD isolate yields a “bell-curve” of effectiveness. Studies proved that the isolate becomes less effective over time, while full-spectrum CBD continued to be effective in providing pain relief.

This same study proved that a CBD isolate is only as effective as its dose, while full-spectrum CBD continues to provide relief as the dosage increases. Full-spectrum CBD extract has qualities that can aid in pain and inflammation relief that isn’t found in over-the-counter, common anti-inflammatory drugs.

Ultimately, preference is subjective to the user’s condition and system.

 

CTFO offers both types of CBD Oil along with many other wonderful Hemp Products.    http://goldylocks.myctfocbd.com/cbdcatalog.html#products-cbd-health

 

Contact me Today for more information in Buying or even Selling this high quality CBD Hemp Oil and Products. 

~ Rev. Tiffany White Sage Woman

www.whitesagewoman.com

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*Original Article: https://kayaclinics.org/full-spectrum-cbd-vs-isolate-whats-the-difference/

 

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Don’t Let Texas Ban Hemp-CBD Sales!

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The sale of hemp and CBD-related products in the state of Texas is in jeopardy and we need your help. On Monday, April 16 the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Commissioner may make a decision to adopt a new protocol to ban hemp-CBD sales. The proposed protocol states that products containing more than trace amounts of hemp-CBD, a non-psychoactive compound derived from hemp, will be removed from store shelves and either returned to the manufacturer or destroyed.

Take action! Click on the link below to support the petition to protect hemp-CBD from being banned in Texas.

Not only is this detrimental to the thousands of Texans benefiting from hemp-CBD to treat their ailments, but this is a significant blow to the companies that have invested millions of dollars into their hemp-CBD businesses in the state.

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How may I Hemp you? The Benefits of CBD Hemp Oil.

 

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I have recently added CBD Hemp Oil to my daily health maintenance program. I feel the amazing results and I continue to research the benefits of taking CBD Hemp Oil. The more I research, the more I’m blown away by the power of plants and what they do once they get in our bodies! 

Phosphatidylcholine (PC) has been getting some attention! This is why I’m so glad our brilliant chemist, Dr. Christopher Shade (pictured above), has included it in our liposomal Hemp oil!

PC is a phospholipid found in the fat-containing part of our foods (egg yolks–an important source of phosphatidylcholine– milk, meats, poultry, fish, legumes, seeds and nuts and some whole grains, like rice.)

One of the highest quality (and most expensive) sources of PC is sunflower oil (which is used in our liposomal CBD/Hemp oil)

Phospholipids are essential nutrients because although humans can synthesize some, we cannot meet all our needs this way and additional amounts are required from what we eat, including supplements that we take to ‘supercharge’ our bodies to health! I want to help my body to maintain health on a daily basis.

Still with me? Keep reading … this is awesome: Phospholipids are a KEY component of cellular structure, maintaining structural integrity while ensuring cell walls remain fluid so they can effectively regulate nutrients coming in and waste going out…THIS IS THE ‘BRAIN’ OF THE CELL!!! Determines what goes in and what goes out!

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN???

BRAIN FUNCTION: Dietary PC is our main source of choline, another essential nutrient we need every day. Among other things, choline is the precursor molecule for the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, one of the most abundant neurotransmitters in the human body and involved in many brain functions, including cognition, memory and muscle control. Phospholipids are able to revitalize memory, learning, concentration and even vocabulary skills … all those functions which can decrease with age. WOW!

CARDIAC  HEALTH: Supplemental phospholipids and their effects on cardiac health have been extensively studied, showing highly beneficial effects on blood lipid profiles. (HDL’s vs. LDL’s)

GASTRONTESTINAL ISSUES: Phosphatidylcholine (PC) is a major lipid in the protective mucus layer of the gastrointestinal tract and has been shown to exert an anti-inflammatory effect. Studies have shown that PC has an intrinsic anti-inflammatory property with beneficial effects for ulcerative colitis as well as providing protection against drugs like NSAIDS, which are harmful to the entire GI tract. We are not what we eat.. but what we ABSORB! 

LIVER PROTECTION: Research indicates one of PC’s most beneficial roles is in the prevention and treatment of various forms of liver disease and toxicity, protecting liver cells from viral damage, reducing fibrosis and preventing cell death from drugs, alcohol and other chemical toxins!

STILL UNSURE? Well, check this out… our bodies are ready to receive CBD Hemp Oil. We have CB Receptors in our bodies!

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AND… not just in humans… but in our pets as well!!!

CB Receptors in your dogs body

 

DOG SITUATIONS THAT CBD MAY HELP EASE:

• lack of appetite
• separation anxiety
• excessive barking
• nausea from car rides
• lack of vitality and energy
• trips to the vet or groomer
• muscle spasms or seizures
• pain from cancer or arthritis
• recovery from surgery or illness
• pacing or inability to settle or relax
• fear of thunderstorms, fireworks or loud noises
• grumpiness or aggression toward another animal

 

CAT SITUATIONS THAT CBD MAY HELP EASE:

• multi-cat households
• poor appetite
• constant hiding
• fear of the litter box
• eating inappropriate objects
• crying with no apparent cause
• trips to the vet or riding in the car
• distress from a change in the environment

• grumpiness or aggression with another animal

 

ADMINISTERING CBD AND DETERMINING DOSAGE FOR YOUR PETS:

CBD is available in many convenient forms. Hemp oil can be given from a dropper bottle directly into the mouth, added to food, dropped on a treat, rubbed into bare skin or inside the ears, or dropped on an animal’s paw so they will lick it off. You can also find edible treats now with CBD, but the fastest and most effective delivery is through the bloodstream instead of the digestive track. 

Dosage can vary quite a bit from one situation to the next. It may be necessary to experiment a little to find the right amount, and how often to give.

Typical suggested starting dose: 1 mg – 5 mg per 10 lbs. of bodyweight

Cats
1 – 5mg

Dogs

10 lbs  20 lbs  30 lbs  40 lbs  50 lbs 60 lbs 70 lbs  80 lbs
 1 – 5mg  2 – 10mg  3 – 15mg  4 – 20mg  5 – 25mg  6 – 30mg  7 – 35mg  8 – 40mg

Start with a dose on the low end of the range. Changes usually occur within 30 minutes. If there is no change after an hour, increase the dosage. Occasionally improvements will take more than one treatment. To control pain, give approximately every 8 hours. For other uses, or to break unwanted behavior patterns, give once or twice a day. Remember that you cannot overdose and there is no toxicity associated with CBD.

 

Ready now? How may I Hemp you? 

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~ Rev. Tiffany White Sage Woman

http://goldylocks.primemybody.com

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