1. GOOD LAB WORK W/ ZERO CONTAMINANTS
A company’s lab work (also known as a Certificate of Analysis/ COA) should verify the absence of contaminants, solvents, pesticides, and other toxic compounds; lab work can also tell you what cannabinoids and terpenes the product contains, if any. You can learn how to interpret lab work here.
2. A FULL SPECTRUM OF CANNABINOIDS
“Full-spectrum” CBD refers to CBD products that contain a small amount of THC (which should be less than 0.3%). Full-spectrum CBD is the most effective type of CBD product, as studies show that CBD works best when used alongside other supporting cannabinoids (such as CBC, CBG, and CBDV).
3. A ROBUST TERPENE PROFILE
Terpenes in your CBD product are a sign of superior extraction and effectiveness. The naturally occurring terpenes that are shown in our lab work not only have a wonderful flavor and smell, but have also been widely shown to have anti-inflammatory and painkilling properties by numerous studies. Additionally, certain terpenes in our tinctures are known to enhance the anxiety-relieving properties of our product for those who need it.
4. PLANTS THAT ARE ORGANICALLY GROWN AND NON-GMO
Organic, non-GMO growing practices minimize exposure to toxic compounds and create plants which are richer in nutrients. Furthermore, these growing practices are more sustainable and environmentally conscious than industrial farming.
CBD FAQS - WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A GOOD PRODUCT
OTHER CBD FAQS
No. Numerous safety studies show that high quality full-spectrum CBD products do not cause negative side effects in dogs when dosed properly; to learn more, we encourage you to consult our article about the safety of CBD, which goes over all of these findings in detail.
Studies show that in order to see side effects with full-spectrum CBD, you'd need a dose in excess of fifty times what we'd recommend. There are some very rare cases where some dogs do experience lethargy with doses that are five to ten times higher than our recommended dose, but this isn't an issue as long as you follow our guidelines and use common sense.
Yes! As per the 2018 Farm Bill, all hemp products (defined as those with less than 0.3%) THC are legal to sell, buy, and possess in all fifty states.
If you’re asking this as a veterinary professional, things are slightly more complex; while no laws govern the use of CBD in veterinary contexts, you may have to contend with guidelines from veterinary boards. Please contact us for more information if you’re interested in using CBD in your practice.
Dosing is done by weight. We recommend 1 to 2 mg of CBD for every ten pounds that they weigh, once or twice a day depending on the severity of their condition. For example, a 70-pound dog with mild arthritis might take 7 mg of CBD, once a day in the morning; once ingested, CBD tends to last in canine bodies for 6 to 9 hours. For more information, consult our our dosing guide.
In special cases, such as with end-of-life issues, cancer, and other severe ailments, dosing may vary. If you feel your dog may fall into this category, please reach out to our customer support team to receive more specialized dosing information.