CBD Oil activates the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in mammals. Making it a good choice to maintain or treat specific health issues in horses.
The ECS is involved in almost every system in the body’s of mammals. – cardiovascular, digestion, relaxation, and even the cognitive and memory functions. The ECS is also a key factor in the mammalian body’s anti-inflammatory efforts. It is controlled by receptors called the CB1 and CB2 receptors.
CBD works directly with the ECS system by “antagonizing” the CB1 and CB2 receptors. The CB1 receptors are primarily located on nerve cells in the brain, spinal cord, but they are also found in some peripheral organs and tissues such as the spleen, white blood cells, endocrine gland and parts of the reproductive, gastrointestinal and urinary tracts. CB2 receptors are primarily associated with the immune system and found outside of the brain in such places as the gut, spleen, liver, heart, kidneys, bones, blood vessels, lymph cells, endocrine glands and reproductive organs.
Cannabidiol (CBD) and related cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant are the only compounds in the natural world that work with these receptors. According to scientists, this means that the mammalian body has evolved to actually require CBD in order to function and work at our optimal levels of health.
How can CBD benefit horses ?