CBD Micro Dosing Explained

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Hello everyone, CEO Olivia reporting. Today I’m barking about the approach my huMom & I are taking in regards to managing my canine idiopathic epilepsy with CBD oil. Specifically, how did we dogtermine my dosage (please note, I’m still taking all my regular meds).

HuMom & I have dug deep on this matter & learned about a method called micro dosing. Micro dosing means taking very small amounts of a drug in order to test or benefit from its physiological action while minimizing unpleasant side effects. With cannabis these side effects appear as balance issues, fine-motor control impairment, tiredness, anxiety & dry mouth.

Finding that correct dose of CBD is wagnificently impawtant in having a pawsitive therapeutic effect. It’s not like other medications, there is no pawscribed quantity or frequency based on a dog’s weight & age.  This is because every dog responds differently based on it’s own unique physiology.

Cannabis dosing is best approached with a less is more manner.  Using too much will often decrease its effectiveness & increase those unwanted side effects.  Human patients using medical cannabis repawted that by using less cannabis they achieved maximum therapeutic benefits, had more energy, felt more clear-headed & had minimal to no unwanted effects.  Many repawted they did not feel any effects at all during first 1 – 3 micro doses.  But then they began to respond well.  This is what is known as the ‘sensitization’ effect.  At the right dosage cannabis can trigger production of more cannabinoid receptors, increase the sensitivity of existing receptors & increase the production of the body’s own endocannabinoids. High doses of cannabis have been shown to have the opposite effect, actually decreasing the number of available cannabinoid receptors.

Micro dosing improves the tone of the endocannabinoid system, which is a vital component in our ability to adapt to stress & restore balance at a cellular level.

As for me, when I first began my journey I used half of what the company pawscribed but found the side effect a little too much. So, huMom dialed it back even more & found two drops on each ear flap every 24 hours seemed to be pawfect for 149 days. Then a big weather front moved in bringing the monster with it & I had several seizures over a number of days. But huMom feels, if she had caught the warning signs, maybe we could have shut the monster down before it even attacked.

We tried adjusting the dosage to two drops on each ear flap every 12 hours but again that seemed too much. So we again changed the dose, this time to one drop on each ear flap at noon & 2 drops on each ear flap at midnight.  I have adjusted well to this increase & paws crossed, huMom & I believe that we are moving in the right direction, slowly.

I will keep everyone updated as this CBD journey continues.

CEO Olivia

Have you read my deep dig into CBD Oil?

Part 1 – CBDs, Cannabinoids, Endocannabinoids & Canines

Part 2 – What is Cannabis?

Part 3 – How CBD Is Extracted?

Part 4 – CBD Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum & Isolates

Part 5 – CBD Oils & Tinctures, What’s In the Bottle?

Part 6 – Understanding a CBD Certificate of Analysis

Part 7 – CBD Oils, What Should Be On the Label?

Part 8 – CBD Micro Dosing Explained

CBD Oils & Tinctures, What’s In the Bottle?

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Hello everyone CEO Olivia here continuing our deep dig into CBD, cannabinoids & endocannabinoids. Today I’m barking about knowing what’s in the bottle.

The CBD industry has exploded in the last few years & governments are still catching up. In many places, CBD oils & tinctures are still not regulated which means no one in authority is checking to see if what’s being claimed on the label is actually what’s inside the bottle. Unethical CBD manufacturers inflate or lie about the CBD content in their products. Worse they may be selling products that may be contaminated with heavy metals or pesticides, or who knows what.

Before purchasing, there’s something you need to do called, “due diligence”. It’s a fancy way of saying do some digging & sniffing (research) before buying. First, make sure the company has a good reputation. Ask your circle of friends what they use for their good dogs. Google some reviews of a product your considering as well.

Another important step is to check for something called, third party testing. Simply put, the CBD manufacturer hires an independent company to test & verify the quality & potency of a CBD oil or tincture.  This isn’t mandatory, but it’s a big step in a company being transparent with it’s customers.

Third party tests can determine the concentration of any cannabinoids, including CBD & THC. This is used to confirm that the amount of CBD or THC listed on the bottle label is accurate.

Third party labs also routinely test for the presence of heavy metals such as lead or mercury. Biological contaminants such as molds, fungi, parasites, or bacteria are also looked for. This ensures a clean, pure oil or tincture.

If you are looking at a CBD oil with no mention of third party lab tests, you need to ask yourself what they’re hiding. Until governments set out standards, the CBD industry has to self regulate, so third party testing key.

Next week I’ll be barking about what should be included in those analyses & how read them.  As I’ve said above, without government regulations, there’s no standard yet as to how things are measured which can cause consumer confusion.

CEO Olivia

Part 1 – CBDs, Cannabinoids, Endocannabinoids & Canines

Part 2 – What is Cannabis?

Part 3 – How CBD Is Extracted?

Part 4 – CBD Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum & Isolates

Part 5 – CBD Oils & Tinctures, What’s In the Bottle?

Part 6 – Understanding a CBD Certificate of Analysis

Part 7 – CBD Oils, What Should Be On the Label?

Part 8 – CBD Micro Dosing Explained

CBDs, Cannabinoids, Endocannabinoids & Canines

News

Hello everyone, CEO Olivia here. As my huMom & I sniff about the inter-webs, we see a lot of people asking about CBD oil use for their good dogs. A lot of “experts” seem to know a lot about it. But it’s a very complex subject.

Research into the medicinal benefits of cannabis & hemp products are still in the early stages due to these plants being illegal for decades. But it seems clear that there are many compounds that can help in regards to pain management, calmness & even help with seizures.

There is a lot of information out there, some good, some not so much. For the next few Monday’s, I’ll be barking about what is known about the potential benefits of Cannabis & hemp oils. As well we will be sniffing out what is an endocannabinoid and how does it pawtain to us canines.

Full disclosure, Knotty Toys for Good Dogs has an affiliate program with Charlotte’s Web CBD products but at present, I do not  take any CBD products. With that said, I have in the past & we are open to using it again when we feel more knowledgeable.  Of course we would discuss this with our Vet first.   All of this will be shared with you later in a future post.

So stay tuned for the next few Monday’s & I’ll sniff out facts from fiction.

CEO Olivia

Part 1 – CBDs, Cannabinoids, Endocannabinoids & Canines

Part 2 – What is Cannabis?

Part 3 – How CBD Is Extracted?

Part 4 – CBD Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum & Isolates

Part 5 – CBD Oils & Tinctures, What’s In the Bottle?

Part 6 – Understanding a CBD Certificate of Analysis

Part 7 – CBD Oils, What Should Be On the Label?

Part 8 – CBD Micro Dosing Explained