Treatibles contain a proprietary blend of non-psychoactive cannabinoids derived from non-industrial hemp. The cannabinoids in our treats work together and have an entourage effect; there is great synergy between the cannabinoids.
We do not use any marijuana in our product. Our product is virtually free of THC and is totally non-psychoactive. Treatibles will not get your animal high. Your animal companions can enjoy all the benefit of these plant cannabinoid without any psychoactive effects.
All animals (except insects) have an endocannabinoid system, which is spread out throughout the body from head to toe. Our bodies and animals' bodies produce endocannabinoids very much like the cannabinoids found in these plants (hemp and cannabis). Therefore, the receptors found throughout the body all respond to these plant phytocannabinoids when they enter the body just as they do with our bodies' natural cannabinoids. The phytocannabinoids bind to the receptors that need them most and thus cause the beneficial results experienced. This system also helps to regulate all homeostatic functions. Without homeostasis, our feedback mechanisms stop working which results in disease, inflammation, autoimmune disease, epilepsy, the list goes on and on.
Often in disease states our bodies need assistance with this regulation and need help outside of the body. Plant phytocannabinoids like CBD are a healthy, nontoxic way to provide balance in the body of a human or animal.
Raphael Mechoulam, an Israeli scientist, first discovered the endocannabinoid system. He also was the first person to identify and isolate CBD, THC, and many of the other known cannabinoids (CBN, CBC, CBG, THCa, CBDa, etc). Mechoulam has become known as "The Grandfather of Cannabis" due to his extensive research and contributions to cannabinoid study. Many researchers and scientists all over the world have continued and expanded on his research into the endocannabinoid system, cannabinoids, and the associated benefits.
Your pets's natural messenger cannabinoids are called anandamide and 2-AG. They stimulate receptors present in your pet's brain (CB1 receptors) and throughout its body (CB2 receptors). The cannabinoids in hemp attach to those same receptors. However, they resist letting go of those receptors so their effect is more powerful and longer lasting. Drugs that hang on to receptors longer than the natural messengers are called an agonist. The chief agonist cannabinoids in cannabis or hemp are 9-tetrahydrocannabinol (aka THC or delta-9) and cannabidiol (aka CBD). When the effect of the cannabinoids wear off, it is because they were processed (metabolized) by the pet's liver into compounds that left through the bile and urine or were stored in the pet's body fat. This is why the possible benefits can be broad and why cannabinoids can result in immediate benefit and support.