In short, everyone's ECS (endocannabinoid system) is slightly different. You can think of this as a fingerprint, unique to each dog, human, bird (basically all living things).
We also know that many full-blown diseases are directly related to dysfunctional ESC. The ESC can be too high (too many endocannabinoids) or too low (too little endocannabinoids) when it is out of balance. Dysregulation of the Homeostasis has been linked to everything from epilepsy to depression and heart disease, also including:
- Seizure disorders
- Cardiovascular disease
- Autoimmune disease
- Chronic nausea
- Chronic pain
To name a few.
But first, what is Homeostasis? Does my dog have this? - Homeostasis is a word that biologists use to describe how a living organism regulates its internal environment to maintain stability, and Yes. Your dog does have this.
Here are just a few ways we can naturally increase the ECS is our dogs
- Aerobic Exercise
Your dog's natural anandamide levels are increased by aerobic exercise, along with endorphins. Great excuse to take them out for a run or to play fetch! Arachidonoylethanolamide (anandamide) and 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG) are known as two significant endocannabinoids.
- High Omega 3, Lower omega six diet
There is some preliminary evidence in animals that a diet higher in omega-three and lower in omega-six may improve the ECS's overall function, reduce inflammation, and help CB1 vs. CB2 receptor activation balance.
Foods rich in Omega 3 (Fatty fish & flax seeds)
Foods rich in Omega 6 (Eggs, meat & mixed vegetable oil)
Of course, if the Homeostasis of your dog is out of balance, giving them a broad spectrum CBD oil ( as long as you communicate with your holistic vet if your dog is on any medication, pregnant, or has a liver issue ), the CBD will either help drastically or not have a significant effect. Either way, there is no risk in doing so.