3 Supplements I Give My Dog
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1. What is CBD? What is CBD Oil?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring constituent of industrial hemp/cannabis. Its formula is C21H30O2 and it has a molecular mass of 314.4636. It is the most abundant non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis, and is being scientifically investigated for various reasons.

CBD oil is a cannabis oil (whether derived from marijuana or industrial hemp, as the word cannabis is the latin genus name for both) that has significant amounts of cannabidiol (CBD) contained within it. Our CBD products and extracts are derived from industrial hemp, so they could be considered CBD-rich hemp oil, hemp derived CBD oil, CBD-rich cannabis oil, or plainly “hemp extracts” since they typically contain much more than just CBD. Again, cannabis doesn’t mean marijuana, but is the genus name, and general umbrella term which all forms of marijuana and hemp fall under. The form of cannabis we use for our CBD and hemp extracts is industrial hemp; we do not sell marijuana.

2. If a hemp extract is 40% cannabinoids, what’s the other 60%? What’s in your hemp extracts besides the naturally occurring cannabinoids?

Our Kentucky hemp extracts contain over 80 different phyto-cannabinoids such as cannabidiol (CBD), CBC, CBG, CBN, etc.. In addition to the cannabinoids naturally present in our agricultural hemp extracts, there are also many other types of natural molecules and phyto-chemical compounds such as amino acids, carbohydrates, vitamins (including B1, B2, B6, D), fatty acids (including omega 3 & 6), trace minerals (including iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium, potassium), beta-carotene, chlorophyll, flavanoids, ketones, nitrogenous compounds, alkanes, glycosides, pigments, water, and terpenes. The most common terpenes in our hemp extracts are Myrcene, Beta-caryophyllene, Terpinolene, Linalool, alpha-Pinene, beta-Pinene, Nerolidol og Phytol, trans-alpha-Bergamotene, Limonene/ beta-Phellandrene (Co-elution), and alpha-Humulene.

3. What’s the difference between Hemp and Marijuana?

Scientifically, industrial Hemp and Marijuana are the same plant, with a genus and species name of Cannabis Sativa. They have a drastically different genetic profile though. Industrial Hemp is always a strain of Cannabis sativa, while marijuana can be Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, or Cannabis ruderalis. The major difference is how industrial hemp has been bred compared to a marijuana form of Cannabis sativa. organic hemp seedsTypically speaking, industrial hemp is very fibrous, with long strong stalks, and barely has any flowering buds, while a marijuana strain of Cannabis sativa will be smaller, bushier, and full of flowering buds. However, newer industrial hemp varieties in the USA are being bred to have more flowers and higher yields of cannabinoids and terpenes, such as our Kentucky hemp we’re now using!

99% of the time marijuana has a high amount of THC and only a very low amount of CBD. Hemp, on the other hand, naturally has a very high amount of CBD in most instances, and only a trace amount of THC. Fortunately, the cannabinoid profile of hemp is ideal for people looking for benefits from cannabis without the ‘high.’ Hemp is used for making herbal supplements, food, fiber, rope, paper, bricks, oil, natural plastic, and so much more, whereas marijuana is usually used just recreationally, spiritually, and medicinally. The term cannabis oil can refer to either a marijuana or hemp derived oil, since marijuana and hemp are two different forms of cannabis.

In the USA the legal definition of “industrial hemp,” per Section 7606 of the Agricultural Appropriations Act of 2014, is “INDUSTRIAL HEMP — The term ‘‘industrial hemp’’ means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.”

4. Are hemp derived cannabinoids such as CBD as good as CBD from marijuana?

The short answer is yes. CBD is CBD, whether from marijuana or hemp. Most marijuana has a very low non-psychoactive cannabinoid profile (like CBD, CBC, CBG), so most of the time hemp would be much more preferable for anything besides THC. Marijuana is usually very high in THC (gives people the high) but usually very low in other non-psychoactive cannabinoids.

Nowadays in the USA, many farmers are growing industrial hemp flowers that are just as beautiful, odor-producing, and terpene rich as the best marijuana strains, such as our partnered farmers in Kentucky.

5. Why don’t you source your Hemp and CBD from within Colorado?

colorado growing operationWe feel that the hemp program in Kentucky is more well suited for our company in regards to growing hemp, and that because it’s 100% compliant with Section 7606 of the 2014 Farm Bill (and the 2016 Agricultural Appropriations Act), procuring it from there is perfectly legal at the federal level. Kentucky’s ecology is perfect for hemp just as it is for tobacco. The growing season is longer than in Colorado, and the soil is richer, so the quality of the hemp and the yields are better.

6. What’s the percentage of cannabinoids and CBD in your product?

Our raw extracts have varying percentages of cannabinoid and cannabidiol (CBD) content, the range being 10%-99%. Each product has a unique formulation and uses varying ratios of our extract types. Our CBD Isolate is over 99% pure CBD.

7. What is the best method of use?

For our dietary supplements we can only recommend them for internal consumption. Our CBD isolate is for research purposes only. If you don’t like the flavor of the oil supplements, you can mix with something sweet like apple sauce or honey to cut through the flavor.

8. What’s the ideal serving size for me, and how often should I take it?

There is no easy answer to this. Our starting recommended serving size is 15 drops but we generally recommend experimenting to see what feels best to you. Some prefer 5 drops, some prefer over 50 drops per day.

9. What is the safety of your hemp extracts? Are there negative side effects?

Hemp is considered by many to be generally safe. We’ve never seen or heard of any significant or negative CBD Oil Extractside effects in our years in the industry. That said, we can’t rule them out. Please consult with your physician before using any dietary supplement including Hemp extract supplements.

10. Which of your CBD and hemp products should I get?

As a company who sells various dietary and food supplements, we can’t suggest any of our products for the prevention, treatment or cure of any disease or ailment.

When considering our different dietary hemp products, know that they all come in two strengths. Our Original Hemp blends (Classic Hemp Blend, Hemp Complete, Brainpower oil, & Signature Blend) all have 250+mg of cannabinoids per fluid ounce, and our concentrated blends have 1,500+mg per fluid ounce, six times the potency of our traditional oils. We’ve found that sometimes less is more, but nevertheless, some people like to take very large serving sizes of our hemp extracts.

The main difference between the four Original Blends is the additional herbal ingredients besides hemp. We suggest you research the separate components of each blend to determine which product may be most appealing to add to your dietary regimen. If you know it’s solely the hemp extract that you are looking for, with no additional ingredients, then Classic Hemp Blend or Classic Hemp 6x is what you’re looking for.

For dabbing and vaporizing or for research you can try our CBD Isolate.


11. Why do people use Hemp Extracts and CBD? What are the benefits and uses of CBD?

In accordance with federal regulations we cannot make health claims regarding our dietary supplement products. We can only recommend our products for general wellness.

12. Is a standard hemp seed oil the same as a high-CBD hemp extract?

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Absolutely not. Standard hemp oil, which can be found very cheaply at a grocery store, is a much different product than our CO2 hemp extracts (not from seed). Standard hemp oil is produced by cold pressing the seeds, whereas our hemp extract is a supercritical CO2 extraction of the hemp plant itself, not the seeds. Hemp seed oil is considered to be a great nutritive food, but it doesn’t have the naturally occurring terpenes, cannabinoids and other components that our extracts do have.

13. Do I need to move to Colorado to get your Hemp Extracts and CBD? Where do you ship?

No. We actually source our hemp from Kentucky, as it’s legal to ship across state lines. Many people are under the impression that the only way to acquire hemp extracts and CBD for themselves or a loved one is to move to Colorado or another cannabis-friendly state. Many major news outlets are misinformed and are unfortunately spreading the idea that you can only get CBD oil in the states where medical marijuana has been legalized. This is simply not the case though. Because our extracts comes from hemp instead of marijuana, we can and do ship to all fifty states, and no medical marijuana card is needed. There are some exceptions, like with Indiana, Missouri and South Dakota we can’t sell our concentrated products due to state legislation.

We also ship to Japan, Australia, the EU, Switzerland, and Brazil. For all EU orders contact our exclusive distributor thereCannawell.

14. Is your Hemp Extract Oil similar to Rick Simpson Hemp Oil?

Not quite. Ours are from hemp and RSHO is usually using marijuana, a different form of cannabis than industrial hemp. Our industrial hemp extracts are more standardized and will usually have a much higher content of non-psychoactive cannabinoids like CBD than one produced through the Rick Simpson method. And oils produced through his method will usually have a much higher THC content, as it’s typically marijuana that is used for RSHO.†

Generally speaking, most marijuana producers and sellers (especially on the black market) don’t test for contaminants (metals, pesticides, bacteria, etc.). Rick Simpson Hemp Oil is actually more a method of extraction than it is a specific product. People use the Rick Simpson method with hundreds of different strains of marijuana, so the THC, CBD and other cannabinoid content of the final oil is always varying greatly, depending on the cannabis the consumers are acquiring. Usually what’s used for Rick Simpson oil is a strain with an inferior CBD content (and high THC), because that’s what the vast amount of marijuana is nowadays.

15. Where do you source your hemp and CBD from?

We have partners in Kentucky who grew a dedicated plot for us this year (2016) which is being used in our products now. mjna message boardWe also currently source from Europe but we’ll be changing that soon.

16. What kind of testing/analysis is performed on your products?

We have an industry leading quality control system, and we have third party laboratories analyze all of our hemp extracts and our final products for cannabinoid potency, heavy metals, bacterial and microbial life, mycotoxins (fungus), and pesticides.

17. What is CO2 extraction? What’s the difference between subcritical and supercritical CO2 extractions?

CO2 extraction is an extraction process that uses pressurized carbon dioxide to extract phyto-chemicals (such as CBD, CBG, or terpenes, flavonoids, etc.) from a plant. CO2 at certain temperatures and pressures acts like a solvent, without the dangers of actually being one. It is the most expensive extraction method, and is widely considered the most effective and safest plant extraction method in the world.

Many hemp and CBD companies boast about their supercritical CO2 extractions, but that’s actually only one (and perhaps an inferior) method of using a CO2 extraction machine. There are also subcritical CO2 extractions, and ‘mid-critical’, a general range between subcritical and supercritical. Subcritical (low temp, low pressure) CO2 extractions take more time and produce smaller yields than super-critical, but they retain the essential oils, terpenes, and other sensitive chemicals within the plant. Supercritical, on the other hand, is a high pressure and high temperature process that damages most terpenes and heat sensitive chemicals, but can extract much larger molecules such as lipids (omega 3 and 6), chlorophyll, and waxes. A truly full-spectrum CO2 extract includes first performing a subcritical extraction, separating the extracted oil, and then extracting the same plant material using supercritical pressure, and then homogenizing both oil extracts into one. In the essential oil industry, an extract made using this specific process is referred to as a CO2 Total.

18. What is the endocannabinoid system (ECS)?

“The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors located in the mammalian brain and throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems, consisting of neuromodulatory lipids and their receptors.” Wikipedia

There are two main types of receptors in the ECS, CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are primarily located in the central nervous system and brains of mammals, and CB2 are generally found in the peripheral nervous system. There are two main cannabinoids mammals produce- 2AG and Anandamide (named after the Sanskrit term “ananda” which translates to “peace”).

For hundreds of millions of years every vertebrate on Earth has been equipped with this ECS, a crucial system in the body, and it has been known about in the scientific and medical communities since the 1980’s. However, it’s still not taught about in most medical schools.



36 thoughts on “3 Supplements I Give My Dog

  1. I do pumpkin purée when my dog is constipated or has been eating weird stuff from our yard to flush her out. I also make treats with some minced ginger from a jar bc apparently it’s really good for preventing cancer and bloat (which my dog already survived once)

  2. Does anyone know of any supplements that might help my cat Daisy? She’s very very old and her liver is starting to fail and I’d love anything that could help slow down that process. :/ We’re taking her to the vet in a week or two (it’s currently Christmas, and impossible. We just noticed the change in behavior,) but I’d love to be able to help her now.

  3. Hi Laura! I believe I spent an entire lazy chilly Sunday watching every single one of your videos from your personal youtube channel back to raw vegan not gross, I think you could say I love your advice, holistic ways, humor, dog, recipes, and whatever else ya talk about! SO! I NEED HELP! my dog has fleas, BAD. He is treated like a king but we live in the woods on an island near the beach and he’s constantly hanging with deer in the yard and then next minute jumping in the ocean, pretty rad life, I know. But the fleas are such a big problem for me and I’ve tried making a little essential oil hydrosol/spray for his bandana color and bottle to spray on cloths and rub him, I’ve given him good healthy baths, AVC in his water, and I’m about to try to put an amethyst stone in his water bowl (heard this the other day) …..haven’t ever tried it. ANY SUGGESTTIONS? I hate the thought of giving him horrible pills or topical drugs 🙁 🙁 wahhhh…hope you have some suggestions. Also, this is my first ever comment and I have watched and followed all your wacky and fun adventures through snapchat, instagram, and taste made and youtube! YAHOOO! thanks for the raw and real info 🙂 cheers

  4. You can use organic calendula powder on an itchy dog and pumpkin is a great source of fiber for them too. They love it.

  5. You are a superstar, Laura! Thanks for sharing all these nice recipes / tips with us. Big thumbs UP! keep it up! <3

  6. Thanks! My dogs all have dry skin at the moment, and I was looking to find a supplement to help sort them out. Hopefully, hemp oil will do the trick!

    By the way, how much coconut oil do you add to Buzz’s food? And do you need to make sure it’s runny first?

  7. I can’t afford all of this coconut oil, lol. It’s in my food, it’s in my lady’s hair, and now I have to integrate it into my dogs meals. I have a black lab mix, so when his skin gets dry resulting in dandruff, it’s rather noticeable.

  8. I’ve heard that dogs need to eat some sort of meat. They can not be healthy on vegan meals alone. I know for my cat, I change up his meals so he gets variety. I try my best to keep him away from anything processed, although I place out some bagged food (Hills) that is mostly veggie meal. He turned 16 in January & can still race through the house chasing nothing. I may have also done that when no one was looking.

  9. One of my cats likes kale and the other ones like strawberries. I basically just give them what they like.

  10. Hi Laura! What is the base dog food that you give him? I would like to give my little bear cub (my gorgeous cat) a vegan brand of cat food, but I am getting mixed signals about how good/bad it might be for him. I guess I just want to know if there is a good vegan pet food brand. 🙂

  11. my old english bulldog rusty (pictured) NEVER eats “dog food”. his dish consists of sweet potatoes, carrots, spinach, chicken, broccoli, brown rice. watermelon for dessert. i put a pinch of baking soda in his water to alkalinize it. dogs get cancer because of the crap in the bag; it’s like eating doritos day and night.

  12. Question- do you feed your dog regular dog food? I’ve seen some vegans try to feed dogs and cats a plant-based diet, and it usually isn’t good for them, so I was just wondering. Love your cheese recipe, btw! The taste reminds me of Olive Garden’s food, which I loved as a kid 🙂

  13. Winnie my pup loves sweet potato and I give it to her almost 4 times a week. I also steam her carrots, and add flax seed powder to her food. Occasionally, I give her blueberries too. What dog food do you feed Buzz? I feed her natural balance but am always looking for something better. Thanks for the advice on the others. your the best Laura <3

  14. My dogs (5) eat an all natural dry dog food and I also make homemade dog food with ground turkey, sweet potatoes, carrots, apples, broccoli, and old fashioned oat meal all cooked with coconut oil. 🙂

  15. Hi Laura,
    I feed my dog pumpkin. It’s very fibrous and helps with her digestion because she’s very old.

  16. Definitely checking out the link in the description for the probiotics you suggested..
    Your dog is super adorable! ♡ My dog Henry thanks you.. 🙂
    Awesome tips! Thumbs up!

  17. I cook for our dogs, i feed meat green beans sweet potatoes kale coconut oil plain yoghurt boiled eggs, shell and all. Occasionally ill feed them some canned salmon. The beagle-basset hound also likes berries. The jack russell- greyhound does not. I feed meat to the cats. The beagle- basset hound was adopted by us she had severe allergies and moving to this diet has ended her problems. The jack Russell- greyhound works cattle with my husband- she was left at our mailbox as a puppy. She is a good dog and loves to work! I like your channel very much. I am not vegan but we grow and eat most of our own food, lots of vegetables too. Your recipes are good and they work.

  18. I know you probably don’t want to hear this, but there is research that Omega 6 & 9 are not healthy for dogs. I have an incredible holistic vet who recommended Omega 3 oil for my dogs and I was excited to find another brand than she recommended that had all three, (3,6 &9) and she pointed to research that indicated that 6 & 9 are not only not good for dogs but in some cases can be harmful. For any viewers that want to, Google it for yourself. Coconut oil is great so are sweet potatoes or and squash/pumpkin. And one of my dogs has really bad gas and probiotics cured it=) Thanks for the great advice!

  19. apple cider vinegar for digestive problem can seriously save your dogs life and for allergies as well
    coconut oil fat is very healing for their stomach
    and My dog loves cashew cheesecake more then anything I think the fat is really good for him

  20. my dog loves his raw meat and organ dinners, topped with, spoon of coconut oil, a handful of fenugreek sprouts, and a splash of kefir, sometimes a spoon of pumpkin. the sprouts make him smell like maple syrup, a bonus!

  21. I love your channel but, I don’t feel like it’s right that your dog has to live a vegetarian life just because you live one. Dogs are born to eat meat it’s just what they do.

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