The rise and craze of CBD oil in the horse and pet industries has erupted! For all of you that have not yet familiarized yourself with CBD and what it is, then let me tell you in short. CBD stands for Cannabidiol, which is derived from the hemp plant, not to be confused with the marijuana plant. The CBD compound is one of more than 100 other compounds called phyto cannabinoids found within the hemp plant. Another compound that is closely related is tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. This is the compound the creates the ‘high’ effect. While the other compounds have some great effects, these are the two that I want to talk a little about.
The CBD compound has been singled out and is greatly sought after in the horse and pet industries for its ability to help with pain, anxiety, and inflammation. Who wouldn’t want to help their horses or pets with these things? In a world that is totally rampant with drugs that tear down major organs in the process of trying to aid in these areas, we now have a healthy and natural oil to turn to. The other compound that I had mentioned, THC, is the one that a lot of people worry about because of the high effect. The federal law states that THC levels of 0.3% or less is legal, but a few states don’t allow any traces. So as a consumer it is important to know what you are getting. There are so many start up companies that have come about to play off of the craze and are willing to cut corners to push product and cash in on the boom! So, if you see CBD products that are way cheaper than others, I would question the purity and quality of the product. Hemp is grown and processed at this time in minimal states, and the extraction process is tedious. So, to get the best results and the highest quality CBD takes some effort, that is why it has a higher price point.
Now with all of this being said, Silver Lining Herbs went through a tedious process to make sure that the CBD oil lived up to the standards and quality that got us through the last 20 years. We want our customers to know what they are getting. That is why we put a QR code on the side of every package that is scannable with any smart phone. It will take you to the third-party testing results and you can see what all is in that bottle of CBD. We also took into account the safety and functionality of using it. We made the horse bottle a UV protected plastic bottle so that if it is dropped on the barn floor, you don’t shatter your investment. It also comes with a syringe for easy draw of product and administration onto your horses’ tongue. And the dog product comes with a dropper lid to easily drop the oil directly into their mouth. We have spent a lot of time thinking about every angle and sourcing the highest quality of CBD for our awesome customers. We have one goal in mind, and that is to help as many horses and pets as we possibly can through a healthy and natural way so in return, they can have a better quality of life.