CBD Isolate for Pets: Does It Work?

The CBD industry is booming, but its exponential growth in the past few years has confused a lot of consumers and made some wary about making a purchasing decision. As you may know, there are three different types of CBD oils available for pets and humans. 

Full Spectrum CBD for Pets

Full-spectrum is becoming one of the most popular types of CBD for pets. Researchers seem to agree that full-spectrum CBD oil provides great benefits to both humans and pets because it promotes something called the “entourage effect.” Simply put, this effect is what happens when all of the cannabinoids and terpenes work together.

Unfortunately, many people don’t know that full-spectrum CBD oil has THC in it. You may even come across some suppliers who say that it doesn’t. That’s simply not true. They say this because it has less than the amount allowed by the law, which is less than 0.3% THC content.

While this may not pose a health concern for human consumption, it can be dangerous to dogs, cats, and other animals. THC is poisonous to dogs at high levels. This means that if your dog breaks into a bag of full-spectrum CBD dog treats, they could potentially be poisoned. 

Broad Spectrum CBD for Pets

Broad-spectrum is full-spectrum CBD without any THC. This CBD oil wasn’t perfected until recently, so it’s always important to check lab results to ensure that there is no THC in any of these products. While there is no THC present, you can still promote the entourage effect. 

CBD Isolate for Pets

CBD Isolate is the purest form of CBD. There are no other cannabinoids or terpenes, just CBD. Unfortunately, there are people out there trying to say that CBD has no impact on the body because it doesn’t produce the entourage effect.

However, our very own scientist disagrees with this incorrect assumption. 

"CBD isolate absolutely has an impact on the body, setting aside the mountain of anecdotal data that exists for the positive impact that CBD isolate formulated products have on humans and pets alike." 

He also states that there is insufficient evidence to support the theory of the entourage effect, especially for pets.

"The primary knock on CBD Isolate is that without other compounds contained in the cannabis plant, the ‘entourage’ effect cannot be achieved. The entourage effect is a synergistic interaction between cannabinoids and plant compounds; effectively, a ‘sum is greater than the parts’ situation. There is not enough research to fully confirm this is accurate. However, there is significant anecdotal evidence and some studies out of Israel and eastern Europe that seem promising."
Perhaps one of the most significant advantages of CBD Isolate for pets is the fact that it contains absolutely zero THC content, so it’s both safe and effective.
"Lastly, true distillate is a refined hemp extract that does contain other cannabinoids, INCLUDING THC."
When it comes to taking the time to make sure you know what you’re giving your dog or cat, it’s always important to check the lab results from the manufacturer to confirm THC content.