CBD Blend Made Just for Pets
Apr 27, 2019 08:08PM
Following the discovery of the Endocannabinoid System in the 1990s, biological science opened into a whole new world, and the understanding of how cannabinoids affect health has been one of the most intriguing areas of discovery. Irie’s co-founder and clean health expert Rick Potts was on the leading edge of this movement. He felt that applying the same natural health philosophy to animals just made sense. “We share so many similarities with our furry friends, and the endocannabinoid system is a big one. Cats and dogs need sufficient cannabinoids to maintain homeostasis and health, too,” says Potts.
The unique blends he created to start the company’s line of tinctures naturally included a Pet blend. The full spectrum hemp extract that provides all the cannabinoids, terpenes and fatty acids is mixed with Alaskan sourced cod liver oil, which is one of the most recommended general health supplements by veterinarians and Astaxanthin, one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants. “Astaxanthin is a great supplement for animals,” Potts explains, citing multiple studies pointing toward healthy aging, joint and coat support. “And, it comes from algae. We are all about the plant medicine at Irie.”
A lot of the calming, balancing and general immune support that makes Irie’s blends for humans so popular are equally effective in the Pet formulation, which many have found to be hugely beneficial for animals suffering from nervousness or rescue animals still dealing with a traumatic past.
“We receive so much joy, love and health benefits from having animals in our lives and making sure they are properly cared for is the least we can do,” says Irie’s Operations Manager Emily Laue. It is this dedication to purity and quality that has guided the creation of Irie’s hemp products for pets since the beginning, she says, adding, “it really is about working with their body’s natural systems for health instead of using traditional pills to mask underlying health problems.”
For more information on IrieCBD pet products, visit Iriecbd.com.