Horse people have a language all their own. This language — which sounds like a foreign tongue to the uninitiated — is what horse people use to describe the intricate details of the horse’s body. Nature made them to be virtual running machines that can reach speeds of nearly 65 km per hour. The equine body is an impeccably designed combination of muscle and bone in an elegant and graceful package…..But the fact is that they are “just” a mammal like many other animals and they too have an endocannabinoid system. This is why your horse can enjoy the benefits of CBD oil as well as we humans can.
What are the benefits of CBD oil for horses?
Some research has shown us that CBD has a very wide range of medicinal potential that can help both humans and animals deal with a really broad spectrum of symptoms.
When CBD enters the body, its effects are mitigated by the endocannabinoid system, a physiological system that occurs naturally in all mammals.
This system is made up of a variety of receptors and neurological pathways.
Until more research concludes the benefits of CBD oil for horses, anecdotal responses are highly favorable. From first-hand accounts of horse owners, hemp-derived CBD appears to stimulate the horse’s ECS in the same way it does ours. It is well-tolerated, without any euphoric or adverse effects. Specific health conditions that CBD may improve, based on currently available studies with humans and laboratory animals include:
- Pain from arthritis or laminitis
- Anxiety during stall confinement
- Stress during traveling and shows
- Ulcers and leaky gut
- Healing from surgery or injury
- Immune system depression from oxidative stress experienced with Cushing’s disease
- Appetite regulation
- Inflammation, with the potential to reduce leptin levels
- Insulin resistance