Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common condition that affects nearly 10% of children and 3% of adults worldwide. ADHD symptoms include low focus, poor concentration, and short attention spans, and often results in high levels of anxiety and depression for many patients.
Treatment for ADHD often includes strong medication and therapy. However, natural options like CBD have been growing in popularity in recent years. CBD can help mental clarity by interacting with ECS receptors throughout the brain and nervous system to regulate many body processes, including stabilising energy levels, reducing hyperactivity, and improving focus. In particular, CBD oil can ease anxiety and stress, a major symptom of ADHD as noted above.
CBD products are one of the fastest-growing trends in the pet industry. As a result, a large number of owners are coming into contact with CBD for dogs for the first time. With so many newcomers, and so much information out there to absorb, it can be hard to get clear on exactly what CBD is and how it can support dogs’ health and wellbeing. A few months ago, we wrote an overview on CBD + Pets, providing research, products, and case studies. Here, we will specifically detail three ways in which CBD can help your dog:
While CBD is miraculous in many ways, like most other natural remedies, it does expire. Though CBD will not go rancid past it’s expiration date, it can lose its potency. Weak CBD oil means that the cannabinoids have broken down and don't function at peak levels in the body. So, an older bottle is less likely to deliver any of the potential therapeutic effects, such as pain relief.
Read on to learn more about CBD’s shelf life and tips on how to make the most of your oils, topicals, and tinctures.