HempMy Pet™ Announces Agreement with Tarleton State University for Research Study on the Effects of CBD in Horses

HempMy PetTM, an HM Health LLC company, announces that it has signed an agreement with Tarleton State University, a member of The Texas A & M University System, for a research study on the Behavioral and Physiological effect of full spectrum Abacus™ Cannabidiol (CBD) oil when used to mediate stress and pain in Horses.

The objective of the research program is to explore opportunities that full spectrum Abacus™ CBD oil may provide to the livestock industry as a tool to mediate stressors, minimize injury during transport and handling, and promote health by minimizing overstimulation of the hypothalamus, pituitary and adrenal glands, commonly called the HPA axis.

Environmental stressors such as handling, transport and housing can affect aspects such as weight gain and feed efficiency, in addition to stimulating stereotypic behaviors such as bar biting, self-mutilation and excessive aggression. Cannabidiol (CBD) has been shown to decrease anxiety from a variety of different stimuli in studies with both dogs and mice.

“We have already seen an overwhelmingly positive response in the first clinical trials study we did with Colorado State University Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, using our full spectrum infused oil to assess the impact of hemp-derived Cannabidiol (CBD) on dogs suffering with chronic pain and decreased functionality due to osteoarthritis. We are excited to now be a part of this study for horses, because we believe that the findings will be just as positive and will continue the advancement of using hemp-derived products as medicine for many ailments for all types of animals that can greatly benefit from this plant” says Natalie Mondine, Co-Founder and COO of HM Health LLC / HempMy Pet.

In various laboratory animal and human studies, it has been suggested that cannabidiol (CBD) is able to reduce both anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD), however the effects of CBD on indices of stress in livestock have not yet been reported. This study, undertaken by Tarleton State University, will investigate the bioavailability, sensitivity, pharmacokinetics, sex effects, derivatives and total body clearance in horses.

The Tarleton University professor who will oversee the study, Dr. Kimberly Guay, Ph.D., P.A.S, said “We are excited to explore and quantify the potential benefits and associated physiological effects of CBD in horses and other domestic animals.”

The hope is that the study will reveal potential benefits of CBD use in that livestock, horses specifically, that may save producers and horse owners money due to lowered disease and injuries, and most importantly, overall improved quality of life and welfare of domesticated animals.

About HempMy PetTM / HM Health LLC

HempMy PetTM, a division of HM Health, LLC (who also owns Colorado CBD Seed and Abacus™ hemp genetics), offers CBD-infused products for dogs, cats and horses. All products are made with their own in-house, full spectrum oil derived from their proprietary Abacus™ genetics, grown in their greenhouses and facilities located in Loveland, Colorado. For more information, please visit www.hempmypet.com or email directly support@HempMyPet.com.

 

 

 

 

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DEFINITION OF VEGAN VS. VEGETARIAN

Getting vegetarianism confused with veganism is a common mistake most people make. So today we are going to closely examine the definition of vegan versus the definition of a vegetarian in this post. Hopefully, this provides a little clarity.

DEFINITION OF A VEGETARIAN

The Oxford dictionary definition of a vegetarian is “a person who does not eat meat or does not believe in eating meat, fish, fowl, or in some cases, any food derived from animals, as eggs or cheese, but subsists on vegetables, fruits, nuts, grain etc.”

This basically divides vegetarians into two groups; vegetarians who exclude eggs and dairy and vegetarians who include these items in their diets. The latter can then be broken up into a further three groups; ovo- vegetarians (who consume eggs but not milk), lacto-vegetarians (who consume milk but not eggs) and ovo-lacto vegetarians who consume both milk and eggs.

There’s often controversy surrounding “semi-vegetarians”, whose diet consists mainly of vegetarian foods but includes fish or poultry. The main differentiating factor between all of the above-mentioned groups is how much animal products are included in the diet.

DEFINITION OF VEGAN

The above difference is the main distinguishing factor between the definition of vegan and that of a vegetarian because vegans exclude animal products in their entirety. The official definition of veganism is “the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in a diet. As well as following an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of sentient animals.

A follower of veganism is known as a vegan”. That means veganism extends beyond the diet of a vegan individual. That is the biggest difference between vegans and vegetarians. While vegetarians may not consume animal products, they may use them if they are present in other products, such as items containing silk, honey or leather.

Vegans, on the other hand, avoid the use of animal products in all areas of their lifestyles.

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All of our products are made with top quality, Certified Organic carrier oils and Organically-grown ingredients, all sourced responsibly and sustainably. Our products are infused with our own Full-spectrum Hemp extract which is derived from our own Organically-grown Colorado Hemp that was grown at our own facilities.

For consistency. HempMy Pet grows one particular cultivar of hemp, selected specifically for its cannabinoid profile, and uses it every time for our hemp extract, maintaining consistency and eliminating unknowing trial and error.

Cannabis strains including Hemp and Marijuana are either pure or hybrid of the plant genus Cannabis, which encompasses the species Sativa, Indica, and Ruderalis.

Varieties are developed to intensify specific characteristics of the plant, or to differentiate the strain for the purposes of marketing or to make it more effective as a natural supplement. Variety names are typically chosen by their growers, and often reflect properties of the plant such as taste, color, smell, or the origin of the variety. These varieties have been cultivated to contain a high percentage of cannabinoids, including CBD, CBG, CBC and more. Several varieties of Cannabis, known as Hemp, have a very low THC content, and are instead grown for their fiber, seed and therapeutic propertiess

From Seed-to-Sale all HempMy Pet products are tested by reputable independent laboratories for purity, safety, and quality. The soil, the water, the plants and the finished product are all rigorously tested to ensure no solvents, pesticides, heavy metals or micro-bacterial contanimants are present. Certificates of Analysis (COAs) are published online with each product and always available upon request.

All of our Hemp is organically grown in Colorado at our own greenhouse or farm. We do not import our hemp from overseas or any other state. We strive for perfection in our growing, curing, processing and formulating of our Hemp products.

Clinically studied by independent veterinarians and sold in veterinarian clinics nationwide.

All the Cannabinoids, CBD, CBG, CBC..plus the terpenes and other minor cannabinoids made from the Whole Plant for the complete entourage effect.

CBD has become quite popular over the last couple of years but despite what you might think it is only one of the 100 compounds that have been identified in the Cannabis Sativa L plant. Full-spectrum CBD oil, unlike CBD isolate products, includes a wide range of cannabinoids present in the cannabis or hemp plant. Depending on the condition and what you are looking to achieve it can provide a greater effect than CBD alone as all the cannabinoids work together in what is known as the entourage effect.

Full-spectrum CBD also contains a variety of essential vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, protein, chlorophyll, terpenes, flavonoids, and fiber. When referring to CBD in the hemp plant, it’s important to understand that Hemp contains a large number of cannabinoids (in trace amounts), but the main compounds are CBD and cannabidiolic acid (CBDa). As CBDa is more abundant in the hemp plant, firms must decarboxylate the oil. This process heats the oil and changes CBDa into CBD.

Just one last thing before we explain the benefits of Full Spectrum CBD oil, its important to understand that CBD from Cannabis is only legal in Medical or recreational states, while CBD hemp oil is legal in all 50 states under the 2014 US Farm Bill. While it may not be able to treat all conditions it has been known to assist with a variety of medical conditions including anxiety, depression and acute pain.

The Benefits of the Whole Plant

One of the most important studies relating to full-spectrum CBD oil took place at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Hadassah School in 2015. It compared the performance of a full spectrum extract with one that contained CBD only. The study concluded that full spectrum was more effective when fighting pain and inflammation.

While CBD only is somewhat effective, the whole plant extract not only provided faster and better relief, the effects also lasted longer. This is why an increasing number of companies in the CBD industry are selling full-spectrum CBD oil as a rule.

The aforementioned entourage effect is the main reason behind the efficacy of whole plant extracts. There are over 100 ‘identified’ compounds in the cannabis plant. While most of these compounds have their own therapeutic benefit, they come together in a synergistic way to provide far better performance than any single compound, including CBD.