HolistaPet CBD Pellets for Horses are crafted using broad-spectrum CBD rich hemp extract. Manufactured under the strictest of standards and developed in parallel with the newest research, these hemp pellets are perfect for all horses no matter the size, breed, or class. Loaded with essential nutrients like Omega 3-6-9 fatty acids our pellets are an excellent source for supplemental protein and fiber.
- Over 3000MG Active CBD organic hemp extract
- 0.3% PCR hemp extract along with 20% protein, 50% fiber, and 30% carbohydrates
- Broad-spectrum hemp extract obtained via cold CO2 extraction.
- 3rd party lab tested for potency, quality, and efficacy
- Rich in Omega 3-6-9 fatty acids in a perfect ratio
- Organic hemp sourced from Oregon based, family-run, organic farm.
- Derived Farm Bill compliant hemp, legal in all 50 states
- Antimicrobial and mold inhibitors added to ensure freshness
- Molasses added for natural flavoring
A general daily dose of pellets is approximately 15grams or two tablespoons. Based on ~25mg per tablespoon/7.5gram. A pound should generally last one month at that dosage. Each pound of hemp pellets has ~1500mg CBD. Dosage is dependent on weight. For equine the suggested dosing is:
- Miniature (<350lbs) = 10 mg
- Pony (<900lbs) = 20 mg
- Horse (<1500lbs) = 50 mg
- XL/Draft (>1500lbs) = 65 mg
Why People Use CBD Pellets For Horses?
The primary reasons people give CBD to horses is to provide relief, offer a better quality of life, and to help maintain overall balance and wellness. The reason people choose to use CBD pellets for their horse comes down to a matter of preference or convenience.
As mentioned earlier, the common ways to apply CBD for horses are by tincture or capsule form. To administer a dose of CBD tincture oil to a horse you will either have to use an oral syringe and manually put it in their mouth, or drip the oil on some of their food or drinking water. Although all these methods will work, for some people, they may also seem like an inconvenience.
For many owners and trainers, CBD pellets for horses are the most convenient and efficient way to give CBD to their horse. The hemp pellets are very easy to administer. Simply count out the suggested amount and feed it to your horse. No preparation needed and no waste. Hemp pellets are a clean and easy way to administer CBD to horses.
How Do CBD Pellets For Horses Work?
Most people who ask this question are really asking “how does CBD work in horses”? Before we jump into this we need to state that the information and products presented here are not intended to treat, diagnose, prevent, or cure any disease. All information stated here is not meant to be a substitute or alternative for any information from health care practitioners. Now, with that said, to understand how CBD works in horses you may need a vague understanding of how cannabinoids work within the ECS.
As previously addressed, cannabinoids are compounds that are capable of interacting with the ECS, and almost every living creature is born with this system.
There are 3 types of cannabinoids: endocannabinoids, phytocannabinoids, and synthetic cannabinoids. However, we will only be focusing on endocannabinoids and phytocannabinoids. Here is a brief description of each to explain them:
- Endocannabinoids: These are cannabinoids which are created naturally by cells within the body. The prefix “endo” means “within” as within the body.
- Phytocannabinoids: These are cannabinoids that come from plants. “Photo” means “of a plant” or “relating to plants”.
- Synthethic: Synthetic cannabinoids are fake and should never be consumed. They can be harmful to your health since they aren’t natural. ALWAYS read the ingredients label and do the proper research.
Other Benefits Of CBD Hemp Pellets For Horses
The hemp plant naturally contains various nutrients that may be beneficial to horses.
Naturally, broad-spectrum CBD products will include antioxidants, essential fatty acids (Omega 3 & 6), amino acids, and minerals such as minerals like phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, calcium, sulfur, iron and zinc. Broad-spectrum CBD oil should also contain natural vitamins such as vitamin A, C, E, and B Complex vitamins.
All these dietary nutrients may really be helpful to any horse. These nutrients may help to enhance a horse’s performance, avoid a vitamin E deficiency myopathy, and so much more. The list goes on.
Since CBD comes from the hemp (cannabis) plant, you may wonder, “is it safe?” The general answer is “yes,” meaning it may come with only minimal side effects. CBD is all-natural and non-intoxicating. According to mayoclinic.org, “it is often well-tolerated, CBD can cause side effects, such as dry mouth, diarrhea, reduced appetite, drowsiness, and fatigue.” CBD can also interact with other medications, such as blood thinners.
In addition, most of these side effects are only temporary. Mild side effects may arise as the body is becoming accustomed to CBD. Once accustomed, the side effects usually subside and do not return.
Practically all horse owners and trainers are familiar with horse pellets and some of them might be familiar with CBD oil for horses. However, most are not aware of the combination of the two: CBD horse pellets.
CBD stands for Cannabidiol. It is an organic compound that comes from the hemp (cannabis) plant. CBD is a cannabinoid capable of interacting with a horse’s endocannabinoid system (ECS).
Essentially, there are 3 variations of CBD: broad-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate. When searching for the right product for your horse or pet, you should pay attention to the type CBD it contains. Our Pellets contain only 100% Broad Spectrum CBD Oil Extract.
This is CBD in its purest form. CBD isolate should test between 96-99% pure CBD, which means it is pure CBD containing no other cannabinoids, terpenes, or flavonoids from the plant. It contains zero THC, which is the intoxicating part of the plant. Without the other cannabinoids, CBD isolate by itself has less of an effect.
Broad Spectrum CBD Oil
This variety of CBD contains all the plant’s natural compounds (cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids) minus one, which is THC. With a broad spectrum product, you will get all the benefits the plant has to offer minus the THC.
Full-Spectrum CBD Oil
This variety of CBD includes 100% of the plant’s compounds (cannabinoid, terpenes, and flavonoids) including the smallest amounts of THC. The amount of THC, however, will not exceed the legal limit of 0.3% or less. This is a minimal amount and it will not get your horse “high” or “intoxicated” but will provide all of the benefits in combination that the cannabinoids, as a whole, has to offer.
When all cannabinoids of the plant are taken together, it creates what researchers refer to as the “entourage effect”. To put simply, the effects of taking the broad spectrum extract will exceed the effects of taking any single compound. Broad-spectrum CBD extract is considered to be the most effective way to use CBD.
More About The Endocannabinoid System In Horses
The ECS in a horse’s body is constantly at work. This is because the main priority of the ECS is to keep many of the body’s functions in proper balance regardless of external or internal factors. This proper “balance” or “harmony” is the body’s natural homeostasis.
To perform this large task the ECS uses specific enzymes to create and break down endocannabinoids (like Dopamine and Anandamide). A horse’s ECS is constantly creating and breaking down cannabinoids in order to send signals via cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2) to specific parts of the body. Thus initiating, halting, increasing or decreasing certain functions.
The ECS is a component which helps modulate the nervous system, digestive system, skeletal system, mood regulation, immune health and inflammatory response. What ties CBD and the ECS together is the fact that phytocannabinoids, like CBD, are capable of interacting with the ECS in basically the same way as the body’s natural endocannabinoids do.
Sometimes the ECS can struggle to keep up with the demand of keeping the body in complete homeostasis. This is when problems can start to arise. Additionally, the ECS could not function correctly. Specialists refer to this as a Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency (CED).