Jun 21, 2021
Plants can have very positive effects on our overall health. Interestingly, as new ways to use plants to our benefit emerge, our pets are not left behind. Pet owners are always on the lookout for ways to keep their pets healthy.
Two plant extracts that are flying off the shelves are Sambucus elderberry and CBD. One for you and one for your dog.
Here’s what you need to know about Sambucus elderberry gummies and CBD dog treats for anxiety.
Sambucus elderberry extract is extracted from the elderberry fruit and is rich in anthocyanins, which give the supplement a blue-violet color. The extract is a great source of vitamins C and E, as well as small amounts of vitamin A, potassium, copper, calcium, and iron.
Elderberry extract may help prevent high blood pressure, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. The antioxidants in the extract are known to fight off inflammation and boost your immune system. In addition, they are a natural antidepressant that helps you to fight stress.
Elderberry can be ingested in the form of syrup, tablets, teas, and gummies.
Sambucus elderberry gummiesare a fun and leisurely way for both children and adults to enjoy elderberry. They are usually taken every day for the best results.
CBD, also known as cannabidiol, a natural compound extracted from the Cannabis sativa plant. CBD dog treats for anxiety are used to alleviate some of our pets most common problems.
CBD works by attaching itself to the bodys endocannabinoid system (ECS). This system regulates a lot of processes in your pets body, including digestion, mood regulation and pain perception.
By influencing the ECS receptors found in the central nervous system and the immune system, CBD can improve your dog’s mood and reduce anxiety and stress. CBD is also known for its anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties.
How to use CBD for your dog
CBD is beneficial for dogs in many ways. It can be used as a supplement, which means you add it to your pets food. Another option is using it in its natural form (like CBD oil).
In both cases, you will be giving your pet a small dose of CBD daily. This dosage can vary depending on how much CBD your pet needs, which is best determined by the vet.
You may also use CBD in the form of pill or tincture capsules if you want to avoid adding it to your pets food. The amount of CBD in these types of products is very small, so they only help with some minor issues.
Another method, and probably the one that your dog will love the most, is CBD-infused treats. CBD dog treats for anxiety come in many forms and flavors and are usually given when the dog has gone through or is preparing to go through an experience that may cause anxiety. CBD dog treats can be great for dogs suffering from separation anxiety or travel anxiety, or for dogs experience big changes like moving house, new pets or illness recovery.