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Natural, High Quality CBD For My Pets and Me

Why wouldn’t you want to treat your pets as well as you treat yourself? At Fully Activated, we create yummy pet treats and tinctures for our furry friends and use the same standards as we do for our human products. This means that Buca Biscuits, our CBD dog treats, are organic & GMO-free, and each biscuit contains exactly the amount of CBD as stated.
Precision and quality control is very important to us. We only use the best ingredients from organic sources, and we create everything in small batches – each time. Other products may not be clear on where they are coming from or how they’re being made, the health of our pets and our customers is of utmost importance to us. Many real life experiences and several studies have proven that animals (most notably, dogs) can potentially experience similar benefits from CBD that humans feel.
Research on pets and the use of CBD is still new, but the evidence is extremely positive so far. As Gary Richter, DVM, says, “animals can benefit…for many of the same reasons it helps people – for pain, seizure control, gastrointestinal disorders, anxiety-related issues.”
We use CBD as a preventative daily treatment and on specific ailments for our petts and have for more than a decade. Since our pets have endocannabinoid systems, just like we do, it only makes sense.
For more details, we invite you to check out this interview with Dr. Richter: https://www.projectcbd.org/claws-and-effect-use-of-medical-marijuana-for-pets

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Veterans and CBD

Happy Veterans Day to all of our military friends out there!  We thank you today and every day for your service and dedication to our country. 
 
Today we’re offering 10% off all products (except capsules and dog treats) in honor of our military service using code THANKYOUVETS.  For every time the code is used today, we will donate a percentage of our proceeds to Project 4-22.
 
About Project 4-22
Based in Missouri, Project 4-22 aims to “educate about the potential of cannabis in relation to healthcare and more specifically, veterans.”  The board works pro-bono and consists of veterans, doctors, cannabis advocates, and researchers and supports their motto “Science, Research, Education!”  Project 4-22 specifically highlights the issues within the current model of healthcare for veterans suffering with PTSD & chronic pain.  They aim to inform as many as possible about the potential benefits of the cannabis plant for our military.  We want to better support our veterans by giving them the tools they need to live healthy lives! 
 
What is PTSD
PTSD is post traumatic stress disorder, a psychiatric disorder that can affect people who have witnessed highly stressful and traumatic events.  These can include natural disasters, combat, & sexual assault, among others.  Some of the most common symptoms for PTSD include intense feelings of distress when there is no current stress, nightmares, flashbacks, disassociation, emotional numbing, insomnia, & mood swings, to name a few.  These feelings can be short episodes or can be the constant norm for those suffering from trauma. 
 
Current Methods for Support
With the majority of our military suffering from some type of PTSD, we seek to find a better support system for their health.  There are two primary therapies that the VA uses to support veteran, medication and talk therapy.  Medications like opioids and pain killers are most commonly used for trauma and chronic pain and have laundry lists of side effects that can include even deeper depressions and suicide.  Often times these prescribed medications can make the dissociation and numbness even worse than before or cause further health issues.  It’s not abnormal for substance abuse habits to develop in order to self-medicate when the prescriptions do not fully help.  In addition to drugs, talk therapy is encouraged to release old thought patterns, but many would prefer not to talk. 
 
Potential Benefits of CBD
Studies on cannabis for PTSD and chronic pain have been growing in the last few years. Some sources have shown that cannabidiol (CBD) can have a positive affect on the human body’s ability to maintain emotional homeostasis.  Since CBD interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system, it can help regulate the release of neurotransmitters that can have a wide variety of effects on the nervous system.  These can include euphoric feelings and memory processes, allowing the affected to feel some ease in mind.  CBD has offered many relief from insomnia and anxiety, as well as, chronic pain.  While it can affect everyone differently, we’re optimistic in what we’ve seen so far!  We look forward to the future of this plant’s role in healing!
 
If you’re not sure where to start with CBD, read through some of our other blogs like CBD or Isolate v Distillate to get an idea of where to start.  We’re here for you if you need us, so reach out with any questions.
 
Read more about Project 4-22 Here!
More Research Here

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CBD & Your Pet’s Health

One of our biggest reasons for creating high quality CBD products is for our pets.  Fully Activated has a long family history of fostering dogs and cats and rehabilitating animals with CBD, and we want to share our experience with you. 

The first major source of inspiration for launching Fully Activated was our founder Nick’s dog, Buca. Buca was an intelligent full-blooded pitbull and a great companion.  She was placed on a regular regiment of CBD her entire life and Nick believes this was key to her health.  As she grew older, Buca naturally slowed down, but she never got sick and always maintained a fervor for life.  She eventually died of old age, and this was the kick Nick needed to completely launch Fully Activated. Our CBD pet line, Buca’s Biscuits, was named in her honor.  
Nick and his wife Courtney have since adopted and fostered several dogs, all of which are offered a CBD-rich diet.  One of their dogs, Tigger, unfortunately suffers from tumors. Nick and Courtney administer a daily regiment for Tigger and their other animals to help with immune support and symptom mitigation.
If you’re looking for a regimen for your animal, we’ve provided a list of dosages, supplements, vitamins & minerals that may be beneficial to your pet’s healing. This pet health regimen is based on Nick and Courtney’s experience, and you should always consult a veterinarian before altering your pet’s diet or administering supplements.
Full Spectrum CBD
Full Spectrum CBD twice a day. Nick and Courtney typically go by the rule of 1mg per pound with their pets.  
Benadryl
1mg per pound, split into two daily doses.  It can help with allergic reactions and skin reactions and is an anti-histamine which can help calm the inflammatory reaction of the body.
Turkey Tail Mushrooms
Turkey Tail mushrooms have been shown to offer favorable results with women suffering from chemo treatments for breast cancer.
Milk Thistle
A well-known liver tonic & powerful antioxidant that can help support the body’s purification system for humans and pets alike.  It helps with liver and kidney damage, and also helps repair organ damage.
Fish Oil
Incorporating fish oil can offer big benefits for your pet.  Fish Oil offers omega-6, omega-3, and polyunsaturated fats.  Omega-6’s decrease inflammation, cell growth, and blood clotting.  Omega-3’s balance Omega-6’s and can be an anti-inflammatory agent especially with regard to allergies & arthritis.  The 3’s and fats can improve skin, coat, and joint health and improve cognitive function.
Dog Probiotics
Not the same as human probiotics!  Dogs and humans have different types of gut bacteria, and while some of them are the same, our furry friends have a number of strains that we don’t have.  We both share Lactobacillus & Bifidobacterium, but two additional healthy gut bacteria to support in your dog are Bacillus coagulans & Enterococcus faecium.  A healthy gut helps support better digestion and a healthier immune system!
Golden Paste (Turmeric & Coconut oil)
Turmeric is one of the most potent natural anti-inflammatories and a great antioxidant.  The coconut oil offers healthy fats for the body.  The paste can be given in food or applied topically to troublesome areas.
Glucosamine / Chondroitin Complex 
These two supplements make up the building blocks for cartilage in the body.  They have been regularly used for arthritis support and to encourage further cartilage production.
CoQ10 – Coenzyme Q10
It has been shown to improve symptoms related to congestive heart failure, support nervous system dysfunction, and may help with energy production.
 
We recommend talking to your vet before making any changes to your pet’s health regiment. When you think about your health or your pet’s health, think about supporting the major systems of the body like circulatory, nervous, and digestive. If you have any questions, please contact us directly.