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Broad-Spectrum CBD

WHY BROAD-SPECTRUM CBD

To better understand the answer to that question, we need to make sure we are all on the same page with respect to what is CBD anyway…

Humans and mammals alike possess a system called the Endocannabinoid System that modulates functions within the brain, endocrine and immune systems. The system is composed of receptors (CB1 and CB2) that exist throughout the body and react to the body’s own endocannabinoids, as well as external phytocannabinoid cannabidiols, or CBD, as found in Kona Blue Naturals. By introducing external cannabinoids like CBD, a positive response in your Pet’s (as well as us) Endocannabinoid System is realized. Every person, every mammal reacts differently to CBD and a variety of benefits may be realized.

CBD is a recurring chemical compound found in the Hemp Plant. But not all CBD products are created equal and for good reasons. When properly extracted, you can produce CBD Isolate (pure CBD without any of the other beneficial plant elements, typically used for very specific treatments), Full and Broad-Spectrum CBD.

Broad-Spectrum CBD is considered a “whole plant CBD” since it includes all the terpenes (fragrance, essential oils), flavonoids (anti-oxidant effects), and a variety of healthy fatty acids that combine to produce what’s known as an “entourage effect”. It’s this combination that makes Broad-Spectrum more effective than isolate CBDs. The term Broad-Spectrum is used when a level of 0.0% THC can be guaranteed, whereas Full-Spectrum products could still contain even very small traces of THC. Read More about the differences between and Full and Broad Spectrum CBD…

WHY IS THC AN ISSUE FOR PETS?

As noted above, Kona Blue Naturals products are all based on a Broad-Spectrum Formulation of CBD. The biggest differentiator between Broad and Full Spectrum CBD products is the level of THC (the psychoactive cannabinoid that ‘gets you high’). It’s important to recognize that THC can be very toxic to your pets and should never be administered to your pet. Learn more…

You can rest assured that all Kona Blue Products are 100% THC free. See our Certificates of Authenticity certified by a 3rd party testing lab. 

IS IT SAFE?

Simple answer, absolutely…

CBD has been used for 100’s of years and even in this country, in the early stages of our economic development, the cultivation of hemp was one of the largest cash crops produced in the US.  Thanks to recent changes in our laws (2019 Farm Bill), hemp and hemp-based products are now completely legal in the US, including CBD, so long as the THC component is less than 0.3%. This is one of the reasons why we utilize Broad-Spectrum CBD, as we guarantee our product to be 0.0% of THC. Please see the Certificate of Analysis link below in the Footer. While THC-based products are fighting it out in the courts at the state and federal level, CBD and all its health benefits are finally coming to light. 

To date, the best clinical study on the subject is being done at Colorado State University and Dr. Stephanie McGrath, a neurologist. Feel free to read the details here.