Over the past months, I realized that explaining to my clients how these signaling messenger cannabinoids work in their pets system seems to go right over their head and I come across as if I am speaking a different language to them, understandably so as the science is quite complex on multiple levels so the visual helps tremendously.
Endocannabinoids and their receptors are found all through out our pets body, in their connective tissues, brain, glands and immune cells and how it synergistically works in the central nervous system and every organ. Each receptor in our pets body are activated by neurotransmitters, these chemical messengers travel from one brain cell to another before attaching to the specific receptor, each has an intricate pocket that a particular neurotransmitter fits signaling messages.
Our pets natural messenger cannabinoids are anandamide and 2-AG, anandamides effects occur in the central or peripheral nervous system. The 2-AG is an endocannabinoid, an endogenoius agonist of the CB1 receptor. It is an ester formed from the omega-6 fatty acid at high levels in the central nervous system, when released within the body these two endocannabinoids, or signaling molecules bind into the CB1 and CB2 receptors, activating them to heal the body.
Our next blog will cover how our pets process Cannabidiol and Tetrahydrocannabioids and introducing a botanical therapy for them.
To your Pets!