CBD is pretty much considered the best herbal supplement on the market at the moment. It has been known to take care of a large number of issues in humans like; anxiety, cancer, ulcers, PTSD, sleep disorders, eating disorders, tinea fungi and other skin issues. So how did CBD start getting tested in the first place? How do consumers know that CBD is such a useful substance?
The short answer is simply, animal testing.
After careful examination of the make up of the CBD compound and determining that CBD might be helpful, not dangerous, scientists used animals to determine what effects CBD may have on humans. The reasons that scientists do this are to obtain permission for human testing. If they can get their substance to work on animals, and not hurt them, they are likely to be approved for human testing, which is imperative in determining whether a substance can be helpful. Just because some things work in one way on an animal does not mean that it will work the same way on humans.
The first animals that CBD was tested on were mice.
Mice are fairly small vermin that PETA, nor the public, seems to create much hoopla over. This enables scientists to be able to test substances on rats and mice before they ever test them on other animals or humans. If the rats get sick or die, obviously the substance is not to be used on humans.
Scientists have been testing the effects of CBD and THC on mice and rats for over a decade. Recently the DEA and the FDA have been working together and the DEA has become less stiff with their laws about CBD, not THC, just CBD. Within the next year CBD will have the full go ahead for human trials and may become a medically rated substance, not just a supplement.
Since CBD has been being tested on rats and mice, it has been found to have a load of medical properties that apparently will affect humans just as it does the mice.
In studies completed in 2010 and 2012 it was found that the mice and rats became calmer and slightly lethargic when given CBD on their food. In a study completed in 2011 on twenty mice, CBD was given to ten mice, a placebo to the other ten. The mice that were being dosed with CBD were found to be in better general health than the mice and rats who were given the placebo.
CBD does really seem to be a wonder substance.
During a study in 2012, thirty mice that had cancers and tumors were given CBD and a placebo. The 50% of the mice that got the actual CBD showed a reduction in tumor size and growth, plus they showed a reduced rate of certain cancer growth and formation. Not only did CBD reduce the growth and formation of the cancers and tumors, it also made the rats and mice more active and eat better. This shows that CBD can help the reduction of certain kinds of cancer and tumors in humans as well.
If rats and mice could benefit from CBD being tested on them, can’t they be helped at home as pets as well? The answer to this is of course.
Rats and mice can be given CBD oil on their food or in their water. This can help them to just feel better in general every day. If your mouse or your rat is not eating, not sleeping well, or just generally seems to be unhappy or not feeling well, try giving them a little bit of CBD oil on their food. If they do not spring up within a day or so take them to be examined. They may have an issue that CBD cannot help, or may need medication in addition to using CBD. It can be difficult to tell if you are not medically trained to handle such issues. Rats and mice that are affected by conditions like hair loss, mites or mange, can benefit from the use of CBD internally and externally. The CBD oil will help the issues with mange and may help to suffocate mites.
As usual, if your pet has any serious health issues you should seek the advice of the vet. The vet is essentially the only person that can give qualified medical advice.
The bottom line is, CBD is a very helpful supplement that does not come with harmful side effects. The worst thing that will happen is that you will get hungry and fall asleep, but some people need that. CBD can be given to your mice and rats in order to make them feel better as well, especially since they were the testers for the substance in the first place. You do need to make sure that it is a health treatment that is approved in your country, as well as consulting the animals physician, but from what all the studies say, CBD is perfectly harmless and will do more good than anything.
CBD is so helpful that it can be given to your mouse every single day as a healthy supplement, and if you were someone’s pet, wouldn’t you want the best care you could get?
This article was written by an independent and third-party author specialising in CBD, hemp and cannabis research. Any opinion, advice or recommendation expressed in the article does not reflect the opinion of Formula Swiss AG or any of our employees. We do not make any claims about any of our products and refer to our disclaimer for more information.
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