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Cannabinoids are molecular chemical compounds, which are naturally produced by plants. Cannabinoid molecules interact with the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is found in both humans and animals and helps maintain homeostasis: a state of equilibrium where all organs function optimally, maintaining physiological, cognitive and emotional balance. Cannabinoids enter your system and seek appropriate receptors (CB1 & CB2 receptors). The ultimate goal is homeostasis, or finding the right balance of cannabinoids in your system (including the ones you make naturally, and the ones found in cannabinoid products). Please refer to the Scientific Reference List to access data regarding the effects of cannabinoids.
Cannabinoids are the molecules derived from hemp plants. CBD is just one of 118+ cannabinoids (others being THC, CBC, Delta-8, etc.). While CBD can see a variety of purposes (see scientific reference list for specific data on CBD and other cannabinoids), the science behind CHOU2 PHARMA shows that isolating and formulating specific cannabinoids provides more a more targeted approach to this natural health option.
The cannabinoids used in CHOU2 PHARMA formulas do not contain THC (the psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis) and will not get your pet high. Many other cannabinoid products on the market do contain THC (less than .3%) based on processing methods used.
The CHOU2 PHARMA Cannolation Purification System allows us to target only the cannabinoid molecules we want and leave out those we do not want (like THC).
In both humans and animals, data has shown that cannabinoids can provide digestive care, immune health support, relaxation and calming support, joint & hip health support, connective tissue support, appetite motivation, general comfort, and brain health support. CHOU2 PHARMA products are designed with the utmost scientific standards and 99.99% ingredient purity, leveraging the natural power of cannabinoids and other key ingredients (more details on our product pages!) to ensure your pup’s health is top of mind. Head to our Veterinarians tab for a full list of resources and references, or reach out to us with questions!
When cannabinoids are consumed, they regulate your pet’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) by mimicking the role of the body’s naturally produced endogenous molecules. The ECS then activates a two-way communication system between the brain and systems in your pet’s body, such as the nervous system, immune system, digestive system, and more. Learn more about cannabinoids and the ECS by watching our Videos.
There is absolutely no evidence that cites cannabinoids as being addictive.
No, you do not need a prescription. We do recommend letting your veterinarian know that you are using CHOU2 PHARMA products, so they have a full understanding of your pet’s health.
We suggest storing our products in a dry, cool place with no direct exposure to constant light or excessive heat. Storing as recommended will increase and protect the effective shelf life of CHOU2 PHARMA products.
When stored properly, the recommended shelf life is 18 months.
Side effects are often related to a non-cannabinoid related sensitivity (meaning, your animal may be allergic or sensitive to one of our other ingredients – though we are always sure to use the best, veterinarian-favored ingredients) or over-consumption. Side effects, though rare, can include lethargy or drowsiness, vomiting, drooling or diarrhea. If this occurs, we recommend discontinuing use of product and circling back with your veterinarian. To avoid giving your pup too much of a good thing, please carefully read the instructions provided for each of our products!
We understand that even the most secure hiding places aren’t puppy proof. If your dog indulged in one too many (or 30 too many) soft chews, we recommend you call your veterinarian and poison control. This is the standard process for over consumption of any supplement or medicine, not just cannabinoid-based products.