There is ample literature about the health benefits of CBD for humans and animals. But is CBD appropriate for my dog? And what is this Higher Compound Formula and why would my dog benefit from it?
If your dog is healthy and happy then all it needs is healthy food, water, exercise and your love!
If your dog is not at its best, exhibiting symptoms of anxiety, stress, pain, inflammation, seizures... then as a responsible owner, you may conduct research to explore what product venues there are for the care of your pets health.
As a patented natural composition, the Higher Compound biochemically targets the optimization of opioid receptors in humans and animals alike to help increase the effectiveness of any CBD or opioid medication. Its directive is to enhance modulating effects of 'Enkephalins' ( endogenous opioids ), which can help control pain. Clients report use of this formulation seems to diminish anxiety as well.
The results of several studies conducted regarding Enkephalins in pain management and potentially controlling cancer growth have been extremely promising.
A local veterinarian utilizing this protocol is receiving positive feedback from his clients. He is continuing to find new ways to utilize this and other Meehan Formulations products for the continued health of his client's pets.
Many toxic substances which pose problematic scenarios for animals are in a fat soluble form (hydrophobic). This creates a very difficult condition for a pet’s system to eliminate the compound. Bile is the primary manner in which fat soluble toxins are excreted and eliminated by the body. The big concern here is that 90% of bile is reabsorbed back into the body with toxic chemicals.
Mammals are fortunate enough to be able to convert fat soluble toxins into water soluble (hydrophilic) forms, known as mercaptate, allowing an efficient excretion process through the urinary tract. This process of converting fat soluble toxins into the safer water soluble form relies extensively on an appropriate glutathione levels. Science has shown that adequate levels of glutathione are required for the correct detoxification of mammals.
With the current situation regarding pets, the pet food, individuals are rightfully becoming more aware of the ingredients contained in food products. But the lingering question still remains; how sure are we that toxic substances are completely absent from the food? And, how do environmental toxins, (second hand cigarette smoke, chemicals on the ground, and airborne pollutants) affect our pets and indeed ourselves, on a daily basis?
Maintaining high levels of glutathione in the body assures us that we are at least safeguarding our animal’s health to the best of our ability, creating a more thorough way for removing toxic compounds from their system.
Administration of glutathione will not elevate serum levels however; it will simply be broken down into its composed parts. A diet high in the substrates which make up glutathione becomes important. Cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage and horseradish are healthful examples.
This is the best biochemical antidote regarding mild to moderate toxic contamination for mammals, noted in research today, without undergoing invasive medical treatment. It is also extremely safe with other noted health benefits as there have been links to diseases associated to glutathione deficiencies.
- By Kevin Meehan
Almost everyone would tend to agree that animals provide an intrinsic sense of comfort to our lives. This can range from observing wildlife in nature, even for the briefest moment, to having a domestic animal in our homes. For the sake of simplicity, this article will focus on the one specific pet which has been generally associated with the American family; “the dog”. The presence of this animal seems to provide a benefit to our health in a variety of ways, either through the emotional contexts we experience or from the participation in the physical activities shared with this multi-dimensional creature. There always appears to be a degree of innocence with the domesticated canine. They manage to extend their patience with us, allowing the implementation of our jokes and antics to often rain down upon them. Somehow they just gaze back at us with the expression; “Whatever”. In many ways, this animal exhibits what the human race seems to have lost; patience, forgiveness and unconditional love.
How this influences our health may often been observed in our daily activities. When we need emotional support, we often speak out to our dog and seek out its acceptance. At times, there seems to be no greater presence in a medical institution which can levy such a positive outlook than a dog, proudly sporting its “identification” vest.
The amount of clinical studies devoted to analyzing the health benefits of dogs in our lives is far too many to cover here, but the vast majority of these studies have clearly indicated the benefits which dogs relinquish for us lowly humans.
One particular research exercise conducted was to map how high intensive stressful invents would affect the endocrine system of the human species. Specific measurements were analyzed, such as cortisol levels, glycemic values and mood modulators. When these test subjects were exposed to dogs in the testing field immediately following the stressful stimuli, these levels normalized dramatically quicker than with no exposure at all. Similar studies also indicate brain wavelength patterns “normalize” and remain consistent more often when stimulated by the presence of our friend, the dog. Other research indicates fewer depression cases, less anxiety, better sleep and even healthier relationships with spouses when humans have pets (dogs) as companions.
Regarding the latter, it is also true that we tend to miss our dog more than our spouse when we are void of both their presence. “If I lock both my spouse and my dog in the trunk of the car and leave them for twenty minutes, which one would be happy to see me when I open the trunk?” This statement carries a lot of validity for how we are accepted by our dog.
Perhaps the dog does not require any degree of time frames. When you put them in the car they don’t know if it will be for ten minutes or ten hours. This certainly impacts our own stress level as it is full (usually) compliance by our pet on what we want as humans.
Besides the emotional benefits these creatures relinquish for us is their seemingly keen awareness of detecting health abnormalities in others (humans). Almost all of us are aware of the situations where dogs can detect cancer using their sense of smell. This most likely occurs due to the odor emitted from necrotic tissue or neoplastic growth. Even the dog’s salvia has been analyzed and has been recognized to possess a degree of anti-pathogenic qualities.
In one sense, these creatures also tend to teach us, perhaps subconsciously, about certain innate behaviors of health care. As an example, several postural positions exercised by dogs have been plagiarized by the yoga community; upward dog, downward dog and so on. The presence alone of this pet resonates, to a certain degree, a sense of clear association with the natural world, which inevitably can support a healthy lifestyle if we pay close enough attention.
And when they pass on, leaving their legacy with us……….we begin to understand deep feelings we never thought we had or possibly could ever possess. The fragility of love, hidden by the stacking of years passed by, which we are so afraid to expose, is displayed when they thank us for our care and pass on.
They are truly an awesome display of health care for us humans.
- By Kevin Meehan