They initially searched for a product that could help Gordon but they soon realized that nothing available was really able to address all of the concerns for Gordon. It needed to check all the boxes.
It needed to be able to do all of these things:
- Help with common Bulldog skin issues
- Act as a protective barrier
- Ease pain
- Maintain the correct consistency
Finding the right balance in the carrier oil was very important and this was made possible by using hemp oil and avocado oil. It took a great deal of trial and error, research and going back to the drawing board a few times. Matt and Dave were ultimately successful in creating a balm that had the perfect consistency; one that would help Gordon’s paws and his skin.
The balm will stay where it is applied, where it can be absorbed into the skin and used by the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) of the body, which happily uses the cannabinoids in the hemp oil.
In fact, by using hemp oil, the balm has far superior capabilities over any other balms on the market, all while being 100% natural and safe. It checks all the boxes and it does even more than we had ever hoped for. Gordon was the final judge.
It helped Gordon immensely and Matt and Dave knew that it was important to offer this hemp balm, as Hemp Protect Balm, to everyone out there who had a dog like Gordon; a dog that was hard to treat and desperately needed something that would really work.
They’ve strived to keep all their products affordable as well, just so that those dogs that need it the most can have access to the products that make them feel better - because all dogs deserve to have a good life.
Gordon was able to experience relief! His patchy skin was able to fill back in and he regrew healthy fur. His painful itching and hot spots cleared and his life no longer revolved around licking, chewing, and scratching until his paws bled. He could walk without limping on sore paws again.
We know that some of you know exactly the type of skin problems that we’re talking about. We know that you’ve felt that sadness of wanting to help and not being able to find anything that did. We believe with all our hearts that we’ve found your solution.
We also found the balm was able to help other types of animals with different types of pain too. We’d like to explain in more detail and that’s why we’ve put together this article for you. You’re going to like what we have to show you. Read and see for yourself what Hemp Protect Balm can do for your pet.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
How Does It Work?
What is the ECS? What Does It Do?
Scientists first learned of the ECS in the mid-1990s. It was found that animals also had an ECS. In fact, It has been found, so far, in all species of mammals, fish, birds, and reptiles. It’s widely believed that all living beings have an ECS.
The ECS works to maintain homeostasis within the body. It has been found that it performs regulations of most of the functions of the body.
- Immune system function
- Inflammation, including neuroinflammation
- Motor control
The Endocannabinoid System is made of three parts.
- Receptors in the body, located in the nervous system, the brain, and all around the body.
- Enzymes that help to reduce and break down the cannabinoids and endocannabinoids in the body.
“Endo” is taken from the word endogenous meaning that they’re produced from within the body. Cannabinoids are natural and normal to the bodies of all creatures. We consume cannabinoids in plants and products all of the time. Spices, such as rosemary, contain cannabinoids, for example.
In fact, if you are wondering what other plants can introduce cannabinoids to your body, try these for your own use:
- Coneflower (Echinacea)
- Electric Daisy (Acmella oleracea)
- Japanese Liverwort (Radula marginata)
- Helichrysum (Helium italicum)
- Cacao (Theobroma cacao)
Most people have consumed one or move of these at some point in their lives, by eating chocolate or taking echinacea for a cold. Cannabinoids are present in all parts of the world, in thousands of plant species. It is believed that the Chinese first figured out that hemp was a wonderful plant that helped promote health.
Pieces of the hemp plants have been found in pottery stores that were used to hold food in China. These pots were carbon dated and determined to be at least 6,000 years old. Additionally, writing from these periods also point to the use of hemp plants as a supplemental food, as part of herbal treatments for things like upset stomachs.
We now know that the ECS is essential to homeostasis in the body. Homeostasis is the body’s efforts to keep all systems functioning properly. It’s like an engine that has a computer system, continuously monitoring the air pressure of tires, the oil pressure of the engine and more. It works constantly, monitoring all of the body systems. It does this in humans, in dogs, cats, and all other mammals, birds, and reptiles.
When a cannabinoid is consumed, it makes its way to receptors in the body. These receptors perform slightly different roles.
There are two types of these receptors:
- CB1 - Found in the central nervous system. Central Nervous system - Includes the brain, the spinal cord and the nerves located all over the body.
- CB2 - Located in the nerves of the extremities such as the arms and legs. Found also in the digestive system, and in specific types of cells within the immune system.
Most receptors seem to be located in the nervous system of the body. They are capable of impacting and regulating several significant and vital functions of the body.
These functions include:
- Immune system function
- Reproduction and fertility
- Body temperature regulation
- Motor control
Cannabinoids are capable of enhancing many things in the body, helping to regulate the body, impacting the health of animals and humans alike in a positive manner. Humans and animals have both been using hemp products in the form of many different products for several years. In fact, going all the way back to ancient China.
There have never been any cases of hemp causing death, addiction, or harm to either humans or animals. In fact, nothing but positive impacts have been noted. There are many research studies taking place, many that have already been done and many that will surely take place in the future. Using hemp, containing cannabinoids, in our formulation for Hemp Protect Balm, is a positive addition to our balm for every type of dog, regardless of breed, age, size, and physical condition. It can only be considered a life-enhancing product. It isn’t addictive, not a drug, won’t make your dog high and is, in fact, free of THC. THC is the cannabinoid responsible for the psychoactive impact on the brain, found in marijuana.
Pain from arthritis is a result of the inflammation that is present in the joint. The balm works immediately to fight this inflammation, by way of the ECS. It can be absorbed through the skin and used at the place of pain. Pain often is the result of joints that have been consumed with arthritis, sore and tender. Pain is diminished, helping to make your dog’s life more pain-free. He deserves to live his best life.
The ECS is a system within the body that helps to maintain the balance in the body. By all accounts, it is the most important system within the body that oversees all the other systems, creating the environment known as homeostasis.
When the ECS is supplemented with phytocannabinoids, such as hemp containing CBD and other cannabinoids, the ECS is able to boost the response to pain, inflammation, metabolism, and more. “Phyto” means plant. Therefore any phytocannabinoid is one that is found in plants that are consumed and introduces them to the body.
The application of the balm can potentially ease skin inflammation by triggering the ECS to reduce the inflammation itself. The balm will have a positive impact on the pain from arthritis of the joints, ease digestive disorders and more.
What’s In It Besides Hemp That Works So Well?
Aside from hemp, there are 13 other ingredients and each one was selected after being tested and researched. Did it add value to the blend? If not, it wasn’t included. Only those things that passed our very strict criteria made their way into this formulation for Hemp Protect Balm.
The ingredients in the balm include:
- Organic Hemp Oil
- Avocado Seed Oil
- Organic Hemp Extract
- Apricot Kernel Oil
- Jojoba Oil
- St John’s Wort
- Cramp Bark
- White Willow Bark
- Rosemary Leaf Extract
- Blue Mallee Eucalyptus
- Lemon Peel Oil
As you can see, it’s all-natural ingredients and they are all organic as well. We sourced only the best of each ingredient. If it wasn’t human-grade, it wasn’t good enough. Only pure and organic ingredients passed the grade to make it into our balm.
Apply the balm directly to hot spots, cracked skin or sore areas. It starts working immediately on contact. You’ll see your pet feel relief within a few minutes.
The response to pain from arthritis is largely due to inflammation. This balm works to combat inflammation, by way of the ECS. Sore joints and painful areas are given relief within minutes as the cannabinoids make their way to the ECS and are put to work in the body. It all happens incredibly fast.
What Situations Is Hemp Protect Balm Perfect For?
The balm is great for particular situations and specific types of climates that create scenarios that might irritate the skin. See what we mean with these descriptors below.
Old age often brings inflammation, arthritis, and joint pains and problems. These things can cut your dog’s life short and also make their final years nearly unbearable. No one wants their pet to suffer in old age. Hemp can really help curtail the inflammation that comes in old age that creates situations where pets are just in constant pain. Study after study is concluding that there is real relief from using hemp products.
High humidity helps create situations with mosquitoes that like to breed in water and love the hot climates that are also humid. This creates a perfect storm of insects that bite and sting, creating itching spots on the skin that pets will scratch. These can get infected and also bleed. skin while healing the bites. We included lemon peel oil to help discourage insects from biting the irritated area.
All that fur tends to hide skin issues and can literally cause issues by holding dirt, germs, and insects in the forest of hair, where we can’t see them. Then the animal is at risk of suffering bites, fungal infections, skin mites, and more.
Sore muscles are a normal result of a lot of exercise, ask any human athlete. Dogs that are also very athletic, such as sporting breeds, those that hunt or herd, are likely to have sore muscles and even the occasional pulled muscle that will benefit from the pain management from the balm.
It’s just a sad truth that genetics play a role in issues like bad joints which result in things like hip dysplasia and other joint problems. Dogs can suffer at a very early age from hip issues, chronic skin issues, ear infections and more. Our balm can help boost their overall immune system and help their bodies to fight these things that they were born fighting.
Only The Best Ingredients
With the phytocannabinoids in hemp coming in contact with cells in the body, the last thing we want is a contaminate in the mix, finding a way into the body to cause harm. That would be counterproductive and definitely the opposite of what we’re trying to do. We only use hemp that is USDA certified organic. This means that the hemp is grown on farms that are certified to be free of any contaminants in the soil and in the final products.
Our extraction process for the hemp oil is done with the safest and most effective way to produce a full spectrum product of the highest quality. We only use CO2 extraction methods, guaranteed to introduce no chemicals into the oil. The oil is distilled as a final step that removes any plant matter that is not wanted, and any potential debris. This meets the highest, gold standard of hemp extraction.
Having confidence in pet products is hard. There is a lot of information that bombards us all on a daily basis. There are recalls, reports of treats filled with harmful ingredients and chemicals that cause poisonings. We provide you with lab-tested results done by third-party labs to confirm that what is on our label is actually what is in the product.
Integrity means a lot to us. As pet owners ourselves, we know that they are family and we love them. We could never take a risk with the health and the life of any of our pets. We certainly wouldn’t expect our customers to feel any differently. We want you to know that we are striving to be the company with the best reputation that you can trust with the safety of your pet.
We want you to feel completely confident in every single one of our products and this is why we provide the testing results and we also provide a 30-day money-back guarantee. We’re proud to have some of the best reviews of any pet product website, on all of our products. We invite you to try us out, read our reviews, and put our products to the test. We think you’ll become another five-star reviewer if you do.