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CSU Clinical Trials Feature in New Veterinary Textbook

Nutraceuticals in Veterinary Medicine covers ABSC Organics’ clinical trials at Colorado State University in Cannabis Chapter

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We’re delighted to see the CBD clinical safety and efficacy trials we’ve sponsored at CSU highlighted in the recently published Nutraceuticals in Veterinary Medicine textbook. With over sixty chapters covering supplements and their use in animals, this textbook from Springer is a comprehensive resource for veterinarians and researchers. Chapter 10—entitled “Cannabis in Veterinary Medicine: Cannabinoid Therapies for Animals—delves deep in the science and research around veterinary use of cannabis and CBD. 

Comprehensive Treatment of Veterinary CBD Use

The chapter covers everything from the history of veterinary cannabis use and regulatory and legal considerations to a deep dive into the chemistry of the cannabis plant and the pharmacology of cannabinoids such as cannabidiol (CBD). Highlighted topics include:

  • The 2018 Farm Bill and its effects on industry and research
  • Detailed look at the endocannabinoid system (including a terrific graphic illustrating the feedback loop for the endocannabinoid signaling system)
  • Nutritional value of Cannabis/Hemp seed oil – Fatty acid profile has anti-inflammatory properties
  • Review of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in humans – including beneficial effects for sleep, anxiety and stress, obesity and metabolic disorders, cancer, and inflammatory conditions
  • Review of the ECS in animals – focuses on dogs but touches on all mammals, birds, fish, and even invertebrates
  • Phytocannabinoids, terpenes, and the Entourage effect (importance of full spectrum CBD product to achieve synergistic benefits from all compounds)
  • Good manufacturing processes and the importance of organic hemp
  • The importance of third party lab testing for potency and contamination
  • Completed and ongoing clinical trials at Colorado State University and Cornell

Clinical Trials at CSU Featured

Dr. Stepahnie McGrath and Saint Bernard enrolled in CBD Safety Trial at CSU
Dr. Stephanie McGrath and Breonna Thomas, clinical trials coordinator at Colorado State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital with Atticus, a Saint Bernard enrolled in a clinical trial of cannabidiol for the treatment of epilepsy, (Photo by John Eisele/Colorado State University Photography)

Beginning on page 140 (Section 6) the authors cover the Colorado State University clinical trials in impressive detail. They discuss everything from the Phase One safety study to the efficacy studies for epilepsy and osteoarthritis. We are thrilled to see everything we are learning with Dr. McGrath and her team at CSU consolidated in a textbook that will inform veterinarians for years to come. 

Cannabis Chapter Available on FDA Website

Currently, you can view the entire Cannabis chapter on the FDA’s website here. The authors submitted the paper as part of the public comment process for the FDA’s Proposed Rule: Scientific Data and Information About Products Containing Cannabis or Cannabis-Derived Compounds; Public Hearing; Request for Comments

Every time our research is published, we advance the CBD knowledge bar a little further. Our goal is to keep researching CBD to provide optimized dosing recommendations and determine even more applications for the powerful supplement. As we keep learning, we’ll keep sharing the news and knowledge with you here on our blog, so stay tuned! 

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Webinar update on CBD oil for pets

AKCCHF Update on the Science Behind CBD For Pets

Learn from Stephanie McGrath, DVM, in the latest installment of  the VetVine – AKC Canine Health Foundation Canine Health Bytes education series

Our favorite veterinarian and Board Certified specialist in Neurology went live on VetVine last week! Dr. Stephanie McGrath is one of the nation’s leading experts in the field of veterinary CBD clinical research, and she has conducted several clinical trials with our Pure Organic CBD oil. In partnership with the AKC’s Canine Health Foundation and VetVine, she presented a timely update on the science behind veterinary CBD use.

Dr. McGrath’s webinar is packed with valuable information for veterinarians and pet owners. If you missed it, don’t despair – you can still register with VetVine at no cost and view the webinar on demand!

In this one hour presentation, Dr. McGrath covers many important topics related to veterinary CBD use:

  • Legal hurdles facing veterinarians and researchers – did you know that your vet can’t discuss CBD options unless you bring it up first?
  • Clinical trials that have already been completed at Colorado State University and Cornell – epilepsy and osteoarthritis studies have shown promising results.
  • Ongoing and prospective clinical trials – it’s not too late to sign up!
  • AKC-sponsored trials at CSU use ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil™
  • Best delivery methods – oil beats capsules and topical creams
  • Clinical and anecdotal evidence for efficacy and safety
  • Concerns about lack of industry regulation – are you buying what you think you’re buying?
  • Questions about dosing and contraindications

ABSC is proud to supply and fund Dr. McGrath’s research

Applied Basic Science is proud to partner with Dr. McGrath to supply the funding and the CBD oil for her clinical trials at CSU. Together with Dr. McGrath and her colleagues, we believe that knowledge is power. The more we learn about CBD’s benefits, the more we want to know. To that end, we continue to work with Dr. McGrath and researchers around the world to more fully understand CBD’s beneficial effects.

Applied Basic Science–it’s our name for a reason!

Dr. McGrath’s scientific protocols inform ABSC’s science-based approach to veterinary CBD use every day. Each batch is tested by a third-party laboratory, and every bottle that leaves our facility has passed a rigorous screening process. So when you buy ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil™, you can count on a consistent CBD profile, guaranteed low THC levels (always less than 0.3%), and zero contaminants.

We’re grateful to Dr. McGrath, the Canine Health Foundation, and VetVine for providing this terrific educational resource. Want more? Peruse our News and Research Archive, or visit our YouTube Channel for more educational video content. Together, we’re learning more about CBD’s amazing benefits every day. Stay tuned!

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Two Clinical Studies: Osteoarthritis and Epilepsy

ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil™ For Dogs Used in More Clinical Trials

Aided in large part by the commitment and investment of science-driven firms like ABSC Organics, cannabis research for veterinary patients is cautiously advancing. Dr. Stephanie McGrath, a neurologist and assistant professor at Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, is on the forefront of veterinary cannabidiol research. She has completed two recent clinical studies on the effects of cannabidiol in dogs with epilepsy or osteoarthritis. This work was recently published in The Journal of the American Veterinary Association:

“An initial investigation involving 30 healthy research animals found that CBD was tolerated and resulted in measurable blood concentrations. Dr. McGrath expects results of that study will be published this year. Data from the other studies are being analyzed, but preliminary results of the epilepsy investigation were promising enough that, in January, Dr. McGrath began a three-year crossover study of CBD for epilepsy in dogs with a $350,000 grant from the American Kennel Club.”

ABSC Organics is a Proud Partner in Advancing the Field of Veterinary CBD Research

ABSC Organics provided the funding and CBD oil for Dr. McGrath’s study. We are deeply committed to raising the bar for research and analysis in this arena, and we are proud to partner with the scientists who are leading the push for better data and rigorous clinical analysis.

For the full text of the JAVMA article, click here, or visit our News and Research page for news and updates on other ongoing clinical studies.

ABSC tests every batch of CBD oil for consistency and purity.

Penn Medicine Research Finds Mislabeled CBD Products

Rigorous Testing Ensures ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil™ is consistent and pure.

In a 2017 study, Penn Medicine researcher Marcel Bonn-Miller, PhD, found that almost 70 percent of CBD products sold online are mislabeled. With extremely variable cannabidiol amounts, these products cause concern for researchers and medical professionals:

While studies have not shown that too much CBD can be harmful, products containing either too little or too much CBD than labeled could negate potential clinical benefit to patients. Further, the variability across products may make it troublesome for patients to get a reliable effect.
“People are using this as medicine for many conditions (anxiety, inflammation, pain, epilepsy),” Bonn-Miller explained. “The biggest implication is that many of these patients may not be getting the proper dosage; they’re either not getting enough for it to be effective or they’re getting too much.”

“Penn Study Shows Nearly 70 Percent of Cannabidiol Extracts Sold Online Are Mislabeled.” Penn Medicine News, The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, 7 Nov. 2017, https://www.pennmedicine.org/news/news-releases/2017/november/penn-study-shows-nearly-70-percent-of-cannabidiol-extracts-sold-online-are-mislabeled

Applied Basic Science is the Leader in Testing & Trials

Your pet deserves the safest CBD oil on the market. We test our C.H.O.™ Pet Tincture rigorously to ensure accurate labeling and dosage.
Pets are family. Give them the best.

At Applied Basic Science, we know that our customers need accurate labeling and specific dosage instructions. You need to know that you are administering the right amount of CBD for your pet. That’s why we test each batch for each CBD and THC levels. (The Penn Medicine study also found many products contained “a significant amount of THC.”) And our testing doesn’t stop there – we also test for the presence of unwanted contaminants. We do this to ensure that we’re always delivering a consistent and pure CBD product.

We know that your pets are part of your family. Our commitment to research and testing lets you buy confidently, knowing you are getting the best veterinary CBD product on the market. Your peace of mind is our peace of mind. Thanks for trusting us!

CBD clinical studies

CBD-Infused Oil Delivers the Goods

The July 2018 issue of the Canadian Journal of Veterinary Medicine highlights a clinical study investigating CBD delivery methods. Dr. McGrath and her colleagues looked at how…