Myrcene Terpene for Pets

What is Myrcene?

Various medicinal shrubs and plants containing myrcene like lemongrass essential oil and mangos contain hemp terpenes.

Myrcene terpene or β-Myrcene is a common terpene or essential oil found commonly in plants like hops and cannabis strains. It is often used as a flavoring agent or food additive in beverages like beer. Beta Myrcene has a pleasant aroma, being a monoterpene also found in many citrus fruits, lemongrass, and the most abundant terpene found in the cannabis plant. 

Myrcene has also contributed to many herbal medicines due to its large quantities found in lemongrass tea or high concentrations found in the cannabis plant. Myrcene rich hops contribute significantly to the subtle sweet notes and earthy scent often experienced with craft beers. Myrcene levels are typically highest in certain cannabis strains and hops providing a variety of health benefits. The myrcene content found in cannabis strains used in Earth Buddy’s pet supplements will be the primary focus of this article. 

Myrcene Terpenes For Dogs & Cats: Potential Therapeutic Effects

The cannabis plant contains a variety of chemical compounds that all contribute to what is called the entourage effect (more on the Entourage Effect below). The synergistic effect of cannabis terpenes and other cannabinoids contributes to the activation of our pet’s endocannabinoid system. Understanding the ECS or endocannabinoid system in dogs and cats will be important in understanding the overall therapeutic benefits and effects myrcene represents.

Different forms of lemongrass in the form of lemongrass tea & lemongrass essential oil. Myrcene is found in cannabis too

Myrcene, one of the most dominant terpenes found in cannabis strains Earth Buddy uses to formulate pet supplements, has shown to have sedative effects.  Myrcene research, primarily in animal studies, has shown promising potential health benefits as a muscle relaxant all the way to a potential calming aid for dogs and cats. It is also important to note that when using essential oils, like myrcene in high doses, it can be extremely dangerous so it is always important to use a cannabis strain where myrcene levels are naturally occuring. Using large quantities of any essential oils can lead to severe health risks and pet owners should consult with holistic veterinarians or essential oil experts before using myrcene terpenes on its own.

Potential Therapeutic Benefits of Myrcene Terpenes: Cannabis for Dogs & Cats

Many cannabis strains high in ‘non-intoxicating’ cannabinoids and terpene profiles with high levels of myrcene offer a treasure trove of health benefits to our pets. On its own, the myrcene terpene has shown sedative effects, but when combined with other terpenes and cannabinoids it has the potential to engage or activate a healthy response in the endocannabinoid system. This means that myrcene terpenes show therapeutic potential beyond the sedative effects

Antioxidant Activity of Cannabis Terpenes

In addition to cannabis strains high in myrcene levels, there are a secondary group of metabolites known as flavonoids that can provide additional health benefits. The combined benefits of hemp extracts for cats and dogs consist of cannabinoids, terpene profiles, and flavonoids that all have shown antioxidant properties. Common flavonoids such as quercetin can be found in cannabis extracts, which is likely why many pet CBD companies market it as a cat and dog allergy supplement.

Antioxidants for dogs and cats help to decrease oxidative stress or damage in the body often associated with aging. This means that myrcene terpenes and the entire terpene family found in our Hemp Extracts can provide a protective health benefit to our pet’s shorter life span. Unfortunately, we cannot reverse aging in pets but with the help of antioxidant-rich hemp extracts we can support cats and dogs quality of life.

Cannabis Terpenes & The Entourage Effect: Myrcene Terpene

Earth Buddy’s aim is to always use the highest quality and full-spectrum hemp extracts in all of our products. This means that there will be high doses of cannabinoids, other terpenes, and often high levels of myrcene. We must note, however, that due to our safe processing of the hemp the most abundant terpene will vary within batches. Hemp Plants grown on our farm contain a terpene profile that can have varying myrcene levels and overall terpene content.

Fully mature, organic hemp plants used for Earth Buddy’s CBD for dogs and cats. CBD for dogs contains myrcene terpenes.

Myrcene represents the most abundant terpene typically found in our Hemp Extracts, but the overall goal is to create the Entourage Effect with our products. The Entourage Effect is a synergistic effect that happens when all of the cannabis strains’ compounds boost the overall positive effect on our pets. Terpenes exist in plants for many reasons such as warding off bugs or infection in the growth phase, but studies have shown that they create a multiplying effect when used in conjunction with cannabinoids.

The Entourage Effect is commonly represented in folk medicine or Chinese medicine where the whole plant contains high concentrations of medicinal compounds. Due to this, it allows holistic practitioners to use a minimal effective dosage plan for specific ailments. Contrary to traditional western medicine that often isolates single compounds found in nature to create medicine, the Entourage Effect is trusting Mother Nature’s infinite wisdom to provide the medicine with less side effects.

Synergistic Effect of β myrcene With Other Cannabinoids & Terpene Profiles

Cannabis strains high in Myrcene provide a pharmacological treasure trove that can boost the known benefits of CBD and other cannabinoids. Both myrcene smell and flavor has shown to enhance other terpenes like linalool and beta caryophyllene in human foods and beverages. Most importantly, myrcene terpenes show the potential to enhance cannabinoids ability to cross the blood brain barrier increasing the ability of cannabinoids getting to the brain. For cats and dogs with extreme discomfort in their joints or mobility issues, myrcene terpenes combined with CBD can help with their overall perception of discomfort and willingness to be active.

Is Myrcene Bad For A Stressed Dog Or Cat?

Myrcene is a well-known and desired terpene among cannabis users looking to have a sedative effect. When pet owners are looking to calm dogs or cats it would be wise to look for a pet CBD product that shares its 3rd-party lab tests to see if the product contains myrcene. Although certain terpenes can actually increase excitatory responses or reactivity, myrcene terpenes have shown to have a much more sedative effect.

Sedative Effects Of β Myrcene: Calming For Dogs & Cats

Tan & white jack russell on Earth Buddy’s organic hemp farm in Colorado. Try our best cbd oil for dogs with anxiety.

Earth Buddy prides itself on creating the best calming supplements for dogs and cats on earth! By using less invasive extraction techniques and allowing the hemp plant’s natural compounds to calm dogs and cats, terpenes like myrcene assist in this pursuit. In addition to myrcene being a calming aid for dogs and cats, this wonderful terpene can also act as a muscle relaxant. Dogs and cats that exhibit high levels of stress by shaking or quivering can greatly benefit from myrcene’s muscle relaxant effects. When a dog or cat is constantly stressed or trembling it can create stiffness in joints or muscles, which is why Earth Buddy created our Cellular Support to relax the musculoskeletal system.

Calming Supplements for Dogs & Cats With Beta Myrcene

Below we have compiled a list of our best calming supplements for dogs and cats that contain myrcene terpenes among other cannabis compounds. There is not a perfect answer when it comes to choosing the right calming aid for dogs and cats, but rather, what is best for your specific pet.

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Dog Calming Chews 

Our limited ingredient CBD chews for dogs come in a variety of flavors and strengths of CBD to calm dogs without drowsiness. All of Earth Buddy’s calming chews for dogs are oven-baked with whole-food ingredients and made from scratch in our kitchen in Longmont, CO. We offer meat-free options, as well as, meat-first options that are grain-free. We suggest that most pet owners that are new to giving their dog CBD to start with our CBD chews for dogs, as they are a tasty option that makes CBD easy to administer.

CBD Oil for Dogs & Cats

Graphic of dropper for CBD dose for dogs based on weight. Try our cbd oil for dogs dose calculator on our product pages.

Our full spectrum CBD Oil for dogs and cats is made with just two ingredients containing mct oil and supercritical Co2 extracted CBD. We make the CBD dosage for dogs and cats extremely easy by using measured droppers that are laser etched with lines and also provide a graphic on the label to show the starting CBD dosage based on weight. In addition, we offer a CBD oil for dogs dose calculator on each page so you can easily determine your specific pet’s CBD dosage to start with.

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We offer 3 different sizes of the same strength of the best CBD oil for dogs and cats on the planet in 250mg, 500mg, 1000mg sizes. All 3 are the same strength, but offer different price points to make it easier for pet owners with smaller dogs or cats or multiple dog homes. In any of the 3 sizes of our CBD oil for dogs and cats you will find an abundance of myrcene, beta caryophyllene, and other terpenes.

All of our CBD oils for dogs and cats will have a QR code on the label that you can easily access our 3rd-party lab results showing that they contain terpenes and cannabinoids. We also regularly test for impurities like pesticides, heavy metals, mycotoxins, and microbials to ensure efficacy and safety.