First, A Quick Glance at Hemp 101 and Madrigal Pet Wellness
Hemp has been grown and used by humans for thousands of years. In the United States and North America, hemp can be legally grown as long as it contains less than 0.3% THC, shorthand for the psychoactive ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol.
The legality of hemp plants in North America is good news since the plant has hundreds of beneficial uses. Most importantly, established scientific data supports the numerous contributions of the hemp flower and its many cannabinoids, flavonoids and terpenes to good health and wellness.
Hemp is considered an earth-friendly plant that gives nutrients back to the soil. It also grows densely making herbicides unnecessary, uses little water and is a perfect rotation crop. Because the crop grows rapidly and is ready for harvest in just a few months, it is considered both highly sustainable and renewable. Madrigal Pet Wellness uses hemp in our products alongside many beneficial ingredients to provide your furry friends with most effective products available.
Who is Madrigal Pet Wellness?
Our founder, Kendra Clark, stood by as her husband made an amazing recovery from a broken neck that only two percent of the population survive. Faced with the need to help him through his health journey, juggle her role as a busy mom of two active boys and corporate attorney, and try to“fit in” the things that she knew she needed to find needed balance in her life, like running and playing polo, Kendra took a step back and asked herself: Are were ally living our best life? Are we managing pain in the smartest and most effective way? Are we getting enough of the “right” sleep to stay energized? Are we handling stress well enough to not only “get through”daily life, but to really love every second?
The answer to each question was “No.” And that’s what inspired her to begin a new quest. She devoted herself to finding answers and began to deeply research all forms of health and wellness–from studying medical and scientific journals, ancient herbal remedies, and holistic medicine to interviewing experts in wide-ranging fields. Understanding the intricacies of how the body and mind work became her passion and formed the fabric of her “new” life. An avid horse rider, dog and cat lover she started providing her pets with various hemp formulations and was shocked at the difference it made, to their quality of life. In particular, with lameness and discomfort associated with inflammation. She continued to work with a biochemist and terpene and botanical specialist to address issues she saw in the industry related to lack of innovation and Madrigal Pet Wellness was born alongside Madrigal Creatives. Her dream of providing people and pets with a way to experience the benefits of living more came alive with the launch of both product lines.
What is CBD?
CBD stands for cannabidiol and is one of over 100 known Phytocannabinoids that naturally occur in the hemp and cannabis plants. CBD doesn’t make pets feel high as it is not psychoactive. CBD continues to gain popularity as studies reveal its proven and potential contributions to human and pet health.
How can I use CBD and hemp?
You can use CBD yourself or apply both topically and orally (sublingually) to your pets. All mammals can experience the benefits of hemp derived CBD.
What is Hemp Oil Concentrate?
Hemp Oil Concentrate is a concentrated form primarily from flowers of the Hemp plant, which are manufactured using various processes to contain a higher concentration of beneficial full-spectrum CBD.
What does full-spectrum CBD mean?
Full-spectrum CBD is preferred over CBD isolate because it contains more cannabinoids and other natural compounds such as terpenes and flavonoids, providing a wider array of health benefits than CBD isolate. Full-spectrum CBD allows for the “entourage effect” or “ensemble effect” where the collective positive health benefits of various components of the hemp plant concentrate are multiplied and amplified as opposed to a single isolated component.
Why do people call CBD a “miracle cure?”
Many people call full-spectrum CBD a miracle cure because users have experienced wellness benefits that, as research continues, are found to be supported by science.
What is THC?
THC is the psychoactive compound present in cannabis and stands for tetrahydrocannabinol. Full-spectrum Hemp Oil Concentrate legally must contain less than .3% of THC in order to be legally grown and sold in North America. Hemp concentrate does not make you high; it supports many health conditions to help you feel better and experience a greater sense of wellness.
Do your products have THC in them?
All products from Madrigal Creatives are non-psychoactive, meaning that THC levels are zero to miniscule trace amounts, meeting the legal standard of .3% or less. Our ingestible products have zero THC.
Are Hemp and Marijuana the same?
Marijuana is derived from the cannabis plant and contains various levels of THC, the psychoactive compound, while CBD is typically derived from the Hemp plant and is not psychoactive, containing .3% or less amounts of THC.
Is CBD from Hemp as beneficial for me as cannabis?
In the botanical world, there are basically two types of cannabis plants – low-resin hemp plants grown for the stalk, fiber and flowers and containing minimal THC, and the high-resin THC-rich plants known for their psychoactive properties. Non-intoxicating Hemp plants are grown to produce CBD, flavonoids and natural terpenes, known to promote overall healing and wellness. Proponents of cannabis correctly indicate that it takes more of the Hemp plant to produce the same amount of concentrate from a cannabis plant, provided you know that the Hemp you are consuming is from a reputable source such as Hemp Concentrate in Madrigal Creatives products.
Is CBD legal?
In North America and throughout all fifty of the United States, CBD products grown in compliance with the 2018 Farm Bill and containing .3% or less THC are legal.
Is it safe for me to use CBD from hemp?
We are all different, but there is no reason to believe using non-psychoactive CBD products derived from the Hemp plant is unsafe. In fact, our pet’s bodies contain an endocannabinoid system (ECS) of built-in receptors for the positive and healthful benefits of full-spectrum CBD, flavonoids and natural terpenes. However, we do recommend that you consult your veterinarian.
What does ECS stand for?
ECS stands for the endocannabinoid system, a network of receptors in all of our bodies and our pets bodies that are ready and waiting to receive the healthful benefits from full-spectrum CBD, flavonoids and natural terpenes.
What are terpenes in hemp concentrate?
Full-spectrum hemp from premium Hemp flowers contains the highest quality and most effective natural cannabinoids along with natural terpenes in various quantities. The higher the quality of the Hemp flower and the processing method used, the greater the number of natural terpenes. Terpenes are the natural molecules that when combined in full-spectrum cannabinoids will multiply their healthful benefits. This is known as the entourage or ensemble effect. In short, terpenes and cannabinoids work together to produce the best possible effects.
Why do you add ingredients, other than hemp concentrate to your products, and what do they do?
We found that very few products that contain the beneficial ingredients of hemp derived CBD in the marketplace took advantage of other premium ingredients and essential oils at active levels known to promote additional and complementary health benefits. Our biochemist carefully developed formulations that incorporate the most beneficial of these functional ingredients to promote positive relief and targeted benefits along with overall wellness.
Is it important to have other beneficial ingredients in hemp products?
The new horizon for CBD is the incorporation of other natural ingredients known for their healing and wellness properties. We combine premium, full-spectrum CBD and natural terpenes with ultra-pure essential oils and functional ingredients for the optimal levels of effectiveness. CBD alone is helpful, but full-spectrum CBD married to other healthful ingredients delivers superior efficacy and satisfaction.
What does “bioavailable” mean and why is it important to me?
Bioavailability of hemp concentrate is the degree and rate at which a substance that is absorbed into the blood stream becomes available. Bioavailability means full-spectrum hemp is biochemically available to become absorbed into the system, which is the most advantageous way that health-benefiting nutrients and compounds can benefit your pets health system.
What does water soluble mean, and why is it important?
Water soluble hemp concentrate is simply a manufacturing process that enables an efficient method of delivery into our bodies to increase bioavailability to enable the hemp concentrate, cannabinoids and terpenes to enter the system and absorb more rapidly and used more efficiently by our bodies. This is especially important for hemp sprays allow for full utilization of our products by our pet’s bodies.
Why did you name your company Madrigal Hemp Wellness?
A Madrigal is a musical composition for many voices, each contributing to the overall experience of a unified orchestration. Each of us, and the animals in our care, are equipped with an amazing biological network of cannabinoid receptors that are ready and waiting to bind to the wholesome molecules derived from the Hemp plant in the form of full-spectrum hemp, natural terpenes and flavonoids. Together they deliver an array of distinct health benefits that result in what is called an ensemble or entourage effect.
Our quest is to share these wondrous restorative benefits through innovative pet products that combine additional ultra-pure healing ingredients, such as terpenes and botanicals, to create a collective orchestration of health-giving wellness. The result? A nourishing Madrigal that enables us and the pets in our care to feel better and experience all of life’s milestones with you.