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Frequently Asked Questions 2018-10-20T14:31:51+00:00



Like humans and all other mammals, horses have an endocannabinoid system. Cannabinoid receptors (known as CB1 and CB2) help regulate a wide range of bodily functions in the equine, including pain relief, inflammation, gastrointestinal disorders, mood and more.

Nothing that you can feed your horse (non-drug) on a daily basis reduces inflammation like cannabidiol (CBD). Enhancing your horse’s endocannabinoid system (EDS) with CBD so that they can better control an inflammatory response using their own internal mechanism for doing so is the most exciting new advancement in natural pain management in modern times. If there is one supplement ingredient that every horse should be on it is overwhelmingly CBD.

Want to know more about Equidiol™ CBD? Feel free to email us directly at We do our best to respond to all inquiries within 24 hours.

EQUIDIOL™ is being used on a range of equine health related issues, including:

  • Inflammation & Pain
  • Muscle Relaxant (tying up, contracted muscles due to soreness or injuries)
  • Gastrointestinal Issues (ulcers, inflammation of GI tract)
  • Anti-Anxiety (calming nervous and high strung horses)
  • Overall Health Maintenance (keeping the endocannabinoid system functioning optimally helps maintains homeostasis in the equine)
  • Immune System Enhancement (preventative against sickness and disease)
  • Anti-Nausea (horse transport/shipping)

Like humans, all horses are different, so some experimentation is required to discover what works best for your horse.

EQUIDIOL™ can be administered orally under the tongue via dropper or dose syringe or put in feed. A HALF dropper is equal to 1 mL (22 mg of CBD).

Dosing Guidelines:

General Health: 40 to 60 mg/day
Chronic Pain: 100 to 200 mg/day
Ulcers: 60 to 100 mg/day
Anxiety: 50 to 80 mg/day
Pre-Race/Performance: 200 to 1,000 mg

Like humans, every horse is different. Experimentation is the key to finding what works best for your horse. When trying to determine the correct amount of CBD here are two tips:


When beginning CBD therapy with EQUIDIOL™ it’s best to start with the smallest dose possible and gradually work up. For some conditions you will see immediate improvement, for others it will take longer.


The right dose of CBD varies from person to person and animal to animal. Generally speaking, larger individuals get better results from a higher dose of CBD than smaller individuals.

We use certified, state-of-the-art laboratories that are equipped with a wide range of diagnostic equipment, including high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), gas chromatography (GC), mass spectrometry (MS), process chromatography, and distillation tools to ensure milligram-accurate CBD levels and 0% THC in every bottle of EQUIDIOL™.
EQUIDIOL™ is THC-free and will not produce a positive test for THC. For those partaking in North American equestrian sports where drug testing is conducted please be aware that THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is A BANNED SUBSTANCE (THC is the compound in marijuana that makes you “high” or “stoned”).

THC test for EQUIDIOL™


CBD from Industrial Hemp can still contain THC. We advise all horse owners and trainers engaging in disciplines that involve drug testing to be aware of the potential for many CBD products to contain THC. Make sure that the CBD product you are buying is certified THC-free or a positive test tetrahydrocannabinol could result.

When you’re using an ingredient to treat a health condition or ailment, or even just maintain general health and wellness, efficacy is everything. Efficacy is most often tied directly to bioavailability; which is the ability of the compound to enter systemic circulation (the bloodstream) so that it can effect cells and tissues.

The easiest compounds for the body to absorb into systemic circulation are those that are water soluble (think of water soluble ingredients as B and C vitamins, which enter your bloodstream quickly and you KNOW they got into your bloodstream because your urine will normally be bright yellow about 3 to 5 hours after ingestion). The national consensus for systemic absorption of lipid (fat/oil) soluble ingredients is somewhere between 10% and 20%, this means only 20% or less of lipids get absorbed into systemic circulation, much lower absorption than water soluble ingredients.

We have been experimenting with CBD in humans, companion animals and horses for quite some time, and in both oil and water soluble versions. Mg for mg there is no question that water soluble CBD seems to work better; it is absorbed into the bloodstream, cells, and tissues easier, faster and in greater concentration than CBD in oil. In our opinion, at least 80% of CBD in oil form is wasted; it is either excreted from the body unused or stored in fat cells – most of CBD in oil form does not reach CB receptors.

Based on our observations, absorption of water soluble CBD versus CBD oil is around 8:1. In other words, 8 mg of water soluble CBD gets absorbed for every 1 mg of CBD in oil form. That means that giving your horse 100 mg of EQUIDIOL™ would be equivalent to approximately 800 mg of CBD oil.



Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive compound found in the cannabis sativa plant. Over the last decade researchers have uncovered numerous health related benefits attributed to the use of CBD. The compound appears to have strong anti-inflammatory properties as well as therapeutic benefits for a very wide range of ailments.

There is a fundamental difference between THC and CBD, and although THC is the part that many users enjoy the most, CBD contains the most medicinal benefits. Of course, all marijuana contains CBD, but science has allowed us to create strains of marijuana high in CBD and with basically zero THC levels. That means that you can use CBD every day for its incredible medicinal benefits without experiencing the psychoactive effects, if that’s what you prefer.

Still unsure of how CBD can help your horses? Feel free to email us directly at We do our best to respond to all inquiries within 24 hours.

A review of the scientific literature by Bergamaschi (2011) published in “Current Drug Safety” showed that CBD is safe and non-toxic, does not affect physiological parameters (heart rate, blood pressure and body temperature), does not affect gastrointestinal transit and does not alter psychomotor or psychological functions.  High doses up to 1,500 mg/day of CBD are reportedly well tolerated in humans.

Other human studies show that administration of non-psychoactive cannabinoids, such as cannabidiol, are particularly advantageous to use because they avoid toxicity that is encountered with psychoactive cannabinoids (eg. THC) at high doses. No signs of toxicity or serious side effects have been observed following chronic administration of cannabidiol to healthy human volunteers, even in large acute doses of 700 mg/day.

In the case of horses, no adverse effects have been noted during 12 months of preliminary use. Racehorse trainers, in particular, have used as much as 2,000 mg of EQUIDIOL™ for single prerace purposes without any adverse effects noted.

CBD is legal in most countries, however, there are a few things to be aware of. EQUIDIOL™ contains cannabidiol (CBD) extracted from European Industrial Hemp, not Marijuana. EQUIDIOL™ also has 0% tertrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the psychoactive compound that is normally regulated by government. Both hemp and marijuana are strains of cannabis sativa and both contain THC, however, the concentration of THC is significantly lower in hemp. This information is important as the cannabis plant which the CBD is derived from – Industrial Hemp or Marijuana – and it’s THC content is often the deciding factor in whether it is legal or not in a particular country.

According to The Endoca Foundation (, CBD products derived from European Industrial Hemp that contain negligible or zero THC are currently legal in the following countries:

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guam, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, U.S., and Uruguay.


Please be aware that the legalities regarding CBD in the above countries could change. It is your responsibility to stay abreast of current CBD hemp laws in your country.

Australia and New Zealand Horse Owners:

We’ve had many inquiries from Australian and New Zealand horsemen and women and recognize there is a tremendous market for EQUIDIOL™ in these countries. Unfortunately, under the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and Food Standards Code of Australia/New Zealand (FSANZ) it is currently illegal to consume or ingest products derived from hemp or marijuana. Until such time as the law changes we do not ship EQUIDIOL™ to Australia or New Zealand.

No, CBD is not a banned substance for equine competition in North America as of April 17, 2017. Our position is that CBD should not be a banned substance as cannabinoids are essential for the endocannabinoid system and equine health. Nevertheless, please be aware of any additions or changes to the banned substances list if you compete in an equine discipline where there is drug testing.

There have been no clinical trials done on equine applications of CBD due primarily to the fact that CBD is a very expensive ingredient and the amount needed by horses simply rendered equine use unaffordable. The information that exists currently is anecdotal and/or through trial and error.

Having reduced the cost of CBD by entering into a long term partnership with a leading European hemp producer for industrial size quantities to lower the cost per ounce, Performance Horse Technologies Inc. (manufacturer of EQUIDIOL™) is moving forward with equine CBD clinical trials. We will be the pioneers in equine CBD clinical trials and invite equine veterinarians to reach out to us if they wish to be a part of these studies. The first of several CBD clinical trials begins June, 2017. We will share the results of our findings in peer reviewed veterinary journals as well as here on our website and social media pages.

There is a tremendous amount of research being done worldwide on CBD and cannabis compounds. This link will guide you to some of the most recent and relevant cannabinoid research that is being done on a wide range of diseases and ailments.









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