The Super Snouts Difference: Your products are only as good as your technology.
Q: So why us? With so many choices, why Super Snouts Hemp Company?
A: Because products are only as good as the science and technology behind them.
After years of rigorous research, we have solidly built the “DREAM TEAM” of the pet CBD category. We come to the table with the best USA farmers and growers, a pharmaceutical engineer with a PhD, professional extractors and a veterinarian who happens to be a leading authority on formulating and clinically using Cannabis in pets for 35+ years in Colorado. We have partnered with this caliber of people, science and technology to ensure that we bring the best product to your customer’s pets.
We have partnered with farms in Colorado, Oregon, Washington and Kentucky who are fully licensed under their respective State Departments of Agriculture. Our hemp is organically farmed, free of GMO’s, pesticides and herbicides and fully compliant with state pilot hemp program legalities.
Our raw material extracts that go into our products are extremely potent because of the outstanding generational strain growers that we work with.
The formulations on all of our products are done by a pharmaceutical engineer scientist with a PhD in the formulation and Dr. Robert Silver, DVM, the leading authority on the endocannabinoid system in dogs and cats.
All of our CBD ingestible products are made with micro-emulsion technology, meaning that they are water-soluble and are 8X more bioavailable on average in the gut and liver than CBD edibles infused with oil, ensuring that your customers are getting what they are paying for… a delivery platform that works.
We pride ourselves on radical transparency. Each product has a QR code attached to it that instantly takes the customer to our test results page where they can find batch specific test results (both raw material and finished product 3rd party verifications) on every product we put into the market.
Thank you for your time and we hope to talk with you soon.
Robert J. Silver DVM, MS CVA
Both dogs and cats, like all animals, have a endocannabinoid system (ECS) in their body, associated with their nervous system, that produces molecules called endocannabinoids. This system also has membrane receptors that these endocannabinoids attach to. When the endocannabinoids bind to the membrane receptor things happen, like pain is reduced or inflammation is lessened. It turns out, purely by coincidence, that the Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) molecules look to these receptors exactly like the endocannabinoid molecules.. We call THC and CBD and the other 100+ plant molecules like them from cannabis; “phytocannabinoids,” as compared to “endocannabinoids”, which are produced by the body.
As early as the 1940’s CBD was discovered, and in the 1960’s THC was discovered. Endocannabinoids and their receptors, and the system they are part of, the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) wasn’t even discovered until the 1990’s. We now know that all animals except insects have an ECS. Even animals as primitive as the hydra, a relative of the jelly fish have endocannabinoids!
The ECS consists of three things: 1. The molecules of endocannabinoids; 2. The membrane receptors that receive the endocannabinoids and THC; and 3. Enzymes that recycle the endocannabinoids and remove them from the receptors, thus ending their activity in the body until they are manufactured anew.
This information is very new, and as a result many people in the cannabis industry aren’t aware of it, or don’t understand it well enough to explain how phytocannabinoids interact with the ECS. The misconception exists that you need THC for cannabis to work medically. This misconception arose when the cannabis plants available for medical use contained mostly all THC. In recent times, with modern breeding practices, and the rise of the hemp industry, the latest thinking on the applications of therapeutic cannabinoids has shifted in favor of CBD. We now know so much more about CBD than we did originally, when people thought that you needed THC to “activate” the CBD.
In dogs, THC can send them to the ER because they are so sensitive to its adverse neurological effects. The small amount of THC in low-THC cannabis which is what we call “Hemp”, usually doesn’t affect most dogs adversely, but as a veterinarian, I have seen quite a few dogs that were given hemp and had bad reactions to it. Maybe the product wasn’t analyzed correctly, which can happen, or the dog was accidentally given too much, or something else, but after observing this frequently in my patients, I began to look for a hemp product that did not contain any THC.
I found a hemp supply company in Colorado that has pioneered progressive technology to remove the THC from their hemp without removing anything else, and started to use their zero THC hemp on my patients. After 2 years and over 40,000 bottles distributed to veterinarians, I am certain that THC is unnecessary. I hear from hundreds of veterinarians monthly who use zero THC hemp in their practices successfully.
Those who say you need THC to “activate” the CBD, just do not understand the physiology of the endocannabinoid system. THC acts like an endocannabinoid in binding to the membrane receptor at the CB1 or CB2 receptor. CBD interferes with the binding strength of the THC with the receptor, and thus, reduces its psychotropic effects. This mitigates or prevents the dog’s psychotropic experience (which they hate) or worse, the neurologic crisis characterized by “static ataxia”.
Since CBD is an antidote for the effects of THC, it doesn’t activate it. THC works through many mechanisms of action, many of which are not dependent upon binding to the CB1 or CB2 receptor. CBD does not interfere with these non receptor mediated effects of THC. CBD works to increase the effect of the body’s own naturally produced endocannabinoids by inhibiting the enzymes that remove the body’s natural THC, the endocannabinoid anandamide, out of CB1 and CB2 receptors.
This is why CBD has such a global effect on the body, affecting all systems, and this is why I prefer, and recommend widely, the use of zero THC extracts for pets for almost every situation I encounter clinically.
By: Dr. Robert J. Silver DVM, MS, CVA
All Super Snouts Broad Spectrum and Isolate Hemp oils are organic.
All of our hemp is sustainably farmed.
BROAD SPECTRUM PHYTO 90/150/300/600
PHYTO90 has approx. 90mg of broad spectrum raw material full plant extract and 27,910mg of certified organic virgin hempseed oil, making the finished product 99.7% organic. The raw extract cannot be considered organic since it has been through an extraction process and is considered a compound, not a full ingredient.
PHYTO150 has approx. 150mg of broad spectrum raw material full plant extract and 27,850mg of certified organic virgin hempseed oil, making the finished product 99.5% organic. The raw extract cannot be considered organic since it has been through an extraction process and is considered a compound, not a full ingredient.
PHYTO300 has approx. 300mg of broad spectrum raw material full plant extract and 27,700mg of certified organic virgin hempseed oil, making the finished product 99% organic. The raw extract cannot be considered organic since it has been through an extraction process and is considered a compound, not a full ingredient.
PHYTO600 has approx. 600mg of broad spectrum raw material full plant extract and 27,400mg of certified organic virgin hempseed oil, making the finished product 98% organic.
Our Colorado supplier for the BROAD SPECTRUM full plant oils grows all crops under strict organic farming practices. The extracted compounds from that plant material is then blended with virgin certified organic hempseed oil, making the finished product 99%+ organic.
HPLC and GC FID confirms that our Broad Spectrum products are free of: Solvents, THC, GMO, Heavy Metals, Pesticides, Herbicides, Parasites and Mold.
99%+ PURE ISOLATE ISOHEMP 150/300
ISOHEMP-150 has approx. 150mg of 99%+ Pure Isolate extract and 27,850mg of certified organic hempseed oil, making the finished product 99.5% organic. The raw extract isolate cannot be considered organic since it has been through an extraction process and is considered a compound, not a full ingredient.
ISOHEMP-300 has approx. 300mg of 99%+ Pure Isolate extract and 27,700mg of certified organic hempseed oil, making the finished product 99% organic. The raw extract isolate cannot be considered organic since it has been through an extraction process and is considered a compound, not a full ingredient.
What is the Endocannabinoid System?
ENDO (within) CANNABINOID (the compounds that fit into cannabinoid receptors). The ECS simply refers to a network of cell receptors (that sit on the surface of the cells) and molecules that interact with each other. The molecules relay a message to the cell receptor, giving the cell specific instruction, information and direction.
When such chemical-signals (molecules) bind to a receptor, they cause a cellular/ tissue-response, or a change in the electrical-activity of a cell.
Two dominant cell receptors make up the ECS: CB1 and CB2. The keys that unlock these receptors are called endocannabinoids. Endocannabinoids actually got their name from cannabis after plant compounds were discovered and found to be the key that fits the receptor’s lock.
The Endocannabinoid System actually got its name from a scientific discovery in the early 1990’s while studying the effects of cannabis and receptors in brains of rats.
What does the Endocannabinoid System do?
The ECS is a bridge linking body and mind. The ECS exists to produce its own cannabinoids. Researchers have found that the ECS maintains homeostasis in living animals…meaning that it controls and regulates pain, sleep, appetite, inflammation, cell metabolism and much more. Basic functions that that the ECS regulates: Appetite, Metabolism, Pain, Sleep, \ Mood, Movement, Temperature, Memory, learning, Immune Function, Inflammation, Neural Development, Neuroprotection, Cardiovascular Function, Digestion and reproduction. Aside form all of this, the ECS also is a first responder to illness.
How do phyto-compounds work on the ECS?
Phyto-cannabinoids stimulate the ECS into balance/homeostasis, replenishing endocannabinoid deficiencies.