December 15, 2018

What is an Endocannabinoid?

To understand endocannabinoid deficiency, first you have to know what endocannabinoids are. Endocannabinoids are chemicals keys that control the starting and stopping of processes of CB1 and CB2 receptors. These receptors play a role in our physiology, and help regulate appetite, mood, reproduction, pain, and memory. We get most of our cannabinoids from food, though our body also produces some of its own endocannabinoids.

And what is endocannabinoid deficiency?

It is believed that when the body doesn't have enough endocannabinoids, it disrupts the body's natural balance. This lack of natural balance can affect many aspects of one's health, such as the body's immune system, as well as certain kinds of bodily pain and inflammation. It's also thought that it might be related to migraines and headaches, in some cases. A lot of individuals experience discomfort and pain on a regular basis, and this can sometimes be because of a disruption of the body's natural balance.

Where does hemp oil come into this?

Balance! Many people are turning to natural remedies in an attempt to counteract the imbalance of their bodies natural systems. When natural balance is disrupted, some believe that natural remedies may offer solutions that don't involve addictive or psychotropic side effects. And hemp oil certainly has neither.

So hemp oil is safe and legal?

It certainly is. To elaborate, hemp oil contains less than 0.3% THC, unlike other cannabis products that are often more potent, and can affect one's psychoactive state. Users of hemp oil can continue their usual routines and responsibilities without unwanted side effects on their mental state. Hemp oil is perfectly safe and non-addictive.

And because hemp oil only contains trace amounts of THC, it doesn't require a medical marijuana license to obtain. In fact, hemp oil is completely legal in all fifty states!

So there's absolutely no reason to be afraid of trying hemp oil. With its accessibility and lack of risk, it's no wonder so many people are trying out hemp oil products to regain balance.

But what makes Functional Remedies' hemp oil so special?

Functional Remedies' President, Tim Gordon, is dedicated to crafting the finest hemp oil products, and has spent over twenty-five years working with hemp strains to create what we believe is a truly special hemp oil product, made from our specialized hemp plants.

And when we use our hemp plants, we use the whole plant—no concentrates. Using the full spectrum of compounds from the whole plant is believed to be better for the endocannabinoid system.

These plants are also farmed sustainably and organically. So not only are our products safe for you, they're environmentally safe as well!

And because we're firm believers in quality, our products are quality tested at multiple points during their production process. We guarantee you're getting hemp oil that's safe and meets our standards.

That's why we're proud of our easy-to-use products, such as salves, tinctures, and capsules. From farm to bottle, we know what goes in, so that you know exactly what you get in our products. How's that for balance!