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You may have heard a great deal already about the health benefits of hemp oil and its main component CBD, especially in regard to its effects on stress, inflammation, immunity, pain, mood, and more. But to answer the question of how and why CBD works in the body means diving into a vastly complex system that doctors and scientists are only just beginning to make sense of. And that’s the endocannabinoid system. 

The Endocannabinoid System and Hemp Oil

The endocannabinoid system is a biological network located throughout the body that regulates various physiological functions, including sleep, appetite, mood, and inflammation. The prefix “endo-” is short for “endogenous,” meaning that the endocannabinoid system is comprised of endogenous, or naturally occurring, cannabinoid receptor cells throughout the body.

Cannabinoids

Hence, when you consume hemp, the plant’s chemical compounds — known as cannabinoids — activate the receptors throughout your endocannabinoid system. These receptors can engage with both phytocannabinoids — compounds that occur in the hemp plant — and endocannabinoids — compounds that occur naturally in the human body. Anandamide, for instance, is an endocannabinoid that the body produces. Also known as the “bliss molecule,” anandamide plays a vital role in functions such as pleasure, motivation, and appetite. 

CBD is Found in Hemp

CBD, on the other hand, is a phytocannabinoid, found in hemp. One of the reasons hemp can be therapeutic is the way CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system: 

The body only makes endocannabinoids, such as anandamide, when it needs to, or if it’s running low. To break down these endocannabinoids, the body releases enzymes such as FAAH (fatty acid amide hydrolase) and MAGL (monoacylglycerol lipase) to break them down. In some people who experience endocannabinoid system imbalance, their bodies create too much FAAH, and hence are deprived of the benefit of their endogenous bliss molecule, anandamide. CBD, however, inhibits FAAH, so when the enzyme is blocked and can no longer break down anandamide, it can accumulate in the body and lead to relief from anxiety, depression, and even inflammation. 

This illustrates why hemp oil may be integral to a balanced, healthy endocannabinoid system — compensating for the body’s natural ebbs and flows. Moreover, beyond CBD, other phytocannabinoids bind to CB1 and CB2 receptors throughout the endocannabinoid system. 


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Growing hemp in order to make hemp oil products, such as Functional Remedies’ tinctures and salves, is no small feat. The process takes several months and requires paying meticulous attention to every element step in the process, from temperature to humidity, plant nutrition, and watering — all along the path from planting seeds to manufacturing products to shipping and distribution. 

At Functional Remedies, a 10,000-square-foot indoor clone room can hold up to 60,000 plants at a time, says Adam Titelbaum, senior plant manager. That’s the “nursery for the babies,” he describes.

The clones that start off in the nursery are taken from mother plants — all hemp that goes into consumer products must be taken from a female plant. “We take as many cuts off the mother plant as possible,” Titelbaum says, which could mean that up to 250 clones come from a single plant. “We’ll go up to [the mothers] and you have all these branches, shoots, or nodes, as they’re called, and we’ll take a sterile razor and slice off a small branch,” he explains. The selection from the mother plant may have about five nodes on it, “meaning there are five different places where buds can grow out of it.” That selection is then put into water at a very specific pH level of 5.5, and then is placed with little coco peat moss plugs that have been soaked in nutrients in a tray with a little dome. Each tray can hold 55 clones in it. “With a dome over it, it creates its own little greenhouse [where] we can monitor the humidity,” Titelbaum says. “Then you have to air them out every day. We’ve got hundreds of these trays.” 

After about 10 to 14 days in the clone room, once the seedlings have rooted, they’re moved to a greenhouse. That’s where they stay before heading to the open fields — a 64-acre farm in Pueblo, Colorado. “We have them acclimate to the sun by [first] having them spend some time in the greenhouse,” Titelbaum explains. 

The whole process takes about six months. “We start cloning in March [and] we harvest them sometime in September,” “That’s based on how plants are maturing and testing in the field.” That’s soil testing — to gauge the nutrient levels and be sure there are no toxins in the ground. To help build the soil, the farmers also plant some cover crops in the field.

They’ve also started to employ drone technology out in the field, meaning that drones fly around to help detect nutrient deficiencies or breaks in the water lines. “Drones are going to be our key for checking on the field,” Titelbaum says. “[Since] the most dangerous or biggest setback to any plants, garden, or farm tends to be human beings.” Humans unwittingly carry around bugs or pathogens that can compromise the health of the hemp plants, so the less human interaction with the plants, the better. “Having a drone fly over lessens the chance of breaking, damaging, or infecting the plants,” he says. 

Located in the Mesa Junction of Pueblo County, the farm is bordered by the Arkansas and Saint Charles Rivers. “We have water rights, which in Colorado is huge,” says Titelbaum. “We’re able to water our farm by pumping out of the river.” The farmers also use a good deal of microbes and beneficial bacteria at all stages of the growing process.

And once the hemp is harvested, it gets lab-tested, and goes onto processing, before it’s available for sale as a tincture or topical. 

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Hemp oil is all the rage these days, but for those who are unfamiliar with the plant, it can be difficult to determine whether you should incorporate it into your health routine. That said, people from all walks of life can benefit from hemp — from working parents to the elderly, consumers take if for a wide range of reasons. While everyone’s health and needs are individual, here are some universal reasons why you may consider taking hemp oil.

You don’t need a prescription for hemp oil

Similar to over-the-counter medications, such as Advil, hemp oil does not require a prescription. That means anyone of any age (even including your pets!) can have access to this non-toxic, all-natural remedy in the form of tinctures and topicals. 

Your body is made to absorb the compounds in hemp oil

Mammalian bodies are naturally made to absorb the compounds in hemp — known as cannabinoids — thanks to the endocannabinoid system. With “endo-” short for “endogenous,” the endocannabinoid system is defined as a network of cannabinoid receptors throughout the body, made to interact with both naturally occurring cannabinoids the body makes itself — such as anandamide (the body’s “bliss molecule”) — as well as phytocannabinoids found in hemp. Keeping the endocannabinoid system balanced is vital to one’s health, as it regulates various physiological functions like appetite, sleep, mood, and inflammation. 

Hemp oil comes in various forms

Hemp oil can be taken in various forms, whether you’re looking to rub a topical salve onto your muscles or take a tincture every morning, there different ways to incorporate hemp oil into your daily routine.


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Our lives get so busy, it can be difficult to pay attention to self-care or corporate it into your daily routine. Whether you’re busy at a desk working all day, or taking care of your family, it can be hard to remember even the most basic tenets of self-care like staying hydrated or maintaining good posture. That’s why it’s so important for self-care to come as second nature, and for you to incorporate it seamlessly into everything else you do in a day. To help you stay on top of both your mental and physical health, here are five ways you can be sure your self-care regimen won’t fall by the wayside. 

Integrate all-natural hemp oil into your morning hygiene routine

While some self-care basics like maintaining good posture are hard to remember, brushing your teeth in the morning is second nature for most people. That’s why, if you leave a bottle of all-natural hemp oil by your toothbrush, it’s an easy reminder while you’re brushing your teeth to take a few drops of tincture under your tongue. Starting your day off with some all-natural hemp oil will allow you to reap the benefits of the oil and you will begin your day on a positive note that prioritizes your wellness and self-care routine. 

Set a reminder on your phone

Sure this feels like cheating when there are more organic ways to integrate self-care into your daily routine, but if you set a reminder (or several) to check your posture, to stretch, or to rub some topicals onto your joints throughout the day, at a certain point the habit will become natural enough that you don’t need to set the reminder. 

Journal your progress

If you keep a journal and maintain accountability to yourself, you may feel more motivated to practice self-care. Take note of how much sleep you are  getting whether you wake up feeling refreshed or tired, or if your body is feeling energized or sluggish. Be sure to begin your journal at the start of your hemp oil routine so you can track your progress and see how the oil is helping you. 

Take stock of how your body feels

You can do this at any time of day. Does your back hurt? Are your lips chapped? Is your skin dry? These could be symptoms of inflammation, dehydration, or other health issues. Taking time to simply notice what’s going on in your body (and mind) is the first step to getting help. 

Buddy up

It can be difficult to get on track with a self-care routine if you’re doing it alone. Having a partner in self-care, be it a friend, family member, or even a mental health practitioner can help you stay accountable and motivated to commit to your health. Daily or weekly check-ins with your partner offer a social component to your routine, allowing you to open up about what’s ailing your or even providing you a person to exercise with, meditate with, or bounce ideas off of.

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When you look at what people say about how pure and potent our hemp oil products are, you’d be forgiven for thinking they’re produced in a secret laboratory nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas. The reality is a little different.

I asked Kai Metcalfe, our Chief Mad Scientist, (officially known as the Lab Director) to enlighten me on what happens at the lab. Here’s what she said:

Our hemp oil starts out as hemp plants

Okay, so that may not be a surprise to you. But did you know that we are the only hemp oil producer in the world that grows our particular strains of hemp?

Over the past 25 years, our President, Tim Gordon, has worked to produce hemp plants that yield high levels of phytonutrients while keeping THC levels down to 0.3% or less. In fact, Functional Remedies was the first company to develop its own genetically selected strains of hemp in order to maximize the entourage effect.

On our farm in Pueblo, Colorado, the hemp is grown and nurtured to maturity using organic and sustainable practices. Nestled between mountains and bordered by two mountain-fed tributaries, it’s a unique ecosystem that’s ideal for growing high quality hemp.

And speaking of quality, the first of many third-party quality checks that our hemp oil goes through is carried out at the farm. Before we harvest the hemp and send it off to the lab, it’s tested by the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) to ensure that the THC levels are 0.3% or less, and that there’s no nasty mold, pesticides or other chemicals lurking in the plants. Once we have the green-light from CDA, it’s harvested and sent off to the lab to make hemp oil.

From hemp to oil

At the lab, Kai and her team of nine dedicated staff begin the process of turning the hemp into oil. The lab is fairly small and kind of resembles a commercial kitchen. The equipment, though, makes it obvious that this isn’t a mom and pop burger joint. For a start, there are six, 30-liter pressure cookers used in the production process, along with a custom-made press, multi-headed pipette dispenser, and automated pump dispenser.

That’s not to say the whole thing is like the automated filling lines you see on tv at the big co-packing facilities. Everything is done lovingly by hand, from preparing the hemp oil to filling, labeling and sealing the jars of hemp tincture.

Extracting the Phytonutrients

Most producers use an extraction process to get the phytonutrients out of hemp. It’s not uncommon for producers to use solvents that bind to the beneficial molecules and drip them out, or blast the hemp with CO2 gas to force it out. Both of these methods have their downsides.

Using solvents like ethanol to extract from hemp may extract the cannabinoids and terpenes, but it also extracts the chlorophyll (the beneficial phytonutrients that makes plants green – which all of ours are), which tastes nasty. It also leaves a big problem. How do you get rid of the solvent after extraction? After all, no one wants to ingest nasty solvents.

Hemp extracted using solvents like ethanol or hexane will often show traces of these when tested in a lab. Of course, there are so-called ‘safe’ levels of these that are deemed to be ‘acceptable’. But do you really want to expose yourself to even small amounts of harsh chemicals as part of your daily wellness routine?

CO2 extraction doesn’t use solvents so there is no ethanol or hexane to remove. It involves cooling CO2 gas, pressurizing it to 10,000 pounds per square inch (p.s.i.), then heating it again and blasting the hemp with it. To put that into perspective, your car tires are probably around 30 p.s.i.

It’s very hard on the hemp, stripping it of all phytonutrients and during extraction, many of the terpenes are removed. It’s also expensive and requires a lot of maintenance, driving up the final price to the end-user.

We don’t use either method. In fact, we don’t ‘extract’ the phytonutrients at all.

Lipid infusion method

Want to know the secret to the purest, highest-quality, whole-plant hemp oil?

Using just the right combination of pressure, heat, and time, we add a ‘carrier’ of coconut oil or MCT to the raw hemp and allow it to gently become infused with the phytonutrients. It’s a bit like the way olive oil is infused with garlic or other herbs to give it flavor. Over time, the cannabinoids and terpenes make their way into the carrier, infusing it with all their goodness.

That’s not the end of the story, though. You see, after we’ve infused the carrier with the phytonutrients we immediately infuse it again. That makes sure we have every last molecule of goodness to maximize the entourage effect. As Kai put it to me, “You get the full expression of the plant. It’s as close to the whole plant as you can get without bottling the plant itself.”

The concentrated oil is then tested for potency by a third-party lab before being diluted with more MCT or coconut oil to the required dosage amount. Once it’s at the required dilution, we send it off for testing again.

Creating the final hemp products

When we get the lab results back, it’s time for the hemp oil to be processed into capsules, tinctures or salve. The capsules are filled using the pipettes and the tincture jars are filled with exactly the right amount of hemp oil.

You’d be forgiven for thinking that that’s the end of the story. It’s not.

Quality hemp oil

You see, we’re so passionate about the purity and quality of our hemp oil that it gets sent for yet another potency and quality check with a third-party lab. It’s only after that, that we offer it for sale to you.

Our commitment to quality extends throughout the whole life of our hemp oil – from farm to lab to store. As an FDA-registered food manufacturer, we work to FDA current good manufacturing processes (cGMP) that ensure our quality is consistent.

With organic and sustainable farming practices, and no fewer than four independent quality tests, you can be certain that the hemp products you buy from us are the most pure hemp products you can get.

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Hemp oil must be analyzed to certify that it’s pure, free from harmful toxins and able to provide the claimed benefits. As with many natural products, the properties of full-spectrum hemp oil can vary immensely from producer to producer. Before you buy hemp oil, learn what to look out for.

Common hemp tests

Hemp oil is usually tested by third-party labs – companies not related to the producer. After testing, the labs issue a Certificate of Analysis, or CoA. And while CoAs by different labs often look different, each usually includes:

  • Potency testing
  • Pesticide testing
  • Microbiological testing
  • Terpene profiling
  • Residual solvents testing

The first test – potency testing – determines the levels of cannabinoids in the product. Hemp oil contains over 100 cannabinoids that have been identified in the plant. Potency testing determines the concentrations of all these cannabinoids, and therefore the potency of the hemp oil.

Each cannabinoid has a different effect on the endocannabinoid system in our bodies. And so, each one can have different beneficial aspects. It’s important to know the levels to determine the potency of the full-spectrum hemp oil.

Tests you should look for before you buy hemp oil

Pesticide testing: Even when grown organically, certain pesticides may be used on hemp plants. The same pesticides that help the hemp survive and flourish could make you extremely ill in high concentrations, That’s why it’s so important to test for them.

Microbiological testing: This is done to make sure there is no mold or harmful bacteria on the hemp that was used to make the hemp oil. Any pathogens that are present on the plants can easily get inside the body and have a negative effect on your health.

Residual Solvents testing: A thorough lab test will also test for any residual solvents. While Functional Remedies doesn’t use solvents in its hemp infusion process, many producers do. And concentrations of solvents like hexane, ethanol, propane, carbon dioxide or acetone can lead to some very serious health issues.

Terpene testing: Terpenes are what gives hemp oil the distinctive color and flavor unique to each strain of the plant. It is from the terpenes that we get flavors like mint, berry, citrus or pine. And they are also believed to have beneficial effects on health.

As you can tell, a lab test for a hemp oil product provides a lot of insight. That’s why it’s important to see the Certificate of Analysis before you buy a full-spectrum hemp oil product.

Functional Remedies COA’s is available on request. Please contact us to request a copy.

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Many people are discovering the natural and therapeutic benefits of hemp oil. But they also may be discovering that many of these products in today’s marketplace are low quality and ineffective. There are a few important characteristics worth looking for when deciding where to buy a high-quality hemp oil. Let’s take a look:

THE RIGHT STUFF

With all nutritional, natural products available today, the most important thing to look for is the quality of the plant itself. With hemp oil, that means looking for superior genetics so the hemp plant itself can provide the highest percentage of beneficial phytonutrients. There’s no producing this in a laboratory: The plants are either high quality or they are not. Look for companies that offer decades of research and patented genetics to ensure you’re buying the right stuff.

KNOW YOUR SOURCE

High quality hemp oils shouldn’t be handled by dozens of processing companies that may or may not be monitored. Bad seeds from an unknown source or an inefficient extraction process may outweigh quality refinement or another phase of product development. Make sure you purchase your hemp oil from a company that can ensure quality every step of the way. Top producers own their own labs, farms and processing facilities, while maintaining a high level of trust within the industry.

BENEFIT FROM THE WHOLE PLANT

There are a few different ways that companies produce hemp oil, but by far the most effective and highest quality methods are those that offer the wide range of benefits that come from the entire plant rather than simply one isolated molecule. By utilizing the whole plant, users can gain access to over 100 nutrients and other cannabinoids found in the hemp plant that will enhance the performance of the product. This is far superior to many companies providing only 1 single isolate molecule in their product.

GENTLE PRODUCTION

Many hemp companies cut corners with an extraction process that uses high pressure and chemicals to rip apart the hemp cells to gain access to a limited set of molecules offering therapeutic benefits. A high-quality hemp oil will instead be produced with a gentle lipid infusion process that preserves the integral membrane of the plant, making it a more natural and effective product containing the full-spectrum of hemp oil nutrients and compounds.

A WIDE VARIETY OF OPTIONS

One of the main benefits of a high-quality hemp oil is that there are many ways to ingest the product to reap the results. But some companies will only offer a capsule or a salve. Find a company that provides a choice of many different methods, because you may find that one works better for your circumstance than another. There is no need to limit yourself when you can try a tincture, salve or capsules to determine which is best for you. These products are designed to maximize your health, so the highest quality methods show results.

Ready to learn more about high quality hemp oil? Learn why Functional Remedies hemp oil is the highest quality on the planet.

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Over the last few years, the market for hemp oil, hemp tinctures and other hemp products has growth at an incredible pace. In fact, experts predict that the hemp market could be worth as much as $1 billion by 2021, with record growth of as much as 55% per year.

This rapid growth means it’s easier than ever to find and order hemp products online, creating more options for consumers. However, it also means that there’s been a significant rise in the sale of hemp products that, for all intents and purposes, just aren’t worth the money.

From poor concentrations of phytonutrients to infusion processes that produce subpar results, many of the cheaper hemp products on the market don’t live up to the standards we set for our range of hemp oils, tinctures and capsules.

If you’re searching for high quality hemp products, it’s important to know what to look for. Below, we’ve listed three key features that you should look out for when buying hemp oil, hemp tinctures and other products to make sure you only ever get the best quality and value for your money.

ORGANIC, LOCALLY CULTIVATED HEMP SEEDS

One of the first things you should look for in hemp oil, tincture and other hemp products is the use of hemp grown with organic and sustainable farming practices.

Hemp plants grown with this attention to detail and focus on natural processes tend to be the highest in phytonutrients, resulting in a stronger concentration and better results for you as an end user.

Additionally, you always want to ask a hemp company about the history of their plant genetics. Not all hemp is equal. Some plants are better for fabrics or rope, and some is better for its abundance of phytonutrients and compounds which impact your wellness. Even within hemp that’s cultivated for its health benefits, there is a wide variety. At Functional Remedies, our master grower and President, Tim Gordon, has been optimizing our strains of hemp for nearly 30 years. Because of his innovation and decades of dedication, Functional Remedies’ hemp plants consistently produce 400% to 500% more cannabinoids and terpenes than any other plant in the world.

It’s also best to look for products that use locally sourced hemp, as these are most likely to have a clean, simple supply chain.  For our tincture and capsules, we use hemp grown from our own farm in Pueblo, CO. No one else has access to our plants. With the highest quality genetic strains available, we make sure you get the highest concentration of phytonutrients and excellent results.

A PROVEN LIPID INFUSION PROCESS

To produce hemp oil tinctures, hemp plants need to be infused into MCT oil, allowing you to easily consume the phytonutrients as an end user.

To save money, many hemp oil manufacturers use a cheap, simple process that can affect the therapeutic value of the phytonutrients. The end result is oil or tincture that’s less effective than it should be, giving you suboptimal results.

For our hemp oil capsules, tincture and salve products, we use the entire hemp plant, minus the fibrous stalk. This allows us to pack as many beneficial nutrients as possible into our products for optimal results and the “entourage effect” from using as much plant matter as we can.

REALISTIC, ACCURATE DOSAGE DATA

Like many rapidly growing industries, the hemp oil industry has attracted a variety of business owners and marketers with a “get rich quick” attitude over the last few years. This means that many of the hemp products on the market simply don’t live up to their promises.

One way in which many hemp products fall short is by not containing the amount of phytonutrients that are listed on the label. Others contain nutrients but lack the bioavailability necessary for your body to be able to put them to use, resulting in few, if any, positive effects.

Whenever possible, try to look at customer reviews and feedback when comparing hemp tincture, oil and other products — for the most part, effectiveness can’t be faked through a misleading tagline or inaccurate label.

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With hemp oil becoming more mainstream – being sold in health stores, pet supply shops and online legally in all 50 states – there has been more and more conversation about its benefits with those who may be nervous about integrating an herbal dietary supplement into their daily health regime. In fact, some friends and family members who would greatly benefit from high quality hemp oil may immediately turn down the product because of outdated stigmas that are associated with the plant. But those who have read the many blogs, news articles, social media posts andreviews of independent users finding relief from a myriad of health concerns know differently. In order to share the benefits of hemp oil, let’s go through some talking points for educating your loved ones.

HEMP OIL OFFERS RELIEF, NOT A HIGH

The first point that’s worth mentioning to people who are confused about hemp oil is to explain how very different it is from medical marijuana. Hemp and marijuana are technically derived from the same plant, but hemp by definition contains less than 0.3 percent THC, which is the chemical compound that causes the psychoactive “high.” For the elderly, children, pets and professional adults who do not wish for an altered state, medical marijuana is not appropriate. However, hemp oil, since it is produced from the hemp plant and not the marijuana plant, does not cause a high. While high quality hemp oil is made with the whole plant, there can be traces of THC – not enough to cause behavioral changes, but possibly enough to show up on a drug test. It is important to talk with an employer before beginning use, as there are different drug tests that can administered.

IT IS PERFECTLY LEGAL

Another big difference between medical marijuana and hemp oil is that there is no need to have a medical marijuana card to purchase hemp oil.  Hemp oil is completely legal in all 50 states to purchase, deliver and use. While public perceptions of hemp are changing, many people are still concerned about the stigma associated with marijuana, which is indeed still federally illegal. This is not an issue with hemp oil. Hemp has been grown for decades to produce rope, clothing, hemp seed oil that is used for cooking, non-dairy milk and many other products. All of these hemp products are perfectly legal.

WORKS SCIENTIFICALLY

Because the reviews are so varied and so many individuals use hemp oil for different health concerns, it can seem at first like this product is one of those trendy “miracle” purchases. But that is far from the truth.  Hemp oil is effective because it is based in science. Within the last two decades, scientists have discovered the human endocannabinoid system. This body system regulates our endocrine systems, which are responsible for producing the hormones that govern our sleep patterns, pain response, mood and much more. When the body is stressed, the endocannabinoid system benefits significantly from the support of additional compounds known as cannabinoids. The body produces these compounds naturally, but the hemp plant produces plant-based versions known as phytocannabinoids. So, taking a dietary supplement can support the endocannabinoid system, which offers relief for many related health concerns.

FEW COUNTER-INDICATIONS WITH OTHER MEDICINES

Often, people who are taking prescription medications worry – and rightly so – about counter-indications that come from adding new products into their everyday lives. Even grapefruit can impact certain medications! Unlike most prescription drugs, hemp oil has almost no negative side effects and few issues with medications. Still, because full spectrum hemp oil slows down metabolism of certain drugs, it is recommended to discuss with your doctor if you are on blood pressure medication, blood thinners or hepatic drugs that would be impacted by the neutralization of the P450 liver enzyme. It’s also not recommended to mix full spectrum hemp oil with sedatives, since the natural dietary supplement offers its own sedative qualities that some find supports a good night’s sleep.

SERVING SIZE CAN VARY BY INDIVIDUAL

But how much is the right amount? Because hemp oil is a dietary supplement, the FDA forbids companies from listing “dosage” amounts. You’ll never find a “dosage” amount on a bottle of any dietary supplement. Instead, it is recommended that individuals start with a small serving – one squeeze of a dropper for tinctures or one capsule – twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. Use a journal to mindfully record any results that come from the hemp oil and determine if it is personally more beneficial to increase the serving size. Capsules are available in 10 mg, 25 mg and 50 mg, and tinctures are available in 250 mg, 500 mg and 1,000 mg potency levels.  Hemp oil also comes in a salve that is applied when needed topically. To learn more about the different hemp oil products for sale online,click here to see Functional Remedies’ collection.

HOW TO FIND A HIGH QUALITY HEMP OIL

Of course, because this product is gaining popularity, there are many companies that are producing hemp oil. That doesn’t mean that all hemp oils are the same – in fact, quite the opposite. At Functional Remedies, we take quality seriously. We oversee every step of the process, from seed to store, and that sets us apart from most companies that get their hemp material from industrial farms in China or elsewhere overseas. Our farm is located in Colorado, where we grow plants from clones of our proprietary hemp seeds that we have fine-tuned to deliver the maximum levels of phytonutrients (consistently 400% more) while still having less than 0.3 percent THC. Next, we harvest the flowers, leaves and stems and deliver it three hours away to our laboratory. Our lab technicians then use our special gentle lipid infusion method to soak the plant materials in coconut or MCT oils (depending on the product). This process protects the plant membrane and allows for additional nutritional benefits in our products. Terpenes – the compound in hemp that produces its aroma – and chlorophyll, among others, work together with the cannabinoids to enhance the support of your overall well-being. This combined, increased effectiveness is known as “The Entourage Effect,” and it is not present in other hemp oils that use just one compound in an isolate.

IT’S A NATURAL HEALTH AND HEALING CHOICE

Once your loved ones learn about how hemp oil works in the body, they may be ready to try it for themselves. As people are finding undesirable side effects associated with prescription medication, they are searching for more natural choices to support their overall health and well-being. Hemp oil is a natural dietary supplement that offers a wide array of nutritional benefits and support of body functions that have helped thousands of people feel better and stay healthy. If you have more questions, Functional Remedies has a trained and caring customer service department who is here to answer any other questions you may have. Feel free toconnect with us to help you and your loved ones feel comfortable about this powerful health support system.For another option for sharing information about Functional Remedies and our hemp oil, check out our new “4 reasons” video about what sets our company and products apart for the highest level of effectiveness found in a hemp oil for sale online.

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The amount of time it takes to go through a bottle of full-spectrum hemp tincture or a jar of high-quality hemp oil capsules varies dramatically with each user, as serving sizes can be dramatically different for each person. Still, a common question is how long hemp oil can last from the date of purchase. The last thing users want is to purchase a product, only to be restricted by a “use by” date that forces them to waste the remains of their natural dietary supplement. Let’s take a look closer at what we know as to how long hemp oil can last:

HOW IS HEMP OIL MADE?

To understand how long a product can last, it’s smart to start at the beginning. At Functional Remedies, ourprofessional growers in Coloradoharvest organic hemp plants grown from the clones of patented seeds that have the highest level of cannabinoids possible with less than 0.3 percent THC levels. The whole plant – the flowers, leaves and stem materials – are then transported three hours to the company’s laboratory, where it is soaked in a gentle lipid infusion to transfer the healing benefits from the plant into a medium of either coconut or MCT oil, depending on the product. The lab technicians test each batch for consistency and potency before adding to the company’s collection of hemp oil for sale. Tim Gordon, President of Functional Remedies, has been growing and optimizing hemp plants for the oil for nearly 30 years. Currently, his plants consistently produce 400% more cannabinoids and 500% more terpenes than any other hemp oil company’s plants. This enables us to offer hemp oil for sale that is better than anyone else’s.  

SERVING SIZES VARY WITH EACH USER

As mentioned, serving sizes for hemp oil vary with each user, depending on the person’s age, weight, metabolic state and health concerns that the user seeks to address. While independent user reviews and experience may differ, our recommendation is to first decide on the delivery method that is best for you: tincture, capsule or salve. For tincture use, depress the bulb of the dropper once (the dropper itself will fill about halfway) for a single serving. Begin with one serving (one capsule also equals one serving) in the morning and the evening. Try it for a few days and increase mindfully as appropriate. Salves can be used topically as needed.

VERY LONG SHELF LIFE

Functional Remedies decided to test to determine how long our full-spectrum hemp oil products will be shelf-stable. We used a third-party laboratory and brought them 25 samples of each product, in the same containers as available for purchase. The lab technicians then exposed all samples except for one to high temperatures and high humidity to simulate the environment a product may face over the course of a month. They then tested each sample for peroxides, which is a chemical byproduct that is detected once lipids (oils) start to break down. Week after week, the products were tested to discover that even after 24 months they were still good. After 2 years, we recommend replacing your product only because the oil may start to taste bad.

TIPS TO KEEP HEMP OIL AT HOME

Once the products are open, it is recommended to keep them in a cool, dry and dark place – like a medicine cabinet with other dietary supplements. High quality hemp oil does not need to be refrigerated, but beware of exposing your products to bacteria, microbes or fungus spores. With the tinctures, be sure not to touch the dropper to your tongue or mouth, as that may introduce germs from your mouth into the hemp oil. This is especially true if you are using the tincture while caring for pets. Squeeze the dropper on to a spoon instead.

Interested in learning more about the hemp oil products available from Functional Remedies? Click here for our offerings of hemp oil for sale and to browse either our hemp tincture, our full-spectrum hemp capsules, or our hemp salve.

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