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 remedy 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family members who would greatly benefit from high-quality hemp oil may immediately turn down the product because of outdated stigmas that are associated with the plant.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 and reviews 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 May Offer 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 be 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.
It 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 on 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 may potentailly benefit 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 an herbal remedy can support the endocannabinoid system, which may offer 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 should have no negative side effects and few issues with medications. Still, because full-spectrum hemp oil slows down the 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 herbal remedy 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 herbal remedy, the FDA forbids companies from listing “dosage” amounts. You’ll never find a “dosage” amount on a bottle of any herbal remedy. 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 to 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 EffectTM,” and it is not present in other hemp oils that use just one compound in an isolate.
It’s A Natural Health And Potentially 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 herbal remedy 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 to connect with us to help you and your loved ones feel comfortable about this powerful health support system.