Surprising #1 Tip to Sleep Better

Whether you have trouble falling asleep or often wake up in the middle of the night and have trouble returning to sleep, you are not alone tossing and turning. One third of Americans – that’s about 50 to 70 million adults in the U.S. – report to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that they are not getting enough sleep every night. More than a quarter of those surveyed by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey in 2016 said they’ve talked with their doctor about their trouble sleeping, and even more say they “often” or “almost always” feel overly sleepy during the day.

Being tired all the time results in simply an overall lower quality of life. You can have trouble concentrating, remembering things, driving safely, working, taking care of financial affairs and even enjoying your free time. Who has the energy for hobbies if you didn’t sleep well the night before – and maybe even before that?

But good sleep patterns are even more important. Sleep quantity and quality can also be a contributing factor to the development of chronic disease.

“I Can’t Sleep”: What Causes Sleep Disorders?

It can be difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of a sleep disorder. Of course, short term sleep difficulties could simply be rooted in temporary life stress or construction noise that’s happening next door. It’s no secret that ear plugs or simply getting out of stressful life situations can help bring about a better night’s sleep. But sometimes it’s more complex than that.

About half of all adults over the age of 65 have some kind of sleep disorder, and sometimes that’s associated to certain prescription medications that the person is taking that interferes with their sleep.

The Cleveland Clinic narrows down the cause of sleep problems – why the brain can’t turn off – to one of four main reasons. Let’s take a look at each:

1. Physical: This may relate to a chronic pain condition like arthritis or back pain.

2. Medical: Sometimes those with acid reflux, allergies or hyperthyroidism have trouble sleeping. Neurological conditions such as restless leg syndrome or Parkinson’s disease can also contribute to the problem.

3. Psychiatric: Sleep problems are often related closely to anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). These issues can be causes of insomnia and make already existing insomnia persist.

4. Environmental factors: An uncomfortable bed, a snoring partner sleeping next to you or that darn construction project can also disrupt sleep patterns.

Disruption of the Circadian Rhythms

For all of the causes studied by sleep specialists, the person’s “circadian rhythm” is disrupted. This is the roughly 24-hour natural pattern that all living beings have to help regulate sleeping and feeding habits. According to science, we all have clear patterns in the way our brains operate, when hormones are produced and released into the body, how frequently our cells regenerate and other biological activity that takes place throughout the day.   

The body regulates the circadian rhythms naturally, in large part through the endocrine system, which include all the glands in your body that make hormones. This includes the pituitary gland, hypothalamus and the pineal glands of your brain. The pineal gland is most important when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep. It produces a chemical called melatonin, and it helps your body get ready and go to sleep. So, how do you regulate your body’s ability to get a good night’s sleep? With all the underlying causes, simply popping a melatonin supplement isn’t the answer. Here’s where the surprising tip comes in.

Supporting Your Body’s Holistic Health

Not too long ago – starting in the 1990’s, in fact – scientists discovered the regulator of the endocrine system, and it is known as the endocannabinoid system. In fact, by 2007, a study published in the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s National Institutes of Health found the endocannabinoid system also regulates functions of the brain, immune tissues, your body’s ability to respond to stress, general energy homeostasis and many other bodily functions. Then, in 2016, a new study was released that showed the direct connection between a healthy endocannabinoid system and healthy sleep patterns.

What is the best way to support your endocannabinoid system? Popping prescription pills with unwelcome side effects (tingling of feet, changes in appetite, constipation, dizziness, dry mouth, headaches, mental slowness, weakness and stomach pains are just part of the list) is not the answer. In fact, preclinical trials in 2014 of many kinds of prescription drugs, including corticosteroids, opioids and even nicotine did not recommend their use for supporting the endocannabinoid system.

Support Your Body the Natural Way with Pure CBD Oil

It’s important to help the natural body find rest with a natural product. That’s why so many people are discovering the ability of CBD hemp oil to help them sleep well.

CBD oil is high in CBD, or cannabidiol, which is one of 113 different cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. CBD from the hemp plant (which is how Functional Remedies makes its CBD oil for sale), is very different from CBD from the marijuana plant.  Marijuana is high in THC (which stands for tetrahydrocannabinoil) and is the compound that stimulates the appetite and provides a euphoric “high.” THC can make it difficult for some people to sleep.

CBD oil made from the industrial hemp plant, however, is not marijuana. While both plants are part of the cannabis family, , hemp contains less than 0.3 percent of THC. Hemp is used to make a long list of products, including lotions, non-dairy milk, oil for cooking, clothing, rope and much more. Hemp is completely legal in all 50 states. You do not need a medical marijuana card or live in a state with legal marijuana use to purchase CBD hemp oil. It’s completely different.

CBD cannabinoid does not have intoxicating properties. Instead, recent studies show that it offers a large host of benefits for one simple reason: It supports the endocannabinoid system. As you know, the endocannabinoid system regulates the endocrine system, which includes the pituitary gland, which produces the hormone your body needs to sleep. But more so, the endocrine system also helps you manage stress, regulate your body’s cycles and much more. Giving your body a regular herbal dietary supplement of CBD cannabinoids will provide a level of homeostasis that is the foundation for a good night’s sleep.

What Goes into Making High Quality, Pure CBD Oil

To reap the benefits of CBD hemp oil, it’s vital that you purchase a high-quality, natural product. CBD hemp oils usually come in three main delivery methods: a tincture, capsules and a salve. For sleep regularity, the tincture or the capsules are more appropriate.

A high-quality, pure CBD oil requires the best seeds, the most effective production and stringent quality control testing. Functional Remedies offers all of these and more to its customers. Patented seeds with superior genetics provide the highest level of CBD cannabinoids with less than 0.3 percent of THC. Those seeds are then grown with care on an organic farm, harvested and transported just three hours away to the laboratory.

In the lab, our technicians use the whole plant (the hemp flowers, leaves and stems, but not much of the fibrous stalk) to create the oil. Other CBD oil producers isolate and extract the CBD to create a white powder that is then added to a base. This is vastly inferior to a whole plant infusion process. By using the whole plant, Functional Remedies takes advantage of what is known as the “entourage effect,” which provides the benefits of other cannabinoids, terpenes and nutritional elements of the entire plant to support the endocannabinoid system. The hemp plant material then goes through a unique, gentle lipid infusion method, protecting the plant membrane, to create a sort of tea in MCT oils.

The products are then tested repeatedly before they hit the shelves to ensure the proper potency in each batch. One serving at the end of the day is a good initial serving size to determine results, increasing slowly if necessary.  

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Healing with Hemp Oil: Your Ultimate Buying Guide to CBD Oil

Perhaps you have heard of the many CBD hemp oil benefits – addressing physical discomfort, emotional homeostasis, supporting a good night’s sleep and simply overall wellbeing. But then what? Even though the use of CBD hemp oil as a dietary supplement is relatively new on the market, there are many companies selling products that vary widely in terms of production and effectiveness. It can feel overwhelming to know what to look for when wanting to try a daily dosage for yourself.

In this ultimate CBD buying guide, we will talk with experts about the two most important things needed to experience the maximum CBD hemp oil benefits: the right genetic strain of a hemp plant for the best farming practices and a proven, effective lab production process. Without the right plant, there are no benefits. Without the right processing method, even the best plant won’t help you achieve optimum health.

Ready to learn about what it takes to create the CBD hemp oil benefits you seek? Let’s start at the beginning:

The Right Seeds

A seed is a seed, right? Wrong. So much of the hemp that is used to make CBD hemp oil today is low-grade, industrial hemp grown in factory farms in Europe, China and Canada. Because the plants are grown for a wide variety of uses – hemp is also used to produce cooking oil, clothing, non-dairy milk, rope and many other items – the seeds are not genetically screened for their therapeutic value. The plants are shipped in bulk to a facility for production, but the consumer can never really be sure what seed it came from.

“If you can’t track your product easily back to the originating plant, then you may have cause to be concerned,” said Dean Pinault, the farm operations manager at Functional Remedies. “We take a lot of pride in our farming practices.”

At Functional Remedies, the small growing team uses a proprietary  hemp plant that yields the highest CBD and low THC content, along with the broadest spectrum of other cannabinoids and terpenes. They are working to develop even better hemp strains with higher levels of CBD and other nutritional components as well.

Let’s break that down: Low THC content means that the hemp plant contains less than 0.3 percent of the psychotropic component that makes someone “high.” A high CBD content means that the plant is grown specifically for the therapeutic compounds that make the hemp oil extract so powerful.

Organic Farming

Of course, you can have the best seeds but poor farming methods. Many farms grow their hemp with massive amounts of chemicals to fight the weeds, but that results in chemically laced plants. For the four years that Functional Remedies has been growing, they’ve used cover crops like winter rye and good, old-fashioned hoes to address the weeds on the 65 acres they farm, Pinault said.

“Our practice are really important, because it all ties into basically having a healthy, organic soil and a healthy, organic plant, which gives you the best opportunity to maximize the specific genetics we have,” he said.

A new greenhouse and warehouse are currently under construction to meet the growing demands for production. Each year, they begin in January to prepare the mother plants for cloning to maintain the 90 percent stability rate of the seed’s genetic profile. The new plants are then carefully maintained until April, when it’s time to plant. Harvest takes place usually around August or September.

“It’s not cheap to farm organically,” he added. “But we want people to have more options to better their lives with.”

Accountability at All Levels

Once the hemp is harvested – each year has produced up to 20 tons of high CBD, high cannabinoid flowering plants – the crops head from the farm in Pueblo, Colorado about three hours south to the production laboratory in Louisville, Colorado. This simple transportation process also sets Functional Remedies apart from companies that use industrial hemp, said Kai Metcalfe, the production lab director.

“Industrial help that is imported tends to be stalks and seeds, but most of the cannabinoids and the terpene is concentrated highly in the flower and a little in the leaves and the stalk,” she said. “If the extraction is coming from the seeds and the stalk, that’s a solid point I would question. CBD is not concentrated in either of those places. It exists, but it would be a red flag for me as a consumer.”

Metcalfe receives flowers, some leaves and some stem – but very little stalk – in 55-gallon buckets straight from the Pinault at the farm. The first step to accountability is leaving the fibrous stuff out of the production process, and oversight happens repeatedly at every phase.

Using the Entire Plant

Another big difference among companies is that many use an isolate rather than the entire plant. An isolate is created by using chemical or high-pressure solvents to break down the plant into a white power that is 98 percent CBD. That white powder is then mixed into an oil-based substance to create the hemp oil. Some companies will use an extraction process and then distill it further to get the remaining THC out, and some companies add terpenes (the aromatic portion of the cannabis plant that has been shown to have health benefits of its own) back in for a richer nutrient profile.

But Metcalfe says science shows a full-plant product to be superior.

“The idea is the sum of the parts is greater than the whole. When you get isolated CBD, the range of efficacy is pretty narrow,” she said. “You have to have a high-level dose, but then if you surpass that you do not get constant improvement. And some trials showed that increasing the serving size of isolated CBD did not increase its efficacy for very long. With a whole plant, there is a much greater chance of increasing the efficacy when you increase the serving size.”

It’s known as the “entourage effect.” The synergy of all the different compounds found in a hemp plant work in tandem to produce the CBD hemp oil benefits sought by the consumer. This happens only in a full-spectrum product.

Gentle Infusion

Next, the way companies turn the hemp plants into hemp oil vary dramatically. Often, there is a chemical extraction process used. Companies will use butane or carbon dioxide as they pump high-pressure gases throughout the plant matter to break it down into an extract. That’s not the method Functional Remedies uses.

“Our goal isn’t to break the plant matter down, because everything we need is on the surface of the plant,” Metcalf said. “We’re not breaking the plant down in any way to get the extra bitter compounds. We’re going for the cannabinoids in the trichome on the outside.”

Metcalfe’s team uses what is known as a lipid infusion process to create the oils used in tinctures, capsules and salves. What they do is steep the plant almost like a tea in either coconut oil or MCT oil (depending on the end product, since coconut oil can solidify when room temperature drops) at a set temperature for a specific time and pressure. Then they strain the hemp and dilute it into the correct concentration.

“There’s no risk of consuming butane, hexane or heptane,” she said. “Tons of companies use chemical solvents in botanical extractions, but you have to be so careful and meticulous to get all the solvents out. The FDA has acceptable levels of chemical solvents in products, but nobody would want to eat even two parts per million of butane. That sounds kind of gross.”

By using the natural lipid infusion method, Functional Remedies is able to offer a product with cannabinoids and terpenes as well as chlorophyll, flavonoids and other beneficial compounds found in the entire plant, Metcalfe says.

Understanding the method used in the laboratory is perhaps the best research a consumer can do before purchasing a CBD hemp oil product.

Quality Control

Of course, we’ve all read about herbal supplements that, after tested, actually contain very little of the beneficial ingredients consumers are paying for. How can you know that the tincture, capsules or salve you are purchasing is actually what the company says it is? Beyond tracking the product from seed to oil, you can look at the company’s quality control standards.

“We test at multiple stages, starting with the initial extraction to see the starting concentration and then we compare that with the specification sheets for every product we offer,” Metcalfe said. “We test, dilute, and then we test again to get the level we’re aiming for.”

By constantly testing of the product before being offered as CBD hemp oil for sale, the technicians can be confident they have not miscalibrated either too much or too little. This is an extremely important step, as it just one difference between CBD hemp oil and medical marijuana.

Medicinal marijuana – while containing THC, so the user will feel a perhaps unwanted euphoria and behavioral modifications – is also processed less, which means the user may not have as much control as to the dosage. When using CBD hemp oil, it is recommended to start with a small dose to see the impacts it is having on your health and wellbeing before deciding to increase your dosage.

Methods of Delivery

Once a consumer is comfortable with the seed genetics, farming practices, laboratory processes and quality control, it’s time to decide the best way to consume CBD hemp oil as part of a daily herbal supplement treatment.

CBD hemp oil is not smoked. It is not vaped. It is digested so that the cannabinoids can interact with the receptors in your body.  

“Hemp seed oil that you find in the supermarket and hemp milk, those are not sources of CBD,” Metcalfe said. “Hemp seeds and hemp hearts that you find in the store, those are not necessarily a source of CBD. That’s not where the compound is found.”

That’s what makes CBD hemp oil produced by companies like Functional Remedies different. The three main methods of delivery are:

  •      Tincture
  •      Capsule
  •      Salve

To decide which is best, take age, wellness goal and desired serving size into account. A tincture can be added to meals or tea, while a capsule can be taken at night like a multivitamin. A salve is ideal when there is a specific spot of physical discomfort or if a consumer has trouble swallowing.

With each method, you should feel as confident in the product as those who help to produce it.

“We have pride and love in what we do,” Pinault said. “We take our time to get things done right. We always have the consumer’s best interest at heart. We love what we do, and we do it in the right and proper manner.”

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Hemp Salve for Pain

Need immediate relief from skin irritations or sore muscles? There are many customers who do not want to wait for the time that it takes to digest either a tincture or a capsule, which takes even longer. Applying CBD hemp oil topically as a hemp salve will provide focused results to a specific area in the fastest way possible. Simply applying it to the skin is about as far from ingesting medical marijuana as you can get; this safe, easy method is a great way to introduce the benefits of supplemental cannabinoids into your body for holistic health support.

How is Hemp Salve Made?  

The Functional Remedies team starts with patented seeds that offer the highest concentration of CBD cannabinoids with just 0.3 percent or less THC, so the plants are already grown for health-related purposes and do not cause any psychotropic effects. Those plants are then harvested from the organic farm in Colorado and transferred a few hours to the laboratory, which is also in Colorado. There, technicians use the whole plant – the hemp flowers, leaves and some stem material – in a gentle lipid infusion method that soaks the plants much like a tea in coconut oil until it reaches the level of potency for the 50 mg capsules.

Nothing is removed, but instead products are added to create the salve. All of the ingredients are organic (except the vitamin E). We add organic grapeseed oil, organic beeswax, orange and spearmint food-grade essential oils, as well as the hemp and some black pepper, which gets infused in and then removed.

Our CBD Hemp Salve Is Tested Repeatedly

Since herbal dietary supplements aren’t regulated by the FDA, you’ll hear stories every now and then about herbs that aren’t even what they claim to be. So, how can you tell that the CBD salve for sale is actually what it is? At Functional Remedies, we take this seriously. Before we add any of the other ingredients, we test the coconut oil for potency and make any changes necessary to ensure that we are providing the level of CBD that we are advertising. Then we pour it into the tubes.

Our CBD salve is the most concentrated salve on the market today. We offer 500 mg for the half stick, or about 18 grams per stick. You will not find a more effective CBD salve for sale anywhere else.

Uses for CBD Hemp Salve

Here’s a quick background as to how this works: Scientific research shows that CBD is a cannabinoid that helps to support the endocannabinoid system in the body, which in turn helps regulate the endocrine system without any unwanted, psychoactive impacts to behavior. The endocannabinoid system helps regulate a wide range of bodily functions, from sleep to blood sugar regulation, which is why so many people use CBD for so many reasons. For topical purposes, its soothing anti-inflammatory properties and immunity support can help support a body struggling with skin rashes, muscle discomfort, pain, burns and more. Our recommendation is to experiment with the product to determine how often to apply based on your own personal results.

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1000MG CBD Oil: What is the Right Serving Size?

One of the most frequent questions that customers ask about CBD hemp oil is simply, “How much hemp oil should I take?” It’s difficult because the FDA regulates all herbal dietary supplements, limiting a company’s ability to describe all the benefits as well as the best way to take CBD oil. Unlike prescription pills and other medications, there is no set “dosage.” But that’s actually a good thing: Because CBD hemp oil is used by so many different kinds of people to address so many different kinds of concerns, a one-size-fits-all serving size would be impractical and potentially wasteful. So, whether you’re buying a 1,000 mg CBD oil or the 250 mg CBD oil, here are some tips to determine how much hemp oil to take.

Always Start Low

Because the CBD tinctures and capsules produced by Functional Remedies are made from the whole plant (using patented seeds with the highest concentration of CBD possible with just 0.3 percent or less of THC, then seeped in oil using a gentle lipid infusion method to maintain the membrane and other benefits of the plant), you would have to take A LOT to have negative impacts. Still, when you first get your product, you’ll be wondering, “How much CBD oil should I take?” The answer is individual experimentation.

The tinctures produced by Functional Remedies come with a dropper that has a bulb calibrated to draw 0.75 milliliter per squeeze. That’s not filling up the entire dropper, because one squeeze won’t draw up an entire dropper’s worth. Make sure your dropper end is fully in the liquid and gently press the bulb for one serving.

Each level of tincture potency has twice as much as the previous level. That is, one serving of 250 mg pure CBD oil tincture has 6 mg of CBD. A serving of 500 mg hemp oil has 12 mg of CBD, and a 1,000 mg CBD oil contains 24 mg per serving.

Notice Your Personal Benefits of CBD

What do you need to maintain optimal and comprehensive health? Before you begin using CBD hemp oil, we recommend you take time to write down what you’d like to address – perhaps this includes stress, disrupted sleep patterns, physical discomfort, emotional stability or other issues. Rate each concern on a scale from 1 to 10, with 10 being horrendously awful and 1 being a minor problem.

Next, take the smallest serving size twice a day, perhaps once in the morning and once in the evening. Each day for a week, record the status of your concern. Then you’ll be able to tell if it’s working at the level you expect or if you need to increase your serving size.

Servings for Humans vs. Animals

Many customers purchase CBD tinctures for their animals as well. Dogs suffering from separation anxiety, horses with joint discomfort or cats approaching the end of life need additional support. Our recommendation is 1 mg for every 10 lbs. of weight for dogs, 1 mg for every 20 lbs. of weight for cats, and just 5 mg for every 1,000 lbs. of weight for horses. Start with two servings a day and closely monitor the animal.

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Unexpected Side Effects of Hemp Oil

While there are many stated benefits of CBD hemp oil, there are also some unexpected side effects users need to be aware of when determining if, when and how much of the dietary supplement they should consume each day. Overall, the number of hemp oil side effects are quite low, and it is a very safe product. Still, those with certain medical conditions and those taking specific prescription medications need to be aware of the issues so they can continue to be safe on their path toward optimal health.

Impacts Hepatic Drugs in the Body

You know how grapefruit stops some medications from working effectively? The same is true with CBD hemp oil. A study showed that cannabidiol can potentially inhibit the metabolism of hepatic drugs and decrease p-glycoproteins in the body. Don’t know what that means? Then you probably won’t have anything to worry about. But if you are on a medication that would be impacted by the neutralization of the P450 liver enzyme, it’s important that you talk with your doctor and avoid high doses of CBD hemp oil.

Issues with Parkinson’s Disease

Again, this research only impacts a small percentage of the population. However, it is important to know that high doses of CBD may cause an increase in tremors and muscle movement for those battling Parkinson’s disease. Overall, the studies show that it is only very high doses that cause this impact, so again it is wise to discuss this with your doctor and always begin a treatment by taking very small doses.

Low Blood Pressure

A drop in blood pressure can happen quickly, and CBD hemp oil side effects also can include lightheadedness. This is usually more likely with higher doses. Are you on blood pressure medication? Then, once more, it is vital that you discuss with your doctor the use of this otherwise very safe treatment for issues such as emotional instability, physical discomfort, sleep issues or many other benefits.

Dry Mouth

Some users report a dry mouth, or a lack of saliva associated with the use of CBD hemp oil. This is a very temporary sensation that is also known as “cotton mouth,” and it is not dangerous or permanent. Oftentimes a tall glass of water can do the trick to alleviate this concern.

Tiredness

It doesn’t happen to everyone, but for some CBD hemp oil – especially those who take large doses – can make them very drowsy. This is why it is recommended that the daily dose of this herbal dietary supplement be administered as a tincture, capsule or salve in the evening before bed. However, be aware! Some people actually find themselves more alert after taking a dose of CBD oil.

BUT … No High

While these side effects do not impact everyone, one thing worth mentioning is that there are no psychoactive properties associated with CBD hemp oil. Unlike with medical marijuana, CBD hemp oil produces no “high” whatsoever. This means there is no impact to perception, reaction time or behavior.

Now that you know the different hemp oil side effects, learn more about the benefits of CBD hemp oil.

What Makes the Best CBD Oil?

There are a lot of companies in the marketplace today producing CBD hemp oil and selling CBD oil online that will claim that they have the “best” or the most pure CBD oil. But what does that really mean? What makes one CBD extract superior to another?

Turns out, a lot. Just like so many herbal dietary supplements available for self-healing, CBD hemp oil tinctures, capsules and salves can vary dramatically in content and effectiveness. The bottom line when determining what CBD oil online is best for you really comes down to the results: is it best for YOU? Let’s break it down.

Best for Your Concerns

Of course CBD extract should have the highest levels of CBD cannabinoid, high levels of terpene and other micro-nutrients, but if it’s not working for you then it’s simply not the best for you. Pure CBD oil can support emotional stability and a relaxed mental state and address physical discomfort and sleep patterns. The best CBD oil will help you have a sense of overall emotional balance and physical health. Read reviews and testimonials from customers, but also do your own research about what can work best for your concerns.

Best for Your Lifestyle

If you simply want to take a pill in the evenings as part of your comprehensive health regime, CBD extract tinctures aren’t going to be best for you. It may sound simple, but determining what type of delivery method will help maximize the results of the product for you. It is important to take your servings on a regular basis, starting out with a small amount and then potentially increasing the serving size if necessary. Check the online stores for the different types of CBD extract serving sizes and delivery methods. The company should be able to offer you the product that is best for you.

Best Lifespan

Buy a CBD oil online that isn’t going to go bad immediately, because the best products are the ones you never have to waste. Research the company to see the studies they’ve done on how long their products last on the shelf. For example, Functional Remedies just completed research that showed that their products saw no degradation of quality within 24 months, or two years. As you may have seen with old cooking oil, bad oil becomes rancid.

Best Bang for the Buck

Bottom line, efficiency is key to the best CBD oil. How has the CBD extract been produced so that is going to have a positive impact for your concerns? For example, some capsules are made with sub-par materials that degrade rapidly in the acids of the stomach, causing the product to lose its ability to provide comprehensive benefits to your body. Functional Remedies Pro line uses enteric capsules, which are pharmaceutical grade and delay breakdown until the small intestine. This increases the adsorption of CBD into the bloodstream, which in turn improves the effectivity of the CBD hemp oil.

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CBD Oil vs. Hemp Oil

You’ve seen hempseed oil in the grocery store, and while it’s not the cheapest oil on the shelf … it’s less expensive than the CBD hemp oil you’ve seen online. So maybe you could buy that and it’s just as good, right? Wrong. CBD oil and hempseed oil are two totally different products. While they both originate from the same plant – cannabis – they are as different as, say, hemp rope and marijuana. Just as you can’t smoke hemp rope for its psychotropic qualities, there aren’t the same benefits between the two types of oils. Let’s take a closer look at the differences and similarities of these products:

Different Uses

Since hempseed oil is sold next to the olive oil and the canola oil, you’ve probably figured out that it’s used for cooking. It’s a nutty, flavorful oil that’s great for a stir fry or used as a substitute for butter in vegan cooking. CBD hemp oil, meanwhile, is a dietary supplement that is sold in concentrated form. The biggest difference between the two is that CBD hemp oil is made with a process that maximizes the CBD, or cannabidiol, that has a variety of health benefits for humans and other animals alike.

Different Part of the Plant

Hempseed oil – obviously – is made from processing the hemp seed, and the seeds are packed with protein, polyunsaturated fatty acids, omega 6, omega 3 and insoluble fiber. They’re a great source of Vitamin E, contain lots of great minerals and microelements the body needs. It’s wonderful to cook with! But CBD hemp oil, and the CBD extract used to make it, comes from the hemp flower, leaves and a bit of the stem. There is very little CBD extract to be found in the seed. Some companies will produce CBD hemp oil using just the isolated CBD molecule found in the flowers, but Functional Remedies uses a whole-plant methodology (minus the seeds and the stalk) to increase the overall health benefits.

Different Benefits

Because hempseed oil does not contain therapeutic levels of CBD, it offers very different benefits than CBD hemp oil. Hempseed oil can help improve cardiovascular health, increase immunity and maintain skin health. CBD extract, meanwhile, has been shown to help with emotional stability, hormone regulation, relaxation, and many other reported benefits. It is the difference between nutritional value and therapeutic value.

Both are Legal to Use

But here is a big similarity that not everyone may realize: Both are completely legal in all 50 states. This is the difference between CBD hemp oil and medical marijuana: When CBD oil is produced from the hemp plant, there is just a trace amount of THC, or what causes people to “get high.” Neither hempseed oil nor CBD hemp oil produce any sort of psychotropic effects, and both can be purchased and used in all 50 states. While of course the hempseed oil is sold solely as an oil, CBD hemp oil can be purchased as a tincture, in a capsule form and as a salve.

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