Less than 20 years ago, scientists discovered a new system in the human body. Along with the nervous system, digestive system, circulatory system, immune system and others, there is what is known as the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is what the human body uses to regulate the endocrine system.
Our endocrine systems have a wide range of responsibilities, which we probably don’t even realize. This collection of glands produces hormones that are used to keep our bodies running smoothly. Our endocrine system should be thanked for regulating our metabolism, our sexual functions and reproductive systems, our sleep patterns and moods. It helps our bodies handle chronic pain and makes sure that our bodies develop properly.
But what happens when our body gets out of whack? Sometimes, stress from daily life or trauma can result in sleepless nights. For women, there are times when the monthly menstrual cycle gets disrupted. Maybe chronic pain from disease or injury is overwhelming, sending your body into a state of discomfort that seems to only get worse. Anxiety, too, can get to be simply too much when the endocrine system is too taxed.
That’s where the endocannabinoid system does its job. Its role is to support the endocrine system, especially in times of stress. However, humans in today’s modern age sometimes stress their bodies so greatly that the endocannabinoid system – which produces its own cannabinoids to help the body maintain homeostasis – needs its own support.
Hemp oil contains many phytocannabinoids, plant-based versions of what the body produces naturally. It is found within the industrial hemp plant, and today scientists grow hemp and extract its phytocannabinoids into an oil that is used as a dietary supplement.
Functional Remedies, which tracks its hemp from sprout to shelf with its farm and laboratory in Colorado, uses the entire hemp plant to create full-spectrum hemp oil tinctures, capsules and salves. By using the entire plant, you benefit from what is known as “The Entourage Effect,” which offers a wide variety of nutrients that add to the therapeutic effectiveness.
While there are many phytocannabinoids, independent scientists have confirmed that hemp extract supplements do not create a “high” that comes from other kinds. This means that you can support your body’s overall wellbeing and its endocannabinoid system in a way that works for many different kinds of lifestyles.
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