Optimizing health starts with full-spectrum hemp oil

While CBD is in full swing and gaining popularity, understanding that hemp oil — containing CBD in addition to a full array of other phytonutrients — is the most effective option for creating the internal balance known as homeostasis. While CBD is good, full-spectrum hemp oil is better. Full-spectrum hemp oil contains cannabinoids, terpenes, polyphenols, and many more phytonutrients that represent nature’s intended balance in the hemp plant. Based on these facts, and despite the public notoriety of the acronym, I believe the future of the CBD is full-spectrum hemp oil.

Let’s talk about why full-spectrum hemp oil is superior to CBD alone. It starts with understanding the ECS, or endocannabinoid system — arguably the most important regulatory system in the human body next to the central nervous system. The ECS regulates balance or homeostasis on all bodily functions down to a cellular level. To function at its best, the ECS requires the full array of hemp phytonutrients.

Inspired by the famous assertion of Aristotle, “The whole is greater than the sum of the parts,” Raphael Mecchulam, known as the patriarch of cannabis research, sought to uncover the synergy of the compounds within the hemp plant. His quest led to conclusive research showing the many benefits of full-spectrum hemp oil as part of a daily health regimen or in treatment protocol.

With today’s fast-paced environment and societal pressures causing undue stress to so many, our ECS is working overtime and is likely in a deficient state. Our bodies need these essential hemp phytonutrients. Quite simply, our bodies need more than CBD alone — they need full-spectrum hemp oil to combat endocannabinoid deficiency, to bring balance to our lives, and move us closer to our eternal quest for optimal wellness.

Tim Gordon is chief science officer at Functional Remedies.