[This post originally appeared on the Seed & Stem blog]

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is found in all vertebrate animals. Since its discovery in the early 90s, researchers and scientists have only started to uncover all of the functions of the mysterious system.

If we compare the systems in the human body to software applications, then the ECS would be the operating system that allows them to communicate and controls when and how the applications respond.

The ECS acts as a modulator for all the other systems in the human body. It searches for imbalances that it can correct. While much research is still needed to fully understand how the system works, we know it consists of receptors, endocannabinoids, and metabolic enzymes. We also know the ECS plays a role in these and many other natural functions:

  • Immunity
  • Inflammation
  • Sleep
  • Stress Response
  • Appetite/Digestion
  • Metabolism
  • Learning/Memory
  • Mood
  • Reproduction/Fertility
  • And many others!

How to Easily Add Hemp Oil to Your Diet

Let’s face it, many healthy diet changes suck. Nobody likes to add gritty protein shakes or granola bars that remind us of eating bark and twigs. Most of us also refuse to pay three times the amount for a healthy alternative of a product we use daily.

Here is a couple of hemp, and hemp oil, products I found that won’t break the bank and could significantly impact your health and wellness.

Good Hemp Beverages

With a slogan like “Better Products for Your Everyday Living,” Good Hemp aims high with its brand of hemp oil-infused beverages. These beverages contain no cannabinoids, only the beneficial oils pressed from hemp seed.

If you’re an energy drink kind of person, Good Hemp offers a hemp oil beverage for you. CannaHemp comes in three flavors, mango, blueberry, and original. It is packed with 50mg of hemp seed oil, natural flavors, and organic caffeine.

Like the bubbles? Good Hemp Fizz contains 50mg of hemp seed oil, prebiotic fiber, and natural flavors like mango, blueberry, and citrus twist.
Looking for a little more? Good Hemp 2oh! is a 20-calorie, naturally flavored water containing 10mg of THC-free CBD hemp extract. Available in six flavors, these bottled waters are an easy replacement for something you use every day — water.

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