Functional Remedies offers full-spectrum hemp oil produced with a proprietary, whole-plant lipid infusion process to get phytonutrients out of the plant in a way that preserves nature’s intended balance of phyto cannabinoids and other compounds. “Everyone seems to know the one term, CBD, which is one molecule among many,” said Tony Tomassini, chief marketing officer at the Superior, Colo.-based company. “Through lipid infusion, what you end up with is a true full-spectrum hemp oil that contains the natural balance of phytocannabinoids, terpenes, polyphenols, flavonoids and other beneficial phytonutrients capable of delivering the entourage effect.” The entourage effect refers to the magnified effect of the individual ingredients because they are all present, a variation of the idea that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Another factor that differentiates Functional Remedies is that it is a vertically integrated hemp oil company. The company does not contract with third parties, so it maintains the custody of raw materials, which helps maintain consistency and quality control. Functional Remedies even owns its own hemp farm in Colorado. “Colorado is still the only state that has all of its regulatory requirements in place for hemp,” Tomassini said.