Frequently Asked Questions

What is CBD ?

Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is one of over 60+ naturally occurring cannabinoid compounds found in the Cannabis plant. The Cannabis plant is an annual herbaceous blossoming plant. The CBD oil is derived from an organic substance formed in the plant’s secretions. Both Hemp and Marijuana are forms of cannabis. However, cannabis does not mean marijuana. Cannabis is the species name and all-purpose umbrella term, under which all forms of marijuana and hemp fall into. Until recently, the delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, was the most well-known and studied cannabinoid. However, CBD is the second most prevalent cannabinoid in marijuana and the top non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in hemp. Unlike the other cannabinoid THC, CBD does not get you “high”.

Myriam’s Hope products and extracts are derived from hemp plant and not marijuana, and can also be referred to as; hemp oil, CBD-rich hemp oil, hemp-derived CBD oil, CBD-rich cannabis oil, or plainly “hemp extracts,” since they typically contain more than just CBD.

CBD oil is different from hemp seed oil and organic hemp oil, as these are derived from hemp seeds and not the resin and do not contain the cannabidiol compound.



How much THC is in your products?

Myriam’s Hope products contain less than 0.03% THC.


How does CBD work?

CBD primarily interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system, a grouping of millions of cannabinoid receptors found throughout your body, but are primarily clustered in the brain and central nervous system. CBD is a phytocannabinoid, or a “plant-based cannabinoid”. Your body also naturally produces cannabinoids, known as endocannabinoids. Almost every organ of your body, including your skin and digestive tract, contains the cannabinoid receptors. The endocannabinoid system has four primary purposes including neuroprotection, stress relief, immune response, and regulating the body’s general state of balance, impacting faculties such as appetite, sleep, mood, and pain.



What are the benefits of CBD ?

Myriam’s Hope products are categorized as “dietary supplements” by the Food & Drug Administration. We comply with the FDA’s DSHEA guidelines and cannot endorse any specific medical benefits of our products. We encourage you to browse the thousands of reputable studies regarding CBD published online and talk with your doctor to see if a CBD supplement is right for you.



How do I know your product is safe ?

From the time our hemp oil is harvested to the manufacturing and shipping of our products, we lab test our products to ensure accuracy in potency information and to check for contaminants like pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals and mold.



Why use full spectrum CBD oil versus CBD isolate ?

Full Spectrum generally refers to CBD oil products that not only contain CBD, but also contain some terpenes and other cannabinoids such as CBG, CBN and even some THC. Usually these will be in ratios that were naturally occurring and extracted from the plant and specific strain. But they are also occasionally added back into products as an isolated form to raise the potency of the product. For those that get drug tested, Full Spectrum is something to be cautious about. The THC found in full spectrum hemp products is minimal (less than 0.3%), but can still trigger positive drug tests. With Full Spectrum CBD oil products, you have the advantage of something called the “Entourage Effect.” This is where all the cannabinoids and terpenes are working together in synergy, something that Isolate products will lack.

When seeking out Full Spectrum products, you may come across some called “Broad Spectrum” that claim to have 0% THC. It’s important to verify lab tests on these products to make sure that this is not a false claim and you’re encouraged to still exercise caution with these products if drug testing is a concern. These products have sometimes gone through additional processing to try to isolate and remove as much THC as possible while still maintaining some of the other cannabinoids and terpenes.

CBD Isolate:

Isolate is typically the CBD oil product of choice for those who get drug tested or are sensitive to other cannabinoids such as THC. Products labeled as Isolate will generally be highlighted as being 99+% pure CBD. Usually, these products will have nothing but CBD in them because the CBD has literally been isolated from everything else. You can find pre-made isolate oils that typically consist of a carrier oil, such as MCT Oil, infused with the crystalline isolate powder. You can also find the “raw” crystalline powder or slabs (a form of concentrate) on its own. When looking at isolate, it is important to verify the purity. While many are in the 99.9+% range with no identifiable amounts of THC, there are lower purity ones (such as 99.5% or lower) that may still have trace amounts that show up on the labs. This small amount is typically negligible, and is nowhere near the amount usually found in Full Spectrum products. But it is still something other cannabinoids, THC especially, are necessary to take full advantage of what cannabis has to offer. Ultimately, however, we are all different and it comes down to the individual user and their needs. If drug testing is a concern, you’re encouraged to seek out CBD isolate products (or terpsolates) instead of Full Spectrum.



Where do you ship ?

In the United States, Myriam’s Hope CBD is derived from hemp. Hemp is considered a dietary supplement and is legal to purchase and ship across the United States. Because our CBD hemp oil contains less than 0.3% THC by weight, it is exempt from the Federal Controlled Substances Act prohibition on marijuana. At this time, we’re unable to ship outside the USA.

WHAT IS CBG ?

CBG (cannabigerol) is a non-acidic cannabinoid produced when heat is applied to the CBGA (cannabigerolic acid) molecule. Its close chemical relatives are THC, CBD, and CBC.

CBG is found mainly in hemp products, and strains bred for high THC usually contain very low amounts of CBG (less than 1%). High CBD strains, on the other hand, contain much higher concentrations of this essential cannabinoid.

CBG will not get you high. CBG is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid much like CBD.

What Are The Possible Benefits Of CBG ?

The benefits that CBG may offer are closely tied to what it does in the human body. In the right dose, CBG can act as an:
– Analgesic (relieves pain).
– Antibacterial (slows bacteria growth).
– Anti-convulsive (reduces seizures and convulsions).
– Anti-inflammatory (reduces inflammation).
– Anti-insomnia (aids sleep).
– Anti-proliferative (inhibits cancer cell growth).
– Antidepressant (raises mood).
– Bone stimulant (promotes bone growth).
– Brain cell stimulant (promotes neuron growth).
– Appetite stimulant (increases appetite).

What is CBDa ?

Straight from the plant, there Is mostly CBDa and Very Little CBD.
When you see pictures of hemp and cannabis plants growing in a field, they actually contain very little of the cannabinoids they are most known for. That’s because both CBD and THC require continued heat and/or aging to be transformed from their acidic precursors.

This heat process, otherwise known as decarboxylation, leads to the removal of the carboxyl group, and so CBDa becomes CBD (and THCA, THC). Most CBD products on the market are decarboxylated and therefore contain very little CBDa.

What are the possible benefits of CBDa ?

– Anti-proliferative – prevents cancer cell migration, noted specifically in cases of aggressive breast cancer. (Source)
– Antiemetic – reduces nausea and vomiting. (Source)
– Anti-inflammatory and pain reduction through COX-2 inhibition. (Source)
– Positive effect on seizures for the treatment of epilepsy, also when used in combination with CBD. (Source)
– Anti-anxiety effects. (Source)
– Potential anti-depressive effects. (Source)