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Should Oncologists Trust Cannabinoids?

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Should Oncologists Trust Cannabinoids?

People have been using cannabinoids for thousands of years. The oldest known use comes from China, around 2800 BC, when it was listed in Shen Nung’s pharmacopeia, or book of medicinal drugs and their applications. Cannabis was used therapeutically in the medical texts of the Hindu, Assyrian, Greek, and Roman civilizations. These ancient medical texts reported cannabis to help people deal with numerous health problems, including arthritis, depression, amenorrhea, inflammation, pain, lack of appetite, and asthma.


However, in the world of modern medicine, cannabis’s status as a helpful medical plant has largely been repressed due to the plant’s status as a controlled substance in the United States and abroad. This has led to a market of secondary importance, as cannabinoids have been relegated to the classification of alternative medicine. 


And for many doctors, that’s a big problem. There are only a few FDA-approved medications derived from cannabis, including: 

  • Epidiolex, which contains a purified form of CBD derived from cannabis, is approved for the treatment of seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome, two rare and severe forms of epilepsy.
  • Marinol and Syndros, which contain dronabinol (synthetic THC), are approved for nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy. Dronabinol is also used to treat loss of appetite and weight loss in people with HIV/AIDS.
  • Cesamet and Canemes, which contain nabilone (a synthetic substance similar to THC), are approved to treat nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy.


Outside of these limited cases, there are no FDA-approved uses of cannabinoids. 


This brings us to the issue: Should oncologists trust cannabinoids? Nearly everything surrounding cancer is painful. The treatments are painful. The condition is painful. And it is increasingly difficult to get FDA-approved pain medications prescribed, and to get those prescriptions filled by pharmacists. And many patients don’t want the side effects of opioids on top of the side effects they’re already receiving from their chemotherapy. Cancer patients in pain are going to seek out alternative forms of pain relief, and for many, that means cannabinoids. 


Because of the widespread use of cannabis for cancer, oncologists should stay informed of the most recent evidence-based data about cannabinoids and how they can help cancer patients. In a recent review article in Frontiers in Pharmacology, the authors set out to inform oncologists about how cancer patients use cannabinoids and what these compounds can do. Please note that these statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and this article is not intended to do anything other than keep people informed of research developments. 

Cannabinoids and Cancer Pain

Pain, both physical and emotional, is a common and distressing issue in cancer patients, often leading to high healthcare costs. Chronic pain is especially prevalent among these patients. Current treatments, including opioids, have limitations due to side effects and dependence issues. Neuropathic pain, a type of chronic pain common in cancer, is often resistant to treatment.


Cannabinoids, compounds found in cannabis, have been studied for their potential in managing cancer-related pain. They interact with the endocannabinoid system in the body, affecting pain perception and immune responses. Animal studies suggest that cannabinoids can alleviate cancer-related pain, particularly neuropathic pain. Some clinical studies also show benefits, with cancer patients reporting reduced pain and symptom improvement with medical cannabis.


Cannabinoids may have an “opioid-sparing effect,” meaning they could reduce the need for opioids in pain management. Preclinical studies indicate that combining cannabinoids with opioids can enhance pain relief. However, clinical trials have yielded mixed results, with some showing benefits and others not. Currently, no cannabinoid-based medications are approved for cancer pain treatment by the FDA or EMA.


In summary, cannabinoids show promise in managing cancer-related pain, especially neuropathic pain, and potentially reducing opioid use. However, more research is needed to establish their effectiveness and safety in larger clinical trials before widespread clinical use can be recommended.


Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) is a significant problem for cancer patients, affecting up to 65% with nausea and 25% with vomiting. It’s a major concern because it can impact patients’ quality of life, hinder treatment, and lead to serious health issues like dehydration.


CINV happens due to the way chemotherapy affects various receptors in the body, triggering the vomiting process. Several drugs are used to manage CINV, but there are still unmet needs in treating it effectively, especially when it becomes resistant to treatment. That’s where cannabinoids, which use different signaling pathways than other types of pharmaceuticals, may come into play.


Researchers have explored the use of cannabinoids to manage CINV. The idea came from the discovery of cannabinoid receptors in areas of the brain involved in vomiting. Both animal and human studies have shown that cannabinoids, like THC and synthetic versions, can be effective in reducing CINV. In fact, synthetic THC called Dronabinol was approved by the FDA for this purpose.


Newer cannabinoid-based drugs that contain compounds like THC and CBD for cancer patients are also being tested and have shown promise in reducing CINV. These drugs can be a valuable addition when other antiemetic treatments fail.

Side Effects

While cannabinoids are often said to be safe, research shows that there are risks for certain groups of people. Senior patients with a history of heart disease can develop life-threatening cardiovascular side effects, such as myocardial infarction (heart attack). Most of the research on side effects and negative effects only focuses on the relationship between health and THC– which is only one of hundreds of cannabinoids. There has been comparatively little research done on the health impacts of CBD or THCV, for example. 


Another major study focus has been on addiction. Addiction is one of the main concerns that doctors have about the medical use of cannabis, but not only is cannabis rarely addictive, many of the compounds that are used by cancer patients (like CBD) have no addiction potential. 


Cannabinoids, known for their historical use as remedies, have faced research challenges due to strain variability and legal difficulties. With the increasing legalization of cannabis, especially for cancer patients, interest in these drugs has grown. However, aside from their effectiveness in managing nausea and vomiting, cannabinoids lack approval for cancer-related uses. The absence of standardized guidelines complicates the interpretation of real-world data.


Despite this, cannabinoids seem to have a positive impact on cancer-related pain when used alongside other pain medications and initiated early in treatment. They also appear to enhance patient well-being by addressing symptoms like mood, appetite, and anxiety. The debate regarding their anti-tumor properties continues, with some data suggesting potential benefits, especially in conjunction with other cancer therapies. 


If oncologists want to best serve their cancer patients, they should consider integrating cannabinoids into clinical care. But prescribing cannabinoids requires careful consideration of the patient’s profile. Young patients, pregnant individuals, those with mental health or substance abuse histories, or elderly individuals with severe cardiovascular conditions should avoid them until more safety data is available. Additionally, selecting the right combination of active compounds, dosage, and administration method is crucial to prevent unwanted effects.


To fully understand the potential of cannabinoids, more data on their mechanism of action, dosing, interactions with other drugs, and adverse effects are needed. High-quality clinical trials are essential to boost oncologists’ confidence when recommending these drugs to patients.


At Myriam’s Hemp, we want everybody to have access to the information they need to make pain relief choices, especially when managing the devastating effects of cancer. Contact us today if you have any questions about our premium cannabinoid products and which ones we recommend.

CBG for Reducing Tumor Progression

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In recent years, the potential therapeutic benefits of cannabinoids have gained significant attention. These compounds, all originating from the hemp plant, have great medical potential and have already helped millions of people with their pain and many other conditions. 


While CBD and THC are widely known, another cannabinoid called cannabigerol (CBG) is emerging as a promising compound for reducing tumor progression. CBG offers unique properties that differentiate it from other cannabinoids, making it an exciting area of research in the field of oncology. One of its most notable effects is the role it may serve in reducing tumor progression.

What Is CBG?

Cannabigerol (CBG) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. It is often referred to as the “mother cannabinoid” because it serves as a precursor to other cannabinoids like CBD and THC. CBG interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), a complex network of receptors found throughout the body, including the immune system and nervous system.


CBG’s potential anti-cancer effects are attributed to its interaction with the ECS. Studies have shown that CBG can inhibit the growth of cancer cells by activating specific receptors (CB1 and CB2) in the ECS. These receptors play a crucial role in regulating various physiological processes, including cell growth and apoptosis (programmed cell death). By influencing these processes, CBG may help slow down tumor progression.

CBG and Tumor Progression

Recent studies demonstrate that CBG is an effective tumor suppressant. In one recent study, the effects of CBG, along with CBD and THC, on glioblastoma cells were compared. CBG and THC similarly reduced cell viability, while combining CBD with CBG was more effective than with THC. Both CBG and CBD induced cell apoptosis, and CBG also inhibited glioblastoma invasion, similar to CBD and the chemotherapy drug temozolomide. Adding THC did not provide additional benefits, suggesting that CBG may be a better option for future clinical studies on glioblastoma therapy.


Another study found that CBG induced apoptosis and showed positive effects on reducing cell growth in colorectal cancer cells. Interestingly, CBG deactivates the CB2 receptors, which is important for this type of cancer. CB2 receptor activation has been linked to colon cancer progression, which suggests that cannabinoids that interact outside of the main cannabinoid receptors (like CBG) may prove most effective for this type of cancer. 


A third research direction is currently looking at CBG in pre-trial studies as a potential treatment for gastrointestinal cancer. While these tests are still in the pre-trial stage, they have found that CBG induces significantly higher rates of cancer cell death compared to other cannabinoids.


Older research also highlights CBG’s potential as a treatment for oral cancer. This is another case where CBG doesn’t interact with the two best-known ECS receptors, CB1 or CB2. Instead, a different receptor type entirely– the TRPM8 receptors– play the primary role in this anti-cancer mechanism. 

Combining CBG with Other Treatments

CBG holds immense potential as an adjuvant therapy alongside conventional cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation. Studies have indicated that CBG may enhance the efficacy of these treatments while reducing their side effects, such as pain. CBG’s anti-inflammatory properties may help reduce the inflammation caused by chemotherapy, leading to better treatment outcomes.


Additionally, lab tests and studies have shown that CBG can be an effective treatment for some side effects of chemotherapy. One study found that CBG robustly improved weight loss induced by Cisplatin, a chemotherapy medication used to treat a number of cancer types. This type of medication is powerful and can create problems with gut function and liver toxicity– which the study found were all partially normalized by CBG. 


Additionally, CBG has shown synergistic effects when combined with other cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD. This phenomenon, known as the entourage effect, suggests that cannabinoids work together to enhance their therapeutic potential. Further research is needed to explore the optimal combinations and dosages for the best results.

Taking CBG for Cancer

The potential of CBG in reducing tumor progression is an exciting area of research that offers hope in the fight against cancer. With its unique properties and mechanisms of action, CBG shows promise as an anti-cancer agent by inhibiting abnormal cell growth and reducing inflammation. 


The easiest way to take CBG for tumors or other cancer-related issues is to use a high-quality, lab-tested CBG oil. Our CBG oil is a full-spectrum oil, meaning you can benefit from the entourage effect, and is third-party lab tested for your peace of mind. 


For those interested in using CBG for cancer, we always recommend when and wherever possible that licensed cannabis medical professionals be consulted. Contact us for a referral by email at, or by phone at (800) 683-4807 ext 1.


At Myriam’s Hope Hemp, we believe that everybody should have access to the information they need to make choices about their health. Contact us today if you have any questions about our premium CBD and CBG, as well as our other cannabinoid products like CBGA! 


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CBD for Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

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Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, or MCAS, is a condition that may affect as much as 17% of the US population. However, it is a poorly-understood condition, and many patients with MCAS become frustrated with the treatment they receive from the medical and pharmaceutical industries. 


To that end, many MCAS patients look for remedies and relief outside of the traditional pharmaceutical industry. Today, we’re going to explore what MCAS is and talk about some of the treatment options originating with medical hemp.

What is MCAS?

MCAS stands for Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, which is a medical condition characterized by the abnormal activation of mast cells in the body. Mast cells are a type of white blood cell that play a crucial role in the immune system’s response to pathogens and allergens.


Mast cells contain granules filled with various substances, including histamine, cytokines, and other inflammatory mediators. When mast cells are activated, these granules are released into the surrounding tissue in a process called degranulation. 


Degranulation leads to an inflammatory response that is often painful and debilitating. This activation can occur in response to a wide range of triggers, such as allergens, strong scents, chemical exposures, infections, stress, temperature changes, and certain medications. 


In the case of MCAS, mast cells are extremely sensitive and easily triggered, leading to excessive release of inflammatory mediators even in the absence of a major immune system threat. This chronic activation of mast cells can result in a wide array of symptoms that can affect the whole body as a system.

MCAS Symptoms

MCAS has a number of symptoms. Because this is a systemic concern, many of these symptoms affect the whole body. They include, but are not limited to:

  • Skin-related symptoms: Itching, flushing, hives, rashes, and swelling (angioedema).
  • Respiratory symptoms: Wheezing, shortness of breath, nasal congestion, and throat tightness.
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms: Abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and bloating.
  • Cardiovascular symptoms: Rapid heart rate, low blood pressure, and lightheadedness.
  • Neurological symptoms: Brain fog, headaches, dizziness, anxiety, and fatigue.
  • Musculoskeletal symptoms: Joint and muscle pain, weakness, and stiffness.
  • Systemic symptoms: Fatigue, malaise, and flu-like symptoms.


MCAS treatment is both preventative and reactionary. When we look at medical hemp and how it can be used for MCAS, it is typically used when an activation occurs. 

MCAS and Inflammation

One of the most common reasons that people use medical cannabis or other hemp products is to reduce inflammation. Inflammation is a natural defense mechanism of the body that occurs in response to injury or infection.  


However, in the case of MCAS, the excessive activation of mast cells leads to persistent inflammation, even when there is no apparent injury or infection. This chronic inflammation can contribute to a variety of symptoms and health issues associated with MCAS, such as skin rashes, gastrointestinal problems, respiratory symptoms, cardiovascular issues, and even neurological symptoms.


There are several avenues of treatment for MCAS. Some treatment is immediate and deals with the short-term effects of MCAS. When we look at the types of relief that cannabinoids can offer to MCAS patients, one of the first key elements that jumps out is CBD’s anti-inflammatory function.


CBD is well-known for its anti-inflammatory properties, so for some symptoms of MCAS, such as rashes and swelling, a topical CBD application can help. Studies show that substances that activate cannabinoid receptors can help reduce the effects of histamine in the human skin. 


Creams or lotions that contain substances similar to the ones produced naturally in our bodies, called endocannabinoids, might help relieve itching by reducing the release of granules from mast cells, and decreasing the amount of inflammation-causing histamine and cytokines. Cannabinoids like CBD can also have an analgesic effect on their own, which can help relieve itching and pain from mast cell activation.

CBD and Mast Cell Receptors

We have different receptors in our cells that can interact with cannabinoids. Two of them, CB2 and CB1, are directly related to mast cell inflammation. Of the two, CB2 is better-understood. 

CB2 activation can regulate the production and release of cytokines, which are signaling molecules that control inflammation. 


Cannabinoids that interact with CB2 can help decrease the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines and promote the release of anti-inflammatory cytokines, shifting the immune response towards a more balanced and less inflammatory state.


Recently, researchers discovered that the CB1 receptor is found in mast cells. Both CB1 and CB2 have effects on mast cells, particularly a molecule called cAMP. cAMP is a messenger molecule found in mast cells, and it is linked to degranulation. A study looking at the relationship between these two receptors and cAMP found that CB1 can cause a long-term increase in cAMP levels in mast cells. An increase in cAMP levels helps prevent mast cells from releasing substances that cause inflammation, which may explain CB1’s anti-inflammatory effects. 


CBD interacts with both types of receptors and can stop other substances from activating these receptors. This could explain why CBD can help reduce the unwanted movement of immune cells during a mast cell activation. This study points out that cannabinoids act as potential anti-inflammatory against as part of their general immunosuppressive function, and that the study’s results indicate that exposure to cannabinoids would markedly suppress the acute, inflammatory functions of mast cells. 


CBG (cannabigerol) is another cannabinoid that has potential as a treatment for MCAS. While CBG does interact with CB1 and CB2, it has less has less receptor activity there than CBD does. However, it has much stronger interaction with several other cell signaling pathways, including the transient receptor proteins TRPA1, TRPV1, TRPV2. TRPV3, TRPV4, and TRPM8. Of these, all but TRPM8 have been identified as playing a role in mast cell activation. 


  • TRPA1: Activation can lead to mast cell degranulation
  • TRPV1: Associated with pain sensation and contributes to inflammation and degranulation in mast cells. 
  • TRPV2: Not as well-understood but seems to be linked to degranulation and activation in mast cells
  • TRPV3: Linked to the release of histamine in mast cell activation
  • TRPV4: Releases several inflammatory compounds in mast cells.


CBG engages with all of these receptors, which may indicate that it can help regulate these cells and prevent degranulation during mast cell activation. 

Other Cannabinoids for MCAS

While CBD and CBG have the most evidence for their effects on mast cells, there is also a case to be made for the entourage effect. In vivo studies have shown that combinations of cannabinoids exert the best anti-inflammatory effects 


If you are interested in trying medical hemp for MCAS or other mast cell issues, Myriam’s Hemp offers several full-spectrum, lab-tested products that may help with this inflammatory disease. 

  • CBG 1200, a full-spectrum CBG-forward tincture
  • Daily 100 CBD, a full-spectrum CBD oil that contains other cannabinoids for the entourage effect
  • CBD+CBDa, a unique oil that combines CBD with the more bioavailable CBDa for faster action; very helpful for inflammation
  • CBD Balm, which may help with the itching, swelling, and other skin irritation caused by MCAS


At Myriam’s Hemp, we want to provide you with options for managing your health conditions. We believe that everybody should have access to the information they need to make choices about their health. Contact us today if you have any questions about CBD, CBG, and our other premium cannabinoid products. 



CBD and Skin Health: The Latest Research

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There are several ways to incorporate CBD into your wellness routine. Many people like to use it as a tincture, but topical applications are just as popular. CBD-infused lotions and balms have been on the market for years– and now more than ever, we’re learning about what exactly topical CBD can do for the skin. 


Today, we’re going to take a look at some of the most cutting-edge research on CBD for skincare and see exactly how CBD interacts with our cutaneous cannabinoid system. 

The Cutaneous Cannabinoid System

The endocannabinoid system is one of the most important parts of the human body. This system of receptors is found in virtually every body system and location. The cannabinoid receptors found in the skin make up the cutaneous cannabinoid system. There are numerous types of cannabinoid receptors found in skin, and studying this system has found that it is directly linked to skin disorders such as dermatitis, psoriasis, scleroderma, eczema, and more. A comprehensive recent literature review identifies even more potential skin issues that can be addressed by CBD. Let’s take a look at some of the major conditions that recent studies have looked at.

CBD for Acne

Forget about the old myth that acne is caused by a dirty face or by eating chocolate. Acne occurs when hair follicles become clogged due to increased oil (sebum) production. Oil production may increase with hormonal changes, bacterial infections, or as a result of skin that is too dry. CBD can decrease the amount of sebum produced by your skin’s glands, which can help prevent acne in the first place.


 A 2016 review of cannabis’s medical properties found that cannabinoids had both antifungal and antibacterial properties, which could reduce the appearance of acne due to infection. A 2022 study has shown that both CBD and hemp seed extracts are effective at reducing acne-related skin discomfort and discoloration when applied topically.

CBD for Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune skin condition characterized by red, scaly patches on the skin. It is caused by an accelerated skin cell turnover process, leading to the buildup of skin cells on the surface. There has been evidence since 2007 that CBD can help reduce inflammation and cell turnover, both of which play a major role in the painful symptoms of psoriasis. 


In more recent research, CBD was found to influence immune system responses by inhibiting the production of pro-inflammatory molecules. CBD can also inhibit the proliferation of certain skin cells and promote cell differentiation, which can help restore a more balanced and normal skin cell cycle.

CBD for Eczema

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a chronic skin condition characterized by red, itchy, and inflamed patches on the skin. It is triggered by a number of factors, both environmental and genetic, and can vary in severity. Because eczema is linked to inflammation, the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD make it a likely agent to address this condition. 


In 2017, it was discovered that the cutaneous cannabinoid system plays an important role in the appearance and severity of eczema, and that this system can have a major impact on regulating the condition. Another recent study found that CBD is antimicrobial, with some data showing it works well to kill Staphylococcus aureus. Staph infections are a major concern for people with eczema, as it can trigger flares and other complications. 

CBD for Wound Healing

CBD has several properties that can help with wound healing. In addition to the anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties discussed above, a study in 2022 found that direct application of CBD to a wound encouraged healing. Another study in 2020 found that the interaction of CBD with cannabinoid receptors at wound edges improved long-term healing outcomes. This is due to the way CBD limits the production of over-active keratinocytes– the cells that produce new skin cells. CBD also is an agonist for the CB2R receptor in wound beds, which means that its presence can help regulate the inflammatory microenvironment by reducing the amount of pro-inflammatory triggers. 

CBD for Skin Fibrosis and Scarring

Both skin fibrosis and scarring involve texture changes to your skin.Skin fibrosis is a condition where there is an excessive accumulation of fibrous tissue in the skin, leading to areas of less flexibility and reduced elasticity. Scarring can cause similar changes, but is the result of a wound, lesion, or other disease symptom. 


A recent literature review cross-referenced CBD studies on wound healing to determine whether or not it could play an active role in the reduction of skin fibrosis. CBD was found to decrease scarring from both eczema and psoriasis. In another study, it was found to decrease acne scarring, too. 


CBD for Sun Damage

Exposure to the sun’s UV radiation can cause oxidative stress on our skin, making it age faster. This leads to cosmetic changes like wrinkles and fine lines, but it also leads to long-term damage to the skin itself. A 2021 study found that CBD reduced many of the effects of  UV damage. It reduced inflammation, controlled protein biosynthesis, and safeguarded proteins from damage caused by UV radiation. These findings suggest that CBD, through its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, could be beneficial in shielding skin cells from the harmful effects of UV radiation. The study also found that CBD helped preserve the healthy lipids found in skin tissue.


Another 2021 study, this time a rodent trial, found that CBD was effective as a preventative measure against cellular damage due to UV exposure.  This study looked at how CBD affected the metabolism of skin cells exposed to UVA/UVB radiation. The results showed that both the radiation and CBD treatment altered the expression of proteins related to inflammation and cell death. The CBD treatment helped to mitigate these changes and maintain the normal functioning of the skin cells, suggesting that it could be a protective measure against the negative effects of UV radiation on the skin.

How To Use CBD for Skin Care

If you want to use CBD for any kind of skin condition, the best product is a topical application. A great option for beginners is our 750 MG CBD Balm, which contains a moderate concentration of CBD. This balm can be applied directly to the affected areas of the skin. 


For those seeking a stronger application, we also offer a 1200 MG CBD Balm, which has a higher concentration of CBD. Both balms have been found to be effective in reducing skin inflammation and relieving pain in the skin. However, if you’re new to CBD, starting with the lower dose may be sufficient and allow you to gauge its effectiveness for your specific needs.


At Myriam’s Hemp, , we want to provide you with the information you need to make choices about your own health. We know that you have many options for relief, and we believe that you deserve to explore them fully. Contact us today if you have any questions about our premium hemp products.



Allergy Season Is Here: Can CBD Help Alleviate Symptoms?

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There are few things as frustrating as seasonal allergies. From itchy eyes to coughs and sneezes, seasonal allergies affect about 67 million American adults according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. 


The typical first-line pharmaceutical treatment for seasonal allergies is antihistamine drugs. However, these can come with some unpleasant side effects, like drowsiness, urine retention, blurred vision, headache, and dry mouth. This leads many people to seek an alternative treatment– and to consider those possibilities, we need to discuss what allergies actually are.

What Are Allergies?

Allergies are our immune system’s response to certain foreign bodies. This reaction occurs when your immune system makes antibodies that identify a particular substance as harmful, even though it isn’t. When your immune system comes into contact with an allergen, the reaction creates inflammation in your skin, eyes, sinuses, airways, or digestive system– or a combination of those. This inflammation can cause a runny nose, itching, sneezing, coughing, rashes, hives, and nausea among other symptoms. 


Because allergies are an inflammation reaction, the anti-inflammatory properties of certain cannabinoids may help to relieve symptoms. Can CBD help with allergies, since it can help with inflammation in other parts of the body? Let’s see what science has to say. 

CBD for Allergies

A systematic review of cannabinoids highlights CBD’s anti-inflammatory function. However, the relationship between cannabinoids and allergies is complicated. Respiratory studies have shown that while some cannabinoids improve function in the skin and airways of people with allergies, others may actually make certain allergic symptoms like contact dermatitis and asthma worse. You have to look at cannabinoids individually to determine their reaction with seasonal allergies. 


Fortunately, CBD is a seasonal allergy treatment option that has been found to relieve allergies and help keep airways open. In a study looking at allergy-induced asthma, CBD was found to relieve asthmatic symptoms in mice. CBD has also been shown to have a mild immunosuppressant effect in the respiratory system that can help control your immune system’s response to seasonal allergens like pollen. 


If you want to take CBD for seasonal allergies, we recommend our Daily 50 or Daily 100 CBD. Both of these products are full-spectrum oils that include minor cannabinoids for a greater entourage effect. The Daily 100 oil offers a higher concentration of CBD, so if you’ve never used CBD before, you might want to start with the Daily 50 to see how your body responds. 

CBG for Allergies

While there haven’t been any tests for CBG and antihistamine or anti-inflammatory action due to allergens, it has seen growing popularity in dermatology for its ability to interact with skin inflammation. This is because many of the CB1 receptors it interacts with are located in the skin. Lab tests in both clinical and in vitro models have shown that CBG regulates more skin targets than CBD and is just as effective as an anti-inflammatory treatment. 


Because CBD and CBG interact with your endocannabinoid receptors somewhat differently, you may experience a slightly stronger anti-inflammatory response from one or the other. If you’d like to give CBG a try, we recommend our CBG 1200 oil. This is a full-spectrum tincture for the optimum entourage effect. 

a-Pinene for Allergies

a-Pinene has also been linked to allergy relief. This is a terpene, which means that it is an aromatic compound– a chemical responsible for the way the hemp plants smell. Terpenes can be found in many plants, such as pine, lavender, and citrus peels. They are most commonly associated with hemp due to the plant’s high concentration of terpenes. 


Biologically, terpenes have a number of functions in the plant, including protection from animals and bacteria. Like many other compounds found in hemp, there is evidence that many terpenes have an effect on our bodies. a-Pinene has been found to reduce physical allergy symptoms like rhinitis (a runny nose) and itching skin, eyes, and ears in mice.


If you want to try a-pinene for allergies, it isn’t quite as simple as ordering an oil. However, it’s still very easy! When you’re ordering your CBD or other hemp oil, scroll down to the “Customize Your Own Terpene Blend” section, right above the “Add to Cart” button. a-Pinene is the first option available. Selecting it will add an extra boost of this terpene to your cannabinoid oil for even more health benefits. 


Seasonal allergies are an extremely common, but frustrating health concern, and we want to provide the information you need if you’re considering CBD for seasonal allergies. At Myriam’s Hemp, we believe that everybody should have access to the information they need to make choices about their health. Contact us today if you have any questions about our premium CBD and CBG, as well as our other cannabinoid products. 

Can CBD Help with Migraines?

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Millions of Americans suffer from the pain of migraine headaches. This painful condition has extreme impacts on many peoples’ lives, and is a leading cause of chronic pain. If you live with migraines, you may be wondering how best to treat them, since migraines often do not respond well to OTC painkillers and even many prescription drugs.


Today, we are going to talk about what migraines really are and how you can approach them with medical hemp. We will discuss the impacts of different cannabinoids on migraines and what are some steps you could take as a migraine sufferer. If you or someone you know suffers from migraine, we want to let you know what your options are!

What Are Migraines?

Many people have heard migraines described as “migraine headaches,” and so they often assume that a migraine is just a particularly bad type of headache. However, this could not be further from the truth. The reality is that migraines are a neurological disorder where headaches are one of the symptoms.


An estimated 39 million Americans live with migraines. This is a conservative estimate; the actual number may be higher because not everybody is diagnosed or seeks treatment. While everybody gets headaches from time to time, not everybody gets migraines. 


The exact cause of migraines is unknown, but it is hypothesized that they may be the result of abnormal brain activity temporarily affecting nerve cells, chemical signals, and blood vessels in the brain.


It can be a challenge to distinguish a migraine from a bad headache. Here are some of the signs and symptoms that a headache is really a migraine:

  • Severe, intense head pain
  • Pain on the side of the head, in or around the eyes, or behind the cheeks
  • Head pain causes a throbbing, pounding, or pulsating sensation
  • Head pain gets worse with physical activity or movement
  • Nausea and/or vomiting alongside your head pain
  • Sensitivity to light, noise, and/or smell
  • Head pain is severe enough to make you miss school, work, or other activities
  • Headache lasts anywhere from four hours to several days


Additionally, some people experience an aura with their migraines. This is a visual effect that may look like floating spots, blind spots, shapes, or flashes of light. Not everybody experiences migraines with aura– in fact, even though this is one of the best-known symptoms, only about 20% of people with migraines experience it. 

Types of Migraines

There are two types of migraines, episodic and chronic. The type of migraine you have is determined by how many headache days you have per month.


Episodic migraines occur fewer than 14 days per month

Chronic migraines occur when you have 15 or more headache days per month, and at least eight of those headaches have migraine features.


Migraines are much more than “just headaches.” They are a chronic, sometimes disabling condition that causes millions of people significant pain. If you experience migraines, you do have treatment options.


One of these treatment options is cannabis and hemp. Cannabis/hemp has been shown to have a strong effect on migraines. Studies have shown that it can lower both their painful intensity and their frequency. 

Cannabis for Migraines

While there are many different migraine treatment options out there, cannabinoids might be specially positioned as an effective solution to migraine problems. This is because migraines may have a special link to the endocannabinoid system. Research has uncovered clinical evidence that patients with chronic migraine have lower circulating plasma levels of natural endocannabinoids. 


There is a distinct link between migraine activity and lower levels of one endocannabinoid, 2AG, in the periaqueductal region of the brain. This area is responsible for amplifying or dampening perceptions of pain. This may mean that if the body’s natural endocannabinoids could be supplemented by hemp-based cannabinoids, this area’s reaction to migraine pain could be changed. 


Another area of research on the relationship between cannabis and migraines is looking at specific cannabinoids. The hemp plant produces a number of compounds called cannabinoids. These compounds interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system to have numerous beneficial effects. 


While many people assume that these effects all come with a psychoactive component, this is not true– although THC and many of its derivatives do produce a high, CBD and most of the other minor cannabinoids do not. All of the current research about medical hemp and migraines is focused on THC, CBD, or a combination of the two. 


Overall, medical cannabis for migraines looks like a positive solution to many peoples’ migraine issues. A review of studies found that overall, using hemp products reduced the number of migraines people experienced after thirty days. 


Symptoms like nausea and vomiting were significantly reduced over a six-month study period, and medical cannabis was 51% more effective at reducing migraines than non-cannabis-based products. 


Medical cannabis compared positively to synthetic pharmaceuticals, specifically amitriptyline, and actually stopped migraines in 11.6% of users, and 40% of users reported a reduction in migraine frequency.


Reduction in migraine frequency is a highly desired effect of medical cannabis. In addition to the studies compiled in the review mentioned above, a more recent study found that medical cannabis use led to fewer migraines in 61% of treated patients. 


Additionally, these patients reported less disability from their migraine pain and lower antimigraine medication intake, including lower opioid intake. 


Because hemp research has been so tightly regulated and in many places outlawed for years, there is still much we don’t know about cannabinoids and the way they affect us. Most of what we do know is about two compounds, THC and CBD. 

THC and Migraines

Many of the signaling pathways that work with THC in the human endocannabinoid system seem to have a link to migraines. THC is known to be anti-emetic, anti-inflammatory, anti-convulsant, and analgesic, all of which can cause migraine relief. 


According to a 2018 review of the relationship between cannabinoids and migraine treatment, relatively low doses of THC had positive effects on migraines. However, higher doses of THC were said to trigger headaches. 


Cannabinoids like THC interact with different receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system. One of these receptors that THC binds to is CB1R. Many areas involved in migraines are controlled by activity that engages with this receptor. THC can actually repair these pathways to help stop migraines. 

CBD and Migraines

CBD has been shown to be effective for migraines, although there is less research done on CBD alone than medical cannabis as a whole. 


One thirty-day trial found that 86% of participants reported decreased head pain impact. Patients with chronic migraines experienced a 33% drop in headache days. 


Overall, all of the trial’s participants together experienced a 23% reduction in monthly headache days– an average of almost 4 fewer headache days per month.


While THC binds with CB1R, the physical impact of CBD on migraine-related chemical signals is more complex. Instead of interacting with CB1R, CBD interacts with a receptor called GPR55. 


This interaction causes a rise in inhibitory neurotransmitter activity, which means that CBD can help calm the brain down and stop migraine activity. It is the same mechanism that allows CBD to have anti-seizure properties. 

Dosing CBD for Migraines

Many people take CBD oil for headaches, but migraines are more than just a headache. If you want to take CBD oil for migraines, your best option is a full spectrum, higher potency CBD tincture. There are several reasons for this.


First, CBD alone has less of an effect on migraines than CBD with other cannabinoids. This is likely related to the entourage effect. The entourage effect means that additional compounds (cannabinoids) remain in the extract. 


These compounds have a minor presence, but they mix together to provide collaborative benefits to you. This means that full spectrum CBD is more effective and has more benefits than CBD isolate.


One European study found that when migraine patients were given CBD and a CBD-THC combination, the combination was far more effective. It reduced the intensity of pain by 43.5%, and reduced migraine attacks by 40.4%. 


Secondly, CBD at low doses is ineffective for migraines. Doses under 100 mg have been shown to have no effect on migraines. However, in the same trial that demonstrated that a low dose is ineffective, higher doses were found to be much more effective. A dose of 200 mg relieved participants’ overall acute pain by 55%. 


If you want to try CBD for your migraines, our Daily100 CBD contains a dose of 100 mg of CBD. Our Daily 200 contains 200 mg of CBD per dose, which was the dose found to be effective for pain relief. 


At Myriam’s Hemp, we want everybody to have access to the information they need to make health decisions. We know that you have many options for relief, and we believe that you deserve to explore them fully. Contact us today if you have any questions about our premium cannabinoid products.

Let's Talk CBN

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Many cancer patients are cannabinoid users, whether for recreation or as a therapeutic supplement/addition to their regular cancer treatment. Hemp has many uses for cancer patients, and in fact, two of the only three FDA-approved hemp-based medications (Marinol and Syndros) are prescribed to patients who have nausea and vomiting related to chemotherapy. 


However, there is much more to cannabinoid use for cancer than those two medications. Several of the minor cannabinoids show great promise for relieving cancer symptoms. One of these cannabinoids is cannabinol or CBN.

What Is CBN?

CBN is a minor cannabinoid that is found in hemp plants. It is formed from the degradation of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), so it will be found in higher concentrations in aged cannabis plants. CBN is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid, so it will not get you high, and it is of great interest to the hemp research community for its potential therapeutic properties. If you would like to know more about CBN, we have a full guide to it here; today we are going to be looking specifically at its relationship to cancer.

Using CBN for Cancer

Generally speaking, CBN can have numerous benefits for patients with varying types of cancer. One of its main benefits is the effect it can have on pain. Studies have shown that CBN has a painkilling effect for both short-term and chronic pain. Pain management is an important part of cancer recovery, and many patients want to avoid the negative side effects of synthetic painkillers. CBN and other cannabinoids with an analgesic effect may be of great benefit to these patients.


Another major benefit of CBN to cancer patients is its role as an appetite stimulant. Many cancers and cancer medications cause increased nausea and a decreased appetite, which makes it hard to get good nutrition and enough calories to support recovery. But a 2012 study found that CBN increased both appetite-related behaviors and eating-related behaviors, including increases in meal sizes and meal durations. 


CBN may also be a broadly anti-cancer treatment due to its ability to induce apoptosis, or cell death, in certain types of cancer cells. There are two ways that this can occur. One way is related to the reaction of IL-2, a signaling molecule in the immune system when exposed to CBN. 


When this signaling molecule is exposed to CBN, the cell replication process experiences disruption and there is a modulation of the immune response that causes delayed cell replication and apoptosis in some cancer cells. 


The other way that CBN induces apoptosis involves cell signaling pathways, specifically the AKT  and ERK pathways. These pathways play an important role in regulating various cellular processes, including cell growth, replication, survival, and metabolism. 


There is evidence that when the AKT pathway activates incorrectly, there are strong implications for the development and progression of cancer. This has led cancer researchers to look for ways to target the AKT pathway specifically when developing new therapies for cancer. 


Because CBN can inhibit the AKT pathway and induce apoptosis and autophagy (a condition where the cell “eats” itself, depleting itself of nutrients and restricting growth and development), it is a promising therapy for many types of cancers. 

CBN for Brain Cancer

The first type of cancer cells that the AKT researchers looked at were glioma cells. Glioma is a type of brain cancer that arises from the cells that support and protect neurons (nerve cells) in the brain and spinal cord. Research has shown that CBN has multiple avenues of neuroprotection, which can help keep these cells healthy, to begin with.

CBN for Liver Cancer

The pathway study also included liver cancer cells. Much like with the glioma cells, the liver cancer cells were effectively inhibited by the presence of CBN. However, while the brain cancer cells had their AKT pathways activated, the mechanism for fighting liver cancer was slightly different and used the ERK pathways instead.


This is not the only time that CBN has been shown to be effective against liver cancer. Another study found that CBN can activate the ERK pathways in liver cells, inhibit cellular communication, and block cellular proliferation. This means that it can help stop cancer cells from replicating and spreading, which can directly impact tumor growth.

CBN for Breast Cancer

Breast cancer was the third cancer type included in the pathway study. However, this is not the only study to find ways that CBN has potential as a treatment method for breast cancer. A mixture of cannabinoids, including CBN, has been found to be effective against breast cancer cells while leaving healthy breast tissue cells alone. 


CBN has another important link to breast cancer treatment, and that is its ability to reduce the concentration of Breast Cancer Resistance Protein (BCRP, also known as ABCG2) that a cancer patient produces. While normally you want good concentrations of BCRP, as it protects against harmful compounds, BCRP is a drug efflux pump– and that’s a problem if you are receiving chemotherapy.


A drug efflux pump is a protein that pumps foreign substances (like medication) out of cells. This type of protein is one of the mechanisms that allow cancer cells to resist chemotherapy. It prevents the chemotherapy drugs from accumulating in the cancer cells, making them less effective. Research has shown that CBN is an effective inhibitor of this protein. When resistant cells were exposed to CBN, they were resensitized to the chemotherapy drugs that they had begun to resist. This suggests that CBN may help chemotherapy for breast cancer be more effective.

How To Use CBN

If you or a loved one is struggling with brain cancer, liver cancer, or breast cancer, and you want to see if CBN is right for you and can help manage your symptoms, the easiest way to get an effective dose is by using a tincture. Our CBN tincture products available at Myriam’s Hemp are made using premium hemp extracts and are administered under the tongue using a standard dropper syringe.


As always, we strongly recommend consulting with a cannabis medical professional for proper product guidance and dosing regimen. If you would like a referral to a reputable Cannabis Doctor, please contact us at (800) 683-4807 ext 0 or email us at

At Myriam’s Hemp, we believe that everybody should have access to the information they need to make choices about their health. A cancer diagnosis is often overwhelming, and we want to help you explore your options for relief. Contact us today if you have any questions about our premium CBN and other cannabinoid products.

Can CBD Help You Maintain a Healthy & Comfortable Weight?

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There are many reasons why people are interested in taking CBD. Because CBD interacts with receptors all throughout the body, it can impact many elements of your health and wellness. One area of wellness that many people struggle with is weight, and as a result, many people want to know if CBD can help them maintain their desired weight.


We’d like to start by saying that we know that weight is a sensitive issue for many people. We don’t want to make anybody uncomfortable with this article; your weight is your business and people with bodies of all sizes deserve to be happy and treated respectfully. Weight is a complicated subject; in addition to your body’s natural size and genetic predispositions, weight can be impacted by stress, nutrition, mental welfare, and so much more. 


This article exists because we want to share how CBD can help you address some of these underlying conditions to feel more comfortable and confident in your own skin.

How Can CBD Help You Manage Your Weight?

There is some evidence that CBD can interact directly with your metabolism. For example, two animal studies indicate that CBD can affect weight by interacting with CB1 and CB2 receptors in lymphoid tissue and the brain. These receptors are thought to play important roles in metabolism and food intake. However, this CBD was injected– not the way people normally take it.


Instead, when people take CBD for weight management, it is usually part of a holistic method that addresses some of the conditions that can cause unwanted weight loss or weight gain. There are many factors that contribute to the challenge of maintaining your desired weight. Several of these factors are impacted by CBD. 

CBD for Unwanted Weight Gain

Research has found that CBD does not have a direct impact on weight loss. However, when you look at the underlying causes of unwanted weight gain, there are areas that CBD may be able to help with. 


CBD and other cannabinoids work by interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system. This system is dispersed throughout the body and responds to different chemicals through two cannabinoid (CB) receptors, called the CB1 and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are most dense in the brain and central nervous system, while CB2 receptors are found mainly in the immune system.

However, CB1 receptors are also widespread in adipose tissue. CBD works with other cannabinoids to potentially activate many receptors in these tissues, such as endocannabinoids and serotonin. This may play a role in various metabolic functions. Specifically, CB1 receptor agonists that deactivate or block off the receptor may help reduce appetite, while stimulating CB2 receptors decreases inflammation and may reduce food intake, which can help prevent unwanted weight gain. 


Additionally, CBD can help with many of the underlying conditions that lead to unwanted weight gain such as stress and anxiety, inflammation, sleep, and more. 

Stress and Anxiety

Research shows that there is a link between stress and weight gain, and stress and anxiety play an even bigger role in the body’s condition than you might think.


While everybody experiences stress, prolonged, chronic stress can be extremely harmful. Chronic stress promotes a number of harmful conditions, including…

Chronic or repeated stress is especially harmful and is a major factor in exacerbating mental illnesses such as anxiety disorders and depression. Long-term stress also leads to heightened levels of the hormone cortisol. Long-term elevated cortisol levels cause your body to raise insulin levels, which drops blood glucose levels and typically increases the intake of high-calorie foods. These foods cause the body to release dopamine and serotonin, which have a calming effect and can help ameliorate stress– but at the same time can cause unwanted weight gain. Research shows that CBD’s effect on the CB1 receptors may be able to help interrupt this cycle.


Weight and inflammation can also play a simultaneous role in nonalcoholic liver disease and its effects on the body. One popular use of CBD is to fight inflammation in the body’s tissues; one derivative of CBD even shows great promise in rodent studies of liver inflammation specifically. 

Research shows that there is a link between unwanted weight gain, inflammation, and the gut microbiome. CBD has been shown to reduce intestinal inflammation, which helps bring these factors into balance. CBD and other cannabinoids have also been found to stabilize the blood-brain barrier and reduce both gut inflammation and inflammation in the brain. Inflammation in both the gut and brain can adversely affect brain health and function. 


Getting regular, high-quality sleep is vital to maintaining your desired weight. Getting less than six hours of sleep per night is linked to higher weight in adults. CBD is known to increase total sleep time, and many users of CBD report better periods of sleep and better periods of wakefulness, suggesting that CBD may help create better sleep balance.

CBD for Unwanted Weight Loss

Unwanted weight loss is often a problem for people who are suffering from conditions like HIV or cancer. If you are managing symptoms that include undesirable weight loss, CBD may be able to help by relieving nausea

At Myriam’s Hemp, our goal is to help people take charge of their health and wellness in ways that the pharmaceutical industry does not address or engage with. We want to help you take control of your health by offering premium CBD products that we believe in. Weight management, whatever that might mean for you, can have a significant impact on your life, and we want to help you live comfortably. Our CBD products are created with quality at the forefront and we are constantly striving to enhance our offerings. 


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Beginner’s Guide to CBD for Autistic Children

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As a parent of a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), knowing which therapies, treatments, and resources will help or hinder your child can be challenging. No two Autistic children are quite alike, but it can feel like you, as the parent, are expected to follow a prescribed set of rules for parenting your kiddo. 

In this blog, we’ll be discussing the use of CBD and medical cannabis therapy for Autistic kids, but we’ve got a very important message to share first. 

Accepting Autistic kids for who they are is one of the most vital parts of cultivating their confidence, happiness, and long-term health. You, as a parent, may feel pressure to push back against quirks and unwanted behaviors, but it’s important to remember that kids with ASD are never trying to upset you on purpose. 

The use of CBD for Autistic kids is to help alleviate symptoms often associated with ASD, like anxiety, depression, and sensory sensitivities. The result is often reduced behavioral outbursts, fewer mood swings, and increased comfort in social situations. However, CBD alone can’t give your Autistic child everything they need to thrive. 

You’ll also need to provide other forms of support, confidence, and accessibility resources for your Autistic child. To connect with and learn more from parents of Autistic kids who use medical cannabis products to support their children, visit the Whole Plant Access for Autism Support Group on Facebook or their website HERE.

How CBD Works for Kids with Autism

CBD has been found to interact with nerve cell messages in brain regions regulating anxiety, executive function, and behavior, blocking signals to key neuroreceptors that can trigger seizures– all of which are symptoms of ASD. 

CBD isn’t going to change your child’s personality, but it may bring them relief from the painful and debilitating symptoms of ASD, like seizures, depression, and anxiety.

CBD Pushes Biomarkers to “Typical” Levels 

A novel way of looking at ASD is to look at biomarkers. Biomarkers are characteristics of the body that you can measure; they range from something as simple and easy to understand as heart rate to far more complex internal measurements. 

For autism, several genes, proteins, peptides, and metabolites can be used as biomarkers for ASD. One promising element of CBD for ASD treatment is that many of these biomarkers interact with the endocannabinoid system; as a result, CBD use can push these biomarkers toward a more neurotypical level. Biomarkers can provide direct evidence for the success of CBD as an autism treatment.

CBD vs. Pharmaceutical Therapies

Autistic children are frequently prescribed lots of pharmaceutical drugs. These typically include SSRI antidepressants, antipsychotics, anticonvulsants, stimulants, tricyclics, and anti-anxiety medications. 

While these medications can work, they might not suit your child’s needs. These drugs have several side effects and interactions with each other and with other common medical treatments and may have serious risks involved with their use. 

It is these risks that often lead parents to seek out alternative forms of treatment. CBD is frequently favored because the side effects are mild—if present—and are typically short-lived. 

Benefits of CBD for Autistic Children

Overall, CBD shows several promising benefits for autistic kids. A 2018 study on the efficacy of CBD for relieving ASD symptoms showed that a notable percentage of the subjects experienced significant improvement in various areas, including communication, behavioral, and anxiety issues. 

In another two-year study, behavioral problems were the symptom that saw the greatest reduction after treatment with CBD. CBD interacts with several parts of the brain and nervous system linked to ASD symptoms, so it shows great promise as a treatment for autistic kids.

Is CBD Safe for Kids?

CBD is generally considered safe. The World Health Organization has also found that CBD is usually well-tolerated and has a good safety profile. The FDA has even approved an epilepsy drug derived from CBD.

Remember that “safe” is balanced against efficacy when it comes to medications. When you consider the side effects of many of the pharmaceutical drugs prescribed to autistic kids, the extremely rare, mild side effects of CBD seem much safer.

How Is CBD Different From Medical Marijuana? 

CBD and medical marijuana are two very different things. CBD is a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. Unlike the psychoactive compound THC, CBD does not have psychoactive effects, meaning it does not produce a “high” or altered state of consciousness. 

Medical marijuana refers to the use of the whole cannabis plant or its extracts to treat certain medical conditions. The main active ingredient in medical marijuana is THC, although it may also contain varying amounts of CBD, depending on the strain.

How Much CBD Should Kids with Autism Take?

Dosing CBD can be tricky because if you dose too much or too little, you don’t get the full benefits. Our recommendation is always to consult with a qualified cannabis medical professional before administering hemp products to your child.

Risks of Using CBD for Autism

There is very little risk in using CBD for autism. CBD may have some minor side effects like diarrhea, changes in appetite, and fatigue. These are rare and frequently go away once the body is used to CBD.

How To Purchase CBD for Autistic Kids

We understand that trying something new for your autistic kid can be simultaneously promising and terrifying. Making health decisions for your child is never easy, and we really understand that. When we started Myriam’s Hemp, one of our goals was to simplify the process of getting cannabinoid products for medical concerns. We want to help your family, too. 

It is common for parents to start their children with a lower potency CBD and work up to a higher concentration. It’s also very common to use a variety of cannabinoids to help enhance the effects of their child’s needs.

Although our products come with a basic suggested starting usage guide, we strongly recommend consulting with a cannabis doctor to help you with proper product recommendations and dosing guidance.

If you would like guidance from a cannabis medical professional, we would be happy to refer you to a cannabis doctor or nurse. If you are considering CBD to help your autistic child, please do not hesitate to reach out to our friendly, knowledgeable support staff.

Please contact us by email at or phone at (800) 683-4807 ext 0 for a cannabis doctor or nurse referral or any questions about our products.

CBD can help with the most debilitating symptoms of autism, letting your child’s individuality and personality shine. At Myriam’s Hemp, we are here to help families with their loved one’s health journey. 

CBD for Men's Health

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Anybody can benefit from CBD’s numerous health-enhancing properties. If you’re a man who has concerns about your health and wellness, and you’ve been wondering what this compound can do for you, we hear you. There are many benefits of CBD for men, no matter what kind of health answers you’re seeking.

CBD For Heart Health

According to the CDC, heart disease is the number one cause of death for men. About one in every four male deaths is linked to heart disease, so taking your cardiac health into consideration is important. 

CBD is both a natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, both of which make it beneficial for heart health. In recent animal studies, CBD was shown to significantly reduce cardiac dysfunction. CBD can also help prevent heart problems before they start, as it is naturally cardioprotective. Stress also plays a big part in our heart health, Thankfully, CBD is proven to be beneficial for improving the way our bodies respond to stress by reducing resting blood pressure with its calming properties.

CBD For Sexual Wellness

The idea of cannabinoid use for sexual dysfunction isn’t a new concept. It has been a feature of Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years! Sexual health and wellness are tied to overall bodily health. Conditions like erectile dysfunction and low libido can be linked to stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions– which we’ll talk about more in a bit. But they can also be linked to physical issues with blood flow.

One of the reasons that CBD is helpful for sexual wellness concerns is that it’s a vasodilator. CBD dilates your veins and makes it easier for blood to reach erectile tissues in your genitalia. When you combine proper blood flow with improved mental health, you’ll see why many people have had success when taking CBD for erectile dysfunction, low sex drive, or any other trouble with arousal.

CBD For Mental Health

Did you know that men are less likely than women to seek mental health treatment? There is an unfortunate stigma around seeking help for mental health problems, whether that’s depression, anxiety, stress, or any other mental health concern. CBD is growing increasingly popular as a mental health treatment; a major CBD marketplace survey showed almost 1 in 5 CBD users hoped to address anxiety.

CBD For Anxiety

Almost one in three adults in the US will struggle with an anxiety disorder at some point in their life. For men, that number is more than one in four. Anxiety is the most common mental health concern men face, and it’s a concern that can be addressed with CBD. While CBD doesn’t have the psychoactive effects that other cannabinoids may have, it does interact with the endocannabinoid system receptors and can directly impact the areas of the brain that create anxiety responses. 

Patient responses also reflect the clinical understanding of what CBD can do for mental health. In a medical response audit of the first 400 medical CBD patients in New Zealand, the patients who were receiving CBD for anxiety all reported improvements in their ability to perform daily functions and reduced anxiety symptoms. In another recent study, CBD was shown to be widely effective for men with anxiety; although the study was cross-sectional by sex, the majority of anxiety patients just happened to be men. CBD was effective at relieving anxiety symptoms in about 80% of study participants in the first two months!

CBD For Stress

Stress management is a challenge that many men face. It’s especially important to address stress because studies suggest that long-term stress greatly increases the risk of heart disease. Stress frequently goes hand-in-hand with anxiety, and long-term stress can lead to numerous mental and physical health conditions

However, when you’re able to manage your stress, you’re likely to see notable improvements in all aspects of your health and wellness, including the immune system, blood pressure, gut health, and the quality of the sleep you get. These are just some of the many reasons that managing your stress is good for you.

The same endocannabinoid system receptors that control anxiety responses also engage when we’re experiencing stress. This means that when you take CBD when you’re stressed, it engages with those receptors the same way it does for people dealing with the symptoms of anxiety. CBD has been shown many times to be effective in reducing the physiological symptoms of stress in animal models, and many people have reported positive effects on their stress levels after taking CBD.

CBD For Brain Health

Additionally, CBD can help with overall brain health. As a vasodilator, CBD helps promote healthy blood flow. In one human study, a single dose of CBD increased blood flow to the hippocampus, an area of the brain associated with memory and emotion. The researchers were enthusiastic about CBD’s potential for treating conditions that affect memory processing, such as PTSD, Alzheimer’s disease, and schizophrenia.

CBD For Recovery

Men are more likely to be injured than women. No matter what kind of injury you’re looking at, men typically engage in more behavior that exposes them to injury risk and experience more injuries overall. There are several potential reasons proposed for this, but if you’ve experienced an injury, it’s likely that at the moment, you didn’t really care much about why you were hurt– you just wanted the hurting to stop!

CBD is helpful for recovery, both from accidental injury and for muscle recovery after working out. When you work out, you’re putting wear and tear on your muscles. It’s more controlled than what happens when you injure yourself, but it can still cause pain and inflammation– and injury if you’re not being careful! Fortunately, CBD is a natural anti-inflammatory. It also promotes improved bone density and collagen production, making it a natural choice for recovery assistance. 

At Myriam’s Hemp, we believe that everybody should have access to the information they need to make choices about their health. There are many aspects of men’s health that our premium CBD products can help address! If you need help choosing the right product, Myriam’s Hemp is here to help you explore your options for better relief. 

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