Hemp and CBD FAQs

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.

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.

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.

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).

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This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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.

– 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)

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.