CBG Expert Guide for Hemp Beginners
What is CBG What Does It Mean?
CBG is the Mother Cannabinoid.
And, some would say, the other cannabinoid.
But that doesn’t mean CBG products can’t give you benefits that live up to (and, depending on what you’re looking for, surpass) the benefits you get from CBD.
Where does CBG come from?
All cannabinoids start out as CBG.
That’s why she’s the Mother.
Some CBG molecules convert into other cannabinoids, like CBD and THCA. All phytocannabinoids (found in plants) were once CBG.
What could CBG do for you?
People often ask what is CBG like and is CBG like CBD? Research on cannabigerol (CBG) has really started picking up, and that means the science is becoming clearer on what CBG can do for you
And these are even clearer than CBD’s benefits, because they help prove that CBD actually does what everybody’s been saying it does.
Think of full-spectrum CBG as the essential half of a dynamic duo with CBD, both helping the other. Cannabis strains that are low in THC and high in CBD typically have high concentrations of CBG.
This high concentration of both is key.
CBG and CBD interact to enhance each others’ positive effects, like their pain relief and anti-inflammatory properties.
CBG has also been shown to have relative antibiotic properties. This, in combination with the effects of CBD, shows that a high CBG/high CBD cannabis strain could be the basis for a no-THC cannabinoid drug.
What Is The Difference Between CBG vs CBD?
What’s vital about CBD use is that it does its job better when coupled with other cannabinoids. Rolling Acre, a hemp farm and CBD company out of Pennsylvania, has touched on this in other articles, specifically this spectrum article that references the entourage effect.
All cannabinoids work better together, but CBD and CBG play off of each other like red wine and emotions.
However, full-spectrum CBG has a wealth of unique traits that enhance your bodily and mental functions. While CBD binds to the CB1 receptor, CBG binds to both CB1 and CB2. That means it helps all of your endocannabinoids, your bodily function stabilizers, do their job better.
Since CBG binds to the CB2 receptors, which connect to our central nervous system (CNS), so it’s not at all a stretch to say that CBG can improve brain functioning and mental health.
The other main difference is that CBG is only present in hemp’s early growth cycle, before it converts into other cannabinoids. It’s also non-psychoactive, like CBD.
What are CBG’s potential benefits (CBG Effects vs CBD)?
CBG can fight stress, inflammation, intraocular pressure (between your eyes), nausea, insomnia and pain.
We’ve already said that CBG fights glaucoma while potentially reducing inflammation and pain in the body all by itself, and the anecdotes from people like you back up the research.
Coupled with CBD, CBG can also act as a catalyst for the potential benefits of CBD.
Nearly one-third of Americans don’t get enough sleep. All of us are affected by negative stress. CBD can help you break down these two walls between your wellness goals.
Here are some of the other potential benefits of CBG (when to take CBG Oil):
- Something that CBD might not always do by itself, it will do with the help of CBG. Like sleep, pain relief, and stress, anxiety. How much CBG for anxiety? Follow our CBD dosing guide (Pro tip: Follow the same protocol as CBD dosing, though your dose amount may be different than needed for CBD).
- If you’re looking to fight specific ailments like glaucoma, nausea, Crohn’s Disease, or inflammation, trying CBG by itself might be the route to take.
- Oh, and if you’re an avid THC-user, CBG might help alleviate some of the negative effects from THC highs. Does CBG get you high? No.
This is an exciting time to be tackling those nagging problems that plague your well-being. We all have them.
Why’s it so exciting? Because there are holistic options out there for you that are backed up by loads of scientific research! It’s time to give them a chance. Listen to the science, and listen to your body.
Our full-spectrum CBD tinctures have amounts of CBG as well, but you can also buy full-spectrum CBG oil by itself on our website. Otherwise, tinctures high in CBD and CBG are what you should be looking for.
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