It’s not surprising that more and more hemp derived cannabinoid products are becoming available as the hemp industry matures. While the marijuana industry focuses on producing plants and products high in THC (the psycho intoxicating component in cannabis), the hemp industry is producing products featuring the healing properties of non-intoxicating cannabinoids.
What is CBG?
CBG or cannabigerol, like CBD, is another cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant.
CBG (Cannabigerol) is often referred to as the ‘mother of all cannabinoids’ because it is the precursor to other cannabinoids as the cannabis plant develops. CBG like other cannabinoids start out in their acidic form – CBGA. As the cannabis plant matures, CBGA eventually breaks down to become other acidic versions of the cannabinoids such as THCA and CBDA.
The acidic cannabinoids can then be extracted and left in their acidic form for production such as CBGA or heated to their neutral form to become CBG. Each form has unique health benefits.
CBG and our Endocannabinoid System
CBG, like all cannabinoids have many health benefits because they interact with our Endocannabinoid System. (ECS). The two types of receptors of the ECS are found thorough the body. The first type, CB1 are concentrated in the central nervous system and the second type, CB2 is found mainly in the immune and gastrointestinal systems. Research appears to show that CBG interacts with both CB1 and CB2 receptors.
Health Benefits of CBG
Although further studies are still needed, researchers have found a few interesting things about CBG and its potential benefits. A recent study analyzed the therapeutic potential of CBG. According to the study, participates used CBG for the relief of symptoms related to anxiety, depression, chronic pain and insomnia. The authors concluded that CBG has benefits as a therapeutic cannabinoid.
You may want try CBG if you:
- Need to reduce stress
- Suffer from bouts of anxiety or depression
- Need a help with occasional sleeplessness
- Have aches and pains
- Want to support digestive health
- Want to support neuroprotective efforts
How to use CBG
Like CBD, CBG is non-intoxicating, has an impressively low risk of side effects, and shares many of the same properties of CBD as an analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, and neuroprotective plant compounds.
Begin by taking CBG products apart from other hemp derived products to see how to see how you react. Continue using separately or try integrating CBG with other products to see how best they work for you. Like CBD, start low and slow and work up to any amount that works best.
CBG, just like CBD comes in a variety of product formats, including gummies, capsules and tinctures. We stock CBG as a single cannabinoid, blends with CBD and/or CBDA, pet products and more. Which of these products is right for you may depend on your desired use. Whichever way you decide to try this promising new cannabinoid, we has a product to fit your needs!
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