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What is CBG?

Much like CBD, Cannabigerol (CBG), is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid derived from the cannabis plant that is being researched extensively for different medical ailments. CBG acts as a chemical precursor to other cannabinoids such as THC and CBD. This conversion typically takes place 6-8 weeks into the flowering cycle. CBG is present only in trace amounts in most cannabis strains, however some hemp strains are specifically cultivated to generate higher yields of this cannabinoid. Due to nearly a century of cannabis prohibition and the scarcity of this novel phytocannabinoid, many of the claims about its efficacy are yet to be proven, however initial research is hopeful that this compound will be proven to provide anti-inflammatory properties, relief for neurological disorders and irritable bowel syndrome. To date, these uses have not been verified or approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and CBG is not intended to be used as a treatment for any ailment.

What's the Difference Between CBD and CBG?

CBG helps make CBD at the chemical level, so while they're both cannabinoids, they're different compounds within the cannabis plant. Additionally, they serve different purposes.

Both CBG and CBD are currently considered non-psychotropic, meaning they won't alter your state of mind in a way that would inhibit your day-to-day function and mental clarity. So perhaps a better description of this would be "non-intoxicating" - it won't get you high in the way THC can. There is CBG naturally found in cannabis, but likely not in a large enough quantity to make any difference, which is why isolating this compound is more important than with more abundant cannabinoids. In our products we isolate the CBG compound but then add it back into a full spectrum CBD rich blend for maximum benefit.

How Does CBG Work?

CBG interacts with both the CB1 and CB2 receptors, acting as a possible inhibitor to the psychoactive effects of THC. CBG is also thought to boost anandamide, an endocannabinoid that naturally increases dopamine levels and responsible for regulating various health functions. 

The Research

To learn about current research on CBG, below are some suggested website references.

Sources: NORML.orgncbi.nlm.nih.gov