CBG is a rare cannabinoid in demand on the market. The recent discovery of this cannabinoid and its potential benefits has drawn attention to it. People are starting to try out this new product for their various health conditions. To give easy access to CBG, there are different types of CBG products to serve different purposes.
What does CBG entail?
CBG or cannabigerol is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in cannabis plants, including the hemp plants used to produce hemp oil. All strains of hemp produce the precursor of CBG, called CBGA (or cannabigerolic acid) early in their lifecycle. Over time, this acid transforms into cannabinoids, including CBD, CBC, THC, a small amount of CBG, and many more, leaving behind only trace amounts of CBGA.
Because of the low levels of CBG found in most strains, CBG is considered a minor cannabinoid. Some strains of hemp have been bred to produce high levels of CBG from the CBGA produced early in the plant’s lifecycle, forgoing the production of the other cannabinoids. As with CBD and THC, CBG interacts with the CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors found throughout the body.
CBG works to fight inflammation, pain, nausea and works to slow the proliferation of cancer cells. Research has shown it also significantly reduces intraocular eye pressure caused by glaucoma. Strains high in CBG will be beneficial in treating conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, and cancer.
Types of CBG products.
1. CBG oil.
This is the raw form that is produced from the direct processing of CBG from the hemp plant. It is also one of the most common CBG product in the market. In its natural form, CBG is bound up in the hemp plant. While there are ways to use the CBG found in the plant, such as smoking or cooking with the material, those aren’t attractive options to many people. In its pure, isolated form, CBG is a powdery substance. However, CBG isolate powder lacks other health-supporting cannabinoids and terpenes, and most especially loses out on the “entourage effect.”
One way to produce CBG Oil is to reconstitute the oil from CBG isolate and a carrier oil, with the option to add in other cannabinoids and terpenes to recreate the entourage effect. You can also produce CBG Oil from the aerial parts of CBG-dominant hemp strains, which naturally contain other cannabinoids (such as CBD) and terpenes in the plant.
How CBG oil works: A most commonly used type of CBG product!
While CBG oil is not a stimulant, it does give a feeling of energy and focus that is similar to the effects of coffee. Users report being able to focus on one task for longer periods, with increased levels of productivity. A common use of CBG is as a pick-me-up which has a much more controllable serving size than coffee thanks to the use of a precise dropper. Overall, CBG effects on the perceptual level are more of an “upper” than a “downer.” CBG can also help your digestive system continue to feel like it’s functioning properly, as many of the cannabinoid receptors CBG interacts with are located in the digestive system. Also, many users report mood support from consistent CBG usage.
2. CBG Flower.
CBG flower is a hemp flower with high levels of CBG. Cannabigerol, or CBG, is one of the 100+ cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. CBG is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, meaning it won’t get you high. It typically converts into CBD and THC as the hemp plant grows, but some strains of industrial hemp, including Jack Frost, are specifically to produce high levels of CBG to take advantage of its beneficial effects. Like THC and CBD, CBG reacts with the cannabinoid receptors in the human body, but each cannabinoid provides different effects. This is one of the CBG products in circulation.
Benefits of CBG flower.
CBG flower provides the body with CBG, which binds to cell receptors in the body called CB1 and CB2 receptors. Your body naturally produces endocannabinoids which themselves bind to these receptors as part of the body’s internal messaging systems. By using these receptors, CBG can produce its health-supporting effects.
CBG flower is good for supporting a wide range of health systems, including mood, energy, sleep patterns, and muscle and joint function. Cannabigerol may also help modulate the paranoia-inducing effects of THC in marijuana users.
CBG flower won’t get you high. The cannabinoid in marijuana that causes the drug’s “high” is THC. The other cannabinoids in the plant, including CBG, do not give a “stoned” or “high” feeling when used. Some marijuana users report that CBG can counteract the negative effects of marijuana in users who have overindulged.
3. CBG Gummies.
CBG Gummies are made with Cannabigerol (CBG), the “mother cannabinoid” from which all other cannabinoids stem. Infused into a delicious fruit-flavored gummy, CBG gives feelings of focus and energy, along with support for the digestive system.
While CBD products are a great choice to take before bed, that’s not the case with CBG! Unlike CBD, CBG provides feelings of energy and enhanced focus—not a great bedtime combination. CBG gummies are perfect in the morning, before meetings, or any other time you need an extra boost. We recommend avoiding CBG after 5 p.m. to avoid any disruption to your nighttime routine.
4. CBG water-soluble.
CBG is the “mother” or “stem-cell” cannabinoid. It is the chemical derivative of all other cannabinoids including CBD and THC – enzymes within the hemp plant activate acids that convert CBGa into either CBDa or THCa. Due to its low concentration in hemp plants (usually less than 1%), it is a minor cannabinoid. Regular CBG isolate will dissolve in water, but will not homogenize evenly- in its pure form, it is still oil-soluble. Water-soluble CBG is the solution. It is a pure 99.9% CBG Isolate powder that converts into a more bioavailable water-soluble form for consumers. This is to more acutely experience this minor cannabinoid.