You've probably already heard of CBD and THC. But CBG has recently emerged on the market as a new product with a lot of potential benefits.
What is CBG?
CBG, also known as Cannabigerol, is one of 120 cannabinoids present in the hemp plant, yet appears in much smaller quantities than CBD and THC. Many users believe that the CBG cannabinoid may help with pain management, inflammation, nausea and more.
Because CBG is found in such small quantities, it is typically combined with CBD in a gummy or tincture form for consumption.
Where does CBG come from?
CBG has been praised as the “mother of all cannabinoids”.
The main reason for this is because all cannabinoids can be traced back to CBG, as they are derived from Cannabigerolic Acid (CBGA). Leafly describes this process in more detail:
Cannabis plants produce cannabigerolic acid (CBGA), the precursor to the three main cannabinoid lines: tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), cannabidiolic acid (CBDA), and cannabichromenic acid (CBCA). To obtain higher yields of CBG, breeders are experimenting with genetic manipulation and cross-breeding of plants.
What are the potential benefits of CBG?
There is a long list of potential uses and benefits for CBG. More research on this particular cannabinoid needs to be completed. But some of the reported user benefits include:
- Pain Management
- Cancer Fighting Properties
- Reduces Eye Pressure (Glaucoma)
- Bladder Issues (IBS)
And possibly a lot more.
Will CBG get you high?
No, CBG will not get you high. That's because it's a cannabinoid strain with no THC present. That means CBG will also not appear on a drug test when used by itself or in a combination with broad spectrum or isolate CBD.
However, it's important to note that most CBG products are combined with other cannabinoids. Always check your product's lab analysis - or COA - to determine the level of THC in your product, if any.
What studies have been completed with CBG?
CBG is one of the few cannabinoids that has multiple studies done.
- A study conducted in 2017 stated that “CBG has more potent pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties than THC.”
- A study conducted in 2017 stated about CBG, "Also of interest is the finding that CBG (1 mg/kg, i.p.) actually suppressed acute nausea on its own."
- An evaluation of potential medical benefits stated: "Among all, its antiinflammatory and anticancer properties stimulated tremendous interest pointing CBG as a possible candidate in the development of novel drugs to prevent, control, and treat conditions where pathological inflammatory responses and abnormal cell proliferation represent a threat.This is huge news for the world of consumers that aren’t interested in the psychoactive nature of THC, and are looking for an alternative."
- Another report stated, “It also exhibits GABA uptake inhibition to a greater extent than THC or CBD, suggesting possible utilization as a muscle relaxant in spasticity.” For more research and studies on CBG, check out this resource.
For more research and study information, check out this resource.
With so much potential, the biggest issue the cannabis/hemp industry faces is lack of studies, though this is expected to increase greatly over the next few years.
So, with this in mind, the best way to understand CBG's unique benefits for you is to try CBG for yourself.
How to choose the right CBG product
The problem is, most tinctures or hemp products that are available have trace amounts of CBG, so it’s hard to get the dosing requirements needed to experience results over time.
That’s why at Moonwlkr, we took our Full Spectrum CBD oil, blended it with a concentrated amount of CBG, to give a high dose of each. Available in a delicious gummy you can take on the go.
Always review your product's certificate of analysis (COA) to evaluate the volume of CBG and CBD present. Not all products marketed as CBG contain high doeses of CBG.
How much CBG should I take?
Moonwlkr currently offers CBG gummies which contain 25mg CBD and 10mg CBG.
Not only do they taste great, but they’re vegan, made in the USA, and our CBD/CBG are sourced from organically grown hemp.
We are advocates for the hemp plant in its entirety, but know that each person is affected differently and will require different doses.
The best “test” is to take a conservative amount for at least a month. This will not only help you determine the best dose for your body, but to also evaluate how it helps with your quest to manage pain, inflammation, eye pressure, bladder issues, and more based on user reviews.
So, why not give CBG a try today?