What's the Science Behind Cannabigerol (CBG)?
Cannabigerol (CBG) is considered the “Mother of All Cannabinoids” and CBG is produced naturally from the hemp plant. Once harvested, the plant material is broken down and yields CBG contents in the form of cannabigerolic acid. Due to CBG being considered a minor cannabinoid, CBG is often found to convert into other forms of cannabinoids during the photosynthesis process. CBG needs to be extracted in a timely manner before photosynthesis occurs, and the CBG cannabinoid is not plentiful in the hemp plant material. This particular CBG cannabinoid is rare by its nature, and since it’s not as plentiful as other cannabinoids (for example, CBD) in the hemp plant, it can be difficult to obtain in its natural form. CBG is one of the 100+ cannabinoids found in the industrial hemp plant. CBG is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid and won't provide a "high" like THC does, but it can support health functions.
Cannabigerol (CBG) provides many health benefits. Like CBD, CBG reacts with the cannabinoid receptors in the brain and is known to enhance overall well-being.
Here are just a few of the many benefits that CBG has been shown to provide:
- Mood altering properties promotes relaxation
- Encourages enhanced cognition and focus
- Supports digestive health
Similar to the use of CBD, CBG can support molecular health and provides you with excellent nutritional value.
CBG Frequently Asked Questions
What are CBG products?
CBG products are finished goods produced from the root of all cannabinoids, Cannabigerol (CBG). CBG products come in many forms including CBG Oil and CBG Hemp Flower, for example. Just like purchasing your CBD products, it’s important to review the third party lab tests for whichever CBG products you plan to purchase.
How does CBG work?
CBG interacts with the cannabinoid receptors in the brain and is known for its mood altering properties. When this occurs, the body’s endocannabinoid system responds from the interaction of cannabigerolic acid (from CBG) in the system as the CBG cannabinoid molecules bind to, and activate CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors in the body.
How is CBG different from CBD?
Though more research is underway to discover the different interactions of CBG compared to CBD, we do know that all CBD (and CBG) begins as a form of CBG -- cannabigerolic acid (CBGA), to be exact. Early in the life cycle for a hemp plant, CBGA exists and then converts to cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) as the plant matures, which then yields CBD. This is a part of the reason why CBG is one of the most difficult cannabinoids to produce, as it can take hundreds (to thousands) of pounds of hemp biomass to provide small amounts of CBG.