What is CBG?
Over the past several years, CBD has become a common and well-known part of our culture. Most have at least heard the term and know the reasons why people enjoy taking CBD. Many people have either tried it or fully incorporated it into their lives.
And now, we’re hearing a new acronym thrown around the wellness industry—CBG. So what exactly is CBG, and what does it have to do with CBD? Let’s break it down.
The Science Behind CBG
CBG is, like CBD, a cannabinoid. Also like CBD, it is non-intoxicating. CBG stands for “cannabigerol”, and it’s one of over 120 cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. Though studies on this compound are still in the preliminary stages, initial studies have revealed insights into how it may interact with our body’s immune system and other essential systems.
The Mother Cannabinoid — CBG is called the “mother cannabinoid” because it’s the first cannabinoid produced within the hemp plant. As hemp matures, this initial building block converts into all other cannabinoids.
CBG vs CBD
CBG is different from CBD in molecular structure, and therefore it reacts differently with your body’s endocannabinoid receptors. Not only can CBG communicate with CB2 receptors like CBD does, but it can also connect to CB1 receptors. This means it can connect to both the central nervous system (your brain and spinal cord) as well as the peripheral nervous system (throughout the rest of your body).
CBG’s Unique Properties
Okay, but what does all this mean? What are researchers and users saying about CBG, and what difference can it make in your daily routine?
Many users say they take CBG because it helps them relax their body and mind, or feel more balanced in their physical and emotional wellbeing, all without intoxication.
Well, scientists are jumping at opportunities to study CBG, and initial research has demonstrated a lot of exciting potential advantages of taking it.
The Entourage Effect — Here’s a piece of essential CBD education: both CBD and CBG are part of something called “the entourage effect”. What this means is that CBG works with CBD and other cannabinoids to create an overall effect that is greater than the sum of its parts.
So it’s not so much a question of CBG vs. CBD, but CBG plus CBD.
Many people who enjoy CBG have reported gaining value from it for a number of reasons, including:
- Helping to balance the body’s systems that regulate stress response.
- Helping their body relax and promoting better sleep
- Helping to manage mild soreness and aches with both topical and oral formulations (popular as part of a pre-workout regimen for athletes)
- Helping to reduce irritation and related symptoms, such as nausea, pain, vomiting
Full-Spectrum Effects in CBD Lifestyle Lab’s Proprietary CBG+CBD Blend
There are many reasons to enjoy both CBG and CBD individually, but together, they work synergistically and enhance each other’s attributes. At CBD Lifestyle Labs, we understand the difference made by this “entourage effect”. (That’s why our CBD hemp oil is full-spectrum, containing additional cannabinoids like CBG, along with other essential compounds).
CBG is the hot new cannabinoid on the block, with exciting preliminary research that has scientists eager to find out more. While it has its own set of potential lifestyle and wellness benefits, what makes it even better is how it works synergistically with CBD to give consumers the most effective CBD experience possible.
Our 1000mg Blueberry CBG oil contains even concentrations of CBG + CBD, along with natural terpenes and other essential oils and minerals, for a soothing experience that can be integrated into your daily routine.
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