What is CBG?
CBG, or also known as Cannabigerol, is one of the cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant that is not hallucinogenic. It is also a non-acidic cannabinoid that came from CBGA or Cannabigerolic Acid.
If the cannabis plant starts its flowering process, the CBG component starts into other cannabinoids such as the two well-known cannabinoids, THC and CBD. If the said process has matured or completed, there would be less than 1% of the CBG content in the plant. CBG is thought to be one of the most expensive cannabinoids to produce, so much so that it has been dubbed “the Rolls-Royce of cannabinoids.”
“It takes thousands of pounds of biomass to create small amounts of CBG isolate,” James Rowland, CEO of the Colorado CBG brand Steve’s Goods, told Forbes.
What are the Benefits of CBG?
Like other cannabinoids, this cannabinoid also has CBG medical benefits. A scientist who has studied this cannabinoid is thrilled about what they had discovered.
Here are some of the benefits of CBG:
- Bone stimulant
- Brain cell stimulant
- Appetite stimulant
You might be wondering about what all these benefits meant. It means that CBG can treat different kinds of conditions like anorexia, inflammatory bowel disease, psoriasis, osteoporosis, cancer, insomnia, glaucoma, chronic pain, and epilepsy. The list can go on and on.
Combining Cannabinoids: The Entourage Effect
When CBD and CBG are taken together, they also balance each other out. According to Alpha-cat.org, CBD stimulates an enzyme that helps produce and regulate endocannabinoids (cannabinoids produced within the body) and CBG works directly on our receptors. Patients have stated that CBD alone can cause drowsiness and CBG alone can have an energizing effect. When taken together, the experience is more balanced.
CBD and CBG can assist with a lot of the same conditions, but a general differentiation is that CBD is more effective for physical/bodily disharmony and CBG is more effective for mental/neurological disharmony. For example, CBD and CBG both help relieve pain and sadness, but CBD is generally more effective against pain, and CBG is generally more effective against sadness.
“Generally,” does not mean always, though! Some patients report that CBG works better for them for pain, and others prefer CBD for sadness. Every individual is different, which is why taking a blend can be a good way to ensure you’re getting the maximum benefits from your medicine.
A More Powerful Team
Together, CBD and CBG make a powerful team against inflammation, mental and physical pain, insomnia, and so much more. Patient feedback suggests that the combination of the two, rather than just CBD or CBG alone, is proving to be a more effective option against anxiety and sadness.