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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CBG AND CBD?
CBG is one of the many cannabinoids found naturally in hemp, and it has a similar potential to treat a wide range of treatment needs. However, CBG is found in much smaller quantities in mature hemp, so its influence is usually less significant.
However, the products found in this category page are all about concentrating the dosage of CBG, either by isolating it or by adding a CBG extract to a traditional CBD product. That way, users will be able to experience much higher levels of CBG than are typically available from hemp or traditional CBD products. To learn more about CBG’s similarities and differences from CBD, be sure to check out our Learning Center.
WHAT EFFECT DOES CBG HAVE?
Research into CBG’s full effects on the human body is ongoing, but early research and user reports show that it has similar potential to that of CBD, treating a wide range of problems. Some of these effects overlap with those of CBD, but some others are unique to CBG. Early research and user reports suggest that CBG can be an effective appetite stimulant, can reduce sensitivity to pain, and can improve the symptoms of glaucoma and several other disorders.
Again, research into this topic is ongoing, and the effects of CBG are even less understood than those of CBD. CBG will affect each user differently, so it’s important to base your opinion on firsthand experience. If you have questions about CBG’s potential uses or how it might fit into your lifestyle, please reach out and let us know.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Although CBG has been around for as long as hemp, people are only beginning to pay attention to this particular cannabinoid. So it makes a lot of sense that you might have a few questions about how CBG can fit into your lifestyle.
Take a look at this list of the most common CBG-related questions we hear from our customers. And as always, feel free to let us know if you don’t see your question answered here. We’re always happy to help, and would love to get you up-to-speed on this exciting compound!
CBG stands for Cannabigerol. Like CBD, CBG is one of the cannabinoids that is found naturally in hemp, and more and more users are embracing it as a part of their daily wellness regimen.
Unlike CBD, CBG is found in only very small quantities in mature hemp. That’s because CBG is actually the first cannabinoid to develop in the hemp plant, and it transforms into CBG, CBN, and all the other endocannabinoids over time. When the plant is mature, CBG typically makes up less than 1% of the cannabinoids in the plant — which explains why it’s received so little attention until recently.
As with CBD, the full effects of CBG use are still being researched and are only partially understood. However, it is an important contributor to the entourage effect, and early studies show that it has the potential for a number of therapeutic uses — some of which overlap with those of CBD, and some of which are unique to CBG.
Early studies show that CBG can be effective at reducing glaucoma symptoms and intraocular pressure, improving bladder function, stimulating appetite, and more. To learn more about CBG and its potential benefits, be sure to check out our Learning Center.
No. Just like CBD, CBG is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, so it will not get you high or impede your mental or physical coordination. For most users, CBG produces a clear-headed, refreshed feeling without impacting your attention, focus, or energy.
However, all users will react slightly differently to CBG as a result of their unique physiology and treatment needs. As a result, you should always start small and in a controlled environment until you are confident about how CBG will affect you. From there, feel free to modify your treatment dosage and use CBG in the same situations that you would use a traditional CBD product.
CBG will not show up on traditional work-place drug tests and will not cause you to fail such a test. Most traditional drug tests are very narrow in scope, and the only cannabinoid tested is THC.
Just like with our CBD products, the CBG products that you find here are either pure CBG or contain only the smallest trace amounts of THC (less than 0.3%). This amount is perfectly legal under the 2018 Farm Bill, and is far less than would be required to register on a traditional drug test.
Short answer: Yes, just like CBD, CBG works by interacting with the endocannabinoid system found in our bodies.
Long answer: All phytocannabinoids (cannabinoids made by plants like hemp) can interact with the human endocannabinoid (cannabinoids in animal bodies) system. The human body has endocannabinoid receptors scattered throughout the body. These receptors are used to signal that parts of the body need extra care or attention. When these receptors are exposed to phytocannabinoids, they send organic signals that trigger your body’s self-care. CBG, CBD, and all other phytocannabinoids work on this same fundamental principle.
Just like with CBD, CBG comes in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and treatment methods. In general, though, you take CBG products in the same way that you would take a traditional CBD product of the same sort.
CBG tinctures are best taken sublingually — that is, held under the tongue for about a minute before being swallowed. CBG vapes are used with traditional vaping rigs. CBG isolates can be taken orally, added to food, or mixed in with a beverage or tincture.
If you are unclear about the best way to use a particular CBG product, please reach out and let us know. We’re passionate about this wonderful compound, and want to make sure that the public is equipped with everything they need to make the best choice for their treatment needs.
This question is difficult to answer, as each user’s treatment needs are unique. If you have found that a particular type of CBD product works best for you, then odds are that a similar sort of CBG product will suit your needs.
CBG is a relative newcomer to the market, so comparatively few CBG products are available at this time. So if you don’t see a product comparable to your favorite CBD treatment method, don’t be afraid to branch out. And be sure to keep an eye on this category page; we’re always adding new products to our line, so we’ll likely have something for your preferences soon.