What Are The Differences Between These Cannabinoids?
Quick recap. You have an endocannabinoid receptor system. This system is responsible for maintaining homeostasis, or balance throughout your body. When you get enough of the proper nutrients endocannabinoids are produced by your body, and things move along smoothly. When you don’t things can go awry. Evidenced by the health of the population, most of us don’t get enough of the proper nutrients.
Enter the cannabis plant. We learn from Cannabis International that this sweet earth offering produces over 421 chemical compounds, including about 80 terpeno-phenol compounds named phytocannabinoids that have not been detected in any other plant.
You’ve heard of THC. By now, no doubt you know about cannabidiol or CBD. Just as you’re getting comfortable with the uses and benefits of those three letters along comes cannabigerol or CBG. WTF? Don’t get flustered, read on!
CBD and CBG are both phytocannabinoids from the hemp plant. They work with your endocannabinoid system to help it move towards and maintain balance. There’s also CBN, CBC, and as mentioned above many more identified compounds. When the cannabinoids are taken together the compounds enhance each other’s benefit; this is known as the entourage effect. And research shows isolated cannabinoids can directly target specific issues.
CBG hasn’t gotten a lot of press because it’s found in minuscule amounts in cannabis plants. But, without CBG, CBD wouldn’t exist, and neither would a host of other cannabinoids.
CBG is the stem cell that produces both non-psychoactive CBD and psychoactive THC in an enzymatic process that happens when the plant is exposed to environmental elements. In other words, CBG is the mother of CBD and THC. And when its used in conjunction with CBD it’s like super-sizing your happy meal, you get more benefit! But it also has merits on its own.
CBG and Research
Endocannabinoid and phytocannabinoid research are in many ways the new wild west. There are many unknowns, and as each new benefit comes to light, there are many more to uncover. Isolated CBG is being studied as a powerful supplement; like CBD it shows promise because it acts on the central nervous system without an intoxicating effect.
The following research discusses pre-clinical studies, meaning non-human, done with CBG and other cannabinoids, on the following conditions:
Bone Marrow Growth
The NHI published a study in 2007 that discusses how cannabinoids interact with bone marrow.
Cannabinoids are being investigated in reducing ocular pressure.
Antifungal and antibacterial
Cannabinoids are “showing potent activity” in addressing MSRA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus). It’s a highly antibiotic-resistant strain of bacteria.
In studies, CBG is being explored for effectiveness.
Research is continuing in many areas including pain and, skin issues including psoriasis, and with potential neuroprotective qualities.
Certain compounds in CBG have also been proven to clear THC receptors, meaning if you take CBG and your stoned, you will come down pretty quick.
All of this seems too good to be true like this is the latest show. But the research is in, and this plant’s benefits have been studied for longer than popular. People are in less pain, feeling more balanced, and are getting better.
How Do You Decide Between CBG or Full Spectrum CBD?
Deciding which product will work best for you depends on what you’re looking for. If you’re looking for short-term non-frenetic energy and focus, CBG is the way to go.
Some people find CBG helps them sleep, and others feel more energized than sleepy when they take it at night. You’ll have to experiment.
Benefits of each cannabinoid overlap and people receive them differently based on their body chemistry. It’s a good idea to see what works for you. We can help you figure out where to begin.
There are several ways to add cannabinoids to your diet. You can take it orally, smoke it, vape it, rub it on, or bathe in it! Some methods work faster than others.
You can take our CBD oil under your tongue, or you can add it to food and smoothies.
20 to 1 CBD to CBG oil. The added CBG gives the CBD a longer lasting effect. It’s used the same way as CBD oil.
CBD isolate is separated from the other cannabinoids in the hemp plant. Ours is the purest available. You can use it to make your own CBD products, and it’s great if you want a flavorless dab.
CBG isolate is separated from the other cannabinoids in the hemp plant. Ours is the purest available. You can use it to make your own CBD products, and it’s great if you want a flavorless dab.
CBD shatter is isolate that’s been infused with terpenes to match marijuana plant flavor profiles.
CBD pain cream
Rub it on your sore muscles and feel relief in moments!
CBD bath bombs
Taking a bath with our 100mg CBD bath bomb is more relaxing than a vacation, and less hassle!
CBD vape oil
For use in your vape pen. Made from full spectrum distillate.
Let Us Help You!
Adding CBD and CBG to your daily routine is a good choice. Too many people these days feel anxious, unhappy, and are physically imbalanced. Feeding your body’s endocannabinoid system gives it what it needs to keep you less depressed, out of pain and able to approach your day with calmness and clarity.
Let us help you find the best solution for your needs.