Introduction to CBG

Introduction to CBG

Posted by Dustin Carr on 22nd May 2020

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New Product Spotlight! Welcome the Not-So-Notorious CBG to Our Line

With more than a hundred cannabinoids found in a cannabis plant, it doesn’t seem fair that CBD gets to hog most of the limelight—no matter how much we love it! Given our commitment to delivering the latest, most cutting-edge products in the industry to you, we’re excited to introduce you to a lesser known, but just as promising, cannabinoid called Cannabigerol or CBG.  Found in our newest tincture rolling out this week, 350mg CBG (Cannabigerol) Rich Oil Tincture, CBG is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid (like CBD).

CBG shows great potential for its healing properties, especially for addressing inflammation issues in the body and on the skin. It is also known for its antibacterial properties.

CBG Tincture

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How CBG Works

We all have an Endocannabinoid System (ECS), unique to us, which helps the body maintain homeostasis or balance. For example, if you suffer an injury, the body goes into healing mode and turns on its ECS, sending out CB1 and CB2 receptors to help regulate the repair process.  CBG can bind to both of these receptors, enhancing the body’s efforts to return to a balanced state.

CBG is derived from Cannabigerol Acid (CBGA). Enzymes break down CBGA, converting it to key cannabinoids like THCA, CBDA and CBCA (precursors to THC, CBD and CBC) through the process of decarboxylation. But some of the acid also transforms into CBG.

Like CBD, CBG has no intoxicating effects. In fact, CBG is showing great promise in its ability to subdue some of the intoxicating effects of THC.

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The Elusive CBG

CBG is typically not found in most cannabis plants in as high amounts as other cannabinoids like CBD. Since CBGA primarily converts into other cannabinoids, only traces of CBG (less than 1%) are usually found in CBD prominent full-spectrum hemp oils.

Because the breaking down and conversion of CBGA into other cannabinoids occurs naturally, CBG can be one of the hardest cannabinoids to isolate. It can take thousands of pounds of biomass from common hemp or cannabis in order to produce CBG isolate in a consumable way, requiring special equipment to efficiently extract it.

As research on CBG brings more of its potential benefits to light, growers are developing and breeding plants specifically to cultivate and extract CBG.

Naturally, we’re thrilled to be able to offer you a product that could soothe inflammation and enhance your body’s ability to heal. Check out the 350mg CBG (Cannabigerol) Rich Oil Tincture. We think you’re going to love it as much as we do!

CBG Tincture

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Additional Resources

To learn more about CBG and current research about its potential as an agent that promotes healing, check out the following sites:


Cannabigerol Action at Cannabinoid CB1 and CB2 Receptors and at CB1–CB2 Heteroreceptor Complexes
NCBI.gov
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What is CBG
Cresco Labs
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CBG vs CBD: What Are the Differences?
Analytical Cannabis 
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What is CBG (cannabigerol) & what does this cannabinoid do?
Leafly