Many people consider CBG, or cannabigerol, to be the “mother of all cannabinoids” because other common cannabinoids, like CBD and THC, come from CBG in its rawest form.
It took a while for CBG to become more popular because you can only find about 1% of CBG in a fully grown plant. The earlier you harvest the hemp plant, the more CBG you can find. Now that manufacturers understand this, they harvest a line of hemp plants much earlier in the cycle to obtain as much CBG as possible.
Unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBG is not psychoactive. While it has unique properties, you can more closely compare it to the CBD cannabinoid than THC.
According to the entourage effect, when the oil has various cannabinoids combined, it has a much more potent effect. As such, Dr. HempMe’s CBG oil has a combination of CBD, CBG, other minor cannabinoids, and 0.3% or less of THC to ensure it is still under the legal limit.
Our bodies have an endocannabinoid system (ECS), which houses receptors for different cannabinoids. The main types of receptors are CB1, which are located mainly in the brain and our nervous system, and CB2, found in our peripheral organs and immune system.
Many people use THC products because they target CB1 receptors in the brain and nervous system. However, since THC is illegal in the UK, CBG can be a fantastic alternative as it interacts with both types of receptors.
Since you can feel the effects of CBG throughout your body, many people use it to calm anxiety, pain, and stress.
What Is the Difference Between CBG and CBD?
The main difference between CBG and CBD is what endocannabinoid receptors each cannabinoid interacts with, determining what effects the user will feel.
CBD oil predominantly interacts with CB2 receptors, while CBG reacts with receptors throughout the body. As such, CBD benefits, while vast, are not quite as diverse as CBG oil.
Benefits of CBG
Since CBG interacts with our whole endocannabinoid system, there are numerous possible benefits that it can provide you.
The combination of cannabinoids and terpenes in CBG oil may act like a brain cell stimulant, antidepressant, appetite stimulant, antibacterial agent, and bone stimulant. While Dr. HempMe does not advertise its products as treatments or cures for diseases, the CBG can help combat various symptoms.
Thanks to the anti-inflammatory component, you can manage pain throughout your body with CBG oil.
Plus, since the cannabinoid naturally fights against bacteria, you may see a significant improvement in common staph and other bacterial infections after using CBG oil. Another great feature of this oil is that it does cause the bacteria to become resistant to CBG like other popular pharmaceutical options.
These benefits are just a few of the numerous positive effects that CBG oil can provide. People have used to alleviate everything from insomnia to anorexia, and we are still discovering new benefits to CBG oil.