CBG, also known as ‘Cannabigerol’, is derived from the hemp plant like many other cannabinoids. When the subject of cannabinoids arises, most people are quick to remember CBD however, CBG is gradually becoming as relevant in this industry.
Note that CBG is not extracted as easily from the hemp plant as CBD. Cannabidiol (CBD) occurs in much larger amounts while CBG is present in much smaller quantities the hemp plant. This meant that CBG was once much more work to extract and turn into oil. Growers adapted their methods over time and began cultivating plants with higher concentrations of CBG to form a quality CBG product for daily supplement use.
The Science Behind CBG
The human body contains the Endocannabinoid system, also known as ECS, which consists of cell receptors that control many functions like digestion, sleep, mood and stress responses.
While experts are still analysing the ECS to discover the range of its functions, they’re confident that its primary purpose is to keep the body stable and at a state of equilibrium.
Fortunately, all receptors in this part of our body can accept certain cannabinoids like CBG, allowing it to regulate certain parts of the body just like natural Endocannabinoids made within the body take effect.
The Difference Between CBG and CBD?
Conversations often arise about which cannabinoids are better, and the two competing ones are CBG and CBD. Both compounds are more potent when paired together as they work in harmony and support the others’ work within the ECS.
The above process is referred to as the entourage effect and can be achieved by supplementing with full-spectrum Cannabis products. Our CBG Oil tinctures are made using a raw formula, no unnecessary additives and contain the full spectrum of cannabinoids found in hemp.
Whether you choose CBG or CBD Oil as your hemp supplement comes down to personal preference. Some users prefer one of these ingredients over the other but either way you are getting a supplement made using the whole hemp plant! Trace amounts of THC are present in all full-spectrum CBG products at less than 0.2% THC content. For more information or to ask any questions not yet answered head to our instant chat feature on our website!