CBD has been around for long enough that other cannabinoids are starting to step into the spotlight, too. In fact, Cannabigerol is one of the industry’s new favorites. CBG effects have yet to be confirmed by research, but they’re promising.
What is CBG?
CBG or Cannabigerol is a cannabinoid. Like CBD it is non-psychoactive, and legal in all 50 states. It is one of the many chemicals found in the cannabis plant. CBG-A, the acidic form of CBG breaks down in CBG, CBD, THC, and CBC. For this reason, CBG is often considered to be the “first” cannabinoid present in cannabis and hemp extracts.
Like CBD, CBG interacts with the endocannabinoid system, but CBG seems to have different effects on the body.
As with all other cannabinoids, unfortunately, there aren’t many confirmed studies available on the effects of CBG. But some preliminary studies can help us draw a picture of what its effects might be.
In health and wellness, it is important to remember that research following the scientific method, (ensuring its reliability) takes time and is essential to understanding how CBG works.
Needless to say, the potential of CBG is huge and seems almost too good to be true. So how could one cannabinoid accomplish so much?
The research suggests that CBG interacts with the CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors. Those are found mostly in the immune and gastrointestinal systems. This could explain how CBG could be a good candidate in fighting bacterial infection and IBS.
That is how vulgar we can make it, but if you would like to know more about the interaction of CBG and CB1 and CB2 receptors, here is a study that goes in-depth on the subject.
Now you might have clicked this article to try and understand why CBG is sold and advertised as a focus and energy cannabinoid.
From a study point of view, the presence of CB1 and CB2 receptors in the brain can help us understand why it may help focus and mental energy and how it can curb symptoms of other conditions.
While the scientific interest in cannabis and its derivatives is pretty new, the cultivation and use of cannabis date back to the pre-Neolithic. While Europe and the U.S. have made cannabis culture profitable and trendy, cannabis use takes its roots in Asia. Because of the complicated and multilayered history of our world, some people’s ancestral practices and teachings of cannabis have been around for millenniums and we are just now stumbling over it.
All this is a drawn way to say that consumers of CBG have longe praised its neuroprotective and cerebral stimulation effects. Scientists are still trying to understand the mechanics, but its reputation still precedes it.
Sign me up, where do I start?
CBG is a pretty new cannabinoid on the market, and most products available as of now are tincture oils. But, the advantage of shopping on a platform like Direct CBD Online is that even when a product is scarce, you get diversity.
You can shop here for all our CBG products.
Start with a low dose and increase as needed. As with any CBD type, consistency is key!
When starting on a new cannabinoid, remember to trust the process and make sure you are getting the right product for you!