What is CBG?
CBG, or Cannabigerol, was first discovered by researchers in the 1960s, and is one of more than 120 identified cannabinoid compounds found within the cannabis plant. It is often referred to as the “stem cell” or “mother” of cannabinoids due to it being the precursor from which other cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD, are synthesised. In other words, CBG is the chemical “parent” of both THC and CBD. CBG is known to provide a range of whole-body uses and is regarded highly as a component in broad spectrum CBD hemp products that help boost consumer general well-being.Why is CBG so expensive?
CBG is notoriously expensive, and has hence been dubbed “the Rolls Royce of cannabinoids”. This is due to the fact that it has a less than 1% presence in most cannabis strains, and is therefore extremely expensive to extract and produce in sizeable quantities.
Younger cannabis plants tend to contain more CBG as it is essentially a younger cannabinoid. To extract higher doses of CBG, breeders must harvest their cannabis plants at an earlier stage, which in turn creates an opportunity cost in terms of extracting THC and CBD as both cannabinoids initially start out as CBG before being converted through exposure to ultraviolet light or heat.
CBG’s unique effects are believed to have significant potential for enhancing the general wellness of its consumer, particularly when used in combination with CBD, hence contributing further to its overall demand and expense. Products containing high levels of CBG such as broad spectrum CBD hemp oils and broad spectrum CBD vapes are therefore expected to come at a relatively higher price than CBD isolate based products.
What happens when CBG is combined with CBD in hemp oil, CBD vapes, CBD hemp gummies?
When used in combination with CBD, CBG increases the overall effects on the body - this is known as “The Entourage Effect”.
The idea behind The Entourage Effect is that CBD and CBG work in synergy to create a holistic effect. In other words, the effects of the cannabinoids working as a whole is greater than the effects of an individual cannabinoid on its own.
Due to The Entourage Effect, CBG can have a big impact on the effectiveness of CBD cannabis products, including CBD hemp oil, CBD gummies, CBD vapes, CBD capsules and many other hemp and cannabis related products.
This enhanced effect has stimulated great interest on behalf of researchers as well as consumers, who are keen to discover more on how this may contribute to consumer’s general well-being.
Like CBD, CBG is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid and does not cause any psychoactivity. Any CBG present in hemp/cannabis products such as CBD oils, CBD gummies, CBD e-liquids and CBD vapes will not therefore not cause any high in users.
Although many consumers claim to feel heightened relief and enhanced effectiveness when using broad spectrum hemp products as opposed CBD isolate based hemp products, it is worth noting that broad spectrum CBD products are not always the best solution for everyone as it is largely dependant on the individual needs of the consumer.Does CBG in CBD hemp oil, CBD vapes and CBD hemp gummies help consumers with anxiety/stress, pain and sleep?
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