What Is CBG?
Cannabis plants such as hemp produce cannabinoids, with CBD and THC being the most well-known. CBG is another one of over 100 cannabinoids found in hemp plants. It’s derived from CBGA (cannabigerolic acid), which is most abundant in young plants. Over time CBG matures into other cannabinoids like THC and CBD as the flower matures.
Many people consider CBGa as the mother of all cannabinoids. Since CBG/CBGA is actually the building block of many other cannabinoids, it can provide benefits similar to those other compounds.
Heating up CBGa causes it to go through a process called decarboxylation. Decarboxylation turns CBGA into CBG in the same way THCa turns into THC, and CBDa converts to CBD.
What Are the Benefits of CBG?
Cannabigerol is still being studied for its potential benefits, and the research is promising. CBG may sound similar to CBD, but the two compounds each come with their own unique properties.
CBG can enhance your mood, help appetite, promote natural sleep, and relieve discomfort. One study even investigated CBG’s potential positive effects on the digestive system. CBG benefits most people because it also does not have any intense side effects.
Unlike THC, CBG does not induce any intoxicating or “high” feelings. To further illustrate how CBG fits with its cousins THC and CBD, let’s take a look at the endocannabinoid system (ECS).
The ECS is found in nearly all mammals, and it regulates essential bodily functions in the human body such as breathing, heart rate, digestion, anxiety, mood, sleep, and much more. We have cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2) located throughout the body. Cannabinoids like THC, CBD, and CBG interact with these receptors to boost our ECS’ efficiency.
While THC binds to these receptors, CBD and CBG use a more indirect method. These two cannabinoids influence your ECS to produce more of its own cannabinoids (called endocannabinoids). In this way, CBG stimulates the ECS to perform at its maximum capacity.
CBG interacts with our cannabinoid receptors, stimulates our endocannabinoid system, and does not induce any psychoactive effects.
CBG VS CBD
Both CBG and CBD provide amazing effects that increase your overall wellness. These cannabinoids provide wellness benefits by promoting natural equilibrium in the body. This helps reduce physical discomfort and enhances mood while relieving stress, but these are just a few of the possible benefits.
In some ways, CBG is more effective than CBD! That means that sufferers of discomfort such as head throbbing and other conditions may find some relief from CBG. CBG is also more effective at relieving soreness or ahces, giving it an edge for those who suffer from muscle fatigue or frequent discomfort.
Can You Take CBD and CBG Together?
Yes, you can take both CBD and CBG products together! When you take both CBG and CBD together, they tend to balance the effects of the other, promoting a calmer state of equilibrium in the body. CBG lends a hand by binding directly to the receptors of the ECS to provide its relieving benefits. CBD works slightly differently by stimulating the enzyme that creates endocannabinoids naturally within the body!
Some consumers report that taking higher amounts of CBG can make them feel drowsy, potentially making it beneficial for getting to sleep. However, the jury is still out on CBG’s direct impact on sleep since very little research is available about this particular issue. The current consensus is that CBG helps support the effects of CBD via the entourage effect. This leads to positive effects on the body as stated in this 2020 study examining the effects of CBG and CBD on the neuroendocrine system.
CBD seems to give consumers a more energized sensation described as non-intrusive, allowing consumers to go about their daily tasks without feeling hazy or cognitively impaired. When taken in combination, these effects balance each other out, providing you with the best of both worlds!
What Are CBG Products?
Simply put, CBG products deliver high-grade CBG to your body in a safe, effective, and easy-to-use manner. They can include CBG edibles (like gummies or capsules), tinctures, or flower. CBG products are brand new to the market, but luckily you don’t have to go far to find them!
What Type of CBG Products Are There for Sale?
Cannabigerol mainly comes in isolate, oil, edible, flower, or vape form. Each form of CBG carries its own unique benefits. For example, vape cartridges are incredibly portable and discreet, and isolate can be mixed with any food or drink.
There are three different variations of CBG hemp products. Full spectrum CBG products contain all the compounds in the hemp plant. These include cannabinoids, terpenes (affect the plant’s smell and taste), and flavonoids (affect the plant’s color). There is THC in full spectrum products, although there can legally be no more than 0.3%.
Broad spectrum are nearly identical to full spectrum products, except its missing one cannabinoid: THC. For those who would rather not take THC, broad spectrum CBG offers a great THC-free alternative.
CBG isolate —which is sold on its own, but is often used in capsules as well— is the purest form of this cannabinoid. As the name suggests, CBG is isolated from all other compounds, making this product 99% pure.
Full spectrum products do not contain enough THC (0.3% or less) to induce any intoxicating effects, though there is a small chance it could show up on a drug test. If you’d rather play it safe, try broad spectrum CBG. If THC levels are so low in full spectrum products, why keep this cannabinoid at all?
This is due to the entourage effect. This effect refers to the boost in CBG’s effectiveness when all of the naturally-occurring compounds found in the hemp plant are taken together. The entourage effect is also present in broad spectrum products, but it is much more prevalent in full spectrum.
Full Spectrum CBG Oil
CBG oil, also called tincture, is one of the simplest, most convenient, and most versatile CBG consumption methods. They are either full spectrum (contains up to 0.3% THC) or broad spectrum oil (0% THC). It take the CBG hemp extract and mixes it with a carrier oil. Make sure your products are made with hemp extracts that underwent the CO2 extraction process. This process ensures a clean, safe final product.
CBG hemp oil products can be dropped under the tongue, swallowed, or mixed into food and drink. The best CBG oil boosts the ECS with a powerful entourage effect, all without inducing any intoxicating effect. Full spectrum CBG oil is one of the best ways to get many great benefits. CBG oil products should never be confused with CBG vape juice. DO NOT try to smoke CBG oil, as it can be extremely dangerous and possibly fatal.
CBG capsules are ideal for those looking for consistency. If you’d like the same exact dose every time, whether it’s on a schedule or at your leisure, capsules will provide the same amount of CBG every time. Cheef Botanicals’ CBG capsules are also vegan, available in 750mg, 1500mg, and 3000mg sizes.
The 750mg bottle’s capsules hold 25mg each. The bottle of 1500mg CBG holds 50mg in each capsule and 100mg per capsule in the 3000mg size.
Vegan CBG Gummies
Who said a CBG product couldn’t have the refreshing sweetness of fruit snacks? Cheef Botanicals’ delicious CBG gummies offer a high-potency kick of CBG without any artificial colors or flavorings.
Many gummies are made with gelatin, an animal byproduct. Fortunately, our gummies don’t use gelatin or any other animal byproducts, all without sacrificing flavor. Try our vegan gummies for high-quality CBG oil that tastes as good as it feels!
CBG Hemp Flower
Sometimes, it’s nice to get back to basics. If you like traditional hemp flower, we’ve got you covered. Sourcing from only the best farms across the country, Cheef Botanicals organically-grown CBG hemp flower provides instant relief at a cost-effective price with a guarantee of non-GMO crops and no pesticides used. With size options ranging from a 4g jar to a 1 pound bag, we’ve got something for everyone.
CBG Pre Rolls
To make our CBG flower even more convenient, you can purchase a five-pack of expertly crafted CBG pre-rolls. Pre-rolls are an excellent way to sit back and relax. Since each pre-roll contains the same amount of material, they are also great for consistency.
CBG concentrates are the best way to maximize the amount of cannabigerol in your product. As the name implies, these products contain highly concentrated amounts of pure CBG. Two of the most popular concentrates are CBG wax and isolate. Since concentrate products are typically very potent, we recommend taking small amounts at first until you’re used to the effects.
What’s better than CBG or CBD? CBG and CBD! Cheef Botanicals’ 99% pure CBD/CBG wax provides a 1:1 ratio of CBD and CBG. Moreover, it also offers tasty and aromatic terpenes. Wax can be dabbed, vaporized, or smoked.
For even higher levels of CBG, you can’t get purer than CBG isolate. In these products, CBG molecules have been separated from the rest of hemp’s naturally occurring compounds, resulting in nearly 100% pure CBG. Isolate is odorless and flavorless, allowing it to be easily mixed into food or added to a drink. It can also be smoked, or added to a topical solution! Isolate is truly the most versatile form of CBG!
Is CBG Legal?
Yes, CBG products are legal in the United States! As long as they are derived from hemp plants and contain 0.3% THC or less, you can buy CBG just like any CBD product. These trace amounts of THC are not enough to provide any noticeable effect when consumed.
The 2018 Farm Bill established the current regulations on hemp products. These rules classify cannabis plants containing more than 0.3% THC as marijuana, thus falling under the restrictions of the Controlled Substances Act. CBG derived from marijuana is not legal in the United States. The CBG products you see on the market, like the ones we sell at Cheef Botanicals, are 100% hemp-derived.
Does CBG Get You High?
No, CBG will not get you high. On the contrary, CBG is regarded as a receptor antagonist. CBG can cut down the overbearing feelings associated with some compounds by blocking specific receptors. For example, CBG is known to reduce the intensely euphoric feelings consumers might experience following THC consumption. This is one of the big benefits of CBG. It can undercut some of the potential side effects from consuming high amounts of THC, like paranoia, confusion, or other unfortunate effects.
Instead, CBG promotes homeostasis in the body, gently providing relaxing effects and physical relief to the consumer. This makes CBG an effective option for people who want to enjoy the benefits of organic cannabinoids without incurring a muddled headspace. However, if you’re new to CBG, start by taking small amounts and gradually increase over time.
How To Buy CBG Products
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More About Cheef Botanicals:
Cheef Botanicals is not only concerned with manufacturing the highest quality CBD and CBG; we also strive to provide the best customer service in the industry. This is why we collect customer feedback and display it on our website. For example, you can see what folks think of our CBD oil here!
We know that customers want to be confident of what’s in their products. That’s why we send all of our CBG and CBD to a third-party lab for testing. If everything’s in order, the lab awards a certificate of analysis (see ours here).
Third-party lab testing ensures that what’s on the label matches what’s in the product. Ensure the manufacturer provides a certificate of analysis for their CBD or CBG, no matter who you buy from.
Another thing to keep an eye out for is where the company sources its hemp plants. Only buy products that have been made with American grown hemp. Hemp grown in the U.S. is evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, ensuring quality and safety.
Cheef Botanicals’ products are made with all-natural, organic ingredients. We use American grown hemp evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Also, our products are lab-tested to ensure appropriate ingredients and levels of CBG.
On top of everything, we offer free shipping and a 100% money-back guarantee if you’re not satisfied. Hopefully, we’ve shed some light on this exciting cannabinoid. Now all that’s left is to start shopping and try some CBG!
Does CBG Make You Sleepy?
When taken at the correct dosage, CBG should not make you feel sleepy or lethargic when consumed. Some consumers report that taking higher amounts of CBG can make them feel drowsy, potentially making it beneficial for getting to sleep. Surprisingly this is yet another one of the applications that consumers find CBG useful for.
Will CBG Show Up On A Drug Test?
CBG is chemically different from THC, making CBG highly unlikely to trigger a positive test. In fact, most drug tests are not even designed to detect CBG! However, if you must take regular drug tests, it is recommended to avoid taking full spectrum CBG products and opt for their broad spectrum CBG counterparts.
While rare, the 0.3% THC in a full spectrum products product may trigger a positive test. But the chances of this happening are very unlikely due to the trace amounts of THC present. It’s important to note that although CBG has many wellness properties, taking it continuously will cause THC to build up over time and potentially trigger a positive drug test.